Bulging Discs And Spinal Stenosis Specialist

Hasan Badday, MD -  - Pain Management Specialist

Pacific Pain and Regenerative Medicine

Pain Management Specialist, Stem Cell Therapy & Regenerative Medicine located in Irvine, CA & Los Angeles, CA

Pain Management Specialist located in Irvine, CA & Los Angeles, CA

Anyone dealing with chronic or acute pain in the greater Los Angeles area can seek relief from Dr. Badday at either of his offices in Irvine, CA & Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Badday offers a variety of pain relief procedures available upon consultation.

Bulging Discs and Spinal Stenosis Q & A

What pain relief techniques are available?

Dr. Badday has a wide variety of pain relief procedures and treatments at his disposal including:

  1. Facet joint injections
  2. Facet joint denervation
  3. Pulsed radiofrequency treatment
  4. Discography
  5. Epidural steroid injection
  6. Transforaminal epidural injection
  7. Sacroiliac joint steroid injection
  8. Selective nerve root block
  9. Lumbar sympathetic block
  10. Stellate ganglion block
  11. Decompressor discectomy
  12. Percutaneous disc nucleoplasty
  13. Vertebroplasty
  14. Kyphoplasty
  15. Spinal cord stimulation
  16. Sacral nerve root stimulation
  17. Intrathecal pump implant
  18. Varicose vein treatment

How is the correct treatment determined?

Dr. Badday will perform a thorough consultation and exam to determine the root cause of the pain. Further testing including x-rays, MRIs and CAT scans will also be performed. The doctor will perform a physical evaluation of the patient’s mobility and range of motion. Once the root cause and the extent of the pain are identified, Dr. Badday will discuss treatment options with the patient and select the option that will relieve the pain and allow for treatment of the root cause.

What is the difference between acute and chronic pain?

Acute pain begins abruptly and typically feels sharp. Broken bones, cuts, or burns are traditional examples. Acute pain can be mild and only last briefly. It can also be severe and last for up to a few months. In most cases, acute discomfort does not persist past 6 months and it discontinues when its underlying cause has been addressed. If the problem which caused the short-term pain isn’t addressed, it can lead to more long-term or chronic pain. Chronic pain is defined as that which does not improve after time has gone by and is usually related to an underlying condition like arthritis, disc degeneration, or sciatica.