Pain Medicine

Pain Medicine. Pain is a common complaint for patients and is often under treated. Common symptoms are Sciatica, Neck Pain, Knee Pain and Shoulder Pain. I am board certified in pain medicine and specialize in the treatment of painful disorders with an emphasis on spine conditions. Treatments may include Radio frequency Ablation, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Epidural Injection, Facet Injection, Nerve Block. There are a number of medications which we may use to treat your pain including Tylenol, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, anti-depressants, anti-seizure medications and Opioids. Many pain medications have significant side effects. My belief and philosophy is to minimize medication requirements for patients and maximize physical therapy treatment, behavioral coping strategies, and procedures which help with pain control.

* We do not manage chronic opiod medications *

Painful Conditions We Routinely Treat

Procedures Performed For Pain

  • Greater occipital nerve blocks for headaches
  • Trigger point injections for muscle spasms
  • Intercostal nerve blocks for rib and chest wall pain
  • Stellate ganglion blocks
  • Sympathetic blocks
  • Celiac plexus blocks
  • Peripheral nerve injections
  • Geniculate nerve block
  • Geniculate nerve ablation

Pain Medicine I Commonly Prescribe:

  • Tylenol
  • NSAIDS (Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Naproxen, Voltaren)
  • COX 2 inhibitors (Celebrex)
  • Muscle relaxers (Flexeril, Skelaxin)
  • Topical treatments (Lidoderm patches, Capsaicin cream, Voltaren gel)
  • Antidepressant medications for pain (Elavil, Cymbalta)
  • Anti-seizure medications for pain (Neurontin, Lyrica)

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