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Pain Management

Serving Patients Throughout Orange County

Our physiatrists are board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, have been fellowship-trained and have a board certification sub-specialty in Pain Management. Our physiatrists focus on treating an injury, relieving chronic pain, restoring function, and improving the quality of life for patients with joint, musculoskeletal and spine pain. Our physiatrists specialize in non-operative spine care and work with their patients to understand the root cause of their acute or chronic pain.

Patients will receive custom treatment plans that will help them optimize their strength and flexibility with treatments such as physical therapy, injections, and medication management. Physiatry can also be helpful in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that produce chronic pain, impairment and disability.

If you have questions about our pain management treatment plans available in Orange County, contact Newport Orthopedic Institute today to find out more.

Giving You Back Your Mobility & Freedom

Common Conditions Treated

Relieving Pain, Restoring Function

When it comes to treating nerve, muscle or bone pain our doctors understand that your daily activities have been put on the side-lines. We focus on developing personalized plans for each patient’s unique health needs. Once we can determine the root cause of the pain you are experiencing, we may be able to resolve your chronic pain through non-invasive treatment. Our physiatrists work as part of an orthopedic team working together to get you back to your normal activities pain-free. Below are common conditions treated by our Physiatrists:

  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc, Facet and Nerve Root Pain
  • Facet Joint Arthritis
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome - FBSS
  • Failed Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Herniated Discs
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Musculoskeletal and Myofascial Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacroiliac SI Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondyloslisthesis

Pain Management Treatments

Different By Design

Our physiatrists use noninvasive procedures to both diagnose and treat injuries and conditions that cause nerve, muscle or bone pain. By combining diagnostic and therapeutic tools, our doctors are able to provide state-of-the-art pain management care with the latest in technology and treatment choices. Often times our physiatrists will work as part of a larger orthopedic team — working together to provide the best, evidence-based proven treatment options to our patients.

  • Cervical Rehabilitation
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Facet Medial Branch Rhizotomy
  • Functional Restoration
  • Injections of Muscles, Bursae, Joints
  • Interventional Spine & Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Interventional Procedures
  • Lumbar Rehabilitation
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks
  • Medications
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries and Disorders
  • Nerve Conduction Velocity Studies
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Sacroiliac SI Joint Injections
  • Spinal Cord Neuromodulation
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Stellate Ganglion Sympathetic Block Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections

Explore Our Non-Invasive Treatments

Discovering New Treatment Alternatives

At Newport Orthopedic Institute, we have specialized interventional physiatrists who are focused on offering alternative care for orthopedic injuries. We make it a priority to offer patients an extensive list of treatment options, ranging from surgery to effective non-operative solutions.

Pain Management and Patient Care

Our physiatrists understand that pain is a factor in many orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions we treat. Prudent and careful management of pain is one of the most important responsibilities of healthcare providers.

To help ensure excellence in patient care, our physicians and staff are trained in best practices related to the prescription pain medicine, including narcotics. When pain management through the use of a controlled substance is clinically indicated, the doctors at Newport Orthopedic Institute seek to prescribe the lowest doses, for the shortest duration possible. We take great effort to minimize the use of controlled substances and avert drug dependence, and we expect our patients to help us work towards this goal together.

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  • Interventional Procedure "Dr. Safman is caring and communicates well. The discomfort from the spinal injection is very minor. She makes it an easy procedure." Provider: Kimberly Safman MD
  • Spinal Injections Epidural/Facet "Always professional!" Provider: Balaji (Bobby) S Charlu MD
  • Spinal Injections Epidural/Facet "She listens to my needs and cares about my life. I would Highly recommend her to anyone else who needs pain management. She's Great" Provider: Balaji (Bobby) S Charlu MD
  • Spinal Injections Epidural/Facet "He seemed hopeful about the outcome" Provider: Balaji (Bobby) S Charlu MD
  • Spinal Injections Epidural/Facet "His knowledge, patience and he really seemed like he wanted to help me with my pain :)" Provider: Balaji (Bobby) S Charlu MD
  • Spinal Injections Epidural/Facet "The epidurals went smoothly as I feel that I was well prepared for what was to take place. I appreciate the care that I was given." Provider: Balaji (Bobby) S Charlu MD
  • Spinal Injections Epidural/Facet "They answered every question and took a genuine interest and concern for me." Provider: Kimberly Safman MD
  • Spinal Injections Epidural/Facet "Very useful and effective way to stay in contact with medical team and to get questions answered." Provider: Balaji (Bobby) S Charlu MD
  • Spinal Injections Epidural/Facet "Everyone was very friendly & encouraging" Provider: Balaji (Bobby) S Charlu MD
  • Spinal Injections Epidural/Facet "Extremely nice, caring attitude" Provider: Balaji (Bobby) S Charlu MD
  • Pain Management "Dr. Safman provided a clear explanation of my back condition and provided valuable options on how to relieve my pain." Provider: Kimberly Safman MD
  • Pain Management "Lindsay always shows a lot of insight when reviewing my needs. She's courteous, professional and still has the personal touch. She feels like a friend as well as a physician assistant." Provider: Lindsay Charlu Baumhefner PA-C
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