Edward Carden, MD
Interventional Pain Management Physician located in Sherman Oaks, CA
According to recent estimates, around 20% of American adults live with chronic pain, and approximately 8% of them have such severe pain that it disrupts their quality of life. At his practice in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, Edward Carden, MD, offers customized pain management services, including comprehensive exams and a wide range of innovative treatments to reduce or eliminate your pain. Call Dr. Carden today for personalized pain management care.
Pain Management Q&A
What is pain management?
Pain management is the medical specialty area that focuses on the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of pain. Pain management is a highly customizable area of medical treatment. With so many variations of pain and multiple causes, there’s no single approach to reducing pain.
Chronic pain can take a toll on your mental and emotional well-being, too. There are links between chronic pain and depression. It can also lead to substance abuse, either via the misuse of prescription medicine or if you try to self-medicate with alcohol or illicit drugs.
What conditions benefit from pain management?
Dr. Carden offers pain management services to help patients living with conditions that might include:
- Herniated discs
- Spinal stenosis
- Headaches and migraines
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Cancer pain
- Multiple sclerosis
- Traumatic injuries
- Failed back surgery
The list of potential causes of pain is seemingly endless. However, whether you have spinal pain, nerve pain, or migraines, Dr. Carden offers expert diagnosis and treatments to reduce your pain and restore your quality of life.
What services are included in pain management?
Dr. Carden offers a variety of innovative pain management treatments and therapies. Depending on your needs, he might prescribe such medications as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, corticosteroids, anti-seizure drugs, or opioids. He can also prescribe antidepressants if your pain is affecting your mental health.
In addition to medicines, Dr. Carden can also provide interventional pain management treatments, such as:
- Joint injections
- Epidural injections
- Facet joint injections
- Trigger point injections
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
- Nerve blocks
- Botox® injections
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Intrathecal pain pumps
- Spinal cord stimulation
He might also recommend physical therapy and complementary therapies like massage to help manage your pain. In addition to your pain management plan, Dr. Carden might recommend lifestyle adjustments to optimize your health, which can make your treatment more effective.
How do I know if I need pain management?
If you have chronic pain, especially if it interferes with your mobility or quality of life, make an appointment with Dr. Carden. He provides expert assessments and exams to identify the cause of your pain and the best methods of treating it.
You don’t need to put up with pain. Even if you’ve tried other treatments in the past, don’t give up. Call Dr. Carden today to schedule your consultation.