marinpaincenter
Dr Yun
Marin Pain Center is a medical practice in Marin County devoted to the diagnoses, treatment, and long-term care of chronic pain conditions and related diseases. Dr. Dennis Yun and his staff are committed to the careful evaluation and treatment of chronic pain patients in a compassionate, committed, and comprehensive manner.
Chronic pain is a difficult condition that is best treated by medical professionals that have specialized training and expertise. Dr. Yun has been educated and trained in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of North Carolina and Virginia Mason Medical Center, respectively. He is Board Certified in both disciplines by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Dr. Yun continually learns and utilizes the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic modalities that can improve the lives of chronic pain patients. He believes in a multi-disciplinary approach for pain diagnoses and treatment. Dr. Yun understands the importance of coordinating care with patients’ primary care providers as well as specialists. He also encourages his patients to explore complementary treatments such as acupuncture to improve their pain symptoms. Perhaps most importantly, Dr. Yun believes that the best outcomes are achieved when his patients and their families take an active role in managing their chronic pain condition.
Dr. Yun's goal is to provide excellent patient care in what can be a difficult and frustrating, yet underappreciated chronic condition.
Chronic pain is defined as... “Pain that is unlikely to resolve or pain that lasts longer than the usual healing time.” 1
Conditions
Pain can be influenced by several factors including gender, age, ethnicity, culture, and co-existing conditions. Improperly diagnosed and/or undertreated, chronic pain can cause physical, psychological, and emotional hardships that can severely alter the life of patients and their families.
At Marin Pain Center, our goal is to expertly diagnose and treat chronic pain conditions in order to decrease pain symptoms and increase day-to-day function. Every patient has unique circumstances and we tailor treatments individually. The best outcomes are achieved when multiple therapies are utilized, including medications, minimally-invasive injections, implantable devices, physical therapy, exercise, integrative medicine (e.g. acupuncture, massage, herbal medication), and psychological evaluation and treatment.
1 Nagda, J. and Bajwa, Z.H. (2004). In Warfield, C. A., Bajwa, Z. H., Principles and Practice of Pain Medicine (2 ed.), McGraw Hill. p. 52.
Conditions
Arthritis
Back pain
Neck pain
Limb pain
Joint pain
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
Vertebral compression fracture
Myofascial pain
Cancer-related pain
Post-surgical chronic pain
Abdominal pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)
Peripheral & diabetic neuropathy
Post-herpetic neuralgia (shingles)
Phantom limb pain
Headaches
Temporomandibular Joint Disease
Opioid dependence
Treatments
Medication management
Minimally invasive fluoroscopic (live x-ray) and ultrasound (no radiation) guided injection
Epidural steroid injection
Facet joint injection
Large and small joint injections
Sacroiliac joint injection
Radiofrequency ablation
Vertebroplasty
Diagnostic discography
Peripheral nerve injection
Trigger point injection
Spinal cord stimulation
mild® (minimally invasive lumbar decompression)
Suboxone® initiation & maintenance
Referral to specialists including: neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, physiatry, physical therapy, psychiatry/psychology, endocrinology, acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, naturopathy.
Patient Forms
To expedite your visit to Marin Pain Center, you may download, fill and print the PDF forms. The first is for new patients and the second is for returning patients.
Resources
More than ever, the Internet has empowered patients to learn about health-related conditions and treatments. However, the Internet is filled with both useful and accurate information as well as misleading and inaccurate information. We encourage our patients to explore and learn about their conditions. More importantly, healthcare decisions should be made with the appropriate provider. The following websites may serve as useful guides to learning about chronic pain. Please note that Marin Pain Center neither endorses nor guarantees the accuracy of the following websites.
Provider Referral
Thank you for referring your patients to Marin Pain Center. To expedite this process, please download and fill the PDF form. You may print and fax or save and attach to an email. Remember to include any relevant chart notes and radiology reports.
Enter your starting address:
From 101-N
  • Take Exit 450A toward Lucky Dr
  • Turn right onto Redwood Hwy
  • Turn right onto Wornum Dr
  • Turn left onto Tamal Vista Blvd
  • Turn left onto the parking lot, which is just past Century Cinema Theaters
From 101-S
  • Take Exit 449B to merge onto Madera Blvd
  • At stop sign, turn right onto Tamal Vista Blvd
  • Turn right onto the parking lot, which is just before Century Cinema Theaters
Parking: There is parking in the front and back of the building.
Marin Pain Center entrance is in the fountain courtyard