Pain Medicine Specialists in California

Los Angeles (127)San Diego (93)San Francisco (66)Sacramento (59)San Jose (35)
Orange (30)Newport Beach (30)Long Beach (27)Torrance (26)Fresno (25)Irvine (24)Stanford (24)Bakersfield (24)Santa Monica (24)Loma Linda (23)Redwood City (22)Beverly Hills (21)La Jolla (20)Oakland (19)Walnut Creek (19)Santa Ana (17)Pasadena (15)Modesto (15)Santa Rosa (15)Anaheim (14)Santa Maria (14)Fountain Valley (14)Riverside (13)Downey (13)Rancho Mirage (13)Glendale (13)Oceanside (12)Van Nuys (12)Santa Barbara (12)Corona (12)Encinitas (11)Fontana (11)Carlsbad (11)Los Gatos (11)West Hollywood (10)Burbank (10)Laguna Hills (10)Rancho Cucamonga (10)Arcadia (10)Murrieta (10)Mission Viejo (10)Chico (9)Palo Alto (9)Thousand Oaks (9)Fullerton (9)Palm Springs (9)Encino (8)Valencia (8)La Mesa (8)Vacaville (8)Woodland Hills (8)San Mateo (8)Roseville (8)Victorville (8)Apple Valley (8)Santa Cruz (8)Monterey (8)Hemet (8)Redding (8)Palmdale (7)Colton (7)Oroville (7)Pleasant Hill (7)Pleasanton (7)Camarillo (7)Baldwin Park (7)Novato (6)Visalia (6)Lancaster (6)Clovis (6)Palm Desert (6)Merced (6)Whittier (6)West Hills (6)Temecula (6)Sunnyvale (6)Stockton (6)Campbell (6)Fremont (6)Duarte (6)San Leandro (6)San Luis Obispo (6)Santa Clara (6)West Covina (5)Petaluma (5)Harbor City (5)Grass Valley (5)Ventura (5)Emeryville (5)Martinez (5)Upland (5)Lodi (5)Oxnard (5)San Ramon (5)Sherman Oaks (5)Huntington Beach (5)Salinas (4)Covina (4)Redlands (4)Costa Mesa (4)North Hollywood (4)El Segundo (4)Los Alamitos (4)Daly City (4)Capitola (4)Manhattan Beach (4)Westminster (4)Mountain View (4)Chula Vista (4)Fairfield (4)South San Francisco (4)Larkspur (4)Monterey Park (4)San Marcos (4)Simi Valley (4)Napa (4)Corte Madera (4)Poway (4)Lake Elsinore (4)Banning (4)Tustin (4)Buena Park (4)Berkeley (4)Eureka (3)Santa Clarita (3)Glendora (3)Burlingame (3)San Jacinto (3)San Carlos (3)Reseda (3)Tarzana (3)Hawthorne (3)Redondo Beach (3)Azusa (3)Concord (3)Placerville (3)Placentia (3)French Camp (3)Cerritos (3)Panorama City (3)Lakewood (3)Chino (3)Vista (3)Norwalk (3)Northridge (3)Mountainview (3)Danville (3)Westlake Village (3)Morgan Hill (3)Moreno Valley (3)Citrus Heights (3)

Learn more about Pain Medicine Specialists

A pain medicine doctor specializes in diagnosing, treating and managing pain and a range of painful disorders. A pain medicine doctor cares for the health needs of people with acute pain, chronic pain, and cancer pain. Because pain is complex and covers a wide spectrum of conditions, pain medicine doctors specialize in both the physical and mental aspects of pain management.

A pain medicine doctor typically:

  • Evaluates your medical history and any test results you have

  • Performs a physical exam

  • Evaluates your answers to pain questionnaires

  • Orders and interprets laboratory tests, imaging exams, neurologic exams, and muscle and nerve studies

  • Diagnoses and treats herniated discs, spinal stenosis, fibromyalgia, cancer pain, migraine headaches, diabetic neuropathy, sports injuries, and burn pain

  • Prescribes medications

  • Orders physical therapy, electrical stimulation therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and counseling

  • Performs therapeutic injections and nerve blocks

  • Refers you to an appropriate surgeon if necessary

A pain medicine doctor may also be known as a pain medicine specialist, pain management doctor, or pain medicine physician.

There are 1382 specialists practicing Pain Medicine in California with an overall average rating of 3.9 stars. There are 268 hospitals in California with affiliated Pain Medicine specialists, including Stanford Health Care, Cedars - Sinai Medical Center and Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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