Pain Management at St. Joseph Health Medical Group

St. Joseph Health Medical Group’s pain management doctors are dedicated to helping you live with less pain so you can find the peace you’ve been searching for — mind, body and spirit.

Unlike some pain management programs that rely only on medications to relieve pain, we explore non- and minimally invasive care options such as personalized physical therapy, epidural injections, and nerve blocks to find the treatment that works best for you and your lifestyle.

Using only cutting edge, proven treatments for pain management, St. Joseph Health Medical Group creates customized treatment options for patients in pain that incorporate pain procedures, nutrition, exercises, and medications. Our personalized approach to pain management and rehabilitation puts you at the center of every decision we make.

Procedures Performed

Epidural injections

Intrathecal drug delivery systems

Join injections


Nerve blocks

Local anesthetics and steroids are injected near specific nerves in the spinal column or peripheral sites, preventing them from relaying pain signals to the brain.

Radiofrequency ablation

A specialized needle is inserted near a nerve and heated, rendering the nerve incapable of transmitting pain.

Spinal cord and peripheral stimulation

Sympathetic blocks


Acrylic bone cement is injected through a small needle to stabilize or “cast” compression fractures of the spine, eliminating the source of pain.

Conditions Treated

Abdominal and pelvic pain

Atypical facial pain

Cancer pain

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Degenerative arthritis of the spine

Degenerative joint pain

Headaches (including migraines)

Low back and neck pain

Neuropathy and neuropathic pain


Spasticity and muscle spasms

Spinal cord injury

Spinal stenosis

Trigeminal neuralgia

Vertebral fractures

Our Providers

Our Provider

Brian Starr, MD
Brian Starr, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Pain Management
City:  Eureka
4.6 out of 5

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Our Locations

Santa Rosa - Pain Management

Santa Rosa - Pain Management

1221 Farmers Ln.,
Suite 500
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Eureka - Interventional Pain Management

Eureka - Interventional Pain Management

2675 Harris St.,

Eureka, CA 95503
Eureka - Physical Medicine

Eureka - Physical Medicine

2675 Harris St.,

Eureka, CA 95503