Being in pain can not only ruin your day, but possibly also your month or even your entire year. If you are experiencing pain, you may be out of alignment and need to be put back into place. Your body functions better when everything works harmoniously.
Our qualified and friendly staff will help correct your pain and have you back to feeling better again. Although you may feel great after just one session, we also want to make sure that you never feel that pain again. We will work with you to develop a plan that will require light stretching, some exercise, and an ice pack. Nothing that we request will hurt; in fact, it will only make you feel better.
Finding the best treatments for chronic pain isn’t always easy. If you’re looking for more effective solutions to your chronic pain, interventional pain specialist Dilangani Ratnayake, MD, of Ratnayake Pain Management in Palm Desert, California, delivers advanced pain management techniques to optimize pain relief. Dr. Ratnayake provides both conservative treatments as well as minimally invasive procedures like radiofrequency ablation and spinal cord stimulation. She combines the most appropriate treatments to create a holistic pain management plan suited to your exact needs. Call Ratnayake Pain Management today or use the online form to schedule an appointment.
Back & Neck Pain
Back and neck discomfort of any kind can significantly limit your daily activities and make your life miserable.
Symptoms of back pain can range from moderate to severe and debilitating. Back pain can limit your range of motion and negatively impact your ability to do daily tasks and enjoy life. If you’re experiencing chronic discomfort, see your doctor right away.
The cervical vertebrae in your neck are the source of neck pain. The neck is particularly vulnerable to injury due to its exposed position and wide range of motion.
Back and neck pain can be excruciating. Is this a condition that comes on quickly and strongly? Long-term pain might linger for several weeks to years. The pain might either be constant or sporadic.
Even with today’s technology, pinpointing the exact source of back and neck pain remains a challenge. All or some of the following may be to blame for back and neck pain:
- Incorrect use, such as repetitive or heavy lifting, overuse, or excessive activity
- Bruises, wounds, or sprains
- Stress on the muscles and ligaments that support your spine or the effects of aging can lead to vertebral degeneration.
- Tumors and bone spurs are examples of malignant development.
- Increased weight on your spine and disc pressure caused by obesity.
- A lack of muscle mass
- Tension in the muscles
- Strain vs. strain
- Torn ligaments and muscles
- Arthritis and other debilitating joint conditions
- Pinched nerve and protruding or ruptured (slipped) disk
- Compression fractures with osteoporosis
- Your vertebrae and bones may have congenital abnormalities that were present at birth
- Aortic aneurysm, for example, is a type of abdominal ailment
At what point should I contact my doctor?
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Bladder or bowel control is lost, and both legs are weak. Symptoms like these necessitate prompt intervention.
- Intractable, persistent, and unrelieved back or neck discomfort
- Post-injury or post-fall pain
- Leg or arm ache, tingling, or numbness
- Weight reduction without the purpose of shedding pounds
What is the treatment for back and neck pain?
To treat these types of back pain, many doctors will recommend surgery or strong medication. Most people with back pain, on the other hand, do not want to take time off work to recover from surgery or rely on long-term medication prescriptions. Non-surgical, drug-free treatment for back and neck problems is our specialty.
The muscles, tendons, and ligaments that support the spine and its joints are the focus of the clinic’s back and neck pain treatment. Reduce pain and stiffness, strengthen muscles, and restore mobility are the main goals.
Our medical staff will conduct a thorough examination to identify the underlying causes of your back or neck pain. In order to alleviate pain, expand range of motion, strengthen muscles, and ultimately reestablish skilled function, they will design a therapy plan specifically for you.
Each patient’s treatment is tailored to their personal needs based on the results of their first evaluation and subsequent spinal monitoring throughout their course of treatment. The ultimate goal is to get back to your old self.
If you are looking for a minimally invasive treatment for chronic pain relief, Dilangani Ratnayake, MD, at Ratnayake Pain Management can help. She offers radiofrequency ablation to relieve your pain naturally without extensive downtime. Schedule an appointment by calling the office in Palm Desert, California, or book online to learn more about radiofrequency ablation.
Spinal Cord Stimulation
If you live with chronic pain in your neck, back, abdomen, or extremities because of a malfunctioning nerve in your spine, you may benefit from spinal cord stimulation. At the Ratnayake Pain Management in Palm Desert, California, Dilangani Ratnayake, MD, provides spinal cord stimulators to disrupt pain signals traveling between your spine and brain. Call the office today or schedule a consultation online to learn more about spinal cord stimulation and how it can relieve your pain.
For those of you who suffer from chronic joint pain, we’ve made it our mission to bring you new, all-natural pain relief.
Many residents with joint discomfort suffer in silence. Our patients frequently complain that over-the-counter medication no longer relieves their joint pain to the point where they can resume their daily activities. They may still be using prescription painkillers, but they don’t want to remain on them for the rest of their lives.
Our non-invasive, all-natural, drug-free therapies at our clinic can reduce your joint discomfort and allow you to return to the activities you like.
Arthritis is one of the most common reasons for joint discomfort. Aside from osteoarthritis (OA), the most common form of the disease is rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (RA).
Joint pain can be caused by:
- bursitis, or inflammation of the cushioning pads around joints
- certain infectious diseases, such as mumps, influenza, and hepatitis
- chondromalacia of the patella, or a breakdown of the cartilage in the kneecap
- an injury
- tendinitis, or inflammation of the tendon
- an infection of the bone or joint
- overuse of a joint
Your hands may be hurting because you’ve been sitting at a desk for a long time. While arthritis or osteoarthritis may be to blame, it is also possible. Working in the trades can cause knee discomfort, but it can also be exacerbated by obesity. Discomfort alleviation and a long-term healing strategy are necessary when dealing with joint pain, which can stem from a variety of different sources.
It’s easy to feel that you’re unable to do the things you used to enjoy because of pain in your joints. However, don’t give up on yourself. Non-surgical regenerative solutions are available to alleviate your pain and aid in the recovery of your joints after trauma, disease, or injury. Your entire health is important to us, and we want to help you achieve it.
How is Joint Pain Treated?
We provide non-invasive joint pain relief therapies that may help you avoid more intrusive procedures like joint replacements and nerve blocks to pain medicines that you don’t want to depend on anymore.
Depending on the reason and location of your pain, we offer PRP (platelet rich plasma) and other Regenerative treatments. As part of our regenerative medicine therapies, we offer an all-natural method of relieving pain. We can assist you in resuming your everyday activities, from climbing the stairs without pain to returning to your work or personal life.
Using any of our regenerative alternatives, you can boost your body’s natural ability to heal itself. You can anticipate to get a positive outcome with our other natural and safe therapies for joint pain reduction. Call us now to set up an appointment if you’re in need of long-term treatment from joint discomfort.
Difficulty standing for long periods or walking without assistance are some of the effects of Neuropathy. In the medical field, our clinic combines cutting-edge technology with traditional patient care.
Eventually, you won’t have to be told, “You’ll just have to live with it,” by your doctor any longer.
Don’t wait any longer!
What is Neuropathy?
Neuropathy can result from any type of pain that compresses or impinges on a nerve. A herniated disc, for example, could press against a nearby nerve, causing pain.
Our clinic’s staff is committed to providing you with natural and non-invasive neuropathy pain relief.
What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy is a condition in which the nerves in the extremities lose their normal function due to injury or destruction. This interferes with the normal functioning of the nerves. It’s possible that they’ll send a pain signal even if something is hurting you, or that they won’t send a signal at all.
What causes neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by a variety of conditions, including:
- systemic illness
- hormonal imbalance
- certain medications
- vitamin deficiency
- an inherited disorder
There are numerous potential causes of peripheral neuropathy. Some people are born with bipolar disorder. It can also be brought on by an injury or another illness.
Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by a variety of different conditions, including kidney disease or a hormonal imbalance. Diabetic neuropathy is a common complication of diabetes in the United States.
Peripheral neuropathy can’t be cured, but there are a number of things our clinic can do to keep it from worsening. If diabetes or another underlying condition is the cause of your neuropathy symptoms, our doctor at our clinic will begin treating that condition before addressing your pain and other symptoms.
Achieving true pain relief allows you to go on with your day, stop thinking about temperature and continue your favorite hobbies.
Call us today to book a consultation for effective neuropathy relief in our clinic nearest to your location.
What will happen if I do not treat my neuropathy?
Some viruses and bacteria target nerve tissue.
Viruses including herpes simplex, varicella-zoster (chickenpox and shingles) and Epstein-Barr cause sensory nerve damage and acute shooting pain.
Non-treated bacterial illnesses like Lyme disease can cause nerve damage and discomfort. HIV/AIDS patients can develop peripheral neuropathy.
Rheumatoid arthritis and lupus both impact the peripheral nerve system. Chronic inflammation, tissue damage, and inflammation-induced pressure can all produce significant nerve pain in the extremities.
How is Neuropathy treated?
A Breakthrough for Peripheral Neuropathy Survivors
There are new clinical studies showing that adults 55 years of age and older who suffer from peripheral neuropathy can be successfully treated with natural remedies. When it comes to neuropathy therapy, our doctors think that you deserve the best.
Too many doctors want to rush you out of the clinic and offer you yet another drug to cover the symptoms, rather than actually listening to you.
If you have neuropathy, we think it is our responsibility to help you avoid the balance issues, falls, and fractures that neuropathy frequently results in.
NASA-developed infrared light therapy, whole-body vibration therapy to increase peripheral circulation, nutritional therapy focused on specific areas, and mild electrical stimulation regimens to block brain signals associated with sensory pain are some of the most cutting-edge treatments available today.
Specific procedures are used to improve balance and coordination while lowering foot pain and stiffness, both of which are frequently associated with neuropathy.
We can urge your body to rebuild damaged nerve tissue by restoring circulation to your extremities!
As a bonus, you’ll be able to maintain these changes on your own with simple at-home therapies and nutritional regimens.
During our consultation, we will figure out whether or not this groundbreaking procedure is right for you, and go over all of your alternatives with you.
Migraines of short or long duration that happen a lot can have a big impact on your ability to do everyday things and make your life less enjoyable.
Having pain in any part of the head is called a headache. Often, a headache that is bothering you isn’t dangerous and will go away on its own. Severe headaches that last for a short or long time and have a big impact on your ability to do everyday things and your quality of life can often be controlled or eliminated with the right treatment.
At our clinic, we can treat headaches that are caused by musculoskeletal problems or a lot of other things. Tension-type, migraine and cluster headaches, as well as secondary headaches caused by fever or an infectious disease, cranial neuralgias, and facial pain are just some of the different types of headaches.
Our office is here to help you find out if your headaches can be treated without the use of drugs or medications.
Migraine is still a mystery to scientists, with no known etiology. The illness is still attributed to “abnormal” brain activity, which alters nerve transmission, neurotransmitters, and blood vessels in the brain, according to this group’s theory.
In addition, there are several migraine triggers that are frequently mentioned, such as:
- bright lights
- severe heat, or other extremes in weather
- changes in barometric pressure
- hormone changes in people assigned female at birth, like estrogen and progesterone fluctuations during menstruation, pregnancy, or menopause
- excess stress
- loud sounds
- intense physical activity
- skipping meals
- changes in sleep patterns
- use of certain medications, like oral contraceptives or nitroglycerin
- unusual smells
- certain foods
- alcohol use
How are migraines treated by our doctor?
Although migraine is not a disease that can be cured, our doctor at our clinic can help you manage your symptoms by providing you with medication and other resources that may lead to fewer migraines in the future. Migraine sufferers can also benefit from treatment.
Your treatment plan may vary based on:
- your age
- how frequently you suffer from migraines
- the type and severity of your migraines
- including whether or not you are unable to attend school or work due to discomfort, nausea, or vomiting
- other symptoms you may be experiencing or medications you are currently on.
The following are possible components of your treatment plan:
- lifestyle adjustments, including stress management and avoiding migraine triggers
- OTC pain or migraine medications, like Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or acetaminophen (Tylenol)
- prescription migraine medications that you take every day to help prevent migraine headaches and reduce how often you have headaches
- prescription migraine medications that you take as soon as an attack starts to keep it from becoming severe and to ease symptoms
- prescription medications to help with nausea or vomiting
- hormone therapy if migraines seem to occur in relation to your menstrual cycle
- alternative care, which may include meditation, acupressure, or acupuncture
I suffer headaches, when should I go to a doctor?
Schedule an evaluation at our clinic as soon as possible if your migraine is bothering you and is not responding well to the standard home treatment techniques.
Here at Ratnayake Pain Management, we are always looking for new ways to improve our patient experience. We understand that it is not always possible for you to come into our office for a visit, so we have taken the appropriate steps to give you better access to the quality care you deserve.
With the help of telemedicine we are able to bring our services to you, overcoming the barriers of time, distance, and even illness so that you have access to your provider when you need it most.
Telemedicine allows us to deliver a unique consultation experience to you remotely using HIPAA compliant video conferencing tools. This service allows you to connect to your provider with ease in a timely manner, and is designed with the patient in mind to be very user-friendly. Virtual consultations can be done using devices that most patients have easy access to such as a smartphone or a computer with a built-in video camera, so you won’t need to worry about having any specialized equipment.
Using our telemedicine service is simple, and our friendly staff would be happy to answer any questions you may have about utilizing this service prior to your appointment.
During your virtual consultation, you will be able to reap all the same benefits of an in-office visit without the wait time, hassle, and risk of spreading germs that comes with physically being in the office.
Nearly every aspect of your care can be handled virtually, including direct access to your provider, remote medical diagnosis, and education on prevention and treatment options. We will even handle the payment virtually, so you won’t have to worry about coming into the office or dealing with the mail in order to settle your bill.
With the help of telemedicine we are able to transform the patient experience to one that is more convenient, cost-effective, and practical in today’s modern, fast-paced, and ever-changing society.
If you have any questions about our telemedicine services or would like to schedule your virtual consultation, contact us today at (760) 895-4280.