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Dr. Lara Edinger specializes in the treatment of chronic neuropathic and musculoskeletal pain
disorders. While her focus is mainly on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) she has
particular interests in post-traumatic headache, pelvic pain, peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia,
mast cell activation, and phantom limb syndrome.
She graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with a medical degree and
a Masters in Neuromusculoskeletal science. While completing her training in Neurology at
Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia she had the privilege to serve as chief resident under Dr.
Robert Schwartzman, a well-known CRPS specialist. Dr. Schwartzman is a pioneer in the use of
ketamine for chronic pain which is now recognized as a revolutionary treatment for a variety of
She went on to an interventional pain fellowship with the Anesthesia department at the
University of Virginia. As a fellow, she assisted in developing the ketamine protocol, and
supervised some of the first inpatient ketamine infusions for CRPS in that institution.
Dr. Edinger is board certified in Neurology and Pain Medicine. She runs her own private practice
Edinger Pain Management in Los Angeles and is an assistant clinical professor at the UCLA
Department of Neurology.
Dr. Edinger has provided expert services in a variety of legal cases involving:
• Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
• Chronic post traumatic headache
• Traumatic brain injury
• Musculoskeletal pain disorders resulting from trauma
• Degree of impairment and disability caused by pain
• Evaluation of costs associated with treatment
• Providing opinions on life care planning