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UCSF Medical Center at Mount ZionPain Management Center




The UCSF Pain Management Center, located at the UCSF Mount Zion campus, was established in 1987 by the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care to help patients with various stages and types of complex, acute, and chronic pain.  We offer a variety of treatment options with a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach.

Our Center provides pain treatment for a wide variety of conditions, including but not limited to:

Chronic pain is a multifaceted medical problem that affects all aspects of a patient’s life.  Our Center is staffed by professionals from multiple disciplines, including Anesthesia, Neurology, Psychology, and Nursing to address the range of issues brought about by pain.  Patient involvement and education are important components of our program.

Our Center:

  • Combines traditional and complementary approaches
  • Was designated as a Clinical Center of Excellence in Pain Management in 2007 by the American Pain Society
  • Empowers patients through education about their conditions
  • Identifies the best methods to relieve pain, promote healing, and restore maximum levels of function
  • Has extensive knowledge of the latest pain management treatments and techniques
  • Averages about 500 patient visits per month