Pain Management

Up to 85 percent of Americans will experience some type of back or neck pain during their lives, although most people will improve with little or no treatment. However, you should seek medical care if your pain is so intense that you cannot move around; if your pain has not improved within two to three weeks; or if you are also having symptoms such as loss of bladder or bowel control, or numbness in the leg, foot or groin.

Interventional pain management involves special procedures to treat and manage pain. “Interventional” procedures might include an injection of an anesthetic medicine or steroid around nerves, tendons, joint or muscles; spinal cord stimulation; insertion of a drug delivery system; or a procedure with radio-frequency ablation or cryoablation to stop a nerve from working for a long period of time.

These techniques may help patients:
  • Reduce the amount of time pain is experienced and its severity
  • Allow for an increase in activities at home and work
  • Overcome isolation
  • Learn new skills for coping with pain
  • Determine ways to end sleep problems
  • Rehabilitate

Conditions Managed

  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Disc/Disc Herniation
  • Arm and Leg Pain due to Radiculopathy or Sciatica
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndromes (reflex sympathetic dystrophy: causalgia)
  • Cancer Pain
  • Bursitis/Tendinitis and other Soft Tissue Pain Syndrome
  • Headache/Migraine
  • Pain Related to Spasticity/Stroke/MS

Treatment and Procedures

  • X-ray and Ultrasound guided spine and joint injections
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Nerve blocks/Diagnostic Injections
  • Sympathetic Blocks/Celiac and Stellate Ganglion
  • Radiofrequency ablation/Rhizotomy
  • Chemical denervation
  • Spinal Cord or Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Implanted Pain or Baclofen pumps
  • Discogram
  • Disc Biacuplasty
  • Shoulder/Knee Joint Injection/Synvisc Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Botox Injections for Headaches and Spasticity