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Best Pain Management Doctors in San Diego

Below is a list of the top and leading Pain Management Doctors in San Diego. To help you find the best pain management doctor located near you in San Diego, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list.

The top rated Pain Management Doctors in San Diego are:

  • Christopher John Gordon Chisholhm – Comprehensive Pain Management Specialists
  • Michael Moon – Pain Care of San Diego
  • Behzad Aalaei – Advanced Pain Management
  • Shafi Khalid – San Diego Pain Consultants
  • David James Smith – San Diego Pain Center
Christopher John Gordon Chisholhm
Christopher John Gordon Chisholhm – Comprehensive Pain Management Specialists

Dr. Chisholm received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry, and served a residency in Anesthesiology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. While at Columbia University, he was given the honor to serve as Chief resident. Choosing then to sub-specialize in pain medicine, he completed an Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship at the University of California Davis, graduating in December of 2005. Dr. Chisholm holds staff privileges at UCSD Medical Center as a volunteer clinical instructor. Dr. Chisholm held staff privileges at UCSD Medical Center as a volunteer clinical instructor. During that time he donated his time at the San Diego Veterans Hospital where he provided pain management services to veterans.


Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection; Celiac Plexus Block; Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection; Lumbar Discography; Intraarticular Facet Joint Injections; Intrathecal Pump Implant; Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection; Lumbar Radiofrequency Rhizotomy; Lumbar Sympathetic Block; Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection; Diagnostic Medial Branch Block; Sacroiliac Joint Injection; Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant; Stellate Ganglion Block


Address: 16466 Bernardo Center Dr Suite 150, San Diego, CA 92128
Phone: (858) 453-7700


Dr. Chisholm is a wonderful caring person, with my mom. He is also a funny man. Keep up the great work.” – brian falkowski

Pain Care of San Diego

Michael Moon
Michael Moon – Pain Care of San Diego

Dr. Moon specializes in interventional spine procedures as well as acute and chronic pain management. He is a graduate of Loma Linda University where he completed medical school, residency and fellowship training. Dr. Moon is Board Certified in both Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation as well as in Pain Management.

Dr. Moon is the founder and medical director of Pain Care of San Diego. His goal is to increase the public’s awareness of the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation throughout Southern California.



Chronic Opioid Therapy; Epidural Steroid Injections; Selective Nerve Root Blocks; Facet Joint Injections; Sacroiliac Joint Injections; Cervical and Lumbar Discograms; RFTC Neurolytic Ablation; Stellate Ganglion Blocks; Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks; Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy (IDET); Lumbar Nucleoplasty; Thoracic and Lumbar Vertebroplasty; Occipital Nerve Block; Joint and Bursa Cortisone Injections; Trigger Point Injections; BOTOX® Injections; Synvisc Injections; Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies


Address: 5348 Carroll Canyon Rd #101, San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: (858) 202-1546


I have been with Pain Care for about 8 years. Dr Moon really cares for his patients. I have very complicated orthopedic condition and over time has gotten better thanks to Dr Moon. Not quite sure about the bad reviews, perhaps they are from people that had an abnormal experience or didn’t want the treatments recommended.” – Angel Sanchez

Caring and attentive. Takes a holistic view to your care while also willing to treat the immediate symptoms and maintaining focus on the long term goals. A safe place for people in pain. Dr Moon in particular is one of those rare physicians who truly wants the best for you and is exceptionally versed on pain management” – Alicia Bird

Advanced Pain Management

Behzad Aalaei
Behzad Aalaei – Advanced Pain Management

Dr. Aalaei focuses on relieving chronic pain in patients. Interventional pain specialists offer pain relief by blocking or interrupting the transmission of neurological pain signals in the brain. Dr. Aalaei may perform treatments such as spinal cord and nerve stimulation, nerve or medial branch blocks, medication management, or the implantation of drug delivery systems.


Cyro-Ablation of Nerves, Epidural Steroid Injections, Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy, Neucleoplasty, Lumbar Discography, Lumbar Facet Joint Injections, Medial Branch Nerve Blocks, Morphine/Baclofen Pump Implantation and Management, Occipital Nerve Blocks, Percutaneous Diskectomy


Address: 444 W C St #444, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (219) 924-7246


The best of the best!!!” – Phil Galagher

San Diego Pain Consultants

Shafi Khalid
Shafi Khalid – San Diego Pain Consultants

Dr. Shafi Khalid is board-certified in pain medicine and a fellow of interventional pain practice. He completed his undergraduate studies at Dhaka College in Bangladesh; achieved his medical degree at Mymensingh Medical College in Bangladesh; and earned his diploma in clinical neurology at the Institute of Neurology, University of London, in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Khalid completed his internship and residencies in internal medicine at Flushing Hospital Medical Center in New York, followed by a fellowship in geriatric medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, also in New York.

Dr. Khalid has devoted the last 12 years of his medical practice to the field of pain medicine, including his work as a solo pain practitioner in Texas, and former assistant professor in the anesthesiology department at Texas Tech University Health Science Center. He opened his current practice in Poway in June of 2006.


Interventional Pain Treatment; Spine Injections; Joint Injections; Supartz Injections; Botox Injections; PRP; Stem Cell; CALMARE (Certified); Soboxone (Buprenorphine for Opioid Dependence); Diagnostic Testing; Interventional Pain Injections


Address: 15725 Pomerado Rd #105, Poway, CA 92064
Phone: (858) 485-7246


Dr. Brittany Grovey is one of the best doctors I’ve ever had. This is saying a lot, as I’ve had a chronic health condition since age 11 and have seen many doctors. She is professional, articulate, patient, kind and has amazing injection skills for pain relief. If you want the best doc for pain relief, see her. Thank you Dr. Grovey!” – Jacob Powell

Best Pain doctor in San Diego” – Hossain Ferdouse

San Diego Pain Center

David James Smith
David James Smith – San Diego Pain Center

David James Smith, M.D., is Board Certified is Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and an Associate member of The American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

With over 20 years of experience in implantation of spinal cord
stimulators and infusion pumps has decreased pain, restored function, and has helped return hundreds of patients to an active lifestyle.


Epidural Injections, Nerve Blocks, Radiofrequency Ablation, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Glycosaminoglycan Injection, Platelet Rich Plasma, Medtronic Pump, Facet Joint Injection, Lumbar Sympathetic Block, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Stellate Ganglion Block, Discography


Address: 3703 Camino del Rio S # 210, San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: (619) 640-5555


Great physician and great staff!” – Ashley Peterson