Our Philosophy

Pain is a complex problem that requires treatment and management by a pain medicine specialist. Millions of people suffer from headaches and nerve pain at great personal cost. 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 our pain management physicians. 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.

Cancer Pain
Conditions & Treatment Options

The treatment of cancer pain utilizes several different tools of pain management physician. Cancer pain treatment encompasses all pain that is associated from cancer and its treatment such as pain from any tumor, radiation, surgery, or chemotherapy related pain. Pain is one of the most common symptoms in cancer patients. Our goal is to alleviate this aspect of the disease so patients can spend more quality time outside of the doctor’s office going about their daily activities and lives.

Using a variety of techniques pain management physicians can prescribe medications, occupational and physical therapy, and in some cases can provide minimally invasive interventional treatments which can significantly reduce pain from cancer. One of the treatments commonly used for pain include opioid medications; however, higher doses of these medications come with side effects such as lethargy, confusion, and constipation to name a few.

Our goals are to increase a patient's quality of life while minimizing pain and reducing side effects. Some patient will have severe pain that is difficult to control with medications or side effects that are too burdensome. In light of this, depening on the cause of pain, a physician may utilize medications, spinal cord stimulation, pain pumps, nerve blocks, and/or nerve ablations.

Dealing with cancer is difficult, time consuming, and above all, frightening. The tools that we have at our disposal are aimed at reducing pain and the fear of pain that may accompany this disease itself or any interventions that may cause pain.

At this disposal of a pain management physician are procedures and that can be utilized to deliver pain medications directly into the spinal canal. This direct delivery of medication into the spine reduces the amount of medication needed daily, reduces constipation, reduces lethargy, and reduces the number of visits a patient needs to make for medications. A patient with an effective pump may only need to come to the pain management office once every few months for adjustments or refills of the medication rather than every month for opioid medication refills.

Peripheral Neuropathy

Neuropathy is the medical term for nerve damage. A generalized type of neuropathy, known as polyneuropathy, is the most common type of peripheral neuropathy. Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include loss of sensation and/or burning pain in the hands or feet. Treatments for peripheral neuropathy are available and include several elements: diet and exercise, control of blood glucose levels for diabetics, prevention of injury, and control of painful symptoms.

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EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Pain Management Overview

If you suffer from pain, you know how hard it can be to live with. Pain management is a branch of medical care that specializes in pain control. It can help you enjoy a better quality of life.



Types Of Pain

Let's live pain free.

Is Pain Management Right for You?

Depending on many factors, such as the type of pain and your general health, there are numerous options for treating your pain. Some patients are surprised to learn that a treatment that previously failed to provide relief may be effective when combined with a multi-treatment approach.

Our specialists treat complex pain issues. There are many different physical and neurological disorders that contribute to pain, and we treat all types of pain including:

HEAD & FACIAL PAINNECK PAINHAND, ARM, CHEST & SHOULDER PAINLOWER & UPPER BACK PAINPELVIC & ABDOMINAL PAINHIP, KNEE, LEG & FOOT PAINNEUROPATHYSPINAL CORD STIMULATIONCANCER PAIN
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Practice Policies

We are pleased you chose The Spine and Pain Institute of New York for the diagnosis, treatment and management of your pain. To acquaint you with our office policies, we provide the following information.

PRIOR TO PROCEDURE FORMS

*If your insurance requires a referral for a visit to a specialist, you must obtain this referral from your Primary Care Physician prior to your visit.

INITIAL CONSULTATIONS

Please bring the following relevant information to your consultation.

Photo ID
Insurance Information
Referral*
Diagnostic Studies & Reports (MRI/X-Rays)
List of Medications

INSURANCE & BILLING

We accept most insurance programs and their subsidiaries. If we do not participate in your insurance plan, please contact Billing to find out if other arrangements are possible. Text us via Klara using the messaging option to the bottom right of this page! Just detail your concern or question, and a member of the team will reply via return text message or phone call. Insurance co-payments are due at the time of arrival. We accept cash, checks and credit cards.

APPOINTMENTS

If you are a new patient, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment to allow time to register. If you are running late or need to reschedule, please contact us as soon as possible to make us aware. Unfortunately, if you are more than 30 minutes late for your appointment time, we will have to reschedule.

PROCEDURES

If you are scheduled for a procedure or plan on having one in the future, please read the attached important instructions to follow prior to a procedure.You will be called prior to your procedure and notified about the following information as well.

MEDICATIONS & REFILL REQUESTS

Please discuss your medication needs, including refill requests, with your provider at the time of your appointment. Medications should be taken only as prescribed. Please do not request early refills of your medications. Patients are responsible for lost or stolen medications and prescriptions once they leave the office.

AFTER HOURS EMERGENCIES

Our regular phone lines are transferred to an answering service after normal business hours. Please proceed to the nearest emergency room for after-hours emergencies.