Our Approach

For patients in the hospital, we utilize a variety of pain relief medication approaches and delivery pathways (including oral, topical, transdermal, patient-controlled analgesia (PCA), and intravenous), as well as interventional therapies, such as regional anesthetic blocks to optimize pain control. We also strive to incorporate alternative methods in treating pain whenever applicable, such as the use of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS).

For outpatients, we specialize in the management of pain related to:

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Disc disease
  • Radiculopathy
  • Facet arthropathy
  • Spondylosis, spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis
  • Post-laminectomy syndrome
  • Cervicogenic headaches
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Hip dysfunction
  • Neuropathic and myofascial pain syndromes.

Our comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach in treating spine-related pain includes a wide variety of oral, topical, and transdermal medications, TENS units, and advanced interventions carried out in our procedure suite. At this facility, which is equipped with fluoroscopy and ultrasound, we offer epidural steroid injections, sacroiliac and other joint injections, bursa injections, piriformis injections, trigger point injections, facet medial branch blocks, radiofrequency ablation procedures, peripheral nerve injections, sympathetic blocks, and spinal cord stimulation.

For patients with cancer, we offer a cancer pain treatment program at Smilow Cancer Hospital. These treatments include the latest interventions, such as various types of nerve blocks using advanced image guidance and implantable drug delivery systems to treat patients with a variety of cancers at different stages in their cancer care.