Pain Conditions & Treatments

The Pain Center treats a wide variety of pain using a multi-disciplinary approach:

Back Pain

  • Back pain due to injury or trauma
  • Disc disorders (bulging, herniated, slipped, degenerative, ruptured)
  • Dorsalgia
  • Degenerative spondylolisthesis
  • Facet joint syndrome
  • Facet joint osteoarthritis/spondylosis
  • Failed back syndrome
  • Herniated discs
  • Lumbar radiculitis
  • Muscle pain
  • Muscle spasm pain
  • Myofascial pain
  • Other spine and connective tissue disorders
  • Pelvic insufficiency fracture
  • Pinched nerves
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Post-herpetic neuropathy (PHN)
  • Pregnancy-related back pain
  • Radiculitis
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Sciatica
  • Shingles
  • SI joint dysfunction
  • Spinal compression fracture
  • Whiplash-due to injury or trauma
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal tumors
  • Thoracic radiculitis

Cancer Pain

  • Metastatic cancer pain
  • Pain secondary to chemotherapy
  • Pain secondary to radiation therapy
  • Peripheral neuropathy due to treatment
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Primary bone cancer pain
  • Primary tumor pain

Central Pain

  • Encephalomyopathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Generalized pain disorder
  • Post-stroke pain

Chest, Abdominal & Pelvic Pain

  • Chronic abdominal pain
  • Chronic incisional pain
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Chronic rectal pain
  • Endometriosis pain
  • Intercostal neuralgia
  • Nonoperative ischemic pain
  • Other peripheral nerve entrapment syndromes
  • Pelvic insufficiency fracture
  • Post-hernia pain
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia
  • Postpartum pain
  • Proctalgia fugax

Extremity Pain

  • Ankle pain
  • Chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Elbow pain
  • Generalized joint pain from injury, osteoarthritis, rheumatologic condition
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Groin pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Nonoperative ischemic pain
  • Other peripheral nerve entrapment syndromes
  • Overuse syndromes
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)
  • Scapulothoracic pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sympathetically maintained pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Wrist pain

Head & Neck Pain

  • Bell's palsy
  • Blepherospasm
  • Cervical pain
  • Cluster headaches
  • Face and mouth pain
  • Hemifacial spasm
  • Intractable vertigo
  • Migraines
  • Mouth pain
  • Muscle and skeletal pain
  • Neck pain
  • Occipital neuralgia
  • Orofacial pain
  • Pain following an attack of shingles
  • Post-herpetic neuropathy (PHN)
  • Spasmodic torticollis
  • Tempromandibular Joint Disease (TMJD)
  • Tongue pain
  • Trauma neuralgia
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Nerve Pain

  • Carpal tunnel/median neuropathy
  • Cubital tunnel/ulnar neuropathy
  • Geniculate neuralgia
  • Intercostal neuralgia
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Nerve diseases
  • Occipital neuropathy
  • Other peripheral nerve entrapment syndromes
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Postherpetic neuropathy (PHN)
  • Shingles
  • Small fiber neuropathy
  • Suprascapular neuralgia
  • Tarsal tunnel/tibial neuropathy

Pelvic Pain

Sleep Apnea

  • Sleep apnea


The Pain Center’s doctors, dentists, psychologists and staff work in partnership with referring doctors to provide care for patients with acute, chronic, and cancer-related pain. Employing the latest advances in pain management, the center's experienced, knowledgeable, and caring pain management specialists work with patients to develop individualized treatment plans that address their specific needs.

The Pain Center strives not only to relieve pain but also help patients take better control over their lives. Patients can learn techniques for reducing pain, for reducing the amounts of medications that they need, and for improving their ability to engage in day-to-day activities. The Pain Center's primary goal is to reduce or eliminate pain so that even patients with chronic conditions may lead active successful lives.

The Cedars-Sinai Pain Center offers a full range of services, including evaluation, diagnosis, treatment plans, procedures, and rehabilitation.

Interventional Procedures

  • Carpal tunnel injection
  • Celiac plexus block
  • Cubital tunnel injection
  • Elbow joint and olecranon bursa injection
  • Epidural blood patch
  • Epidural injections—cervical, thoracic, lumbar, caudal
  • Facet joint injections—cervical, thoracic, lumbar
  • Ganglion impar block
  • Greater and lesser occipital nerve injection
  • Hardware injections
  • Hip joint and bursa injection
  • Hypogastric plexus block
  • Intercostal nerve injection
  • Ischial bursa injection
  • Joint injections
  • Knee joint and suprapatellar bursa injection
  • Lateral branch blocks—sacral
  • Medial branch blocks—cervical, thoracic, lumbar
  • Peripheral nerve injections
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections at tendons and joints
  • Sacroiliac joint injection
  • Selective nerve root blocks—cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral
  • Shoulder joint and subacromial bursa injection
  • Sphenopalatine ganglion block
  • Spinal diagnostic injections
  • Splanchnic block
  • Stellate ganglion block
  • Supraorbital nerve injection
  • Supraspinatus injection
  • Transforaminal injections—cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral
  • Trigger point injections
  • Trochanteric bursa injection
  • Wrist joint injection

Advanced Pain Management Procedures & Infusions

  • Chemo-neurolysis
  • Cryoablation
  • Intrathecal pump placement
  • Ketamine infusion therapy
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
  • Spinal cord stimulation/neuromodulation
  • Vyepti infusion therapy