Pain Management Specialists of Santa Barbara

Pain Management Specialists is dedicated to providing the highest level of service and care to our patients in the treatment and management of acute and chronic pain.

Why Choose the Pain Management Specialists?

We have the unique ability to employ both state of the art medical and holistic methods to ensure that our patients receive the treatment that they need. We treat painful conditions ranging from back pain to the most complex pain syndromes.

There are a variety of reasons why patients are referred to or seek out a physician specializing in pain management:

  • The specialist can help pinpoint the underlying source of the pain through a thorough examination, diagnostic imaging and diagnostic nerve blocks.
  • The specialist can provide effective pain relief utilizing a variety of proven treatments.
  • The specialist can assist patients in managing their chronic pain and maintaining the best physical and medical condition possible.

We offer:


Comprehensive Services

We perform procedures in multiple centers where skilled physicians are supported by full-time nurses and radiology technicians.


Advanced Technology

Our staff utilize the most advanced diagnostic and pain relief procedures, including state-of-the-art fluoroscopy equipment and ultrasound.


Excellent Location

The Pain Management Specialists is located at the heart of Santa Barbara’s medical community at Pueblo Street and Oak Park Lane next to the new Cottage Hospital.

Call 805.682.5520 to book an  appointment.

Our Services

We serve physicians and patients with the following services:


Our expert staff is available for consultations with physicians and patients to discuss the most appropriate diagnostic and treatment options.



Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injections

We help identify the source of a patient's pain by selectively injecting one or more structures of the spine and observing the effect on the patient's symptoms.

Cancer Pain

Pain from cancer or cancer treatment may be acute or chronic and is often caused by multiple factors. The Pain Management Specials can work with you to reduce the pain resulting from cancer and cancer treatment.

Medical Acupuncture

Acupuncture plays an important role in the treatment of pain, and provides a valuable alternative for the treatment of pain and other acute and chronic conditions.


Meet Our Staff

Our mission is to provide a professional and honest approach to pain management. Our team of dedicated doctors and staff and her to listen and to be of services.

Jeoffrey P. Benson M.D., PhD.

The director of the Pain Management Specialists is Dr. Jeoffrey Benson. Dr. Benson has practiced interventional pain management in association with the Anesthesia Medical Group of Santa Barbara since 1991. In 2003, he opened his private practice in pain management. He is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management Specialties. He sees consults and performs procedures in his office and in addition performs procedures at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, Premier Surgery Center and Marian Medical Center and Plaza Surgery Center in Santa Maria..



Maxine Avila

Nurse and Case Manager

Christine Gutierrez

Office Manager - Billing Manager

Sarah Ybarra

Office Coordinator - Scheduler

Maria Ringwald

Nurse - Case Manager