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Pain management

Pain management at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan - reopening Sept. 12, 2016

Pain is a physically taxing and emotionally draining experience. For patients who need to control chronic pain, the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan pain management center can help. We provide a positive, supportive atmosphere and offer a variety of treatment options to help you get the relief you need.

We provide comprehensive pain management through a team-centered approach, with a staff of registered nurses, a physician's assistant and an anesthesiologist who specializes in pain management. We work with you from evaluation to treatment, giving professionally administered:

  • Lifestyle recommendations
  • Pharmacological treatments
  • Alternative methods of pain relief

Both self-referrals and physician referrals are accepted.

The following is a non-inclusive list of services provided at Via Christi Pain Management Clinic:

  • Discography
  • Dorsal Column Stimulator trials and permanent implantations
  • Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar epidural steroid injections
  • Facet injections/Medial Branch Blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation for Facet joint/Medial Branch Nerves
  • Sympathetic blocks (Stellate, Celiac, Lumbar Sympathetic, Ganglion Impar, Superior Hypogastric Plexus)
  • Sympathetic Ganglion Radiofrequency Ablation or Alcohol Neurolysis
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Peripheral Nerve RFAs
  • Knee, Hip, and shoulder intraarticular injections
  • Major/Minor Bursa injections
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Head/Neck Blocks (Sphenopalatine Ganglion, Trigeminal Nerve, Occipital Nerve) as well as RFA for any of those targets
  • Intercostal nerve blocks/RFA
  • Viscosupplementation (Synvisc/Orthovisc/Euflexxa) for the knee
  • Ultrasound and fluoroscopic approaches for any of these procedures when appropriate

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