Physical Medicine and Pain Management
The Physical Medicine and Pain Management department at BronxDocs consists of board-certified anesthesiologists who devote their time to treatment of chronic pain.
Symptoms and Conditions Treated
The most common conditions treated in the pain clinic include:
- Lower back pain
- Sciatic pain
- Neck pain
- Neuropathic pain
- Pain due to reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Treatment and Services Offered
Treatment options include spinal injections such as fluoroscopically guided epidural steroid injections and facet joint injections for treatment of lower back pain, sciatic pain and neck pain. Radiofrequency ablation of spinal nerves is often used to treat chronic back pain, which offers patients many months or even years of pain relief.
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy pain can be treated by blocking sympathetic nerves under fluoroscopic guidance or ultrasound guidance.
Chronic pain can also be treated by a variety of pain medications, such as anti-inflammatory medications and muscle relaxants. We do not use opioids as part of our pain management programs.
Physical Therapy, acupuncture and surgical treatment options are available through a referral within the group. Selective group of patients can be referred for implantation of spinal catheter for direct delivery of pain medication, also known as a morphine pump.