Pain Specialist Orange County
Leading Orange County Pain Management Center
Chronic pain affects most of us. When you are in pain, it rules your life and is a source of constant worry. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to seek treatments that offer lasting relief.
Our qualified pain specialist doctors and physician assistants at Centers of Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine are here to help. We draw from a broad array of proven treatments and medical therapies to help you live life to the fullest again. Our care is professional yet compassionate, thorough and advanced. Above all, it is personalized to your specific case history.
Our goal in Centers of Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine is to restore the functional abilities of our patients
Physically, Emotionally and Socially
Meet Our Physicians
Albert Lai M.D., Director
Charles S. Daniels MD
Dr. Shinto Koshy M.D
How are we different?
Unlike many other pain centers, we treat pain as the PRIMARY problem, not as a symptom.
Every patient is unique – our individualized pain management plan focuses on regaining functionality and independence.
Our team of Doctors and Physician Assistants are some of the finest in Orange County. They combine their experiences and expertise with empathy and understanding.
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- Head to toe Pain Management
- Epidural injections
- Steroid injections
- Pain pump
- Migraine relief
- Radiofrequency Ablation
- Carpal Tunnel Injection
- Trigger Point Injection
- Joint Injections
Head to Toe Pain Management
This treatment benefits patients who suffer from any sort of chronic or acute pain. Approaches differ depending on the patient’s specific condition using and combining our medical experience with patient education and our state of the art innovations in technology.
An epidural injection is used to deliver anti-inflammatory medicine to and around the spine in order to give temporary relief from pain or inflammation. It is predominantly considered a treatment doctors use to reduce a patient’s swelling while the underlying cause of the condition is being treated.
Steroid injections are commonly used to treat one or two local areas of inflammation. When oral drugs or physical therapy are not effective, doctors can deliver a high dose of medication through steroid injections to the area of pain which may prove to be a better treatment option for you.
Pain pump (Intrathecal) is a method of delivering pain medications directly to the spinal cord. First, the pump is surgically implanted into the skin and then medication in the pump is added every so often by injecting it through the skin into the pump reservoir.
Certain types of injections are proven to provide relief against headaches to patients who suffer from migraines. They have been licensed to treat chronic migraines by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive procedure that uses radio waves to disrupt nerve signals that cause chronic pain. Radiofrequency ablation directly targets and treats chronic pain and its corresponding symptoms in patients.
Carpal Tunnel Injection
A Carpal Tunnel Injection is a method used to help diagnose the source of pain and simultaneously provide relief by delivering anti-inflammatory medication into the carpal tunnel area of the wrist.
Trigger Point Injection
Trigger Point Injections are anti-inflammatory injections which are used to treat a number of conditions. This procedure involves injecting medication directly to the focal areas of muscle spasms that are often located in the upper back and shoulder area.
At Centers for Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine, we offer the leading pain treatments for our patients in Orange County. Dr. Lai and our physicians are dedicated to helping patients relieve pain. We use corticosteroid steroid injections for joint injuries or conditions to reduce inflammation and redness.
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Chronic Pain Management Orange County
Chronic pain management can make your life unbearable. That is why you need a doctor who specializes in pain management to help you get a handle on the quality of your life. Chronic pain means you have pain lasting longer than 12 weeks. Chronic pain may arise from an initial injury. But it can also be the result of an underlying illness.
Is your chronic pain unbearable? Did you know that many people who suffer from chronic pain become suicidal? They tire of a life filled with constant pain. Pain management helps patients who suffer from chronic pain. Pain might be the result of a wide variety of conditions. It is important you get some relief and have some control over your life again.
Chronic pain is often the result of a vast number of medical conditions such as:
How long have you been dealing with chronic pain? It may be time to have a reassessment by a pain management doctor. They will look at your medications and see how they are working. Your pain management doctor will work in conjunction with your primary care physician. As well as any others involved in your medical care.
A pain management specialist begins by doing an evaluation of your medical history. Next, they will conduct a physical exam to determine the right treatment. The main goal is to treat your pain and keep it under control.
One aspect of your treatment plan may be to block the pain at the nerve source. This occurs by injecting a nerve numbing substance into specific areas of the body that are in pain. There are a wide variety of nerve blocks available. For example, therapeutic nerve blocks contain local anesthesia. They work to control acute pain. Acute pain tends to be more severe and sharp compared to chronic pain.
Whereas diagnostic nerve blocks contain an anesthetic. The anesthetic gives brief periods of pain relief. This is helpful while your doctor attempts to locate the actual source of your pain.
Sometimes your pain management may involve a long-term solution such as surgery. Your physician may use a prognostic nerve block to help predict the outcome of your surgery. Likewise, your physician may use the nerve block to avoid surgery. Pain management is a very personalized treatment plan. Everybody experiences pain in different ways. This all depends on how successful the nerve blocks are in controlling your pain levels.
Doctors who specialize in managing chronic pain have several goals for their patients. The first aims to reduce the severity of their medical condition. Learning effective stress management skills patients are better able to handle their pain. This works to manage pain and restore all-around health.
The best pain management goal is to help increase the patient’s quality of life. While decreasing the pain a patient feels. While it isn’t always possible to get rid of chronic pain; it may be possible to lessen the amount of pain.
There are a few basic questions you should ask your doctor when discussing your care. It is important that the quality of your care meets your expectations. This includes what type of credentials the doctor holds in chronic pain management. A great question to ask is how long patients stay in care before they are able to manage their pain levels on their own. Or without constant intervention. This will help to give you a good understanding of the timeline of your treatment plan.