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Dr. Koorosh J Elihu, MD

Dr. Koorosh Joshua Elihu MD is a Harvard educated, pain management specialist and anesthesiologist.  His fellowship training at Cedars-Sinai was comprehensive and includes medical management, addiction and sleep medicine, acute pain management, and hospice and cancer care.

Call (323) 642-6455 to schedule an appointment today.
Locations in Culver City, Beverly Hills, Long Beach, and Fresno.

Personalized Pain Management

If you are suffering from arthritis, joint pain, or related conditions, contact us today for a consultation. Dr. Elihu will work with you to carefully craft a personalized treatment plan to help you feel your best. Whether you need conservative management or more robust procedures, we will find what works for you to help you feel your best.

Joint Pain and Arthritis

Arthritis is the inflammation of one or many joints that causes pain and stiffness of the joints. There are many kinds of arthritis, but the most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis generally worsens with age, but infections and underlying diseases can cause some types of arthritis.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a common joint disease that affects aging individuals. It generally refers to the natural wear and tear of our joints. As we get older our cartilage and bones that make up joints age as well. Osteoarthritis can be very painful. Exercise can prevent osteoarthritis. At Elihu Institute for Pain Management, we offer joint injections to relieve even the worst osteoarthritis pain.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that affects the joints, skin, eyes, and organs. It is chronic and can be very painful. It is also associated with many other disorders including carpal tunnel syndrome and osteoporosis. Factors like age, family history, obesity, and your environment play a key role in rheumatoid arthritis. If you have prolonged joint pain or tenderness, schedule a consult with one of our physicians at Elihu Institute for Pain Management.

Trigger Finger

Trigger finger refers to a condition where your fingers become very stiff and become locked in a position. It can be treated with exercise, rest, splinting, and medications. If none of those therapies work, our expert physicians at Elihu Institute for Pain Management can perform minor steroid injections to provide lasting relief.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a localized form of peripheral neuropathy that only affects the hands. The nerves in the wrist can be damaged overtime, leading to decreased sensation and numbness or pain. The way we sit at our computers is the leading cause of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. At Elihu Institute for Pain Management we offer many conservative and interventional therapies to manage your Carpal Tunnel pain. We can provide splinting and medications for the pain as well as joint injections for lasting pain relief.

Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hip, Knee, and Ankle Joint Pain

Joint pain can be severe and debilitating. Even mild joint pain is difficult to deal with and can decrease your quality of life. Our physicians will work with you to create a treatment plan to help you manage your joint pain tailored to your specific needs. We have treatments available for every major joint and all afflicting conditions including Rotator Cuff Pain, Frozen Shoulder, Tennis Elbow, Bursitis, Tendonitis, and many more. 

Call (323) 642-6455 to schedule an appointment today.
Locations in Culver City, Beverly Hills, Long Beach, and Fresno.

Treatment

During a visit to Elihu Institute for Pain Management, one of our expert physicians will examine your joints and discuss your complete medical history in oder to design a treatment plan suited for you. Conservative treatments with pain medications and exercises are a great start, but we also offer many advanced treatments for arthritis and joint pain.

Joint Injections

Our physicians can administer corticosteroid injection into the joint to relieve the pain. These joint injections can last for months and provide extensive relief. Corticosteroid can be injected at any joint, wherever the pain occurs. Hyaluronic acid can also be injected into joints. Our bodies naturally produce hyaluronic acid as joint lubricant, so an injection can provide relief by limiting joint friction.

Non-Opioid Pain Management

Powerful opioids are often the go to prescription for pain management, but these drugs have side effects and can lead to addiction. If you would like to avoid the use of opioids, one of our physicians can work with you to develop a safe and effective treatment plan. At Elihu Institute for Pain Management, we use a variety of non-opioid drug and nondrug therapies for pain management. Non-opioid pain management therapies include: over the counter medication, physical therapy, steroid injections, acupuncture, nerve blocks, and surgery.

Epidural Steroid Injections

Epidural steroid injections are commonly used to relieve pain in the back, arms, and legs caused by damage in spinal nerves. The procedure is minimally invasive and only involves a small injection of steroid into the epidural space in the spine. An epidural steroid injection will provide lasting relief for arthritis.

Shoulder, Knee, and Hip Injections

Our expert physicians can provide corticosteroid injections in your large joints to help you manage your joint pain. The procedure is minimally invasive and can be performed right in our state of the art medical facility. Contact Elihu Institute for Pain Management for a consultation and find out if a large joint injection is right for your pain.

Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation

Cooled Radiofrequency ablations are an effective strategy for treating chronic joint pain. During cooled radiofrequency ablations, radio waves produce a small electrical current that targets an area of nerve tissue, reducing pain in that specific location. Water is pumped through to keep the temperature low, limiting potential risk. This treatment option is generally well tolerated with few complications. Pain relief from radiofrequency ablations can last up to a year. We offer cooled radiofrequency ablations targeting the suprascapular nerve (shoulder), genicular nerves (knee), and obturator and femoral nerves (knee). Speak with a physician at Elihu Institute for Pain Management to learn if radiofrequency ablations are right for your joint pain.

Stem Cell Injections and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Stem Cell Injections are a state of the art technique used to treat chronic joint pain. Adult stem cells are extracted and injected into the joint, stimulating cartilage repair. Cartilage wear and tear is a common cause of joint pain. Stem cell injections have also been shown to reduce joint inflammation and limit future degradation. Recent studies have also shown that Protein Rich Plasma injections have also been successful at decreasing joint pain. Speak with a physician now at Elihu Institute for Pain Management to find out if these injections are right for your pain.

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