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Chronic Pain

Balanced Pain Management

Leslie R DeLaney, MD

Pain Management & Anesthesiology located in Walnut Creek, CA

An estimated 20.4% of the United States adult population lives with chronic pain. At Balanced Pain Management in Walnut Creek, California, double board-certified pain management expert Leslie DeLaney, MD, knows how chronic pain can negatively impact your life. Dr. DeLaney specializes in various intervention therapies to relieve chronic pain, including regenerative medicine, nerve blocks, and joint injections. She can improve your quality of life and help you avoid invasive surgery. Schedule a diagnostic evaluation for chronic pain by calling Balanced Pain Management or booking an appointment online today.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What causes chronic pain?

Chronic pain describes pain that lasts for six months or longer, even after you heal from an injury. You can develop chronic pain following trauma from a fall or auto accident. Chronic pain can also result from an underlying illness that damages your nerves, joints, or soft tissues.

Some of the most common causes of chronic pain treated at Balanced Pain Management include:

  • Ulcers
  • Arthritis
  • Herniated disc
  • Pinched nerves
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Complex regional pain syndrome


Dr. DeLaney also offers minimally invasive treatment options for various headache types, including migraines, tension headaches, and spinal tap headaches.

 

How is chronic pain diagnosed?

To determine the underlying cause of your chronic pain, Dr. DeLaney spends time getting to know your personal medical history and your family’s history. She reviews the type of work you do and other information that may contribute to your chronic pain.

Using on-site diagnostic technologies, Dr. DeLaney can identify painful conditions like arthritis, herniated discs, and degenerative disc disease. She also performs a physical exam and assesses the type and severity of your symptoms.

Once she pinpoints the cause of your chronic pain, Dr. DeLaney tailors a treatment plan to your needs using one or more minimally invasive treatments.

 

How is chronic pain treated?

There are a variety of pain management services available to treat the many underlying causes of chronic pain. Dr. DeLaney may recommend treatments like:

  • Nerve blocks
  • Joint injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Epidural steroid injections


You might also benefit from the regenerative therapies available at Balanced Pain Management. Dr. DeLaney uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and stem cells to heal your body. 

PRP is found naturally in your blood and contains essential growth factors that trigger your body to produce new cells and replace damaged soft tissues for long-term pain relief. 

Dr. DeLaney also offers stem cell injections, which can heal your bones, nerves, and muscles from the inside out. She uses on-site ultrasound or fluoroscopy (live X-ray) guidance to position injections of steroids, anesthetics, or PRP at the site of injury with a high level of precision. 

In addition to interventional pain management therapies, Dr. DeLaney can work with you on lifestyle changes to prevent additional injury and the return of chronic pain.

Learn more about treatment options available for chronic pain. Call Balanced Pain Management or schedule an appointment online today.