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Conditions We Treat

Pain Medicine

If you are in chronic pain, the physicians and therapists at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute can give you relief. We are a full-service orthopaedic care facility, with qualified providers in all major orthopaedic specialties and physical therapy services. Every year, we help thousands of patients find relief from pain.

What Is Chronic Pain?

Pain that lasts for three months or longer is called "chronic." This pain is your body's way of telling you that something is wrong. The cause of chronic pain is not always clear. It may occur because brain chemicals that usually stop pain after recovery from an illness or injury are not working properly. Moreover, damaged nerves can also cause pain; however, chronic pain may exist without any known cause.

Chronic Pain Is Not ‘Normal' & Can Be Treated

It is normal for you to feel pain when you are injured or ill. However, pain that lasts for weeks, months, or years is not normal. Chronic pain can also lead to depression over long periods of time. Any chronic pain should not be ignored—it is important to know that chronic pain can be successfully treated and managed by a qualified physician.

When Is Chronic Pain Serious Enough to Call Your Doctor?

  • Your pain has lasted more than three months without a clear reason.
  • You are feeling down or are not enjoying the activities or hobbies that you have enjoyed in the past. You may be experiencing depression, which commonly occurs alongside chronic pain.
  • You are unable to sleep because of the pain.
  • You had an illness or injury that healed, but the pain has not gone away.
  • You have a family member or friend who appears to be suffering from chronic pain, and you would like information about treatment.
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