Innovative and comprehensive pain management of the highest quality, delivered by a team of skilled and caring professionals, in a state of the art environment.
Chronic pain is a complicated and disabling condition afflicting millions of Americans each year, and may be related to trauma, injury, infection, or other – perhaps unclear -- causes. It is generally defined as pain which persists longer than six months, and chronic pain can vary in characteristics, being mild, moderate, severe, intermittent or continuous, distressing to disabling.
People with chronic pain often report that that both their physical and emotional well-being are affected, and may feel a sense of helplessness or hopelessness. At United Pain Center, Dr. Sheridan understands the complexity of chronic pain, and the many ways in which life may be negatively impacted. Using the biopsychosocial model, which recognizes that multiple factors are involved in the development and persistence of the chronic pain state, she works closely with her patients to develop comprehensive strategies which target improved pain burden, physical function, and social satisfaction.
Comprehensive therapy may include medications, infusion therapy, minimally invasive interventional injections, Transcutaneous Electro-Nerve Stimulator (TENS) units, neuromodulation, physical therapy, mental health care, and pharmacogenetic testing. In addition to discussing the suspected pain “generator”, time is also spent in understanding other factors which may be hindering improvement, such as isolation, insomnia, self-image issues and ineffective coping skills. Coming from a background as an active duty military officer in the medical corps, Dr. Sheridan is familiar with treating a wide variety of chronic pain conditions, as well as many co-existing psychological, physical and emotional stresses. In her current civilian practice, she translates much of what she learned through military medicine to help her patients rehabilitate successfully, in a safe, cost-effective manner.
Dr. Tara M. Sheridan
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At United Pain Center, our mission is to be the best chronic pain management option in the Temecula Valley. We are dedicated to the principles of service, professional integrity and partnership with our patients, while we constantly strive to improve patient well-being.
At United Pain Center (UPC) we are dedicated to providing thorough and compassionate care of the highest quality, with the goals of lessening pain, reducing medication reliance, increasing function, improving overall quality of life.
Dr. Sheridan employs a multidisciplinary approach to chronic pain, assessing the whole person and spending time to get to know each patient individually. Through education of—and collaboration with—her patients, she develops treatment plans precisely targeted to each patient’s specific needs.