Arthritis Specialist

James A. Nassiri, MD, MA

Pain Management Specialist & Anesthesiologist located in Beverly Hills, CA & Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Dr. James Nassiri at Westside Pain Specialists in Beverly Hills, CA can help you treat and manage your arthritis. Arthritis can be an extremely debilitating condition, interfering with your ability to enjoy your daily life.

Arthritis Q & A

What Is Arthritis?

Arthritis pain is punctuated by joint inflammation and pain, both of which have a tendency to become more severe as you age. When you suffer from arthritis, especially in your hands, it can be difficult to participate fully in your life. Unfortunately, because many people are unfamiliar with arthritis, they assume there is nothing they can do to alleviate their pain and improve their quality of life.

How Do I Know What Type of Arthritis I Have?

The two most commonly diagnosed forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Because the underlying causes of these two types of arthritis are different, the only way to tell which type you have is by getting a medical examination. When you visit your doctor, he will examine the condition of your joints, paying particular attention to the tell-tale signs that will indicate which type of arthritis you are suffering from. Once a diagnosis is reached, your doctor will begin developing a plan of treatment to help you deal with the condition's symptoms.

What Kind of Treatments Are Available Other Than Pain Pills?

The obstacle in treating arthritis is that many sufferers fear to become reliant on pain pills. Although this is a legitimate concern, treating arthritis requires a skillful touch, which involves saving the most intense forms of treatment for when they are necessary. Most likely, your doctor will start out recommending mild pain medications. If pain pills don’t work, however, then it is likely that your physician will move on to surgical options. These surgeries often target the joints directly, ranging from repair to replacement.

Is It Possible to Cure Arthritis?

Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for arthritis. This means that the primary treatment goal is pain management. The best way to manage your pain is by consulting with a doctor who specializes in chronic pain conditions, and one of the premier pain doctors in Beverly Hills is Dr. James Nassiri. Working at the offices of the Westside Pain Specialists, Dr. Nassiri assists his patients in developing personalized pain management plans. Visit him today to treat your arthritis pain.

Insurance

At Westside Pain Specialists, our goal is to provide every patient the opportunity to obtain the pain treatment they need. We are dedicated to partnering with you and your insurance. If you have any questions about the insurance policies we accept, please call our office to find out how we can partner with you and begin your healing process.

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Cigna
GEHA
Medicare
United Healthcare
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