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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 of 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 "The office seams to run so efficiently. I hardly waited at all. Everyone seems genuinely concerned for my comfort and about my recovery. Best doctor/doctor's office I have ever been to." Provider: Kimberly Safman MD
  • Spinal Injections Epidural/Facet "The professional care done with a sense of warmth and humor." Provider: Balaji (Bobby) S Charlu MD
  • Spinal Injections Epidural/Facet "He and team really listened." Provider: Balaji (Bobby) S Charlu MD
  • Spinal Injections Epidural/Facet "Dr. Safman and her staff are highly professional in their manner yet are also personable and calming. Her high level of expertise is evident during each procedure she has performed on me." Provider: Kimberly Safman MD
  • Spinal Injections Epidural/Facet "Every one I came in contact with at Dr Safman office was absolutely some of the best medical staff I ever encountered, can't say enough good things about them." Provider: Kimberly Safman MD
  • Spinal Injections Epidural/Facet "Just explaining what he was doing during the procedure made it very easy." Provider: Balaji (Bobby) S Charlu MD
  • Spinal Injections Epidural/Facet "Until last series of injections was very, very happy with results. I clearly overdid after last series and had very poor results. Need more information or warnings. Also need more information or other possible applications or use areas." Provider: Balaji (Bobby) S Charlu 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
  • Spinal Injections Epidural/Facet "Great communication with doctor and he listens to my issues. He has stopped my pain. He has a really good PA too!" Provider: Balaji (Bobby) S Charlu MD
  • Spinal Injections Epidural/Facet "It's clear to me that Dr. Charlu is extremely good at what he does, and truly cares for me. The team is always upbeat, kind, anxious, and able to help me." Provider: Balaji (Bobby) S Charlu MD
  • Spinal Injections Epidural/Facet "Everyone is very nice" Provider: Balaji (Bobby) S Charlu MD
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