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Improving the lives of  patients with autoimmune,
inflammatory and musculoskeletal diseases.

Pain Management Division

Don’t accept pain. Let us help.

Our philosophy is simple: Pain should be managed only as medically necessary, and in such cases conservatively and under the close monitoring of specialists with state-of-the-art knowledge. Whether your pain is persistent or acute, at HSS, with the world’s best medical team on your side, you will receive honest, expert, personalized care. Our doctors have been consistently ranked among the best in pain management in the New York metropolitan area.

If you had a heart problem, you’d see a cardiologist. If you’re in pain, you should see a specialty-trained pain management physician. Whether your pain stems from nagging back pain, an acute sports injury, a recent operation, osteoarthritis or complex regional pain syndrome, our board-certified pain management physicians are driven to understand your pain and treat it – whether it be in our Special Procedures Unit or in one of our exam rooms.

You will be evaluated and treated by a team of physicians with the interest, clinical expertise, cutting-edge training and skill to relieve your pain and restore your life. Our success is measured by your ability to get back in the game.

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    Conditions & Treatments
    We treat a wide variety of patients with pain problems.

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    Meet the Team
    Our physicians are consistently listed as top pain management specialists in the New York metro area.
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    Our Approach
    Our difference is in how we approach, treat, and manage pain.

The Pain Management Division understands that pain is a factor in many of the conditions we treat and in the course of some care provided to help our patients get back to what they need and love to do. HSS pain management physicians treat a wide variety of pain conditions, including:

Image - Profile photo of Seth A. Waldman, MDSeth A. Waldman, MD - Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Image - Profile photo of Robert S. Griffin, MD, PhDRobert S. Griffin, MD, PhD - Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Image - Profile photo of Semih Gungor, MDSemih Gungor, MD - Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Image - Profile photo of Carlos N. Hernandez Torres MD, FAAFPCarlos N. Hernandez Torres MD, FAAFP - Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Image - Profile photo of Joseph C. Hung, MDJoseph C. Hung, MD - Pain Management, Spine, Anesthesiology
Image - Profile photo of Vladimir N. Kramskiy, MDVladimir N. Kramskiy, MD - Neurology, Pain Management, Anesthesiology, Spine
Image - Profile photo of Anuj Malhotra, MDAnuj Malhotra, MD - Pain Management, Anesthesiology, Spine
Image - Profile photo of Christine Peterson, MDChristine Peterson, MD - Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Image - Profile photo of Daniel I. Richman, MDDaniel I. Richman, MD - Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Image - Profile photo of Faye Rim, MD, FAAPMRFaye Rim, MD, FAAPMR - Pain Management, Physiatry
Image - Profile photo of Sadiah Siddiqui, MDSadiah Siddiqui, MD - Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Image - Profile photo of Harmandeep Singh, MDHarmandeep Singh, MD - Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Image - Profile photo of David Y. Wang, MDDavid Y. Wang, MD - Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine

Our team of specialty-trained chronic pain physicians use a multifaceted approach to resolving your pain, from interventional procedures to noninvasive therapies to, when necessary, pharmaceutical intervention. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics for the 12th year in a row by U.S. News & World Report (2021-2022). Our physicians stand out for their expertise. Members of our pain team have been ranked in New York Magazine’s Best Pain Management Doctors by Castle Connolly since 2001.

Our Pain Management team is dedicated to understanding and treating your chronic pain using a series of treatment options ranging from minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to more advanced interventional methods, and rehabilitative strategies to optimize your mobility.

  • Radiofrequency ablations
  • Sacroiliac joint blocks
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Spinal nerve root/dorsal root ganglion blocks - cervical, thoracic and lumbar
  • Sympathetic ganglion and nerve blocks
  • Botox injections for migraine headaches
  • Acupuncture
Our comprehensive treatment plans set us apart.

Our team of pain management specialists have all focused their knowledge and medical expertise on relieving pain in outpatient and inpatient settings. Your individualized treatment plan will be personally managed by your physician and may incorporate several types of pain relief techniques to help you heal during rehabilitation.

Our team of physicians are experts in the prescription and management of prescription pain medications, including narcotics. When pain management through use of controlled substances is clinically indicated, practitioners at HSS seek to prescribe the lowest doses, for the shortest duration possible. HSS takes great efforts to minimize the use of controlled substances and avert drug dependence, and we expect our patients to work with us toward that goal.

The Pain Management Division is part of the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Management.

Our patients trust us to get them back in the game – pain free.