Expert Diagnosis and Targeted Treatments

Our team applies a nuanced and targeted approach to each of our patients. This allows us to deliver focused, personalized care that will meet your individual needs, concerns, and goals.

Our physicians believe in not just addressing pain but also its underlying cause. Our care begins with a complete examination, as well as any necessary diagnostic tests so that we can quickly and effectively identify the root condition and determine the optimal therapies.

We are skilled at interpreting x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) bone scan imaging, as well as the most advanced forms of diagnostic studies, including ultrasound, electromyography (EMG), and nerve conduction studies.

Montefiore's Multidisciplinary Pain specialists treat a wide range of disorders, largely on an outpatient basis. These conditions include:

  • Bursitis
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Failed back surgery syndrome
  • Herniated disk
  • Spinal cord injury spasticity and pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Painful nerve injuries, including nerve entrapment syndromes
  • Pelvic pain
  • Muscle-related neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis of the spine and joints
  • Headache, including migraines
  • Rheumatologic disorders

Our treatment plans focus on non-opiate and other safe, minimally invasive techniques to ease your discomfort. We provide a full gamut of advanced procedures to treat chronic pain including:

Back Pain Procedures

  • Caudal epidural steroid injection
  • Discography/Intradiscal steroid injection
  • Dorsal root ganglion stimulator trial
  • Epidural lysis of adhesions
  • Facet aspiration/injection
  • Ganglion of impar block/Sacro-coccygeal Joint
  • Interlaminar epidural steroid injection – cervical/thoracic/lumbar
  • Medial branch block - cervical/thoracic/lumbar
  • Medial branch radiofrequency ablation – cervical/thoracic/lumbar
  • Percutaneous disc decompression
  • Transforaminal epidural steroid injection – lumbar
  • Minimally invasive lumbar decompression (MILD)
  • Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty
  • Spinal cord stimulator trial

Joint and Musculoskeletal Pain Procedures

  • Carpal tunnel injection
  • Genicular nerve block and radiofrequency ablation
  • Greater trochanteric bursa injection
  • Hip injection
  • Knee injection
  • Sacroiliac joint injection
  • Shoulder injection
  • Subacromial injection
  • Percutaneous tenotomy
  • Trigger point injections

Other Procedures

  • Baclofen pump trial
  • Blood patch
  • Botox
  • Celiac plexus block
  • Femoral-Obturator block
  • Genitofemoral nerve block
  • Ilioinguinal nerve block
  • Intercostal nerve block
  • Lumbar sympathetic nerve block
  • Occipital, auriculo-temporal, supraorbital and supratrochlear nerve block
  • Paravertebral block
  • Sphenopalatine ganglion block
  • Stellate ganglion block
  • Superior hypogastric plexus block
  • Suprascapular nerve block
  • Third occipital nerve, C2 dorsal root ganglion radiofrequency ablation
  • Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block
  • Trigeminal nerve block

Numerous Benefits & Improved Quality of Life

In addition to a reduction in the duration and severity of your pain, there are numerous benefits to our pain management techniques. Treating chronic pain allows our patients to experience an improved quality of life in addition to the following benefits:

  • Increased flexibility, function, and mobility
  • The ability to undergo physical and occupational therapy more comfortably
  • Better quality sleep
  • Increased energy and productivity
  • Decreased anxiety and improved mental health
  • Greater ease in engaging in all aspects of your life


To schedule a consultation, please contact us at 718-920-7246 (PAIN).