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Center for Pain Medicine

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UC San Diego Health's Center for Pain Medicine is dedicated to reducing and eliminating suffering in people with all forms of pain.

We are a nationally recognized multidisciplinary pain management center, drawing on the expertise of anesthesiology, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and psychiatry. Our hallmark is conservative multidisciplinary care offered in a compassionate and supportive environment.

We currently treat about 2,000 to 3,000 new patients each year and continue to expand our services to meet the region's need for multimodal, integrated pain management.

Conditions Treated

​We treat all types of pain, including but not limited to:

  • All kinds of spinal pain
  • All other kinds of joint and muscular-skeletal pain
  • Abdominal and pelvic pain
  • Headache
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic pain syndrome
  • All forms of neuropathic pain
  • Refractory cancer-related pain

Related Services

Clinical Center of Excellence

​The American Pain Society named us a Clinical Center of Excellence in Pain Management in 2014. The award recognizes “pain-care teams that overcome difficult challenges to provide outstanding, exemplary care for those with chronic pain disorders, acute pain after surgery, or trauma and in palliative care settings.”

Our Physicians

Pain Management Specialists

Appointments & Referrals

Existing Patients: 858-657-6035

New Patients: 800-926-8273

Those interested in receiving care at our center must get a referral from a physician, typically a primary care provider. Self-referral to our center is not allowed. This enables ongoing, coordinated care for the chronic pain patient.


UC San Diego Health - La Jolla
Perlman Medical Offices
9350 Campus Point Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037
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