​Overview of Our Interventional Pain Management Center

Chronic pain is a complex issue, and we understand that it can be a burden on patients and their families. At our Interventional Pain Management Center, our team of offers the latest cutting edge minimally invasive interventional methods to treat patients with acute, chronic pain and cancer-related pain. 

Our goal is to reduce the pain, and improve functional levels and quality of life, while eliminating addictive medicine. 

Our board-certified multidisciplinary team of interventional pain physicians, psychologists and physical therapists focus on individually tailored treatment through the latest minimally invasive, evidence-based techniques.

Multidisciplinary Treatment for Pain Management

We believe in a multidisciplinary care model which includes non-addictive medications, physical therapy, psychology and interventional pain procedures.

  • Interventional Procedures for Pain Management: Differential Target Multiplexed (DTM) Spinal Cord Simulation (SCS)
    Our Pain Management Center patients with chronic back pain now have access to the very latest interventional technique, called Differential Target Multiplexed (DTM). This procedure has seen more than 80% of patients report a notable reduction in chronic pain.The implanted DTM device targets neurons as well as two types of cells involved the chronic pain pathway to give exceptional pain relief results. DTM is especially effective in treating patients who are experiencing pain after surgery. 
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS): Spinal Cord Stimulation uses breakthrough technology to help patients suffering from chronic pain. A small device is implanted current into the epidural space near the source of chronic pain. By delivering electrical impulses, It masks the pain by interfering with pain signals before they reach the brain. It is helpful in neuropathic pain conditions such as failed back surgery syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome and other neuropathic painful condition. It is usually a same day surgical procedure.

  • Intrathecal Pump (ITP)​: An intrathecal pump consists of a device implanted in the body that delivers medication (such as morphine, baclofen and others) to the spinal fluid via a small catheter. It helps patients suffering from chronic pain related to cancer or patients with chronic pain where other modalities of treatment weren’t successful. It delivers a small fraction of pain medications to the targeted nerves in the spine avoiding systemic side effects from oral medications. It is usually a same day surgical procedure.
  • Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation (DRG): DRG is a novel device designed for patients suffering from focal neuropathic pain related to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). This new treatment is similar to traditional Spinal Cord Stimulation; however, it delivers electrical signals to the dorsal root ganglion, a bundle of nerves just outside the spinal cord. This cutting- edge technology offers a new solution for patients suffering from CRPS. It is usually a same day surgical procedure.
  • Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty: These procedures can be effective in treating people with vertebral compression fractures due to trauma, osteoporosis or cancer. Some patients’ bones are weakened by cancer; or their vertebrae collapse due to a disease that causes loss of bone density. Kyphoplasty involves cement insertion inside the vertebral body together with creation of a cavity using a balloon. This balloon is inserted and inflated to allow the cement to be injected before being removed. This helps to reduce severe pain after a fracture and allows restoration of the vertabral contour in some cases. It is usually a same day surgical procedure.
  • Epidural Steroid Injections (ESIs): Epidural Steroid Injections are often used to treat nerve pain, which radiates from the spine down an irritated spinal nerve root. This can cause sharp pains to shoot from the lower back into the legs, or from the neck into the shoulders and arms​.
  • Medial Branch Blocks (MBB): These procedures are used for diagnosis and treatment of pain related to arthritis of the small joints of the spine – including the neck, mid and low back pain. If the patients experience good pain relief from the procedure, they can be a candidate for radiofrequency ablation.
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA): RFA is a procedure where a device is used to deliver electrical current and heat to the small nerves of the spine and joints such as knees, hips and shoulders. It have provide long lasting pain relief to the patients suffering from chronic neck, back pain as well as patients suffering from knee, hip and shoulder pain due to arthritis.
  • Cooled Radiofrequency ablation (COLIEF): This a special device that provides specific benefits for patients suffering from knee, hip and shoulder pain. This minimally invasive treatment targets nerves that transmit pain signals, and it’s the first and only radiofrequency treatment FDA-cleared for the relief of osteoarthritis knee pain.
  • Transdiscal Biacuplasty: This novel procedure is used to treat back pain due to intrinsic intervertebral disc problems, a condition known as “lumbar discogenic pain”. This procedure applies heat to the outer part of the disc between the lumbar spine vertebrae. The goal of the procedure is to ablate the neurons that generate pain sensations. The procedure is designed to reduce chronic back pain caused by the intervertebral discs.

Other pain management procedures we offer include:

  • ​Joint and bursa injections for knee, shoulder, hip and other peripheral joints using ultrasound or X-ray guidance.
  • Sacroiliac joint steroid injections for back/buttock pain related to sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction.
  • Intercostal nerve blocks for chest wall pain.
  • Superficial nerve blocks for headache such as occipital nerve blocks, sphenopalatine ganglion block and BOTOX injections.
  • Nerve blocks for shoulder pain including suprascapular, axillary nerve blocks.  
  • Trigeminal nerve blocks for trigeminal neuralgia.
  • Nerve blocks for abdominal pain including ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric, TAP, celiac plexus blocks.
  • Nerve blocks to treat pelvic pain such as ganglion impar blocks, superior hypogastric blocks and pudendal nerve blocks. 
  • Sympathetic nerve blocks to treat Complex Regional Pain Syndrome CRPS: lumbar sympathetic block, stellate ganglion block..
  • Discogram for diagnosis of lumbar discogenic pain
  • Trigger point injections for myofascial muscle pain
  • Epidural blood patch to treat post-dural puncture headaches.

What do we treat?

  • Cancer-related pain
  • Cervical degenerative disc disease
  • Chronic abdominal pain
  • Chronic back pain
  • Chronic headache and facial pain
  • Chronic hip pain and osteoarthritis
  • Chronic knee pain and osteoarthritis
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Chronic shoulder pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome CRPS
  • Failed back surgery syndrome
  • Lumbar degenerative disc disease
  • Myofascial muscle pain
  • Neuropathy including diabetic neuropathy
  • Osteoarthritis of the spine​
  • Pain after back/spine surgery
  • Pain after peripheral nerve injuries
  • Post-dural puncture headache PDPH
  • Sciatica
  • Shingles pain and post herpetic neuralgia PHN
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures

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