Dr. Richard Paicius

Interventional Pain Specialist
450 Newport Center Drive Suite 650, Newport Beach, CA 92660

About Dr. Paicius

Dr. Paicius founded SC Spine and Sport in 1996. He has been named one of “Orange County’s Best Doctors”. Specializing in interventional pain management, he is recognized internationally for his work in spinal cord stimulation. Having had academic positions at UCLA and UC Irvine in Anesthesiology and Pain Management, he has built a multi-disciplinary team in Newport Beach to address the varied needs of pain patients. After graduating medical school from The University of Arizona, he completed his residency and internship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Paicius is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, the American Board of Pain Medicine, and earned extended qualifications by the ABA. He has taught hundreds of physicians advanced techniques in interventional pain management. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, Dr. Paicius customizes care depending on the patient’s needs and desires.

Education & Training

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Medical Education
University of Arizona School of Medicine
Harbor – UC Los Angeles Medical Center
Harbor – UC Los Angeles Medical Center


A few reasons this provider is uniquely qualified to treat chronic pain.

Board certified in Pain Medicine

Completed a fellowship in interventional pain management.

Amazing Patient Reviews

Dr. Paicius has high patient reviews across Google Reviews, WebMD, and Healthgrades.

Expert in Chronic Pain Treatment

Dr. Paicius offers a full range of treatment options, including spinal cord stimulation.

Insurance accepted

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Most private payers

This provider accepts most private insurances.


This provider accepts Medicare.


This provider does not accept Medicaid.

Work comp

This provider accepts Work Comp.

Patient reviews

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May 2019
I went through the pain management program and it’s amazing and it saved my life. I was taking at least six 80 mg OxyContin daily for my chronic cervical pain. I’m not taking any pain meds for 6 years now cause I’ve been given techniques for managing my chronic pain so I’m able to live a productive life!
April 2018
I’m functional again dispute debilitating condition. Always a good experience in lobby and in patient room. Surgery Center is amazing too. Never need to wait too long to be seen for procedure. Love Dr. P and his team of phenom P.A.s and Nurses
February 2019
Beyond helpful with my chronic pain. The entire staff is professional, spends time with me and knows what they’re doing. Dr. Paicius is a master at his craft. I highly recommend Newport Headache and Pain.

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450 Newport Center Drive Suite 650, Newport Beach, CA 92660

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