Pain Management Doctor
Our specialty-trained pain management doctors at Southern California Orthopedic Institute are internationally and nationally recognized for their leadership and training in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and conditions.
Involving specialized procedures to treat and manage chronic pain, pain management is an area of orthopedic specialty that helps patients who suffer ongoing discomfort from conditions and disorders, such as chronic low back pain, neck pain, complex regional pain syndrome, or muscle and bone pain.
Since the sensation of pain can vary from person to person and what helps relieve pain in one individual may not be as helpful to another, the practice of pain management uses an array of treatment methods. This is because the pain experienced can vary from mild to excruciating, episodic to continuous, and be inconvenient to completely incapacitating. If the pain is severe or is not going away, a pain management solution can be developed by a doctor experienced in pain management. Using skill and medical insights, pain management doctors listen to their patients then find solutions that will help the patient. On occasion, surgery may be required to deal with severe pain when nonsurgical treatments fail; however, many times the doctors can find minimally invasive treatments that help reduce pain to avoid surgery.
At Southern California Orthopedic Institute, our pain management doctors understand that chronic pain forces you to live an adjusted and restrained lifestyle. Our pain management specialists will work with you to assess your condition and develop a treatment plan specific to your needs that may include injections, therapy, or medications.
When You Should Visit a Pain Management Doctor Near You
Symptoms offer clues to your condition. If you are experiencing any of the following, you should make an appointment with a doctor to have them assessed:
- Burning sensation in the joint that never goes away
- Pain even when you’re not bearing weight on or using the affected joint
- Pain that intensifies at night or after bed
- Pain when bending or flexing a joint
- Shooting or stabbing pain that appears unexpectedly
If you are currently experiencing any of these issues, you may be suffering one of the following injuries or conditions that can be treated nonsurgically by our expertly trained pain management doctors:
- Chronic back pain
- Chronic muscle or joint pain
- Chronic neck pain
- Complex regional pain syndrome, reflex sympathetic dystrophy
- Herniated discs
- Spinal nerve pain
- Sports-related injury pain
- Postsurgical pain
Experience Excellence at Southern California Orthopedic Institute
Deciding on the best pain management doctor to treat your chronic pain is important, and there is much to consider when choosing a pain management specialist for your long-term health and pain relief.
At Southern California Orthopedic Institute, you can be confident knowing our fellowship-trained and specialty-trained pain management doctors are knowledgeable medical specialists with focused training and experience in chronic pain problems and treatments. With this advanced training and extensive experience, our pain management specialists will treat your individual condition with the highest level of expertise.
Through our Pain Management Center, our doctors take a team approach in assessing, diagnosing, and treating our pain management patients. From our pain management specialists and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists (or physiatrists) to our specialty-trained orthopedics surgeons, our specialists are skilled in delivering a wide range of chronic treatments, medications, procedures, and techniques for a number of chronic conditions and injuries. To learn more about our Pain Management Center, its internationally renowned pain management doctors, and the variety of conditions we manage at Southern California Orthopedic Institute, we invite you to review our patient education resources, our Athlete and Parent’s Online Guide to Sports Medicine on our website, or use the quick links below.
If you are ready for an expert opinion on your chronic pain issue and to discuss your nonsurgical treatment options with one of our pain management doctors in our Pain Management Center, you can make an appointment online or call (818) 901-6600 or (661) 328-5565 for our Bakersfield location. We have convenient locations in Van Nuys, Bakersfield, Valencia, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Pasadena (Pediatric Orthopedics), Beverly Hills, and Porter Ranch. You may use our My Choice resource to help select the right specialist for you.
Southern California Orthopedic Institute is in the process of updating our electronic medical records system. During this time, you may experience extended wait times and delays including delays in scheduling an appointment.x