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Treatments for Pain

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UPMC Pain Medicine clinics offer outpatient evaluation and treatment of the most complex pain problems, including:

  • Headaches
  • Cancer pain
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Cervical pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated disc
  • Lower back pain
  • Migraines
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post-amputation pain
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia (shingles)
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

The latest invasive treatment modalities are offered including:

  • Neurostimulator trials and surgical implantation
  • Neurolytic somatic and ganglia nerve blocks
  • Transforaminal selective nerve blocs and epidural injections
  • Radiofrequency lesioning of selective nerves and ganglia
  • Intrathecal opioid trial and implantation
  • Neuroaxial opioids infusions and combinations for long-term therapy
  • Referral to pain rehabilitation or detoxification site as necessary
  • Evaluation of musculoskeletal pain
  • Interventional therapies including epidural steroid, sacroiliac and facet injections
  • Treatment of refractory cancer pain
  • Early, aggressive treatment of severe pain states, such as post-herpetic neuritis and complex regional pain syndrome (RSD)