Interventional Pain Management
Sometimes the pain in your back, head, or neck just won’t go away no matter what you try. Whether it comes from normal aging (such as arthritis) or an accident or surgery, we at the Interventional Pain Medicine Service at Mount Sinai Union Square can help. We do our best to reduce your pain and improve your quality of life. We simplify and improve access to diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions affecting the muscles, bones, and nerves. Our team of doctors, therapists, and specialists works together to design the treatment plan that’s right for you.
We use interventional pain medicine uses minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat chronic pain. Minimally invasive procedures mean shorter hospital stays, quicker recuperation, and less pain and scarring. We draw on variety of techniques to relieve pain. This can include nerve blocks, injections, and spinal cord stimulation. We do this by targeting the specific source of your pain. Sophisticated imaging helps us deliver treatment to the exact right spot.
Conditions We Treat
We treat many types of pain, whether it affects your back, head, neck, or another part of the body. We can help if your pain is due to a condition, such as arthritis, or an accident.
- Back and neck pain
- Chronic abdominal pain
- Complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy: Chronic pain that can affect any part of the body, most often an arm or leg
- Failed back surgery syndrome: Pain that continues or comes back after spinal surgery
- Muscle and joint pain
- Nerve pain/neuropathic pain
- Pain after joint replacement surgery: Complications from the procedure, which occur in about 10 percent of cases
- Vertebral compression fracture: When part of the spine collapses, causing pain, deformity, and loss of height
Treatments We Offer
We use a wide variety of approaches to help with your pain. These include:
- Cryoablation: Freezing the nerve that transmits pain to the brain
- Dorsal root ganglion stimulation: A neurological approach to help with pain that is difficult to treat
- Minimally invasive lumbar decompression: A state-of-the art surgical procedure to treat back pain
- Peripheral nerve stimulation: Mild electrical currents sent to outside the spine to ease pain
- Radiofrequency ablation: Heat delivered by X-ray to temporarily disable the specific nerves responsible for pain
- Regenerative medicine: Treatment that replaces or "regenerates" human cells, tissues, or organs in order to restore or establish normal function
- Spinal cord stimulation: Electrical stimulation for back, arm, and leg pain
There are several ways to make appointments. New and international patients can call the office on Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. If you’ve been to see us before, please set up your appointment using the MyMountSinai app.