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Center for Pain Management

Pain, especially severe pain, is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. While those signals may be loud and clear, the causes may not. Accurately identifying the cause of your pain is at the very foundation of Loma Linda’s Pain Management Center.

At the Center for Pain Management, our physicians and staff understand that no two patients are the same, and that the causes of their pain can be different even if the symptoms are the same. This awareness is at the foundation of our treatment approach, which blends traditional and modern medical approaches including physical therapy, exercise and pharmacological intervention in order to completely address your needs.

After careful evaluation, our pain management specialists apply a multidisciplinary approach to create a customized treatment plan for our patients. Once a patient’s plan has been set in motion, it is monitored in either an inpatient or outpatient setting so that appropriate changes can be made to maintain consistent progress and keep recovery on track.


Services

Loma Linda’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation offers a comprehensive list of inpatient and outpatient services to help patients with the following conditions:

•    Causalgia
•    Chronic back and neck pain
•    Chronic cancer-related pain
•    Fibromyalgia
•    Headache
•    Myofascial pain
•    Nerve injury
•    Neuropathic pain/peripheral neuropathy
•    Pain after multiple trauma
•    Pain after stroke
•    Phantom limb pain
•    Post-surgical pain
•    Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
•    Shingles
•    Spinal injury pain
•    TMJ disorders


Loma Linda’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation offers evaluation procedures to accurately identify the treatment that bests suits your specific needs. Our procedures include:
  • Physical Medicine
    • Amputee Clinic
      • Fabrication and adjustments to devices
      • Patient management via team assessments
      • Pain management
      • Physician evaluations
      • Prothetists evaluations
      • Rehabilitation therapy care plans
    • Center for Pain Management
      • Exercise
      • Individualized patient pain level analysis
      • Injection techniques when indicated
      • Pharmacological intervention
      • Physical therapy
      • Progress monitoring
      • Psychological support
      • Research to improve patient care
      • Therapeutic plan for pain management
      • Treatment and management of pain
    • Neuropsychology
      • Behavioral medicine assessments
      • Biofeedback training
      • Cognitive retraining
      • Coping skills training
      • Educational testing
      • Educational rehabilitation
      • Medical/legal assessments
      • Neuropsychological assessments
      • Pre-surgical evaluations
      • Psychological restructuring
      • Workers’ compensation evaluations
    • Spasticity Treatment
      • Assessments
      • Individualized treatment
      • Management of patients with implanted medication pumps
      • Medication or injections into spastic muscles
      • Therapies to improve function and decrease pain
  • Rehabilitation
    • Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Services
      • Adolescent rehabilitation, ages 14–21
      • General rehabilitation
      • Stroke
      • Spinal cord injury
      • Traumatic brain injury
    • Outpatient Rehabilitation Services and Programs
      • Amputation clinic
      • Brain injury rehabilitation
      • Cognitive therapy
      • Dialect program
      • Dysphagia and feeding disorder program
      • Hand therapy
      • Laryngectomy rehabilitation
      • Lymphedema therapy
      • Occupational therapy
      • Orthopedic rehabilitation
      • Orthotics and Prosthetics
      • Pediatric rehabilitation
      • Physical therapy
      • Pilates-based conditioning
      • Post-mastectomy care
      • Pre-vocational and work re-entry program
      • Sensorimotor and language program
      • Speech and language pathology
      • Spinal cord injury rehabilitation
      • Sports rehabilitation
      • Stroke rehabilitation
      • Swallow studies
      • Vestibular therapy
      • Voice program

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – South Entrance
Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus
Ambulatory Services Building
11406 Loma Linda Drive, Suite 300
Loma Linda, CA 92354
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Inpatient Rehabilitation
Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus – Unit 1100 and Unit 1500
25333 Barton Road
Loma Linda, CA 92354
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Outpatient Rehabilitation – West Entrance
Ambulatory Services Building
11406 Loma Linda Drive
Loma Linda, CA 92354
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Orthotics and Prosthetics – North Entrance
Ambulatory Services Building
11406 Loma Linda Drive
Loma Linda, CA 92354
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The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians specialize in rehabilitation, therapy, research and clinical consultations. Our physicians are highly trained in their areas of specialty and hold national board certifications. They work closely with the rehabilitation care team to ensure the best possible outcomes for each patient.
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Featured Physicians

Neuropsychology
•    Travis G. Fogel, PhD
•    Michael Gilewski, PhD

Pain Management
•    Baher Boctor, MD
•    Scott R. Strum, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – Adult
•    Murray E. Brandstater, MD
•    Nicole Irwin, MD
•    Mary Kim, MD
•    Cid Nazir, MD
•    Scott R. Strum, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – Pediatrics
•    Nicole Irwin, MD

Spine Center
•    Farbod Asgarzadie, MD
•    Wayne K. Cheng, MD
•    Scott R. Strum, MD

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