These online tutorials have been developed to help you better understand your condition and the treatments recommended by Dr. Barkow and Orange County Pain Management. We can serve you better if you are an informed patient.

Please browse the topics below and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

What is Pain?

In this video, Dr. Barkow discusses the many reasons for pain and how to best combat it.

Who is Dr. Stephen Barkow?

Dr. Barkow treats pain with a multi-tiered approach. Using the best of Western and alternative medicine treatments, he believes the body can heal itself when we give it the support it needs.

Dr. Barkow’s Pain Management Background

It is extremely important to know the background and training experience of a pain management physician you are going to see. In this video, Doctor Stephen Barkow explains his background and expertise in the pain management field.

Origins of Orange County Pain Management

Learn more about Doctor Stephen Barkow’s background in Pain Management and how Orange County Pain Management was started.

Orange County Pain Management Introduction

Wondering if you might benefit from Pain Management? Learn more about the types of patients we see at Orange County Pain Management, our consultation process and the modalities available to you.

Your Initial Visit to Orange County Pain Management

Wondering what you might expect on your first visit to Orange County Pain Management? This helpful video by Dr. Stephen Barkow explains your initial visit which includes an evaluation of the nature and history of your pain complaint as well as a targeted physical exam to determine what causes your pain.

Length of Pain Management Treatment

Many patients ask “How long will I need to see a pain management doctor?” The answer to this question varies depending on the patient’s pain problem. At Orange County Pain Management, we see patients for varying durations of time depending on what the pain problem is. Very often, primary care doctors will refer patients to us for specific pain complaints that are either new or have worsened over time.

Orthopedic Injuries and Pain Management

Do you have an orthopedic or joint condition and wish to learn more about how Pain Management may benefit you? View this video from Orange County Pain Management and find out the treatment options we can offer you.

Medication Management

Watch this video of Dr. Stephen Barkow to find out more about our Medication Management here at Orange County Pain Management.

Anesthesiology and Pain Management

In this video, Doctor Stephen Barkow talks about his background in Anesthesiology. Learn how Anesthesiology and Pain Management are very closely linked and why it’s important to go to a physician that has a background in both specialties.

Types of Pain We Treat at Orange County Pain Management

At Orange County Pain Management, we see patients with a variety of pain severities. Some patients are in terrible chronic pain while others have a low level of pain with flare ups. Watch this video and find out if Pain Management is right for you.

What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)?

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a disorder of the nervous system that creates abnormal nerve pain.

Nutrition and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

We have found that many of our patients benefit from seeing a nutritionist and eating an anti-inflammatory diet to fight CRPS. We have a nutritionist on staff here at Orange County Pain Management.

Treating Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Watch this video to learn more about the modalities we use at Orange County Pain Management to treat Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, or CRPS.

Treatment for Headaches at Orange County Pain Management

Watch this video of Doctor Stephen Barkow at Orange County Pain Management and learn about the headache treatments we offer at our practice.

Managing Pain Without Surgery

Many patients ask us if there are ways to manage pain without surgery. Watch this video to find out more about the less invasive treatment options we can offer.

Treating Pain With Spinal Cord Stimulators

Many patients with abnormal nerve pain or neuropathic pain find pain relief from a spinal cord stimulator.

Treating Pain Conditions with Botox

Botulinum toxin, or more commonly known as Botox, can be used to treat a variety of pain conditions. At Orange County Pain Management, we use Botox to treat patients with chronic migraines, cervical dystonia and more.

Psychological Pain

Watch this video to learn more about psychological pain and the ways we can treat it here at Orange County Pain Management.

Steroid Injections for Pain Management

Watch this video of Dr. Barkow at Orange County Pain Management and find out more about steroid injections for managing pain.

Steroid Injections and Anesthesia

Many steroid injections for pain can be done without the use of anesthesia.