Michael Amster, MD
I believe chronic pain affects the body, mind and spirit. Chronic pain isn't just a physical condition. It affects a patient's entire life. I take a functional, restorative approach to treating pain. My goal is to teach my patients how to cope with pain and get them back into their active lives.
Although I was trained in interventions, such as pain blocks and nerve injections, those tools are just
part of the equation when treating chronic pain. I've also studied Oriental medicine and acupuncture. I've also received training in guided imagery and meditation.
Medical Degree, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA
Internship in Family Practice, Mercy Methodist Hospital, Sacramento, CA
Residency in Family and Community Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
Fellowship in Pain Medicine, University of Iowa School of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
Board Certified in Family Practice
Board Certified in Pain Management