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We found 9 interventional pain specialists near Inglewood, CA.

Dr. Akash Bajaj, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
4644 Lincoln Boulevard; Suite 424
Marina Del Rey, CA
 

Dr. Akash Bajaj specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Bajaj attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Bajaj's areas of expertise consist of substance abuse, anti-aging, and migraine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bajaj takes. Dr. Bajaj has received the following distinctions: Patient's Choice Awards; Golden Key National Honor Society; and Most Compassionate Doctor. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Substance Abuse, Migraine, Anti-Aging, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Pain Management

Dr. Glenn Martin Lipton, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
13160 Mindanao Way; Suite 300
Marina Del Rey, CA
 

Dr. Glenn Lipton is a specialist in interventional pain medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Lipton has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
555 E Hardy Street
Inglewood, CA
 

Dr. Edward Martin is an Inglewood, CA physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Martin attended medical school at Meharry Medical College.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
555 E Hardy Street
Inglewood, CA
 

Dr. Peregrina Arciaga is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. She works in Inglewood, CA. Dr. Arciaga is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. After attending the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, she completed her residency training at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
8610 S Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 207
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Rebecca Kerr is a specialist in interventional pain medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Kerr graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Kerr speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
555 E Hardy Street
Inglewood, CA
 

Dr. Walter Watson practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Watson is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
555 E Hardy Street
Inglewood, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Calloway is an Inglewood, CA physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Calloway takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Meharry Medical College.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6041 Cadillac Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Juarez, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Juarez accepts Kaiser Permanente insurance. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
555 E Hardy Street
Inglewood, CA
 

Dr. Hector Tejeda's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He honors Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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What is Interventional Pain Medicine?

Interventional pain medicine is a specialty that is devoted to the management of pain through medical procedures, without the routine use of prescription medications. Usually practiced by anesthesiologists or pain medicine specialists, this subspecialty has had a marked increase in demand in recent years, as the illegal abuse of narcotic painkillers has become a nation-wide problem.

Interventional pain medicine physicians must be adept at diagnosing their patients. Until they can accurately pinpoint the source of the pain, it can be difficult to treat it effectively. In some cases, the pain has an obvious cause, such as the hurt experienced when healing after surgery or when dealing with some cancers. In other cases, there is no obvious problem causing the pain, and the pain itself is the issue. This can be the case with chronic lower back pain, migraines, neuropathies, and other disorders.

There are many treatment options that interventional pain medicine doctors might use to ease a patient’s pain, ranging from non-invasive to minimally invasive. Some of these treatments are:
  • Physical therapy
  • Epidurals
  • Nerve blocks
  • Facet injections, which are injections of small amounts of anesthetic into the joints of the spine
  • Radiofrequency denervation, or the use of radio waves to stop painful nerves from firing
  • Spinal cord stimulation, or the use of electrical currents along the spine to interfere with the transmission of pain signals
  • Implanted intrathecal or epidural injection drug delivery systems

Reducing pain doesn’t just help you feel better -- it allows you to become more active and increases your ability to heal. The goal of interventional pain medicine is to help people who are hurting to get back to working, playing, sleeping, and enjoying their life fully.