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Joint And Muscle Pain

Santa Cruz Osteopathic

Richard Bernstein, D.O.

Osteopathic Physician specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation located in Capitola, CA

Nearly everyone experiences joint and muscle pain at some time, but when the pain becomes chronic it can ruin your quality of life. Fortunately, Santa Cruz Osteopathic in Capitola, California, offers powerful nonsurgical solutions. Expert osteopathic physician Richard Bernstein, D.O., offers integrative solutions to encourage natural healing and lasting relief. Schedule your appointment by phone or online today.

Joint and Muscle Pain Q & A

What causes joint and muscle pain?

There are many reasons that you may have joint and muscle pain. Some of the most common causes are: 

  • Arthritis 
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Auto-immune disorders
  • Recent injury
  • Old injury
  • Sprains and strains

When you have joint and muscle pain, it’s important to address it from within. At Santa Cruz Osteopathic, Dr. Bernstein uses a variety of cutting-edge therapies to help you recover.

How does joint and muscle pain affect me long term?

Joint and muscle pain can greatly reduce your quality of life. Most joint and muscle pain goes along with functional problems like poor range of motion. If you don’t get treatment for joint and muscle pain, you could eventually need assistive devices or become immobile. 

Fortunately, you don’t have to face such dire consequences. Dr. Bernstein specializes in nonsurgical joint and muscle pain relief treatments that emphasize your whole-body health and long-term wellness. 

What is the best treatment for joint and muscle pain?

There’s no single best treatment for joint and muscle pain because the combination therapy approach often yields the greatest benefits. Dr. Bernstein’s integrative treatment approach often includes: 

Osteopathic Manual Medicine

With Osteopathic Manual Medicine, Dr. Bernstein precisely manipulates your body in specific ways to improve your range of motion, strength, and flexibility. He uses many different techniques, including exercises that stretch your muscles, mild pressure, and resistance exercises. 

By correcting structural problems within and around your muscles and joints, you can enjoy greatly improved function and pain relief. 

Regenerative medicine

Dr. Bernstein uses stem cell products from the regenerative medicine leaders Predictive Biotech. Stem cell products are derived from donated placental tissue — the richest source of stem cells. 

Stem cell treatments infuse your damaged joints and muscles with fresh new cells capable of fast regeneration and growth. This type of treatment reduces inflammation and allows you to heal from the inside. As you rapidly heal, your pain recedes significantly.

Spinal decompression therapy

SpineMED® spinal decompression therapy relieves pressure by separating your vertebrae and allowing your spinal discs room to get the blood supply they need to heal. 

If you have joint pain in your lower back, as in your sacroiliac joint, this could be a good therapy for you. It can also help with muscle pain, as your muscles may have painfully tightened in response to joint pain. 

Dr. Bernstein can also give you prescription exercises to do at home. Depending on your needs, you may also have trigger point injections or other types of care for total pain relief. 

For relief of your joint and muscle pain, call Santa Cruz Osteopathic or book an appointment online today.