Pain Medicine Specialists in California

Los Angeles (116)San Diego (92)Sacramento (64)San Francisco (58)San Jose (34)
Redwood City (32)Fresno (28)Torrance (28)Beverly Hills (27)Irvine (27)Orange (26)Newport Beach (25)Long Beach (24)Santa Monica (23)Fountain Valley (22)La Jolla (21)Pasadena (21)Walnut Creek (21)Bakersfield (20)Oakland (19)Santa Rosa (18)Loma Linda (16)Santa Ana (16)Santa Barbara (15)Fullerton (14)Glendale (14)Rancho Cucamonga (14)Rancho Mirage (14)Riverside (14)Anaheim (13)Downey (13)Mission Viejo (13)Modesto (13)Encinitas (12)Los Gatos (12)Oceanside (12)Roseville (12)Arcadia (11)Encino (11)Fontana (11)Palo Alto (11)Santa Maria (11)Stanford (11)Thousand Oaks (11)Corona (10)Fremont (10)Laguna Hills (10)Palmdale (10)Visalia (10)Apple Valley (9)Camarillo (9)Carlsbad (9)Martinez (9)Stockton (9)Colton (8)La Mesa (8)Palm Desert (8)San Mateo (8)Vacaville (8)Valencia (8)West Hollywood (8)Burbank (7)Chico (7)Duarte (7)Emeryville (7)Huntington Beach (7)Murrieta (7)Pleasant Hill (7)San Leandro (7)San Luis Obispo (7)San Ramon (7)Temecula (7)Woodland Hills (7)Baldwin Park (6)Campbell (6)Clovis (6)Harbor City (6)Lancaster (6)Napa (6)Petaluma (6)Santa Cruz (6)Sunnyvale (6)Tustin (6)West Hills (6)Westlake Village (6)Corte Madera (5)Daly City (5)Eureka (5)Grass Valley (5)Hemet (5)La Canada Flintridge (5)Lodi (5)Merced (5)Monterey (5)Moreno Valley (5)Palm Springs (5)Panorama City (5)Pleasanton (5)Redding (5)Redlands (5)San Bernardino (5)Sherman Oaks (5)Upland (5)Van Nuys (5)Victorville (5)Azusa (4)Buena Park (4)Burlingame (4)Elk Grove (4)Escondido (4)Fairfield (4)Hawthorne (4)Larkspur (4)Los Alamitos (4)Manhattan Beach (4)Mission Hills (4)Novato (4)Oroville (4)Placentia (4)San Rafael (4)South San Francisco (4)Tarzana (4)Tracy (4)West Covina (4)Banning (3)Berkeley (3)Capitola (3)Carmichael (3)Cerritos (3)Chula Vista (3)Citrus Heights (3)Covina (3)El Segundo (3)Folsom (3)Jackson (3)Lafayette (3)Lake Elsinore (3)Livermore (3)Lynwood (3)Manteca (3)Marina Del Rey (3)Menlo Park (3)Monterey Park (3)Mountain View (3)Mountainview (3)Northridge (3)Placerville (3)Poway (3)Reseda (3)San Andreas (3)San Juan Capistrano (3)Ventura (3)Westminster (3)Whittier (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 1369 specialists practicing Pain Medicine in California with an overall average rating of 3.9 stars. There are 275 hospitals in California with affiliated Pain Medicine specialists, including Cedars - Sinai Medical Center, Stanford Health Care and Orange Coast Medical Center.