Welcome to Phila Pain Clinic
We care for patients with chronic and acute neck and back pain, radiating pain in the arms or legs, and joint pain that is unresponsive to conservative treatments and sometimes even surgery. Our minimally invasive non-surgical treatments are designed to diagnose and treat painful conditions. We can help patients improve their overall quality of life, reduce dependency on pain medications, and often avoid the need for surgery.
No more pain
If your back, neck, or joint pain persists despite a variety of treatments – and maybe even surgery – you understandably may feel frustrated and miserable. Pain can be very cruel, making it hard for you to undertake or enjoy even the simplest daily activities. It used to be that patients simply had to learn to ‘live’ with pain. In recent years, however, researchers have learned a great deal about pain and its physiological and psychological basis, leading to pain management treatments than can provide complete or partial but lasting pain relief. Interventional pain management is the most effective method to treat acute or chronic pain.
How we do it
Interventional pain management is a subspecialty of anesthesiology. It involves minimally invasive procedures such as epidural injections or nerve blocks. All procedures are performed under X-ray guidance for precise localization and for added safety. The anti-inflammatory medication used in the injections can reduce the inflammation and swelling caused by spinal conditions thus giving relief from neck, back, and radiating arm or leg pain.
Joint injections for knee, hip, shoulder, or elbow pain are usually performed under ultrasound guidance and allow for precise diagnosis and needle localization at the time of the procedure. Most of the procedures are safely performed in the Phila Pain Clinic. Patients have to stay only for 15-30 minutes after the procedures. While you might experience brief discomfort during the procedures, they are usually not painful and last only a few minutes. If necessary, procedures can be performed under sedation.