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Pain shouldn't hold you back. Let us help.

Did you know that 100 million Americans live with chronic pain? That’s more than cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined.1

Pain can interfere with our patients’ lives: playing sports or instruments, gardening, or playing with their kids or grandkids can become uncomfortable. Things they loved to do become difficult.

That’s where our pain management team comes in.

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 is chronic or acute, our pain management team takes a deep dive to examine the source.

In your first consultation, we do a thorough evaluation to diagnose the cause of pain. We aim to understand how it affects your activities and goals. Then we develop a personalized plan to treat the pain, which may include interventional approaches, physical therapy, home exercise, medications, and referrals.

Our physicians are consistently ranked as some of the best pain management doctors in NYC. They have years of experience and a deep understanding of pain management. All are board certified in pain management and have completed ACGME-accredited fellowships. No matter what type of pain you experience, a provider on our team can help.

We commonly treat conditions such as back pain, sciatica, neck pain, sports injuries, surgical pain, osteoarthritis, complex regional pain syndrome, nerve pain, and more.

We aim to relieve your pain and restore your quality of life using our clinical expertise, cutting-edge training, procedural skill, and research experience.

And not only do we treat your pain—our pain management physicians strive to treat you with the utmost compassion and respect. We measure our success by your ability to get back in the game.

HSS pain management physicians treat a wide range of conditions. Please contact us even if your problem isn't listed here. If it’s pain-related, chances are we can help.

Some conditions we treat include, but are not limited to:

  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Neck pain
  • Herniated discs and radiculopathy
  • Facet joint pain
  • Post-laminectomy syndrome
  • Complex regional pain syndrome/Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Muscle, tendon and ligament pain
  • Joint pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Headaches
  • Nerve injuries
 
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Our team of specialty-trained chronic pain physicians use multiple approaches to treat your pain. These include interventional procedures, noninvasive therapies, and pharmaceutical intervention when necessary. 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 experienced providers deliver the most up-to-date care. Using minimally invasive interventions, we relieve pain and restore function fast. Patients are back to their usual activities within days or weeks, many pain-free.

Whether in our office or the outpatient procedures unit, we do injections using the latest ultrasound or XR guidance for accuracy.

Some of the procedures we commonly perform include:

 
Why come to HSS for pain management?

1. Our comprehensive treatment plans set us apart.

Our physicians lead the industry in interventional treatment options, allowing us to manage pain with multiple techniques. 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.

2. Our pain management team has unparalleled expertise.

Members of our pain management team have been consistently listed in New York Magazine’s Best Pain Management Doctors by Castle Connolly for 21 years.

Because our Pain Management Division is part of a specialized hospital, you have access to additional specialists and resources that we tailor to your needs. This type of benefit is rarely available in most pain-management practices. 

3. We take a comprehensive approach to coordinating your musculoskeletal care.

At HSS, you have access to many aspects of musculoskeletal care all in one place.

Our providers have extensive experience with acute and chronic pain in inpatient and outpatient settings. This gives us the ability to coordinate your care across a variety of circumstances.

Our team includes a comprehensive perioperative pain service, experts in regional anesthesia, inpatient pain services, and outpatient pain management offices. Whether it’s a one-time visit or long-term care, we’ve got you covered.

We also have providers that offer holistic treatments and guidance, ensuring that all options are considered when it comes to your care.

If you need supplementary care, seeing a pain provider at HSS also means you have access to other specialties provided through the HSS network. This means you don't need to find supplementary care on your own.

At HSS, we don’t treat one body part: we treat you as a whole person.

Ready to take control of your life, and stop pain from holding you back?

Start your journey of recovery. Book an appointment with one of our pain management experts.

More Information About Our Pain Management Treatments

Whenever possible, we use opioid-sparing techniques to lower risk, reduce side effects, and get patients back in the game fast.

Learn more about our pain treatment options, ongoing initiatives and research, and our efforts to help stop the opioid crisis in the links and highlights below.

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

1. IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2011. Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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