George Cyril M.D., FAAPMR -  - Physiatrist

George Cyril M.D., FAAPMR

Physiatrist located in Beverly Hills/Century City, Los Angeles, CA & Marina del Rey, CA

Joint Pain Specialist

A leading physiatrist with offices conveniently located in Century City (next to Beverly Hills) and Marina del Rey, California, Dr. George Cyril provides safe and effective relief from joint pain without surgery. From tennis elbow to arthritic knee pain, joint treatment is effectively remedied sans surgery by Dr. Cyril.

Joint Pain Q & A

What Causes Joint Pain?

The human body has over 300 joints, each comprised by cartilage, bone, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Discomfort, stiffness and inflammation can occur in any of these parts, as the result of: physical trauma, repetitive motion, or illness. Joint pain ranges from mild to severe, in which even limited movement is extremely painful.

What illnesses can cause joint pain?

Many diseases can affect the joints. Among those Dr. Cyril frequently treats are:

  • Arthritis, which is actually a label for over 100 rheumatic diseases and conditions that affect joints and tissues surrounding and connecting joints.
  • Ankylosing spondylitis, an inflammatory disease that can cause vertebrae in the spine to fuse together. 
  • Fibromyalgia, a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. 
  • Lyme disease, caused by certain species of bacteria.
  • Lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease in which the body's immune system attacks its own tissues and organs.
  • Surgical procedures, such as joint replacement surgery, are usually reserved as a final resort. Making lifestyle changes, like switching from high-impact to low-impact exercises, is much easier to do and, therefore, preferred.

Why should I choose a physiatrist to treat my joint pain?

Physiatrist have extensive, specialized training in creating and managing individualized, non-surgical plans for the rehabilitation and pain relief of joints, as well as, conditions and illnesses that affect bones, muscles and the overall ability to physically function. As a physiatrist, Dr. Cyril is uniquely skilled in the widest and most advanced, non-surgical approaches for alleviating all types of joint pain, both acute and chronic

What methods does Dr. Cyril use in diagnosing and treating joint pain?

Among the modalities Dr. Cyril uses are:

  • Peripheral joint injections, which are injections of medications or other therapeutic substances to help diagnose and treat joint injuries. He may use ultrasound to help guide the needle to the optimal localization of the injured area.
  • Exercise programs designed to increase a patient’s range of motion, strengthen muscles, and awareness of joint position.
  • Assistive and adaptive equipment and other tools to allow greater mobility.
  • Regenerative medicine, including platelet rich plasma (PRR) injections and stem cell (from bone marrow) therapy for joints, tendons and spine.
  • Cortisone shots reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
  • Other tools may include: acupuncture, prolotherapy, joint drainage of built up fluid, and lifestyle changes.



Please call our office for any questions regarding insurance.

Aetna PPO
Anthem Blue Cross PPO
Blue Shield PPO
Cigna PPO
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Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Cyril is excellent! His vast knowledge to find and use the most effective techniques with precision is undeniable."

    Rachel M.
  • Yelp

    "Simply one of the best doctors of ever been to to treat my symptoms. He's kind gentle knowledgeable and caring."

    Dean S.
  • Yelp

    "Wow! Patient, caring, thorough, and open minded. So thankful we found him to help my mother. We come from out of town but it's worth the drive."

    Becka R.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Cyril put me under a conservative but aggressive comprehensive pain management plan that did not require surgery."

    Dilara E.
  • Yelp

    "I have been to two doctors who wanted to do surgery and Dr. Cyril helped me without sending me to surgery. I am thankful for his honesty and expertise."

    Paloma B.
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