About The Doctor
Board Certified Pain Management Specialist
Board Certified Anesthesiology Specialist

Dr. Joshua Pal graduated Cum Laude and subsequently attended medical school with training at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. After recovering from spine surgery, he went on to complete his internship in Riverside. In 2008, Dr. Pal completed the requirements for licensure in medical acupuncture at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Pal subsequently completed his residency in anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School and attended fellowship training at Stanford University. He has been on the Medical Staff at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) since 2012 as an Affiliate and Attending. He is a Diplomate with double board-certification in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, with a focus on image-guided minimally invasive procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of pain.

Since entering practice more than 10 years ago, Dr. Pal has served as a Medical Director for outpatient ambulatory surgery centers and consulted in the development of pain therapeutics. He has given multiple scientific presentations on spinal cord stimulation, Stem Cell therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections, and other Regenerative Medicine techniques, and was recently invited to present to the County of San Diego on these topics. Dr. Pal has won awards for his research in neurology and pain medicine, has published in scientific journals on non-opiate treatments of pain, and authored a textbook chapter on the advanced treatment of headaches.

Dr. Pal has extensive personal and professional interests in the minimally invasive treatment of sports injuries, as he pursues a variety of recreational athletics in his free time. He also volunteers as a ringside doctor for youth boxing in the South Bay, as well as providing pediatric anesthesia for surgical missions in developing countries, most recently with Smiles of Tecate.

Max MRI is committed to providing state-of-the-art outpatient imaging services, by using the latest technology advances, such as the filmless digital PACS system. Max MRI’s true commitment is to our patients and referring physicians. We ensure the process is seamless from the moment the patient is referred until the report is completed. At Max MRI we have a dedicated staff that ensures this process by offering same day appointments, MRI reports within 24 hours and board-certified radiologists who are readily available for consultations.

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*Service areas include San Diego County, Orange County and L.A. County. See locations to find a Max MRI facility to serve you.

For over 20 years, Max MRI has been providing patients, medical professionals, and personal injury and worker’s compensation attorneys with the convenience of available appointment times, state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, quick and accurate reporting, highly trained and certified staff members and board certified radiologists. Personal injury liens, worker’s compensation liens, medicare and most major insurance accepted. Located throughout Southern California, Max MRI continues to grow in San Diego, Orange County and L.A. County to best serve your needs.


Salt-Kohler Family Chiropractic is a full service clinic offering personalized, quality chiropractic care, massage therapy, nutritional counseling, physiotherapy and x-rays. We specialize in personal and work compensation injury rehabilitation, sports injuries and effective care for the whole family.


Dr. Andrew Kohler has been a chiropractor for 26 years. He is a diplomate of the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and is licensed by the State of California as a Radiography X-ray Supervisor and Operator. Dr. Drew received his Bachelor’s degree from UCLA in 1979, and graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College-West in 1986. He is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician and served on the Sun Micro Systems Work Comp panel for 10 years.

Dr. Kohler uses a variety of techniques in his clinic, including Diversified, Flexion/Distraction, Activator Method, and Thompson drop. His clinic employs two massage therapists, and a chiropractic assistant.

Liens are accepted, attorney and medical referrals are available upon request

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From I-5: Take the E St. exit and head east. Go past 3rd Ave. and take a right on Church Ave. We are on the right side at 272 Church Ave. Ste. 1

From I-805: Take the E St exit and head west. Go past 2nd Ave. just before 3rd Ave. and take a left onto Church Ave. We are on the right side at 272 Church Ave. Ste. 1

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