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5 Signs of Spinal Stenosis Sep 1st, 2021

Back and neck pain are among the most common medical complaints for both men and women, especially as they get older. Lots of issues can cause painful symptoms, including spine-related problems like spinal stenosis. Stenosis is a narrowing of your spinal canal, the channel that carries your nerves from your...

Can Testosterone Therapy Make Me Less Tired? Aug 3rd, 2021

Testosterone is a hormone that helps contribute to having healthy levels of energy and an overall feeling of vitality. This means if you’re a man with low testosterone, you can experience unwelcome symptoms of tiredness and fatigue. When the effects of low testosterone exhaust you and cause other unwelcome side...

Chronic Pain: Can Spinal Cord Stimulation Help? Jul 25th, 2021

When chronic pain is taking over your life, it might feel like you need to choose between experiencing constant pain and a pain relief management solution that’s inconvenient, invasive, or potentially addictive. Thankfully, with the ultra-modern pain relief offered by board-certified, fellowship-trained interventional pain management specialist Hasan Badday, MD, many...

Which Pain Relief Technique Is Right for You? Jun 15th, 2021

Chronic pain can get in the way of nearly every aspect of your life. When you find the pain management solution that works for you, it gets much easier to live your life exactly the way you like. Finding relief can feel like an overwhelming task when pain is your...

Understanding Exosomes May 13th, 2021

Regenerative medicine is one of the latest, most revolutionary therapies available in pain management treatment. With regenerative medicine, you can experience long-term relief from your pain without complicated surgery, taking potentially addictive medication, or resorting to other invasive treatments. Regenerative medicine specialist Hasan Badday, MD, of Pacific Pain & Regenerative...

10 Conditions That Respond Well to Infusion Therapy Mar 7th, 2021

If you’re experiencing chronic pain that impairs your daily life, it’s important to get the most effective and fast-acting treatment to manage your pain. For some medical conditions and individuals, the best treatment for chronic pain is infusion therapy. Hasan Badday, MD, the board-certified pain management specialist at Pacific Pain...

The Importance of Medication Management Feb 4th, 2021

When you have chronic pain, it can make your usual activities difficult and diminish your overall quality of life. One way to relieve your symptoms is by taking medications that reduce your pain. Medications are often an ideal solution to chronic pain, but determining what medications you need, then managing...

When to Consider Injection Therapy for Chronic Pain Jan 1st, 2021

When you’re in significant chronic pain or discomfort, finding an effective solution is an important part of bringing you relief and restoring your quality of life. No matter what the source of your pain, you’ll be delighted to hear you have many pain resolution options. Board-certified pain management specialist Hasan...

How Testosterone Therapy Can Enhance Intimacy Dec 1st, 2020

When you have low testosterone, you can experience a number of frustrating side effects to your energy level, motivation, and overall health. Some of the most frustrating symptoms of decreased testosterone levels can be diminished sexual performance and drive, which can make intimacy with your partner more challenging. If your...

5 Common Causes of Abdominal Pain Nov 1st, 2020

Your abdomen is a complex part of your body, which contains numerous vital organs, connective tissues, and muscles. With so many parts of your body enclosed within, it’s no wonder abdominal pain is a common complaint. Abdominal pain can have many different causes, ranging from minor to severe and acute...

Posture Matters — Tips for Keeping Your Spine Strong Sep 22nd, 2020

When you have a back condition like spinal stenosis or a bulging disc, the back and leg pain you experience can be excruciating and make it hard to do your usual activities and the routines you used to enjoy. Fortunately, Hasan Badday, MD, a board-certified interventional pain management specialist, believes...

The Power of Hemp in Combating Pain Aug 20th, 2020

If you experience chronic pain, taking medication is one way to find relief. Medications like NSAIDs and opioids are effective for many patients, but they can cause unwanted side effects and aren’t ideal for everyone. Pacific Pain & Regenerative Medicine, with offices in Irvine and Los Angeles, California, is proud...

5 Exercises That Promote Joint Health Jul 27th, 2020

Maintaining healthy joints is a crucial part of living an active and healthy lifestyle at any age. If you experience acute or chronic pain in your joints, it can make it harder to do the things you enjoy. Whether you regularly experience joint pain due to a condition such as...

Learn the Difference Between Tennis Elbow and Golfer's Elbow Jun 16th, 2020

As we move into beautiful summer weather, you’re undoubtedly starting to up your participation in your favorite outdoor sports. If you regularly play tennis, golf, or participate in other sports or activities that involve repeatedly moving your forearms this summer, it’s important to look out for symptoms of two painful...

Torn ACL: What Now? May 26th, 2020

Participating in sports keeps us active and social at any age, and comes with numerous benefits for our physical health. While playing sports usually keeps our bodies strong and fit, being active in certain sports can also increase our risk of injury. One common injury athletic adults can experience is...

Here's How to Tell if You Have Low Testosterone Apr 28th, 2020

As men age, it’s normal for their testosterone levels to drop somewhat. But for some men, testosterone diminishes beyond expected levels, causing you to develop clinically low testosterone. According to testosterone therapy specialist Hasan Badday, MD, of Pacific Pain & Regenerative Medicine, low testosterone can diminish your quality of life...

What Is Exosome Therapy? Mar 9th, 2020

As your body ages, you can start to feel less like yourself. Your older body becomes less efficient at producing stem cells and exosomes, which are key to helping you heal from illness and injury, increase your energy levels, and maintain your stamina. Thanks to an innovative new treatment called...

Lifestyle Changes to Help Prevent Spinal Stenosis Jan 1st, 2020

There’s no escaping the age-related changes that happen in your spine as you get older. However, staying proactive about your health can reduce your risk factors for degenerative spine conditions, especially spinal stenosis. Hasan Badday, MD, is a highly skilled interventional pain management specialist who regularly treats patients with chronic...

Living With Chronic Pain Dec 1st, 2019

Chronic pain can derail your entire life, making it impossible to perform the smallest tasks or enjoy your favorite things. That’s because, unlike acute pain (like a sprained ankle or stubbed toe), chronic pain doesn’t disappear after a few weeks or months when you heal. Instead, your pain continues, creeping...

What Pain Conditions Can IV Therapy Help Relieve? Nov 1st, 2019

About 20% of Americans suffer from some type of chronic pain. A number of illnesses, conditions, and injuries can cause chronic pain and make it difficult to complete basic tasks and enjoy life. When you have chronic pain, you need treatment solutions that quickly and effectively relieve your pain at...

Here’s How Arthritis Affects Your Joints Oct 1st, 2019

If you have arthritis symptoms, you’re not alone. An estimated 50 million Americans are living with arthritis, including children.  At Pacific Pain and Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Hasan Badday understands the impact arthritis has on your joints and your quality of life. That’s why he offers the most effective solutions to...

What Is Medication Management? Sep 1st, 2019

It can be challenging, frustrating, and even isolating to live with a chronic health condition, but it’s not at all uncommon. Heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, kidney disease, and other long-term illnesses affect millions of adults in the United States—60 percent of Americans have at least one chronic disease, and...

What's Causing Your Pelvic Pain? Aug 2nd, 2019

Whether you’re biologically male or female, your pelvic area houses a number of organs and structures that can cause pain when they’re not functioning optimally. Pelvic pain is sometimes diffuse and hard to pin down, or it can be extremely localized and intense. The area where you experience pain, as...

What is the Most Common use of IV Pain Treatment? Jul 17th, 2019

When it comes to treating your pain, you want the most effective medication — and medicine delivery system — that is available. While you take some pain medications orally, others can be administered intravenously, going directly into your bloodstream so they can deliver rapid, adjustable relief.  At Pacific Pain and...

Common Food Triggers Migraine Sufferers Should Avoid Jun 13th, 2019

An unexpected migraine can keep you down for hours or days, forcing you to miss work or other activities while you deal with debilitating pain and other symptoms. Lots of different things can trigger migraines, from stress to sensory inputs. For about 10% of migraine sufferers, foods are a migraine...

The Benefits of CBD Oil in Pain Management May 21st, 2019

Do you suffer chronic pain from arthritis, or extreme nausea from chemotherapy? You may have tried other pain-relieving drugs, but have yet to find one that actually works for you. Or maybe you’re afraid to try pain relievers because of the high addiction rate and possible side effects. You may...

Are Epidural Steroid Injections Safe? Apr 4th, 2019

When back pain strikes, it can limit your life in innumerable ways, leaving you to cast about for a solution that will bring you much-needed relief. One of those solutions is an epidural steroid injection, which relieves the inflammation and the pain almost immediately. But are they safe? The answer...

How to Tell if You Have Testosterone Deficiency Feb 1st, 2019

Produced by the testicles, testosterone gives men their male characteristics, including a muscular build and deep voice. While testosterone levels decline naturally with age, men can experience a range of distressing physical and psychological symptoms when levels dip below normal. You’re diagnosed with testosterone deficiency when your levels are below...

5 Common Pain Injections and How They Work Jan 17th, 2019

Pain is a protective mechanism to communicate to your brain that you need to react. Specialized nerves notice tissue damage and send pain signals up your spine to your brain. Once you’re aware of the pain, you can decide how to react to keep yourself safe. However, if you’ve struggled...