Pain Management Specialists Provide Advanced Treatment Options
The anesthesiologists on our team are board-certified and fellowship-trained in interventional pain treatment. Typically, they work together with primary care providers, orthopedic doctors,
cancer specialists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, interventional radiologists and other physicians to determine the right pain management plan for you.
Our goal is to provide safe, long-term pain relief using best-in-class procedures, including:
- Botox injections: Rather than cosmetic Botox injections, our specialists use Botox injections to help treat migraines.
- COOLIEF* cooled radiofrequency treatment: This is a newer form of radiofrequency ablation to treat joint pain caused by osteoarthritis.
- Epidural steroid injections: Injecting medicine into the area around the spine can help reduce some neck, shoulder, back or leg pain caused by spine conditions — like a herniated disc, for example.
- Intrathecal pumps — also called “pain pumps”: These devices deliver medicine directly to the area around your spinal cord. They can help relieve pain caused by cancer, cancer treatments and some nerve problems.
- Joint injections: Common joint injection procedures include facet joint injections, sacroiliac joint injections and large joint injections for hip, shoulder or knee. These often are done to relieve pain in the back or joints caused by trauma, osteoarthritis
or other conditions.
- Nerve blocks: Different kinds of nerve blocks can help manage different types of pain. Usually, medicine is injected to stop the pain coming from a specific nerve.
- Radiofrequency ablation: Also called “radiofrequency rhizotomy” or “neuroablation,” this procedure uses heat to stop nerves from sending pain signals to the brain. It may help lessen pain in the lower back, neck, joints or other
areas caused by arthritis, nerve conditions or certain cancers.
- Spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation: This advanced procedure sometimes helps reduce pain that doesn’t go away even after other treatments. It uses a device to send electrical signals to the brain to block pain. It may help with complex
nerve problems, for example.
- Stellate ganglion block: Injecting medicine into specific nerves in the neck can help relieve some pain in the head, face, upper arms or chest.
- Trigger point injections: These muscle injections can help lessen muscle pain caused by things like injury, overuse or pinched spinal nerves.
Convenient Access to Northside Hospital Interventional Pain Services
If you or someone you love is experiencing unmanageable pain, don’t hesitate to talk to your doctor. We can provide convenient access to one of our interventional pain specialists at Northside Hospital through a physician referral.