Acute & Chronic Pain Management


When it comes to selecting a location for your Pain Management therapy, it is important to consider not only your physical well-being, but your emotional needs as well. Our thoughtful staff understands your concerns and will take the time to make sure you are comfortable throughout your visit with us at Playa Medical Plaza. You can also rest easy, knowing that Playa Medical Plaza is one of the most advanced surgical care facilities in Los Angeles Area.

Pain Management is the act, manner, or practice of managing pain, handling or control of an unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder.

Anesthesiologists in this field use a variety of treatments for acute and chronic pain. Those treatments can include physical therapy, narcotics, and behavior modification. Pain Medicine physicians limit their practice to the evaluation and management of individuals with acute, cancer, lower back pain and chronic pain. The Pain Medicine physician recognizes the complexities of patients with chronic pain and addresses medical, physical, psychosocial and environmental factors that affect the individual’s perception of pain and the attendant disabilities. Pain Management can range from basic management of recurrent migraines or lower back pain to the advanced knowledge and techniques of pain management for cancer and AIDS patients.