Pain Management

Pain Management Specialist
Chronic pain can be debilitating, affecting a person’s ability to go about their daily activities. At New York Medicine Doctors, located in the Midtown East neighborhood of New York City, Dr. Sireen Gopal and Dr. Randa Jaafar have extensive experience in a wide array of treatments for alleviating musculoskeletal pain, from back injuries to arthritic joint pain.

Pain Management Q & A

New York Medicine Doctors

What is interventional pain management?

Interventional pain management involves techniques that block pain at the source, often with injections. Dr. Gopal and Dr. Jaafar provide several types of interventional pain management treatments, including:

  • Facet joint injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Trigger joint injections

Doctors Gopal and Jaafar always begin with by taking a complete medical history and conducting a physical examination to determine the best type of treatment for each patient.

When should patients seek interventional pain management?

If you have pain that stops you from going about your daily activities or participating in sports and other athletic activities, interventional pain management can help. Doctors Gopal and Jaafar usually recommend this type of treatment for patients who have chronic pain that doesn’t improve sufficiently with conventional forms of treatment. If medication, rest, physical therapy, and other treatments are only providing minimal relief or no relief, doctors Gopal and Jaafar can evaluate your condition to determine whether you’re a suitable candidate.

What are the benefits of interventional pain management?

Interventional pain management offers an effective way to ease pain and other symptoms without the use of pain medications. If you’re worried about the side effects of pain medications or if they’re not working effectively, talk to doctors Gopal and Jaafar about interventional pain management treatments. These techniques can relieve back pain, headaches, muscle pain, and pain associated with underlying conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease. These treatments can also do more than relieve pain. They can help alleviate sleep problems associated with chronic pain.

How well does interventional pain management work?

How much pain relief you experience depends on the severity of your symptoms and their underlying cause. These treatments generally provide patients with effective pain relief without causing any adverse reactions. You might have some soreness after your treatment, but it’s usually mild and goes away quickly. Doctors Gopal and Jaafar can schedule additional treatments for you if you’re still experiencing chronic pain or if your pain returns.

To learn more about interventional pain management, contact New York Medicine Doctors to set up an appointment.

Ask us

Feel free to email us regarding any scheduling or general questions!

Name
Email Address
Comments
Follow Us
Hours

New York Medicine Doctors
800 2nd Avenue
9th Floor, Between 42nd and 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017