Chronic pain is a debilitating condition, no matter where it strikes. If you suffer from severe, chronic pain, you need a medical team who understands your need for relief and has an array of techniques to address your specific needs. At the UCLA Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders and Pain Program, our team delivers the most compassionate, experienced surgical care in Los Angeles and southern California.
Chronic pain is an umbrella term for many types of persistent pain that are resistant to most treatments. Unlike other types of pain, chronic pain is not a symptom of another problem or injury, such as a broken bone. There is often no physical cause or diagnosis.
Types of chronic pain include:
Chronic pain may not respond to medications and traditional treatments, but there are a few specialized surgical options available for some patients.
Deep brain stimulation is an off-label procedure for treating chronic pain. That means it is not yet FDA-approved.
Learn more about our surgical treatments.