Dr. Lara Edinger specializes in the treatment of a broad range of chronic pain disorders with an emphasis in complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), neuropathic pain and headache.
Dr. Edinger approaches the treatment of pain with consideration of the physical, social and emotional impact it has on each patient. She offers comprehensive multi-modality care that includes osteopathic manipulation, interventional pain procedures, medication management and intensive functional rehabilitation. The pain procedures she performs include sympathetic blocks, epidurals, joint injections, trigger point injections, nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal pain pumps. Ketamine infusions are also offered for the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome and other neuropathic pain disorders.
She graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with her medical degree and a Masters in Neuromusculoskeletal Science. She completed Neurology residency at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia. There she served as chief resident under Dr. Robert Schwartzman, a pioneer in the research and treatment of CRPS. She went on to graduate from an interventional pain fellowship at the University of Virginia. She is board certified in Neurology with a sub-specialty certification in Pain Medicine. She is also an assistant clinical professor at the UCLA Department of Neurology.
Edinger L, Schwartzman R, Ahmad A, Erwin K, Alexander G “Objective Sensory Evaluation of the Spread of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome” Pain Physician, 2013; 16 : 581-591
Edinger L, Schwartzman RJ “Gardner-Diamond Syndrome Associated with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.” Journal of Dermatological Case Reports 2013; 7(1): 10-14