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Center for Pain and Wellness

Pain can interfere with every aspect of life, from your ability to sleep to your enjoyment of daily activities. We are dedicated to finding the source of your pain and then treating it with a blend of compassion, understanding and expertise that is grounded in the latest research. The goal? To restore your quality of life and have you moving again.

The UC Irvine Health Center for Pain and Wellness provides a wide range of state-of-the-art tests and treatments to find the cause of your pain and treat it. We take a integrated approach to pain management, providing consultation and treatment to patients with both acute and chronic pain.

To make an appointment, call us at 949-824-7246.

The UC Irvine Health Center for Pain and Wellness provides compassionate, expert evaluation and treatment for all types of pain, including:

Once we have identified the source of your pain, we work with you to develop a treatment plan that addresses these issues.

Our goal is to restore your quality of life and return you to a life that is pain-free.

Treatments range from conventional pain management with medication to interventional procedures, such as epidural steroid injection, radiofrequency ablation and implantable pain pumps. We also offer alternative treatments, such as biofeedback, acupuncture and herbal therapy.

Treatments include:

The experience of pain — and the causes of that pain — is different for each person.  Pain is a complex condition with no one-size-fits-all solution.

Because of this, we work closely with you to find the right combination of treatments and medications that work together to provide you with relief from your pain.

Many of our treatment methods include using medications as part of an overall treatment plan to relieve your discomfort.

Learn more about our medication therapy services and the medications we use ›

Our multidisciplinary approach to pain management seeks to relieve symptoms, restore function and promote emotional health. The Center for Pain and Wellness staff is uniquely qualified to help anyone who suffers from pain.

All of our physicians are board-certified in pain management. This means they are trained and educated to provide the highest quality service using state-of-the-art technology.

Our board-certified physicians are:

Our other team members include:

Nursing staff

Specialized nursing personnel are available to assist you in the treatment of your pain. Nursing staff work as part of the pain management team to provide you with the best care possible.

Rehabilitative specialists and physical therapists

Working closely with you, they provide treatment to improve your strength and function.

Psychiatrists and pain psychologists

These professionals are available as needed to help reduce the anxiety and depression experienced by many patients suffering from pain. Other health care professionals are available to provide counseling and support for patients and their families.

  • Michelle Fortier, PhD
  • Joyce Ho, MD

Researchers

Our clinical and basic research scientists and faculty are dedicated to discovering innovations that can alleviate pain and suffering for hospitalized and ambulatory patients. Our researchers are:

  • Catherine Cahill, PhD
  • Z. David Luo, MD, PhD
  • Sean Ostlund, PhD

Make an Appointment

949-UCI-PAIN

(949-824-7246)

Contact Us

To reach a doctor or nurse during business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), call 949-824-7246 and leave a message. Your call will be returned within 12 business hours.


After business hours or on weekends: call the main hospital at 714-456-7890 and ask the hospital operator to contact the doctor on call by paging 3386.