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The specialty-trained pain management doctors at Desert Orthopaedic Center, located in Las Vegas and Henderson, are regional experts in providing care for patients with various pain problems.

Pain management is a medical specialty that focuses on helping patients who suffer from an ongoing injury, condition, and/or disorder, such as back pain or nerve damage. The goal of this type of care is to help people reduce or eliminate their pain.

A doctor who specializes in pain management is often referred to as a pain management specialist, pain doctor, or pain management physician. These specialists have completed medical training specifically for pain medicine. Pain management specialists have the ability to evaluate, diagnose, and treat various types of chronic pain syndromes. Most pain management providers have completed a residency in anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, or psychiatry. These specialists continue on to receive advanced training in the field of pain medicine through a fellowship.

Since pain can vary from person to person, the medical field of pain management uses a wide variety of treatment methods. Depending on the diagnosis, examples of treatment options may include, but are not limited to, physical therapy, medication, and/or minimally invasive procedures.

No matter if a patient has back pain, pain from arthritis, or another type of pain disorder, pain management physicians will work to provide a diagnosis as well as treatment options that will improve pain and function.

Common Conditions Seen by a Pain Management Doctor

  • Abdominal pain
  • Arthritis
  • Bladder pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Chronic back pain
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal nerve pain
  • Spinal stenosis

If you are suffering from any of the following common symptoms, it is recommended that you seek medical care from our pain management doctors:

  • Neck or back pain
  • Pain after a trauma
  • Pain that comes on suddenly
  • Pain that continues to get worse
  • Stabbing, shooting, or radiating pain

At Desert Orthopaedic Center, our pain management doctors understand pain problems can impact your quality of life. Our specialists will recommend nonsurgical treatment options first. However, your injury or condition may require a more advanced type of treatment if conservative methods prove to be ineffective. Our pain management specialists use the latest and most advanced techniques and treatments available. Common procedures, treatments, and techniques they may use or suggest include:

Spinal and axial pain

  • Discography
  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Intra-articular facet injection
  • Medial branch nerve block
  • Transforaminal epidural steroid injection
  • Trigger points injection

Abdominal and pelvic pain

  • Celiac plexus block
  • Ganglion impar block
  • Ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerve block pain
  • Rectus abdominal block
  • Superior hypogastric plexus block
  • Transverse abdominal plane block

Thoracic pain

  • Costochondral ligaments injections for Tietze syndrome
  • Intercostal nerve block
  • Paravertebral nerve block

Joint pain

  • Knee, hip, and shoulder injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injection

Surgical interventions

  • Intrathecal pump implantation and management
  • Spinal cord stimulator
  • Superion Vertiflex® indirect decompression

Our pain doctors are committed to delivering specialized medical care and treatment plans focused on the needs of the patient. Our goal is to help our patients return to their daily activities quickly and safely. Additionally, our physical therapy experts work closely with our doctors to take a team approach. Together, they are committed to providing patients with exceptional, integrated care.

Contact us today to consult with a pain management provider at Desert Orthopaedic Center. Please call (702) 731-4088 or request an appointment online to be seen in Las Vegas, Nevada, at our Central or Northwest office.

Choose Excellence at Desert Orthopaedic Center in Las Vegas

With years of experience and advanced medical training devoted to pain management care, our specialty-trained pain doctors at Desert Orthopaedic Center are experts in accurately diagnosing and effectively treating acute and chronic pain.

Our pain management specialists, Dr. S. Andrew Park and Dr. Andrew Kim, have the knowledge and expertise to accurately diagnose and effectively treat your pain problem through pain management treatments, medication, and conservative treatment options, such as injections.

To consult with one of our pain management specialists, please request an appointment online or call (702) 731-4088 to be seen at one of our offices conveniently located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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