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Pain Management

Living with chronic or acute pain can be a debilitating experience that affects every aspect of your physical and mental health. At Folsom Medical Plaza in Folsom, California, which offers internal medicine and cosmetic dentistry services, Sholeh Rahimi, MD, PhD, provides comprehensive care for pain. Call the office or book an appointment online for individualized pain management care today

What is pain management?

Pain management is a medical specialty that diagnoses, treats, and prevents pain. At Folsom Medical Plaza, Dr. Rahimi addresses acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) pain. She performs comprehensive diagnostic testing to identify the source of your pain and works with you to develop a personalized pain management plan.

Whether you experience long-lasting pain from an old injury or persistent discomfort from nerve damage, Dr. Rahimi can help improve your quality of life without surgery.

What conditions can pain management address?

Pain management treatments can address a broad range of musculoskeletal, nerve, and postsurgical pain from conditions such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Neck and back pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated disc

Whether you suffer a sudden sports injury or debilitating headaches, Dr. Rahimi can diagnose and treat your condition using safe, clinically proven techniques.

What are the most effective pain management treatments?

At Folsom Medical Plaza, Dr. Rahimi may recommend several pain management treatments, including:

Physical therapy

Physical therapy uses specialized stretches and exercise techniques to help you recover from injuries, navigate physical disabilities, and improve your function and mobility.


Many medications can help relieve short-term and long-term pain during rehabilitation and physical therapy. Acetaminophen and ibuprofen, prescription opioids, and muscle relaxants are some of the most common medications Dr. Rahimi may recommend to address your pain.

Nerve blocks

A nerve block is an injection that prevents nerve signals from reaching your brain to relieve neuropathic pain.

Joint injections

Joint injections are corticosteroid medications that can deliver relief into the space around your damaged joint, reducing inflammation and temporarily numbing pain.

Massage therapy

Massage therapy is a hands-on technique that manipulates your joints, bones, and soft tissues to treat pain and inflammation.

Nutritional counseling

Nutritional counseling encourages you to follow a healthy diet that reduces inflammation and helps you maintain a healthy weight to relieve pressure from your joints. Dr. Rahimi also offers medical weight loss plans for patients carrying excess weight. Losing weight may accelerate healing after an injury by helping you participate in physical therapy.

Call Folsom Medical Plaza or book an appointment online to find lasting relief from acute or chronic pain today.

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