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Treatment Options for Your Pain

When is it necessary to talk with a pain management physician?
If any pain is causing you to struggle with activities of daily living particularly:

  • Pain in your lower back or neck
  • If your quality of life is suffering as a result of pain which has persisted after an injury has healed and your physician cannot identify the underlying cause of pain
  • If you are suffering from an illness or disease which is causing you to suffer from pain
All of our physicians are board certified in both anesthesiology and pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

We treat patients with:

  • Chronic pain
  • Acute Pain
  • Cancer associated pain
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Neuropathic or nerve pain
  • Post herpetic neuralgia
  • Discogenic pain
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Work related injuries
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Facet joint mediated neck or back pain
  • Numbness
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Headache
  • Post laminectomy pain/failed back surgery
  • Osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures
  • Injuries to the spine; shoulder, knee and hip joints


We provide comprehensive pain treatment including:

  • Cancer pain management
  • Nerve blocks: therapeutic and diagnostic cervical, thoracic, lumbar epidural steroid injections
  • Lumbar sympathetic blocks
  • Celiac plexus neurolysis
  • Hypogastric plexus neurolysis
  • Botox injection
  • Peripheral nerve catheters
  • Intrathecal pump trials
  • Vertebral augmentation (vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty)
  • Stellate ganglion blockade (fluoroscopic and ultrasound guided)
  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar facet blocks (intra-articular and medial nerve branches trigeminal nerve blocks)
  • Radiofrequency ablation-thermal and pulsed
  • Discography
  • Peripheral nerve stimulator trials
  • Consultation services to aid in comprehensive pain management
  • SI joint injection
  • Shoulder, knee and hip joint injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Quetenza patch application
  • RF ablation
  • Epidural adhesiolysis
  • Intradiscal procedures-biascuplasty, IDET and percutaneous disc decompression
  • Spinal cord stimulation trials
  • Intrathecal bactofen trials
  • And more...

Other services provided include:

  • Placement of intrathecal pumps for cancer and non-cancer pain
  • Percutaneous placement of spinal cord or peripheral nerve stimulator leaders and internal pulse generators
  • Vertebral augmentation (percutaneous kyphoplasty) minimally invasive lumbar decompression (MILD) for spinal stenosis

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