Is Pain Management Right for You?



Is Pain Management Right for You?

Pain is a complex problem that requires treatment and management by a pain medicine specialist. Millions of people suffer from pain every year at great personal cost. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, “… pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined.”

If you find that you cannot safely control your pain with over-the-counter medications, or have failed to find relief from other treatments or practitioners, you should consider consulting with a pain management physician. For most patients, interventional pain management procedures can treat or reduce pain, allowing the patients to regain function, and thereby improving their quality of life. This reflects our practice philosophy.

In many ways, The Spine and Pain Institute of New York treats similar patients to an interventional spine practice. Our patients commonly present with sciatica, arthritis of the neck or back, or disc pain and obtain good relief and avoid surgery. The Spine & Pain Institute of New York also treats other pain syndromes using interventional procedures.

Our specialists treat complex pain issues. There are many different physical and neurological disorders that contribute to pain, and pain management can provide you more advanced care specifically aimed to control your pain. Examples of pain-causing disorders treated by pain management specialists include:

  • Arthritis of the spine
  • Back and neck pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Cervical (neck) radiculopathy
  • Disc herniation
  • Failed back surgery
  • Occipital headaches, other types of headache Nerve entrapment syndromes
  • Sciatica pain (low back/lumbar radiculopathy)
  • Shingles (post-herpetic neuralgia)
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Trigeminal neuralgia or other facial pain
  • Pudendal neuralgia
  • Vertebral compression fracture

To Learn More

If you are interested in learning how pain management can benefit you, please contact The Spine and Pain Institute of New York. We would be happy to make an appointment for a consultation and provide additional information about other treatment options.