Pain Management Services Specialist

Alicja Steiner, MD

Pain Management Physician located in Banker's Hill, San Diego, CA

Dr. Steiner is a leading pain management specialist, offering San Diego, CA, patients advanced care for pain, including minimally invasive procedures like epidural steroid injections, nerve blocks, bursa injections and trigger point injections, aimed at blocking pain at its source.

Pain Management Services Q & A

What are the causes of chronic pain?

Chronic pain can be caused by diseases like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis or by trauma from car accidents, falls, sports injuries or other accidents. Chronic means the pain is persistent, occurring over a long period of time; acute pain describes the pain that begins suddenly and is usually, but not always, more sharp and severe than chronic pain. Dr. Steiner is experienced in treating both chronic and acute pain issues.

How can injections help resolve chronic pain issues?

Injections use anesthetics aimed at blocking pain signals as well as steroids and other medications to reduce inflammation so tissues can heal. The type and placement of injections depend on the underlying cause of the pain. In some cases, a single injection can provide enough relief for healing and restoration of range of motion - while many people can also benefit from a series of injections over time. Dr. Steiner will be able to determine the type of injection you may need and whether a single injection will suffice or a series can help provide the relief you need.

What types of pain does Dr. Steiner treat?

Dr. Steiner is skilled in treating a wide array of painful conditions, including:

  • back and neck pain

  • degenerative disc disease

  • herniated discs

  • scoliosis

  • spondylosis

  • spinal stenosis

  • whiplash

  • headaches

  • fibromyalgia

  • pain associated with cancer

  • arthritis pain

  • reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)

Before beginning any treatment, Dr. Steiner will perform a comprehensive physical exam and in-depth pain evaluation, which may include diagnostic imaging tests or lab work, to understand the causes of your pain and the level of pain you're experiencing. The results of these evaluations will help her provide treatment that's optimized to bring maximum relief. Each treatment plan begins with the most conservative options initially, moving to more invasive solutions when conservative options don't bring relief from painful symptoms.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept all PPO insurance, Medicare, and others. For your convenience, we've created a short list of just some of the providers we accept. If you do not see your insurance provider listed on our site, please call our office to confirm coverage.

Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Community Health Group
Coventry Health Care
Health Net
Imperial Health Holdings
Molina Healthcare
Vantage Medical Group