Getting Past
Aches & Agony

Comfort and Care When You Need it Most

With compassionate care, NorthBay Healthcare’s team of experts seeks to ease pain in the lives of all our patients, addressing everything from headaches to foot pain, and all problems in between.


What is Pain?

We’ve all been in pain at one time or another. From the bad headache to stubbed toes and broken bones, pain tells us something is wrong. Pain is a feeling triggered in the nervous system.


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Local Chest Pain Center Offers Quick Diagnosis & Treatment

The rule is simple: if you have chest pain, call 9-1-1. Don’t wait. Don’t be embarrassed. Because when it comes to saving your heart, doctors have a saying: “Time is Muscle.”


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The Ache of Arthritis

If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoarthritis (OA), you’re familiar with the pain. It can ache deep in the joint or radiate down your leg. It’s a pain that feels better with rest and a pain that gets worse throughout the day.

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Top 10 Reasons for Foot Pain

An old proverb states,“No hoof, no horse.” And as anyone with foot pain knows, that statement applies to both man and beast. An aching foot takes the pleasure out of most daily activities.


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A Tale of Two Patients and One Diagnosis

They’re on opposite ends of the spectrum. Bill Ivins, 71, of Vacaville, is diabetic with failing kidneys and a history of heart disease in his family. Ashley Marques, 23, is athletic and active and focused on getting her degree from UC Santa Barbara.

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When It’s All in Your Head

That throbbing pain in your head can have many causes, says Shahid Rehman, M.D., a neurologist with the Center for Specialty Care, a NorthBay affiliate.

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