Pain Management Specialist

Advanced Pain Management

Anuj Gupta, M.D.

Pain Management Physician & Anesthesiology located in Vista, CA

Chronic pain may affect up to 40% of adults in the United States. If severe or long-lasting joint, muscle, tendon, or all-over pain diminishes your quality of life, board-certified Anuj Gupta, MD, and his experienced pain management team can help at Advanced Pain Management in Vista, California. They offer advanced, up-to-date pain management treatments that can drastically improve your quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Advanced Pain Management over the phone or online to learn more about your options.

Pain Management Q & A

What is pain management?

Pain management at Advanced Pain Management involves treating acute or chronic (long-lasting) pain to restore your quality of life so you can enjoy life to its fullest. Dr. Gupta and his team use conservative pain management treatments whenever possible, but also offer minimally invasive procedures if necessary.

What is pain management used for?

You might desire pain management if you suffer from one or more of the following conditions:

  • Sports injury
  • Automobile accident injury
  • Joint, muscle, tendon, bone, or ligament injuries
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis pain
  • Sciatica
  • Back, neck, shoulder, elbow, or wrist pain
  • Knee, hip, foot, or ankle pain
  • Chronic headaches
  • Fibromyalgia

Sometimes pain associated with an injury or disease subsides on its own, but in other instances, medical intervention is necessary to help you fully heal from an injury and achieve long-lasting relief.

What’s causing my pain?

To determine which pain management treatment is right for you, Dr. Gupta and his experienced team review your symptoms and medical history. They complete a comprehensive physical exam and might use blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, ultrasound, CT scans, or other imaging procedures to find the root cause of your pain and create an individualized treatment plan.

Which pain management treatments are available?

Depending on the type and severity of your discomfort, Dr. Gupta may recommend one or more of the following pain management solutions:

Physical therapy

A physical therapist helps you heal using flexibility and strength exercises. They assist you with exercises in-office, and let you know which ones to complete at home between sessions to prevent future injuries and pain.

RICE therapy

Rest, ice or heat, compression, and elevation are additional natural pain management strategies that optimize healing of minor injuries. Dr. Gupta may recommend you wear a brace or splint, depending on the type and severity of your injury.

Anti-inflammatory medications

Taking certain medicines can relieve inflammation associated with a disease or injury, to diminish acute and chronic pain.


Dr. Gupta and his team offer steroid, hyaluronic acid, anesthetic, nerve block, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to reduce inflammation, accelerate healing, mask pain signals, and relieve chronic pain.

Radiofrequency neurotomy

During radiofrequency neurotomy, Dr. Gupta inserts a needle into painful areas of your spine to emit radiofrequency energy. Doing so heats nerve tissues and reduces pain signals to your brain.

Minimally invasive procedures

If conservative treatments haven’t worked, Dr. Gupta might recommend a minimally invasive procedure for chronic pain. 

He offers percutaneous discectomy to remove a damaged disc and relieve nerve pressure, or spinal cord stimulation to mask pain signals with electrical currents. Dr. Gupta can refer to an expert surgeon if you require arthroscopy to repair damaged joints.

Don’t live with chronic pain when the Advanced Pain Management team offers a wide array of pain management solutions. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online to find out which treatment is right for you.