Dr. L. Stoney

Pain Management
Newport Beach, CA
40 years experience male

Locations

Office

Newport Beach, CA

Address

361 Hosp Rd., Suite 425, Newport Beach, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

No Value

Blue Cross of California

California Rehabilitation and Pain Management

Newport Beach, CA

About

Bio

I am a board member for the National Fibromyalgia Association. I am an assistant clinical professor for the University of California Irvine. I have published articles on Fibromyalgia as well as articles about the bipolar patient with chronic pain. I have been practicing pain management since 1991.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pain Management

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Sports Medicine

Languages spoken

Cantonese, Mandarin, Thai

Doctor Q&A

56 Answers
7 Agrees
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Weight loss: Weight loss should at all times be evaluated and supervised by a physician. Hallmarks of proper weight loss include exercises, diet, nutrition and re... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Myth:: It's a myth that: palliative care does not alleviate suffering.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is a disease. It has been documented by MRI studies, emg/ncv test, blood tests, biopsy.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Pain: These could be early pregnancy symptoms but they also could be related to stomach problems as well. It would be impossible to diagnose your condition... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Fistula: A fistula can drain from a prior surgical site. The site can be from the colon or bladder.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Prostate massage: Not dangerous when done by a professional but why are you massaging your prostate anyway. Your fingers may have fingernails that slice right throu... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Sleep: The combination of Zanaflex (tizanidine) and trazadone may lead to a difficulty during the night and next day. Both are sedating medications but the... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Hip cysts: Several injections of intra articular cortisone to the hips may block the inflammation enough to resolve pain issues. The injections can be repeate... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Pain: It is important that you have good communication with your physician and if this is not fixed then you will not have the best care. This has been pr... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Pain: A minor disc bulge that minimally indents the thecal sac is very early in its condition and it may respond to an epidural injection series. Please co... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Concussion: Traumatic head injury is a common cause for headaches. It is usual for the headaches to resolve however it is important to make sure underlying stru... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Pain Management: The symptoms that you report could mean a variety of conditions from gastritis to a stomach ulcer to even pancreatic cancer. This is not intent to s... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Anti inflammatory: Anti inflammatory medications are recommended to be stopped in the initial stages of pregnancy until you can be seen by a obstetrician to clear you to... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Pain: Autofusion can occur in cases which have prior trauma. When this happens the vertebral bodies will fuse together at the facet joint. Should the pr... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Pinched nerve: Pain can alter heart rate, heart frequency and heart function. With a high heart rate is is important that you can be evaluated by your cardiologist... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Rehabilitation: A physical therapist under the guidance of a physician's recommendations is a good place to start.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Radiation : Radiation from a ct exam is equivalent from standing in the sun for a day. 1–2 gy of radiation can cause nausea for less than 24 hours. Ask your r... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Headaches: There are many possibilities and you must see a neurologist as soon as possible. The diagnosis can range from multiple sclerosis to a tension migrain... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Pain: The lower abdomen must adjust to the pregnancy and will experience pain however the fact that you state the pressure is quite a lot is worrisome and i... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Mesh: Many patients develop foreign body reaction to mesh years after implant. The question is to remove the implant and that should be done between you a... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Fibromyalgia: It is important to have a comprehensive evaluation as fibromyalgia is rarely involving the rib section of the body. Other causes of rib pain need to... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Bentyl (dicyclomine): Bentyl (dicyclomine) is great for this type of muscle spasm. It has serious side effects in some patients so ask your doctor if you have any of the w... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Pain: The area you describe also carries diagnosis shin splints. See your physician to assess your problem.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Pain: If you are taking pain killers and they are not helping it is important that you have a full evaluation by your physician to assure that your diagnosi... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Pelvic pain: Emergencies in pelvic pain should be evaluated by the emergency room or your gynecologist if that can be arranged within the next 12 -24 hours.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Pain: The tissue swelling can be a source of pain. Treating the underlying goiter is paramount but for the pain the use of anti inflammatory medications wo... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Braxton hicks: Since you are a gestational diabetic you should be checked by your gynecologist for that asap.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Allergic response: Itching from a medication usually stops within a few days however beyond that you should have an internist or dermatologist look at your area of itch ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Pain: This is not normal and may be related to blood sugar among other sources.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Pain: Mucus passing may indicate an infection and should not be dismissed. I would suggest a visit to your primary care physician or emergency room to eva... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
No: Other diseases may be present upon evaluation with your personal physician. For example kidney stones can be present causing damage to the kidneys we... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Barretts esophagus: Barretts can be a fast growing tumor and the treatment even at early stages includes resection. The resection can be dangerous because it interferes ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Do: Do involve a pain management physician in your care.
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Infection: This antibiotic is best when taken with meals because stomach upset is common.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
How: How long do they expect survival, what complications are expected, what changes to the environment.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Body tone: There is not enough space to adequently answer your question but i would suggest having a full physician consult and then buying a text of proper exer... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Tone and Endurance: To build tone and endurance the best type of exercise uses resistence and counter resistence exercieses. The ideal heart rate for weight loss should ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Strength: Strength training should be done on alternate days. It is important to supplement with nutrition.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Pain: The answer to this requires evaluation with clinical examination and blood testing. Should the problem become severe the emergency room would be the... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Cardio fitness. : To have the best cardiac fitness wear a watch and make sure you are above 160 beats per minute and less than 180 beats per minute. Cardio does not ca... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Local anesthesia.: Local anesthetic has a maximum dose for the body, it is based on your weight. Epinephrine is commonly used with local anesthesia and that can spark a... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Acid reflux: It is not likely a congenital problem that is causing your symptoms. It is most probable that you have chronic acid reflux which is common. Treatme... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Trauma, hypothyroid: Direct trauma can cause any type of nerve sensation to the head. Since you already have headaches, that can be a source. Low thyroid can be a sour... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Pain: Infection is a primary cause of foul smelling urine and recommendation for primary care evaluation and/or emergency room treatment is advised.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Scattered tissue: This is usually a statement put on a imaging report. There is nothing unusual about this phrase by itself. However if you would like further clarif... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Pain Management: Complaints of anxiety and chest/arm pains can be purely a muscle involvement however your complaints should be taken more seriously because they may r... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Pain: This type of pain may be a variety of conditions ranging from heart attack to acid in the stomach. It is impossible to evaluate this condition withou... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Headaches: Migraine headaches are classically on one side of the head. They are triggered by red wine, certain foods, strong perfumes, flickering lights, and we... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Shingles: Penetration to the face can be dangerous and a medical emergency therefore an evaluation by the emergency room is necessary to begin treatment urgentl... Read More
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A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. L. Stoney
Pain Management 40 years experience
Multiple Pains: Pain can be caused from a variety of reasons ranging from arthritis to multiple myeloma. An internet answer can not replace a physician evaluation, h... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Aug 2, 2013
great answers!
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
Simply the BEST Doctor around. I travel from Los Angeles to see Dr. Stoney because he saved my life. I was living from day to day in pain, unable to break free. I went to many doctors and surgeons...Read More
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Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Stoney is the best. He took time to listen to me and really cared about my problem. He was very interested that all my tests were in order before proceeding. He took time to explain several option...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have severe fibromyalgia for last 9 years . In England no one believes how unwell can feel. ,I'm having so many other different symptoms towards MS . So a blood test??...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have a doctors appointment next month in order to see a specialis
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you! Your answer was helpful andinformative, thanks.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Pepperdine University
Graduated 2003MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Graduated 1987MD

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

University of California Irvine Medical Center

Residency

University of California Irvine Medical Center

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MED CENTER

Awards

Most Compassionate Doctor of the Year, Vitals
Distinguished Leadership Award, California Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Top Pain Management Specialist , Second Place, California - Summer
2013

Affiliations

National Fibromyalgia Association
American Academy of Family Physicians
National Board of Medical Examiners

Publications

Pain and the Bipolar Patient
Fibromyalgia: Pathophysiology and Treatment
Fibromyalgia from a Rehabilitation Standpoint
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