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Our specially trained physicians offer customized care plans, effective treatments and pain management for all types of pain. Call 310-794-1841 to connect with a doctor who specializes in pain medicine.
About the UCLA Comprehensive Pain Centers
The UCLA Comprehensive Pain Centers are an integral part of the UCLA Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine. Physician anesthesiologists with specialty expertise in the practice of pain medicine and the treatment of complex pain conditions come together to provide world-class care.
In our Santa Monica, Westwood, Santa Clarita, Burbank, Encino, Thousand Oaks and Torrance locations we take pride in offering full evaluation and treatment services for painful conditions of all types, acute and chronic. All our physicians are board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine.
Our emphasis is on treatment of the whole patient. We recognize that pain affects all aspects of patient and family life. Our goals are to work with each patient as an individual, to manage pain with multiple modes of treatment, and enable an early return to optimal activity.
Wherever you are on your care path, we are here to meet you. Whether you have a new injury or medical problem that is causing pain, or a chronic condition that has proved resistant to prior pain management efforts, our specialists will provide a thorough evaluation and develop a treatment plan for you. Our emphasis is on treatments and therapy that will reduce or eliminate the need for opioids, and improve overall health and wellbeing.
- Why is it important to find the right pain physicians?
- Why should I see a pain medicine specialist?
- How does pain turn into chronic pain?
- What is multimodal pain relief or analgesia?
- Should I expect to be "pain free" after treatment?
- What causes back pain? And what treatments can help?
- What causes cancer pain?
- What is interventional pain treatment?
- What is the difference between a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure?
- Why is long-term opioid use a problem?
- What are possible side effects of opioids?
- Is there a difference between opioids and narcotics?
- What if I am already addicted to opioid pain medicine?
- What is the difference between addiction and dependence?
- What is meant by multidisciplinary pain medicine?
- Why should I see a psychologist as part of pain treatment?
- How important is diet in pain control?
- What is the role of exercise in pain control?
- What is the role of acupuncture?
- Can eastern medicine or yoga help with chronic pain?