Joint Pain

Premier Pain Institute

Sham Vengurlekar, MD

Interventional Pain Management located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ

Approximately 25% of American adults suffer from extreme joint pain. But you don’t have to wait until your discomfort is severe before seeking treatment. Sham Vengurlekar, MD, at Premier Pain Institute in Phoenix is an experienced pain management specialist who can provide relief for your joint pain, whether it’s barely noticeable or intense and debilitating. To find solutions for your joint pain and restore your quality of life, call Premier Pain Institute or schedule an appointment online today.

Joint Pain Q & A

Approximately 25% of American adults suffer from extreme joint pain. Joint pain occurs where two or more bones come together. There are different types of joints. Some move smoothly against each other because of cartilage, and others stay firmly in place because of fibrous connective tissue. Examples of joints include your knees, elbows, and wrists, but you also have several joints in your spine and skull.

Joint pain can develop several reasons, including: Gout; Bursitis; Tendinitis; Osteoarthritis; or Rheumatoid arthritis.  In most cases, joint pain in your back is due to facet joint syndrome.  Facet joint syndrome affects the small joints connecting two vertebrae in your back. These facet joints give your spine some of its flexibility, so it can bend and twist.

Facet joint syndrome causes several symptoms, such as: Difficulty standing after sitting; Challenges bending, turning, or straightening your spine; Pain or discomfort when leaning backward; Muscle weakness, numbness, or pain in regions of your body associated with the joint; and you can have facet joint syndrome in any area of your spine.

But you don’t have to wait until your discomfort is severe before seeking treatment. Sham Vengurlekar, MD, at the Premier Pain Institute, is an experienced interventional pain specialist who can provide relief for your joint pain, whether it’s barely noticeable or intense and debilitating. To find solutions for your joint pain and restore your quality of life, call Premier Pain Institute or schedule an appointment online today.

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