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PainCare Medical Group


A model pain center, in the heart of Orange County

PainCare is the leading pain management center in Orange County, California, specializing in the treatment of the spine and joints.

Staffed by Board Certified Medical Doctors, PainCare has put the best of Physical and Sports Medicine, Interventional Treatment, Spine Decompression and Chiropractic Care together, under one roof, in the heart of Orange County.

Dr. Larry Ho, PainCare's Medical Director is a Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital trained Pain Specialist. In this discussion, he answers some of the most important questions about how one should go about choosing a pain treatment facility.

Top 10 Questions To Ask When Choosing Your Pain Doctor:

Doctors and nurses are our backbone.
Our staff gives us our core strength.

    1.    Are your Doctors Board Certified?

While many physicians consider themselves pain specialists, some may not have had formal training or Board Certification.  At PainCare, all of our doctors are Fellowship trained and Board Certified.  Dr. Larry Ho is double Board Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine.  Dr. Khang Lai is double Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Pain Medicine.

    2.   How do you treat pain??

Pain problems can range from acute neck or back pain to intractable chronic conditions.  Pain Management starts with a thorough history, physical examination and record review.  Treatment plans may include interventional procedures, physical therapy and medications.  We treat each patient as an individual, focusing on what each patient seeks the most in their lives.

    3.   What conditions do you treat?

We treat most all pain problems at PainCare.  Our focus is on spinal and joint pain.  Of these, neck and back pain such as herniated disc, sciatica and facet syndrome are the most common.  As the leading pain treatment center in the region, we are experienced in treating other conditions as well ranging from reflex sympathetic dystrophy to shingles pain.  Our goal is non-surgical relief of pain.

    4.   Are your doctors Interventional Pain Specialists?

Interventional Pain Medicine is the diagnosis and treatment of pain-related disorders using minimally-invasive interventional techniques such as injections and nerve blocks, in conjunction with other modalities of treatments such as non-surgical spinal axial decompression.  All of our doctors are experienced interventional specialists.  Interventional Pain Medicine is similar to Interventional Cardiology where Cardiologists (Heart Specialists) perform minimally-invasive heart procedures that preclude the need for patients to have open-heart surgeries.

    5.   What are some of the interventional procedures that you perform?

The procedures are many, ranging from epidural corticosteroid injections to radiofrequency nerve ablation, to spinal cord stimulator implantation.  The most common are epidural steroid injections, facet joint blocks and selective nerve root blocks.  Most of the procedures are performed in outpatient setting, takes only minutes, and require only local numbing. Sedatives are given to those who are very anxious about the treatments.  We also perform electrical diagnostic nerve testing to help find the exact source of nerve involvement.

    6.   Where are the procedures done?

PainCare Surgicenter is a fully AAAHC and Medicare Accredited facility for meeting stringent performance requirements.  PainCare Surgicenter is a freestanding, single specialty state of the art outpatient facility dedicated to the performance of interventional pain procedures.  Unlike many mixed-use surgery centers and community hospitals, PainCare allows only clean treatment procedures (i.e. no infectious or contaminated cases such as ENT, colorectal or wound cases).  Our equipment (including GE's OEC Image Guidance System and the tri-planar cantilevered table) is optimized for pain treatment procedures.  The combination of state-of-the-art facility and specialized nursing staff helps us do our job better.


  7.   Do you offer the new spine decompression or vertebral axial therapy?

PainCare was the first Certified IDD Therapy Treatment Center in Orange County, California, offering the most advanced intervertebral differential dynamics technology.  PainCare also utilized the new DaVincix10 spine decompression machine, the new industry standard.

    8.   Do you offer alternative therapy?

Dr. Yousef Beshqoy, Doctor of Chiropractic, is an integral member of our team.  Chiropractic is the largest form of alternative therapy in the country. PainCare integrates mainstream medicine with chiropractic, focusing on the common goal of best patient care.  Our Physical Therapist, Kristen Pitts, with a Master's Degree, is one of the few dedicated pain management physical therapists with extensive credentials.  The combination of physical therapy and Chiropractic together works well for many of our patients.

    9.   Do you consult other Specialists?

Our doctors are well known in the community.  We have worked with doctors of all specialties over the years.  With our academic background, we remain in contact with many of the most renowned facilities and specialists in the country.  If your condition requires, we will refer you to the best specialists either in the area, or across the country, so that you may get the care you need.

  PainCareMD.com   10. How do I get more information?
    In addition, we have created a blog:  PainCareBlog.com.  "Pain Care blog strives to provide the most pertinent, useful and current information on pain management to the public. As health care information becomes more voluminous over the Internet, it is important for those who seek answers to evaluate their information sources carefully. PainCare screens for information from both medical literature and news releases from around the World."


Contact us at:    
PainCare Medical Group

15701 Rockfield Blvd.

Irvine, California 92618

Tel:  (949) 457-9900

Fax: (949) 457-9922

Larry Ho, MD
PainCare Medical Group
15701 Rockfield Blvd.
Irvine, CA 92618


Khang Lai, DO
PainCare Medical Group
15701 Rockfield Blvd.
Irvine, CA 92618


Reza Mahrou, MD
Pain Care Providers
15825 Laguna Canyon Rd,
Suite 108
Irvine, CA 92618


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