Pain Management

When you have intense or ongoing pain, you want relief. At Mount Sinai, we use a variety of advanced approaches to treat all sorts of pain. We can diagnose your condition and develop an individualized treatment plan. And we can help you right in your Brooklyn Heights neighborhood.

Conditions We Treat

We treat pain that comes from a wide variety of conditions. The disorders we see most often are:

  • Ankylosing spondylitis: a form of arthritis that affects the spine
  • Back pain
  • Bursitis: pain caused by inflammation in the bursa, which cushion the bones, tendons, and muscles near your joints
  • Cancer pain syndromes: pain caused by the cancer itself or its treatment
  • Causalgia: severe pain caused by injury to a nerve
  • Cervical myelopathy: a degenerative condition caused when the spinal cord becomes squeezed due to normal wear and tear
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Chronic pancreatitis: inflamed pancreas
  • Complex regional pain syndrome: long-term pain that affects your hand, foot, arm, or leg after an injury
  • Coccydynia: inflammation of the tail bone
  • Failed back surgery syndrome: pain resulting from an unsuccessful back surgery
  • Frozen shoulder: pain and stiffness in the shoulder joints
  • Golf elbow: pain in the tendons of the forearm, also called medial epicondylitis
  • Headache
  • Herniated disc: when one of the spinal discs pushes into the spinal canal; also called slipped, bulged, or ruptured disc
  • Low back pain
  • Multiple sclerosis:  disease of the central nervous system that is often disabling
  • Neck pain
  • Neck sprain: a tear in the ligaments and muscles in the back of the neck
  • Occipital neuralgia: a headache with sharp, throbbing pain in the upper part of the neck, back of the head, and behind the ears
  • Orofacial pain: discomfort in the head and neck
  • Osteoarthritis: the most common form of arthritis; most often affects the hands, knees, hips, and spine
  • Phantom limb syndrome: pain that feels like it is coming from a limb that has been removed
  • Post-laminectomy pain syndrome: pain following back surgery
  • Post-thoracotomy pain syndrome: pain after surgery in the chest wall
  • Rib fracture
  • Sacroiliac joint pain: pain in the hip joint
  • Sciatica: back pain caused by the nerve that runs down the back of each leg
  • Shingles: virus that causes a painful rash
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ): pain in the jaw joint
  • Tennis elbow: injury in the forearm muscles, also called lateral epicondylitis
  • Trigeminal neuralgia: chronic facial pain
  • Spinal stenosis: pinched nerve in the spine

Our Services

At Mount Sinai Brooklyn Heights, we use the most advanced techniques to treat your pain. The approaches we must most often are:

  • Botulinum toxin injections to help stop muscle spasms
  • Cryotherapy: treatment that uses freezing or near-freezing temperatures
  • Intrathecal pain pump insertion: a pump placed between the abdominal muscle and skin that carries pain medication to the spine and nerves
  • Kyphoplasty: a minimally invasive procedure that treats spinal compression
  • Pulsed radiofrequency ablation procedures: treatment that uses radiofrequencies to rhythmically apply heat
  • Radiofrequency ablation: uses heat to help with pain
  • Rehabilitation management
  • Spinal and epidural anesthesia: numbing injection into the spine
  • Spinal corticosteroid injection: injection of steroids into the spine
  • Sports medicine

Why Mount Sinai

At Mount Sinai, we are more than a stand-alone doctor’s office. We offer the expertise of seven hospitals and a nationally ranked medical school. We have the advanced facilities, knowledge, and training to give you the best possible diagnosis and treatment. Our goal is to bring you back to your daily life as quickly and easily as possible.