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What is the difference between chronic pain and acute pain?

Acute pain lasts only a short time, and is often related to an injury or illness. Acute pain should lessen naturally during the healing process.

Chronic pain, however, is an ongoing condition. Many people experience chronic pain in the neck, back or head. Chronic pain can also be caused by nerve damage, musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, or illness. Typically, the treatments that work for acute pain are not effective against chronic pain.


What are the most common problems that result in chronic pain?

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Muscle Pain (Myalgia)
  • Nerve Pain
  • Headaches
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia (Shingles)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Leg Pain
  • Arm Pain
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia


What is Pain Management?

Chronic pain is a complex medical problem that can affect all areas of your life. The purpose of pain management is to help minimize your pain, and return you to your highest possible level of function and quality of life.


Can LA Partners In Pain Treatment help me?

We offer various treatments for a wide range of pain sufferers. If you live with chronic pain, you might benefit from our services. For more information on our services, please contact LA Partners In Pain at 310.775.1171


Can doctor Zlatt at LA Partners In Pain Treatment find the cause of my pain?

Dr. Steven Zlatt is skilled in treating pain and his expertise also enables him to diagnose its cause. By performing a physical examination, taking your medical history and examining applicable test results, our pain management physician can help pinpoint the cause of your chronic pain, and develop a treatment plan.


What treatments does LA Partners In Pain Treatment offer?

Some procedures offered at The Pain Clinic include:

  • Epidural steroid injection for general disc protrusion under X Ray guidance with monitored IV sedation & pain free

  • Transforaminal steroid injection where specific spinal nerve compression is treated with steroid under X Ray guidance with monitored IV sedation will also be prescribed as needed

  • Facet joint injection with steroid to relieve pain arising from the small joints around the spine under X Ray guidance

  • Selective spinal nerve injection to diagnose injury to nerves vs disc protrusion

  • Sympathetic nerve injections under X Ray guidance to relieve pain with chronic injuries to arm / leg and / or nerves in those areas

  • Pain relieving medications and adjuvant medications (for depression, sleep disorders, and muscle relaxation) will also be prescribed as needed


12660 Riverside Dr., Suite 300 Studio City, CA 91607

Dr. Steven Zlatt




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