Pain Management Services

Your pain is real. The good news is that we can treat it. Our pain management services aim to:

  • Reduce your pain
  • Increase your comfort 
  • Help you manage daily activities

 

    Services We Offer

    • Post-surgery pain management
    • Arthritis treatment, including knees, shoulders and hips
    • Joint and hip pain treatment
    • Hand, foot, and ankle pain treatment
    • Shoulder pain (frozen shoulder) management
    • Back pain management
    • Epidural steroid injections
    • Selective nerve blocks
    • Facet joint injections
    • Medial branch blocks
    • Sacroiliac joint injections
    • Radiofrequency ablation
    Types of Pain

    You have acute pain if your pain:

    • Begins suddenly
    • Is caused by trauma, injury, or surgery
    • Doesn’t last more than six months
    • Disappears when the cause of the pain is treated

    You have chronic pain if it:

    • Comes from a disease or condition that you live with
    • Occurs on a daily basis, over and over
    • Is difficult to diagnose
    • May take a long time to treat

    Types of chronic pain include back pain, headache, arthritis, and cancer pain.

    Pain Management Therapy Options

    Pain Medications

    • Opioid and non-opioid medication management
    • Recommend medications for your referring doctor or primary care doctor to prescribe 

    Pain Psychology

    • Pain-coping skills
    • Cognitive behavioral therapy for pain
    • Self-regulation, including breathing techniques and meditation

    Spinal Treatments

    • Epidural steroid injections
    • Medial branch blocks (spinal injections) and radiofrequency ablation procedure
    • Intradiscal procedures (uses electrical and radiofrequency energy to create heat to treat pain)
    • Radiofrequency ablation
    • Sacroiliac joint injections

    Pain Blocks

    • Peripheral nerve blocks:
      • Occipital
      • Supraorbital
      • Intercostal
    • Blocks for complex regional or cancer pain:
      • Stellate ganglion blocks
      • Celiac plexus blocks
      • Lumbar sympathetic blocks
      • Ganglion impar blocks (pelvic pain)

    Neuromodulation

    • Spinal cord stimulation (small electrodes are used to interrupt the transmission of pain)
    • Intrathecal pumps (used for cancer and spasticity)

    Injections

    Pain injections given with imaging delivers medication in a precise, accurate way. Pain injections:

    • Use state-of-the-art technology
    • Can happen the same day as your appointment
    • Don't require you to be sedated or put to sleep
    • Offer easy, comfortable recovery

    Pain injections with radiology imaging use:

    What Injections Treat

    Pain management therapy includes injections for:

    • Joint and hip pain
    • Post-surgery pain
    • Arthritis, including knees, shoulders and hips
    • Hand pain
    • Foot and ankle pain
    • Shoulder pain (frozen shoulder)
    • Back pain
    • Epidural steroid injections
    • Selective nerve blocks
    • Facet joint injections
    • Medial branch blocks
    • Sacroiliac joint injections
    • Radiofrequency ablation

    The Practice of Mindfulness

    Living with cancer, chronic disease or comorbidity is not only taxing on the body but on the mind. Kim Penberthy, PhD, ABPP, speaks to her work in mindfulness-based therapies. View mindfulness transcript.