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PAIN: Every year millions of people are affected by a painful condition. Unfortunately, many people have had to live with their pain and it was believed that it could never be relieved. Fortunately, there has been significant progress and advancement in the sciences of pain management and surgery. Pain Management Specialist physicians, like Dr. Liceaga, have dedicated their lives to the development and use of new treatment techniques. New pain control drugs and new techniques to interrupt the pathways of pain are now available. Through continued medical advancements patients no longer have to be told that they must live with pain. After a thorough evaluation, examination, and diagnostic endeavors, the diagnosis or possible differential diagnoses is made. A therapeutic program is started to treat it ! The pain center is certified with the assurance of the highest quality available, offering multiple services. The Regional Pain Treatment Medical Center is a full service Interventional Pain Management Practice that offers Pain Management, Chiropractic, Pain Psychology Acupuncture and Surgical Options.

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Dr. Liceaga has lived and learned the art of medicine since 1983.  He is experienced in what it takes to provide the patient with the best possible medical care.

Dr. Liceaga graduated from the prestigious Rush Medical College in Chicago, completed a Residency in Anesthesiology, a Fellowship Pain Management and Board Certification in both Anesthesiology and Pain Management.  

He has very successful California practices in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, since 1987.   The Regional Pain Treatment Medical Center, is a full service Interventional Pain Management Practice that includes Pain Management, Chiropractic, Physical Therapy and Acupuncture.

He subsequently founded several outpatient surgical centers and is currently the founder and Medical Director of Alliance Surgery Center in Fullerton, CA.

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    Dr. Liceaga III says...

    Dr. Liceaga has lived and learned the art of medicine since 1983.  He is experienced in what it takes to provide the patient with the best possible medical care.

    Dr. Liceaga graduated from the prestigious Rush Medical College in Chicago, completed a Residency in Anesthesiology, a Fellowship Pain Management and Board Certification in both Anesthesiology and Pain Management.  

    He has very successful California practices in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, since 1987.   The Regional Pain Treatment Medical Center, is a full service Interventional Pain Management Practice that includes Pain Management, Chiropractic, Physical Therapy and Acupuncture.

    He subsequently founded several outpatient surgical centers and is currently the founder and Medical Director of Alliance Surgery Center in Fullerton, CA.

    Dr. Liceaga III's Care Philosophy

    PAIN: Every year millions of people are affected by a painful condition. Unfortunately, many people have had to live with their pain and it was believed that it could never be relieved. Fortunately, there has been significant progress and advancement in the sciences of pain management and surgery. Pain Management Specialist physicians, like Dr. Liceaga, have dedicated their lives to the development and use of new treatment techniques. New pain control drugs and new techniques to interrupt the pathways of pain are now available. Through continued medical advancements patients no longer have to be told that they must live with pain. After a thorough evaluation, examination, and diagnostic endeavors, the diagnosis or possible differential diagnoses is made. A therapeutic program is started to treat it ! The pain center is certified with the assurance of the highest quality available, offering multiple services. The Regional Pain Treatment Medical Center is a full service Interventional Pain Management Practice that offers Pain Management, Chiropractic, Pain Psychology Acupuncture and Surgical Options.

    Dr. Liceaga III says...

    Regional Pain Treatment Medical Center, Orange, Ca, Fullerton,  PainDoc4u com

    At the Regional Pain Treatment Medical Center, we help stop the pain, increase function and return the patient to a productive life.

    Medical Director: Dr. Al Liceaga is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Board Certified in Pain Management by the American Board of Anesthesiology in Pain Management. He has over 25 years of Pain Management experience

    Dr. Liceaga III says...

    Pain Diagnoses and Symptoms, by region, suitable for Pain treatment:

    •Lumbar Region

    •Acute and Chronic Low Back Pain/ Strain Lumbago

    •Post Laminectomy Pain

    •Pre- Surgical Epidural Trial

    •Spinal Stenosis and Lumbar Neuralgia Pain

    •Arachnoiditis- Sciatica

    •Spondylolisthesis

    •Epidural Scarring

    • Mechanical Low Back Pain

    •Facet Joint Pain

    •Sacroiliac Pain

    •Myofascial Pain

    •Ligamentous Back Pain

    •Discogenic Pain

    •Degenerative Disc Disease

    •Lumbar Disc Protrusion with Lumbar Neuralgia

    •Vertebral Compression Fx

    •Lumbar Spinal Trauma

    •Metastatic Lumbar Cancer

    •Sacro-Coccygeal Pain

    •Head Pain

    •Headaches of multiple origin

    •Head Trauma with Headache

    •Cervical Muscular Headache

    •Myofascial Headache

    • Facial Neuralgia

    •Occipital Neuralgia

    • Shingles

    • Cancer Pain

    • Male Pelvic Pain

    •Sports Injury

    •Pain Cancer Pain

    •Cervical Thoracic Region

    •C - T Strain/Sprain

    •Cervicalgia

    •Cervical Muscle Spasm Pain

    •Facet Disease with Myofascial

    • Myofascial -Myofascitis Spasm

    • Neuropathy

    •Disc Disease

    • Cervical Trauma

    •Cervical Spinal Stenosis

    • Shingles

    •Vertebral Compression

    •Arthritis-Tendonitis-Arthropathy

    •Arthritic Joint Pains

    •Peripheral Neuralgias

    • Epicondylitis Bursitis

    •Ligamentous Pains

    •Post Knee Joint Replacement Pain

    •Sympathetic Dystrophy Pain

    •Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

    •Causalgia

    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

    • Peripheral Neuropathy

    •Spinal Cord Injury Trauma

    • Acute Herpes Zoster

    •Multiple Sclerosis

    •Shingles

    •Post Herpetic Neuralgia Pelvic Pain

    •Chronic Inguinal Surgery Pain

    • Intractable Female Pelvic Pain

    Dr. Liceaga III's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
    •  Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Anesthesiology
    • Pain Medicine

    Conditions Treated

    • Abdominal Hernia
    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adult Scoliosis
    • Ankle Disorders
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Injury
    • Ankle Instability
    • Ankle Ligament Rupture
    • Ankle Misalignment
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
    • Arm Disorders
    • Arm Injuries
    • Arthritis
    • Arthritis of the Ankle
    • Arthritis of the Finger
    • Arthritis of the Foot
    • Arthritis of the Hand
    • Arthritis of the Midfoot
    • Arthritis of the Neck
    • Arthritis of the Shoulder
    • Arthritis of the Spine
    • Arthritis of the Toe
    • Arthritis of the Wrist
    • Arthritis-Related Enthesitis
    • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
    • Autonomic Disorders
    • Autonomic Neuropathy
    • Back Disorders
    • Back Impairment
    • Back Injuries
    • Back Pain
    • Back Sprain
    • Back Strain
    • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
    • Biceps Tendinitis
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Broken Shoulder Blade
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer Treatment-Related Pain
    • Car Accident Injuries
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cartilage Degeneration
    • Cartilage Tear
    • Cervical Disc Degeneration
    • Cervical Radiculopathy
    • Cervical Spine Disorders
    • Cervical Spondylitis
    • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
    • Cervical Sprain
    • Cervicogenic Headache
    • Chest Pain
    • Chest Trauma
    • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
    • Chronic Back Pain
    • Chronic Headache
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pain
    • Chronic Pain Syndrome
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Chronic Postoperative Pain
    • Chronic Vulvar Pain
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Complex Spine Disorders
    • Compression Fracture
    • Concussion
    • Contusion
    • Cranial Trauma
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
    • Degenerative Spine Disorders
    • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
    • Depression
    • Dislocated Joint
    • Distal Radius Fracture
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Fracture
    • Enthesopathy
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Facial Pain
    • Fall
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Injuries
    • Foot Pain
    • Foot Sprain
    • Foot and Ankle Disorders
    • Foot and Ankle Injuries
    • Fracture
    • Fractured Lower Leg
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Injury
    • Hand Ligament Rupture
    • Hand Muscle Strain
    • Hand Neuropathy
    • Hand Pain
    • Head Trauma
    • Head and Neck Conditions
    • Headache
    • Hernia
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Arthritis
    • Hip Bursitis
    • Hip Dislocation
    • Hip Flexor Strain
    • Hip Impingement
    • Hip Injury
    • Hip Labral Tear
    • Hip Muscle Strain
    • Hip Pain
    • Hip Pointer Injuries
    • Hip Socket Injuries
    • Hip Sprain
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Intractable Pain Syndromes
    • Joint Clicking
    • Joint Disorders
    • Joint Fracture
    • Joint Pain
    • Joint Space Disease
    • Joint Stiffness
    • Joint Swelling
    • Knee Arthritis
    • Knee Deformity
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Injuries
    • Knee Ligament Injuries
    • Knee Ligament Rupture
    • Knee Pain
    • Knee Sprain
    • Knee Tendinitis
    • Kyphosis
    • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Injury
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lower Back Muscle Strain
    • Lower Back Sprain
    • Lower Extremity Trauma
    • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
    • Lumbar Herniated Disc
    • Lumbar Radiculopathy
    • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Lumbar Sprain
    • Lumbosacral Plexopathy
    • Meniscus Injuries
    • Meniscus Tear
    • Migraine
    • Muscle Contraction Headache
    • Muscle Cramp
    • Muscle Diseases
    • Muscle Spasm
    • Muscular Pain
    • Musculoskeletal Disorders
    • Musculoskeletal Pain
    • Myelopathy
    • Neck Bone Trauma
    • Neck Injuries
    • Neck Muscle Strain
    • Neck Pain
    • Neck Soft Tissue Trauma
    • Neck Sprain
    • Nerve Conduction Disorders
    • Nerve Diseases
    • Nerve Injury
    • Nerve Pain
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Neuritis
    • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
    • Occupational Injuries
    • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
    • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
    • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteoarthritis of Toe
    • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
    • Pain Disorder
    • Pain in Extremities
    • Pain, Intractable
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Patella Tendon Tears
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pelvic Neuralgia
    • Pelvic Pain
    • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
    • Physical Disability
    • Pinched Nerve
    • Pinched Nerve in Back
    • Pinched Nerve in Neck
    • Post-Concussion Syndrome
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
    • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
    • Postherpetic Neuralgia
    • Pulled Muscles
    • Radiculitis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Injuries
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Ruptured Tendon
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Scoliosis
    • Sensory Neuropathy With Spastic Paraplegia
    • Shingles
    • Shoulder Bursitis
    • Shoulder Diseases
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Injuries
    • Shoulder Instability
    • Shoulder Labral Tear
    • Shoulder Muscle Strain
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Shoulder Sprain
    • Shoulder Tendinitis
    • Spinal Compression Fracture
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
    • Spinal Instability
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Dislocation
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sports Injuries
    • Sports Injuries of the Knee
    • Sprain
    • Stress Fracture
    • Stroke
    • Subacromial Bursitis
    • Tendon Disorders
    • Tendon Injuries
    • Tendonitis
    • Thigh Injuries
    • Thigh Strain
    • Traumatic Arthropathy
    • Traumatic Hernia
    • Traumatic Injuries
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Trigger Finger
    • Trochanteric Bursitis
    • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at Wrist
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Ventral Hernia
    • Vulvodynia
    • Weight Loss
    • Work-Related Injuries
    • Wrist Disorders
    • Wrist Fracture
    • Wrist Injuries
    • Wrist Pain
    • Wrist Sprain

    Education

    • Medical School
      Rush Medical College Of Rush University

      Graduated in 1983

    • Internship Hospital
      Rush University Medical Center

      Completed in 1984

    • Residency Hospital
      Rush Presbyn/St Lukes Mc

      Completed in 1986

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Harbor UCLA Med Ctr

      Completed in 1986

      Rush Pres-St.Lukes

      Completed in 1987

    • Undergraduate School
      De Paul University

      Graduated in 1978

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
    • Acupuncture
    • Acute Care Surgery
    • Acute Pain Medicine
    • Anesthesiology
    • Chiropractic
    • Chiropractic Spinal Decompression Therapy
    • Interventional Pain Medicine
    • Interventional Spine Medicine
    • Massage Therapy
    • Pain Medicine
    • Physical Therapy
    • Regenerative Medicine

    Procedures Performed

    • Acupuncture
    • Adhesiolysis
    • Adult Scoliosis Correction
    • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
    • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
    • Arthrocentesis
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Baclofen Pump Therapy
    • Behavior Modification
    • Bone and Joint Repair
    • Botox® Injection
    • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
    • Bursa Injection
    • Cancer Pain Management
    • Cervical Block
    • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
    • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
    • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Cervical Injection
    • Cervical Medial Branch Block
    • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
    • Cervical Microdiscectomy
    • Cervical Spine Surgery
    • Chronic Pain Management
    • Complex Spine Surgery
    • Conscious Sedation
    • Decompression
    • Degenerative Disc surgery
    • Detoxification Evaluation
    • Disability Evaluation
    • Disc Arthroplasty
    • Disc Surgery
    • Discography
    • Distal Anesthesia
    • EMG (Electromyography)
    • Employment Physical Examination
    • Epidural Block
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Epidural Cortisone Injection
    • Epidural Endoscopy
    • Epidural Injection
    • Epidural Steroid Injections
    • Facet Block
    • Facet Joint Injection
    • Facet Joint Nerve Ablation
    • Ganglion Impar Block
    • Herniated Disc Procedure
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • IV Sedation
    • IV Therapy
    • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
    • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
    • Implantable Peripheral Neurostimulator
    • Injection Therapy
    • Injection of Tendon
    • Intercostal Nerve Block
    • Interventional Catheterization
    • Joint Drainage
    • Joint Injection
    • Joint Surgery
    • Joint X-Ray
    • Knee Cartilage Repair
    • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee Tendon Repair
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Laminectomy
    • Laminotomy
    • Local Anesthesia
    • Low Back Procedure
    • Lower Spine Surgery
    • Lumbar Discography
    • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
    • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
    • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Lumbar Laminectomy
    • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
    • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
    • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
    • Lumbar Puncture
    • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
    • Lumbar Spine Surgery
    • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
    • Medical Branch Block
    • Microdiscectomy
    • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
    • Mini Knee Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
    • Moderate Sedation
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Neck Pain Procedure
    • Neck Surgery
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
    • Nerve Blocks
    • Nerve Conduction Studies
    • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
    • Nerve Root Block
    • Neurological Testing
    • Neurolytic Nerve Block
    • Neurostimulation
    • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
    • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
    • Opiate Pump Implantation
    • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
    • Pain Management
    • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
    • Physical Therapy
    • Piriformis Injection
    • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
    • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
    • Provocation Discography
    • Psychological Testing
    • Radiofrequency Ablation
    • Radiofrequency Denervation
    • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
    • Range of Motion Testing
    • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
    • Shoulder Surgery
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Discectomy
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Injections
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spinal Pump Implant
    • Spine Surgery
    • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
    • Stellate Ganglion Block
    • Stem Cell Therapy
    • Steroid Injection
    • Thoracic Disc Surgery
    • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
    • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
    • Thoracic Sympathectomy for Sweaty Palms
    • Transforaminal Epidural Block
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Vertebroplasty
    • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
    • X-Ray