My treatment protocols adhere to evidence-based medicine guidelines from the American Academy of Pain Management, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management (ASRA) and American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP).

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Areas of Specialty

Botox Injections for Treatment of Cervical Dystonia, Migraines and Spasticity (add link)

Comprehensive Chronic Pain Medication Protocol

Long term  narcotic administration in a Chronic ( malignant and  non  malignant) pain patient has become one of the most controversial issues in Pain Medicine. Due to the epidemic proportions of abuse and misuse of prescribed narcotics, the need for a strict and safe  protocol has risen. The protocol includes:

  • Psychological evaluation that assess the risk of addiction and identifies any untreated psychological comorbidities, ( anxiety, depression, sleep disorder)
  • Initial and periodic drug testing (urine or saliva)
  • Narcotic agreement and  revision of the  Illinois Monitoring Program records.
  • Cognitive impairment  screening.  This is of  critical importance in the geriatric population  because of the higher incidence of this problem, which becomes much more apparent yet difficult to manage once these patients are on chronic pain medications.

Peri-operative pain management using non-narcotic approach

Other Conditions Treated

  • Degenerative Joint Disease and Musculoskeletal Dysfunction
  • Neuropathies, Neuralgias and Radicular Syndromes
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
 

Conventional Procedures

Adhesiolysis
Botox Injections for Cervical Dystonia
Botox Injections for Migraines
Botox Injections for Spasticity
Caudal Steroid Injection
Celiac Plexus Block
Cervical Steroid Injection
Continuous Catheter Nerve Block
Disc Denervation
Epidural Steroid Injection
Facet Injections
Ganglion Impar Block
Head and Neck Procedures
Joint Injections
Medial Branch Blocks
Occipital Nerve Block
Peripheral Nerve Blocks
Radiofrequency Ablation
Sacroiliac Joint Injections
Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block
Stellate Ganglion Block
Superior Hypogastric Plexus Block
Sympathetic Block
Transforaminal Nerve Block
Trigger Point Injections

Other Modalities

Acupuncture
Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Biofeedback
Chiropractic Care
Homeopathy
Integrative Medicine
Mindfulness
Nutritional Supplements
Pain Management Before and After Surgery Without Narcotic Medications
Physical Therapy