A consultation will be scheduled with Dr. Dharmesh S. Mehta, who is fellowship trained and board certified in interventional pain management and anesthesiology. Dr. Mehta will take an extensive medical history, including but not limited to: previous medical treatments; previous specialists or physicians seen; previous surgeries; current or previous symptoms; previous or current medication, and all other medical information pertaining to the source of your pain. Once your medical history is obtained a physical exam will be performed and Dr. Mehta, the patient, and patient’s family will discuss the best course of treatment.

Pain Mapping

Through our comprehensive physical examination, Foothills Pain Management Clinic offers superior diagnostic tactics and treatments with relieving pain mapping methods. In case, physical examinations fail to determine the cause of your pain then our experienced physicians who offer relieving pain mapping procedures with discriminating nerve root blocks, sacroiliac joint injection, medial branch nerve, peripheral nerve blocks, and provocative discography.

Conservative Management

With conservative modalities used first, a multidisciplinary advance to patient’s chronic pain will be undertaken:

  • Aerobic exercise, massage, stretching
  • Behavioral modification (psychological evaluation to include pain coping skills, biofeedback, hypnosis, relaxation techniques)
  • Coadjuvant pain medications including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), muscle relaxants, and nerve pain medications
  • Manipulative therapy (adjustments through osteopathic, physical, or chiropractic therapy)
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Use of treatment modalities including transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)/ultrasound/hot packs/cold therapy

Interventional Procedures

  • Discography
  • Minimally invasive lumbar discectomy
  • Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty
  • Nucleoplasty/Disc decompression
  • Gasserian/sphenopalatine ganglion blocks
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Intrathecal Infusion Pump
  • Sympathetic Blocks/Neurolytics
  • Epidural steroid injection (ESI) { cervical, thoracic, lumbar, caudal
  • Selective nerve root block/transforaminal epidural steroid injections (TFESI)
  • Medial branch nerve block
  • Lumbar & Cervical Radiofrequency ablation
  • Facet joint injections
  • Disc decompression
  • Sacroiliac joint injection
  • Botulinum toxin neuromuscular injections
  • Intra-articular, bursal, and trigger point injections
  • Osteopathic Manipulative medicine

Conditions Treated by Foothills Pain Management Clinic

  • Abdominal pain
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Bulging discs
  • Cancer pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome/release
  • Chronic pain syndrome
  • Compression fractures
  • Degeneration of discs
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Facet pain/syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Groin Pain/Inguinal neuralgia
  • Headaches
  • Herniated discs
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Joint Pain
  • Low back pain
  • Muscle spasm/pain
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Neck pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Occipital neuralgia
  • Pelvic pain
  • Postlaminectomy syndrome
  • Post-Surgical pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Sciatica pain
  • Shingles
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylithesis
  • Spondylosis

Treatments Performed by foothills Pain Management Clinic

We have a state of the art office equipped with a fluoroscopy-guided suite to perform interventional pain management procedures in the office, with intravenous medicated sedation. Our Registered Nurses (RNs) will monitor our patients during the entire process and ensure that the safety of our patients is put first. Our friendly staff will provide a friendly and comfortable environment so that your procedure is less time-consuming than at a surgery center or hospital, and your medical care is done by the staff that you have become acquainted with during your office visits.
We also offer Psychological Evaluations with a clinical psychologist, for medical clearance. You can make an appointment with our office and be seen in our Covina, Pomona, and Los Angeles offices:

  • Bursa injection
  • Caudal epidural steroid injection
  • Discography
  • Epidural blood patch
  • Epidural steroid injections {Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, Transforaminal
  • Facet joint injection
  • Facet nerve block
  • Ilioinguinal nerve block
  • Intercoastal nerve block
  • Intrathecal pain pump implantation & management
  • Joint injections (knees, shoulders, hips, etc)
  • Medial branch block
  • Occipital nerve block
  • Peripheral nerve block
  • Radiofrequency/rhizotomy
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator (trial and permanent implant)
  • Stellate ganglion block
  • Sympathetic ganglion block
  • Trigger point injections
  • Psychological evaluations for medical clearance
  • To make an appointment:
  • Services & Treatments