If you are suffering from chronic or acute pain and have not been able to get relief from conservative treatments, there's an alternative. The Pain Management Center at Long Beach Medical Center offers minimally invasive treatments through Interventional Pain Management.
With today’s advanced medical technology and treatments, there is no need to suffer needlessly. Regardless of the source of pain, there is help available … and it’s right here in your own community.
At the Pain Management Center, patients are seen by board-certified Anesthesiologists who are specially trained in Interventional Pain Management. Each of the physicians on staff is highly experienced in select procedures and treatments, enabling the Center to provide the same sophisticated services as many large, tertiary institutions without the inconvenience and expense of traveling great distances.
Consultations, treatments and procedures are done as an outpatient at the Medical Center. You’ll receive high quality care in a comfortable setting that is conveniently close to where you live.
Conditions that are treated at the Pain Management Center include, but are not limited to:
● Neck Pain
● Back Pain
● Herniated Discs
● Cancer Pain
● Painful diabetic neuropathy
● Vertebral compression fractures
● Degenerative Disc disease
● Degenerative Joint disease
● Spinal Stenosis ● Failed back surgery pain
● Shingles ● Trigeminal neuralgia
● TMJ & other chronic facial pain
● Work related and auto accident injuries
An Alternative to Living with Chronic or Acute Pain
Interventional Pain Management is the introduction of substances or other materials in the body to alleviate pain. These modalities may include injections of anesthetic medicine or steroids around nerves, tendons, joints or muscles; spinal cord stimulation; insertion of a drug delivery system, or radiofrequency ablation or cryoablation.
Treatments offered at the Pain Management Center:
● Transforaminal epidural steroid injections
● Facet injections ● Radiofrequency
● Sympathetic blocks ● Disco gram
● Selective nerve blocks under x-ray guidance
● Nucleoplasty ● IDET ● Intrathecal pumps
● Sacroiliac joint injection
● Spinal cord stimulation
Careful monitoring and follow-up of the effects and results are an integral part of the treatment, and may be supported with prescribed exercise, physical or occupational therapy and patient education.
Coping Strategies Can Help Patients Experiencing Pain
Patients experiencing chronic or severe pain may benefit from the services of Long Beach Medical Center’s Counseling Center for guided imagery, biofeedback and other coping techniques. Our licensed mental health professionals teach these self-directed techniques to patients to help relieve or minimize pain. In addition, we offer counseling services (therapy) for anyone experience depression due to chronic or severe pain.
For more information or to make an appointment, call one of our pain specialists.
Kuntala Sinha, MD (516) 897-1386
Michael Li, MD (516) 897-1386
Michael Nicolosi, MD (516) 934-0380