Pain Management Specialist

Susan Gutierrez, MD

Interventional Pain Management Specialist located in San Ramon, CA

Living with ongoing pain can make it impossible for you to get a good night’s sleep or perform your best at work. Susan Gutierrez, MD, and her team in San Ramon, California, can help you reduce your pain and improve your well-being with a variety of conservative pain management treatments. To find out more about pain management services, call Susan Gutierrez, MD, or book an appointment online today.

Pain Management Q&A

What is pain management?

Pain management helps you relieve symptoms of uncomfortable conditions that interfere with your day-to-day life. Susan Gutierrez, MD, offers many advanced pain management treatments and services for patients with all kinds of pain. 

For every patient, Dr. Gutierrez and her team create an individualized treatment plan. While building your plan, they consider the condition or injury causing your pain, the factors in your life that aggravate your pain, and your general overall health. 

The team primarily uses nonsurgical treatments with minimal prescriptions and often recommend easy-to-follow lifestyle changes.

Who should consider pain management services?

Pain management can help you if you have chronic pain of any kind. In most cases, chronic pain refers to any pain that lasts for six months or longer. It can even come from an acute injury and develop into chronic pain. 

Many health conditions and physical injuries can lead to chronic pain and cause you to need pain management services. You might consider pain management if you have pain from:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neuropathy
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Disc injuries
  • Musculoskeletal injuries

Pain management can help you live an easier life with these and other pain-causing conditions. Successful pain management can improve sleep, certain cognitive abilities, mood, energy, and more. 

Which pain management services are available?

Susan Gutierrez, MD, specializes in pain management and offers many noninvasive in-office services for this purpose. Depending on the type and severity of your pain, she might recommend:

Injections

Many of the treatments available at Susan Gutierrez, MD, are injectable. Injectable medications go directly into the source of your pain to either block nerves or improve healing. Specific injections available are platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and steroid injections. For many, Dr. Gutierrez uses ultrasound guidance. 

Electrical stimulation

Radiofrequency ablation and spinal cord stimulation are both treatments that use energy to interfere with pain signals. 

Lifestyle recommendations

Alongside in-office treatments, Dr. Gutierrez can help you find out what behaviors are worsening your pain. She might recommend weight loss, smoking cessation, or more exercise. 

For additional information about pain management treatments and services or to schedule a consultation, call Susan Gutierrez, MD, or request an appointment online today.