Treatment Options

Mount Sinai's Pain Management and Integrative Medicine practice offers a wide range of traditional and complementary therapies. We provide everything from spinal cord stimulation to medical acupuncture. We work with the doctors who sent you to us to address your pain and the underlying cause. We use the following diagnostic and treatment services:

  • Acupuncture: This approach can be helpful, especially for osteoporosis patients. It involves inserting a very thin needle into your skin at specific pressure points
  • Cryoablation uses freezing temperatures to freeze the tissue and cells. It is the thawing process that kills the cells and stop the pain
  • Medications relieve pain and treat the condition that is causing your pain. It is most effective with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and gout. We use a variety of drugs, including corticosteroids, regenerative techniques (such as biologics), and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. We rarely, if ever, use opioids
  • Nerve block therapy prevents your nerves from communicating pain to your brain. We use various approaches including local anesthetics, botulinum toxin, and steroids
  • Neuromodulation therapy targets the nerve causing your pain. It “blocks” the pain message before it reaches your brain
  • Physical therapy helps strengthen the muscles around your knees and ankles to make it more stable. We will also show you how to correct your technique during sports and everyday activities, to avoid hurting yourself again. We help you strengthen your gluteal muscles, which can make a big difference. Knee pain exercises work best for conditions caused by injury
  • Targeted anti-inflammatory injections use water-binding substances, injected into the spinal disc, to decrease pain and improve function