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Chronic Pain Management Santa Monica, CA

Living with chronic pain can diminish your life if you do not have the tools to manage it well. While medication may help to relieve or lower the level of pain, there are alternative ways to keep pain at a minimum. Dr. Michael has implemented various methods of pain management to help patients live more comfortable lives.

Effective management depends on the cause of the pain. In some instances, over-the-counter medication or prescription drugs will be sufficient. Mind/body techniques or non-traditional methods like acupuncture may also be suggested to manage the pain adequately. Chronic pain often requires more than one type of intervention to provide manageable results.

Taking Control of Your Pain

Dealing with chronic pain can be exhausting, and for many people, the pain seems to take over their lives. Dr. Michael can offer you tools and suggestions for taking your life back and effectively managing your pain. Once the source is identified, and the underlying causes are accounted for and being treated, additional techniques can be explored to help you cope.

Alternatives or complements to drug therapy include such techniques as deep breathing, meditation, exercise, physical and occupational therapy, weight loss, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), biofeedback and a wide variety of additional options.

Dr. Michael will discuss the best methods to address the type and severity of the pain you are experiencing. Some conditions that produce chronic pain may respond to a pain management technique for a while, then require a change to keep the pain from returning or intensifying.

It is important to note changes in your pain levels and keep your doctor informed of your progress. You may find that some lifestyle changes may improve your efforts for effective pain management. Physical and mental health are important in managing chronic pain.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael to discover the most effective plan for managing your chronic pain.

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Our Patient Reviews

Brent J. Michael, MD

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 25 reviews

Ashly Tucker

I've interacted with Dr. Michael and his staff on several occasions and they have all been nothing but pleasant! Keep up the good work guys! I'll be sending anyone I know who needs a Dr. in Santa Monica your way!

Dolores Niece

Dr. Michael is a brilliant, compassionate doctor who listens and cares for his patient. I have never experienced this quality of medical care anywhere. The staff was very accommodating and made me feel very comfortable. He is the best family physician that we have ever had.

Greg Kove

Dr. Michael is not your average doctor. I feel fortunate to have enjoyed Dr. Michael as my primary GP for over 6 years and have found him to be extremely trustworthy, personable, knowledgeable, honest, thorough, compassionate and non-judgmental. He takes the time to talk to you and to listen to all of your concerns. Dr. Michael is someone you can talk with and he really cares about each one of his patients. He listens and provides suggestions. A patient couldn't ask for a more caring physician than Dr. Michael. The entire office staff is extremely friendly, personable and accommodating. Dr. Michael is a great doctor, mentor and friend. I'm glad I have him as my primary care provider! I am forever grateful to Dr. Michael and strongly recommend him to anyone who desires personalized care.

Gini Holtzman

Dr. Michael takes time to listen, diagnose, and prescribe the best treatment possible. He made me feel comfortable talking to him about all of my health concerns and I left my appointment with answers to all of my questions. Dr Michael really understood what I was feeling both emotionally and physically and communicated that understanding to me.

Jose Hernandez

Dr. Michaels is easy to talk to, down-to-earth as well as smart and competent. It feels more like you’re getting good advice from a personal friend who is also a licensed physician. I have been recommending him to friends and family for years now and with absolutely no complaints. He is always able to fit me into his schedule and help me as promptly as possible. I haven’t had to wait more than twenty minutes after checking in to see him. He is very knowledgeable and polite and is willing to answer all of my questions without being rude or cold.

Alex D.

Dr. Michael is very friendly and easy to talk to. His staff is great and his nurse was absolutely wonderful. I didn’t catch her name but she was quick, very efficient and friendly! I will definitely be sticking around with this doc for as long as I can

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Brent J. Michael, MD

2001 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 1260W
Santa Monica, CA 90404



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