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WHAT IS PAIN MANAGEMENT?

Pain management is an interventional approach to identifying and treating the cause of pain. The goal is to provide relief from spinal-related pain in the most minimally invasive way possible. When the source of pain is unclear, neurodiagnostic injections or blocks allow surgeons to assess the condition, plan for the most effective course of action, and avoid unnecessary surgical procedures. Therapeutic injections manage pain without surgery, often with prolonged pain relief.

Who delivers pain management care?
Dr. Derron Wilson, Director of our Pain Management Center, is a fellowship-trained anesthesiologist who specializes in the treatment and management of pain. Together with an expert support staff and the onsite collaboration of some of the state's finest spine surgeons, physiatrists and neuroradiologists this team provides the most comprehensive interventional pain management care in the state.

What pain relief options are available?
Spinal-related pain often shows up as pain or numbness in the back, neck, arms, joints, or muscles. To determine and treat the cause of the pain, the following treatment options are available to our patients:

  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty
  • Facet Joint Injection/Medial Branch
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Major Joint Injections
  • Selective Nerve Root Blocks
  • IDET/Intradiscal Procedures
  • Discography
  • Epidural Blood Patch
  • Radiofrequency Lesioning/Neurolytic Procedures/Rhizotomies
  • Major Bursa Injections
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Sympathetic Blocks
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation Trial and Implantation
  • Implantation of Intrathecal or Epidural Infusion Pump

To discuss pain relief options or to schedule an appointment, please call the Pain Management Center at 317-396-1300 or toll free at 888-225-5464.