Dr. Emil H. Annabi, MD

Dr. Emil H. Annabi, MD


Pain Medicine | Male

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At Pima Pain Center we are dedicated to the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of your pain. We are focused on listening to our patients' concerns, understanding their needs and truly providing the best care of each individual patient. Our physicians will work with you and your primary care doctor to design a treatment plan to decrease your pain and improve your life. We understand that living with pain can be an anxious time for you and your family. Our primary objective is to facilitate your recovery by providing nationally recognized quality care. Our staff of caring professionals is focused on meeting your needs and exceeding your expectations.Read more

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Tucson, AZ |
I was in so much pain, could not sit, stand or walk...tried so many different medications and methods, nothing helped until I was sent to Dr. Annabi's office. The therapy he prescribed helped immediately, but the 2nd and 3rd treatments gave the best results. I am functioning just like I did before, and I did not think this would be possible. Dr. Annabi has a good way of comforting patients using humor, he explained the treatment very well (in few words). He knows his job, I trust him.
in Green Valley, AZ |
Dr Annabi is the most passionate, caring Doctor I have had the pleasure of meeting and caring for me. He is a very busy man, but always makes you feel you are his only patient. I have suffered with severe back pain for almost two years. He instantly saw my problems and I was scheduled for surgery. The convenience of having the surgery at the Pima Pain Center is a big plus. My back pain is still a work in progress, but I know Dr Annabi will make it go away. He is giving me my life back.
Dear Connie, Thank you so much for the feedback and stellar review. We are very happy to hear that you are making much progress and will work hard to ensure it. Sincerely, Pima Pain Center Representative
in Sierra Vista, AZ |
He is an awesome physician and i would refer anyone to him. He use to see my mother Ilse LaCrosse perfore she past away and he saw me several timez for my back, shoulder and neck. I am hoping to hear from him to make another appointment.
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in Marana |
I have been seeing Dr. Annibi for 2 years now. He has helped me alot with my pain. I always feel I am being taken care of and treated with the upmost respect. Great dr. And Great staff!!!
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in Tucson, AZ |
Amazing experience!! It started from my initial call when the receptionist. answered. She listened to ALL my concerns and issues and talked me through each and every one; and most importantly, I didn't feel rushed on the phone. I made calls to 3 other pain centers that day and decided on this one. Doctor Annabi, was wonderful too! he's very down to earth and honest about expectations. In his presence I felt as if I was his only concern. He made me feel very comfortable. The office runs on time a
So happy to hear you had a wonderful experience. It is our pleasure and main focus to provide the up most care. Thank you for the 5 star review
in Tucson, AZ |
Dr Anabi is a skilled and caring physician. As I have told him, he has given me my life back after 15 years of spinal pain and limitations, surgeries, epidurals and incapacities. He is an amazing physician with the deep desire to make you feel better. My highest praise and recommendation. Robin Klaehn Quilliam
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in Tuckahoe, NY |
Made the switch to Pima Pain from another Pain center in tucson. what a difference in treatment and experience. so happy I made the switch
We are happy you made the switch too. Thank you for the 5 star review and feedback!
in Tucson, AZ |
Had seen him when he was at the hospital, The staff that he has is amazing friendly-polite-helpful very knowledgeable, Plus both Dr.s have a wealth of knowledge.
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in Oro Valley, AZ |
Has been my savior! can't explain how grateful I am to him for giving me my life back and treating my pain with the most noninvasive or addictive meds.
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in Tucson, AZ |
Long term pain is debilitating. Being treated like a felon when you are looking for help is debilitating in it's own way. Dr. Annabi treats YOUR pain. He views you as a fellow human that is looking for help. He explains what and why. I was having a terrible time with opiates (I would go into withdrawal within an hour after medicating). He heard me and customized a treatment plan that helps with the pain and gets me away from the opiates. Sounds corny but Dr. Annabi gave me my life back.
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in Tucson AZ |
I was referred to Dr Annabi. I made an appointment with Dr Annabi and I get there & with out any notification I see this horrible man Dr schiller who talks the entire time, argues with EVERYTHING I say, REFUSES to answer questions and is absolutely horrible bed side manner- this guy acts like I must bow before him and I was told I literally should NOT question him again!
Dear Cat, So sorry you had an unpleasant experience, please feel free to call and discuss any concerns with our medical director. Thank you for the feedback
in Sahuarita, AZ |
He`s the only pain doc. that has helped with my pain. And I`ve been 2 lots of creeps. I have given his business card 2 many folks. Don't like AZ., but would never leave because of HIM. My husband switched 2 him 2. I absolutely adore him and tell him that I LOVE HIM every time I see him. He walks in the room & kisses both Frankie & I. Does your doc. do that? My back is fused with metal & is difficult 2 treat. Been 2 others & no help there. If u r in pain, then go see him. U won`t regret it!
in Tucson, AZ |
He is the best doctor I've ever worked with. He truly cares and is very knowledgeable, experienced, and talented. I wish all doctors were like him
in Tucson, AZ |
I saw Dr. Shiller who is in Dr. Annabi office. Thanks to Dr. Shiller I am free of my leg pain. I would recommend Dr. Shiller to my friends and family
in Tucson, AZ |
I am an extremely satisfied patient of the Pima Pain Center for almost 2 years. The level of care given by the doctors and the staff is exceptional! Dr. Annabi cares enough about me to find the best treatments for my pain giving me a better quality of life as well as reducing my intake of pain medications. Wish all caregivers were this good!
in Tucson, AZ |
Dr Annabi and Dr SHiller have been extremely helpful to me in managing chronic back pain and deciding on treatment options. From my first visit he has helped me to understand the nature of my injury, potential options for treatment, and the pros and cons of each method. It is clear to me that Pima sees patient education as being of primary importance so that the patient can, along with the doctor, make informed decisions about treatment. His advice and feedback regarding potential treatment is g
in Los Angeles, CA |
I recently went to Pima Pain Center and saw Dr. Emil Annabi. I live in Los Angeles and he is better than any doctor I have seen in Los Angeles. I am feeling so much better without medication! I cannot tell you how much he has helped me. The office staff is friendly and fantastic. Dr. Annabi is very talented at what he does. I didn't even bruise! I would recommend Pima Pain to anyone in pain! If you are looking for real pain management this is the place.
Tucson, AZ |
The best ! You have helped me through the worst time and pain I have ever been through. Thank you.
in Tucson, AZ |
Dr.Annabi and his assisting staff are excellent. The relief I experienced from the nerve ablation was fantastic ! I really respect Dr. Annabi and his staff, they tell you the truth and have your health and best interest at heart. You can believe what this Dr. tells you, how refreshing! I would recommend him to family and friends without hesitation.
in Tucson, AZ |
Dr. Annabi is s amazing doctor. He helped me in so many ways. His staff is amazing and I'm so happy I found his office.
in Tucson arizona |
Had a very good experience . My first visit made me nervous . Greeted by friendly Caing staff and very intelligent physicians . I highly recommend Pima pain center. They hit the pain spot dead on . Very happy with out come . Management and Director very accommodating and knowledgable . Couldn't be happier.
in Mesa, AZ |
First of all, I took my time and did the research about Dr.Annabi before visiting him. I don't just go to a doctor, it has to be the decision based on the patient satisfaction, education, clinical experience and a human approach, in the other word, how much doctor really cares. I probably asked him over 20 questions about the methods and procedures, preventions of the pain management, etc..When I left I knew found the doctor to trust, most knowledgeable in pain field. Dr. annabi is the best.
in New York , NY |
Dr Annabi and Pima Pain Center come highly Recommended by The MedElite Group!
in Tucson, AZ |
The doctors and staff are wonderful. They did a Kyphoplasty of Thoracic Vertebrae on my mom. It worked wonders. I would recommend them to anyone. Thanks. From Shirley Miller and family.
in Tucson, AZ |
Dr. Annabi and all the staff ( from other physicians to the medical assistants to technicians) at the Pima Pain Center are compassionate, understanding, and have great bed side manners. He has truly improved my quality of life based on procedures and medications specific to my condition. The wait times have increased since I began but it is obviously because of the increase patients, as I've seen in the lobby, but that only speaks to his and the center's quality of care.
in Tucson, AZ |
Dr. Annabi is a wonderful physician! I've suffered from chronic pain for several years, and it took quite some time to find a doctor who is so experienced and empathetic. He also has a fanastic rapport with both patients and staff. I'm blessed to have such an intelligent, caring doctor dedicated to my pain management. I highly recommend Dr. Annabi to anyone suffering chronic pain (who is not looking for a quick pain medication prescription.)
in Tucson, AZ |
This doctors procedures have eliminated 100% of my pain for over a year with only two treatments. This doctor works MIRACLES!!
Tucson, AZ |
visit did not go well at all and I will never go back to this center, this dr is a jerk
in Tucson, AZ |
Dr. Annabi is the first doctor in a long time that actually took the time to listen to me and understand where my pain was coming from. I truly wish he could be my general doctor everyday. I have had no issues with him or his staff. Everyone has been very supportive, friendly and caring since the very first visit. I would recommend Dr. Annabi to everyone.
in Tucson AZ |
Dr Annabi at Pima Pain Center in Tucson AZ is by far the best pain management physician I have ever met. He not only has great bedside manners but is a true expert in his profession. The office is absolutely beautiful and the staff are very kind and extremely caring. God bless this practice and Dr Annabi's hands to continue providing excellent pain management injections and patient care. Sincerely, Aric Harold
in Tucson |
Caring and passionate . Want a real doctor you found him. Staff knows how to treat patients with compassion. Medical director is so knowledgeable , helpful and goes out of his way to make a difference . They try to make you smile even though you having a bad day. Thank you
Tucson, AZ |
well at first I was hesitant but after meeting doctor annabi and his staff I was so surprised, they all listened to me and to my concerns. I will recommend him. his therapy approach to helping with my neck and back has been wonderful, and im down to only taking tramadol. I am so happy for my doctor referring me to this place. I can run again after my procedure.
in Tucson, AZ |
Dr. Annabi and Dr. Shiller are both very compassionate and also knowledgeable about procedures to alleviate pain. I would recommend anyone with chronic pain to these physicians. The girls in the office are a bit cold and robotic. There isn't much of a wait time to see anyone. It's very efficient.
in Tucson, Arizona |
He is knowledgeable, wise, and compassionate. I not only would, but have recommended him to several friends. One of the office girls is a challenge, but he, and the rest of the staff more than make up for her. I wouldn't have any other Dr. for a pain specialist!!!
in Tucson, Az |
Dr Annabi, his care for his patients is genuine. I was dreading a procedure before Christmas, so he postponed it until January. I was elated. He listened to me and my concerns. I also have a 2 year old daughter. He has helped me manage my pain, discussed and, helped me decided, to postpone back surgery so that I can pick up my daughter. He manages my pain without my feeling out of my head on prescription meds. Couldnt have a better doctor or friend. Thank you Emil. :-)
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Dr. Annabi's Care Philosophy

At Pima Pain Center we are dedicated to the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of your pain. We are focused on listening to our patients' concerns, understanding their needs and truly providing the best care of each individual patient. Our physicians will work with you and your primary care doctor to design a treatment plan to decrease your pain and improve your life.

We understand that living with pain can be an anxious time for you and your family. Our primary objective is to facilitate your recovery by providing nationally recognized quality care. Our staff of caring professionals is focused on meeting your needs and exceeding your expectations.

Dr. Annabi says...

Pain Conditions We Treat

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Cervical Radiculpathy
  • Complex Regional Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery
  • Herniated Disc
  • Knee Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Peripheral Neuralgia
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post Trauma Pain
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Work Related Injuries


Dr. Annabi says...

Treatments We Provide

  • Axillary Brachial Plexus Block
  • Caudal Steroid Injection
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Cervical Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Fascia Iliaca Block
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Medial Branch Block
  • Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Thoracic Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injections

Dr. Annabi'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
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain


  • Medical School
    Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara

    Graduated in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Beth Israel

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Procedures Performed

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection