Joint Pain Specialist

Premier Pain Management

Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Physician located in Northwest Bakersfield / Rosedale, Bakersfield, CA

Millions of Americans live with joint pain that interferes with their mobility and quality of life. If you have joint pain that’s disrupting your life, contact Philip Khoury, DO, a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist at Premier Pain Management in Bakersfield, California. Dr. Khoury provides state-of-the-art diagnostics and customized, patient-focused treatments to alleviate your joint pain and heal the condition causing it. Call Premier Pain Management or make an appointment online today.

Joint Pain Q & A

What causes joint pain?

You have hundreds of joints in your body, connecting your bones and facilitating movement. However, your joints are vulnerable to a wide range of injuries and degenerative conditions that can cause pain and mobility problems. 

Arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout, is one of the most prevalent causes of joint pain. However, several other conditions can cause joint pain, including:

  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Lupus
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Infections
  • Cancer
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sarcoidosis 

While you can develop a painful condition in any joint in your body, Dr. Khoury often treats pain in the ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, and spine. He can also diagnose and treat joint pain in your hands and wrists. 

When should I talk to a doctor about joint pain?

Many people assume that joint pain is a normal part of aging that they have to live with, but this isn’t the case. If you have joint pain that interferes with your mobility and day-to-day life, you should make an appointment with Dr. Khoury at Premier Pain Management for expert diagnosis and customized treatments to reduce your pain and restore your quality of life.

How is the cause of joint pain diagnosed?

Dr. Khoury uses state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and exams to diagnose the cause of your joint pain. He begins with a physical exam to assess your joint pain and gauge its impact on your mobility. Dr. Khoury may also order blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, and other imaging studies to look for signs of injury or degeneration in your knee. 

How is joint pain treated?

At Premier Pain Management, Dr. Khoury provides customized, patient-focused treatment plans to reduce joint pain. He often begins with conservative treatments such as physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medication. If noninvasive treatments don’t effectively relieve your pain, he also offers fluoroscopy-guided joint injections and radiofrequency ablation treatments. 

Dr. Khoury also combines interventional pain-management treatments with lifestyle modifications such as weight loss, nutritional supplements, and daily exercises and stretches. Improving your overall health, strength, and flexibility often helps you cope with joint pain and reduces the risk of your pain becoming more severe. 

If you have joint pain that’s interfering with your life, call Premier Pain Management or make an appointment online today.