Shahram Abbassi, M.D.

Primary Specialty: 

Pain Management Specialist

Mad River Community Hospital - Pain Management
3800 Janes Road
Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 826-8271

Board Certified in Anesthesiology/Pain Management, recertified 2010
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dept. of Anesthesiology & Critical Care, Pittsburg PA
Residencies: The Western Pennsylvania/ Allegheny/ Temple Health System, Pittsburgh, PA
Anesthesiology & Internal Medicine
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Dr. Abbassi is a fellowship trained chronic interventional Pain Management specialist treating patients in Humboldt County since 2008. Previously, he served as a director of Pain Management and Anesthesiology for fifteen years in Pennsylvania before moving back home to California. Dr. Abbassi is also trained as an internist with extensive experience in critical care, which he believes to be an invaluable asset when treating complex pain management cases resulting from underlying medical conditions. He offers specialty interventional pain care to patients suffering from spinal conditions and other ailments using state of the art fluoroscopic and ultrasound guidance techniques for interventional procedures. Dr. Abbassi makes his home in Humboldt County with his wife and three children, and their Bichon Frise. He enjoys fishing, outdoor activities and woodworking.
Procedures Performed
· Target specific epidural steroid injections
· Diagnostic pain blocks
· Radiofrequency ablation “neurotomy” procedures
· Radiofrequency ablation of continuous post-operative knee pain
· Spinal cord stimulator trials and implants
· Cervical injections/ ablation
· Botox injections for diagnosed migraine headaches
· Sympathetic blocks for CRPS, “RSD”
Conditions Treated
· Lower Back Pain
· Cervical Neck Pain
· Chronic Arthritic Conditions
· Sacroilliac & Facet Joint Generated Pain Conditions
· Complex Regional Pain Syndrome  “RSD”
· Cancer Pain
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Mad River Pain Clinic is dedicated to personalizing interventional options for chronic pain sufferers. Patients are seen by physician referral only.