Pain Management

Don’t let chronic pain take control of your life.

The Pain Management program at Lakeland Regional Health helps people deal with their pain so they can return to the routines and activities they love.  Let our pain management experts design a program for you to help you regain your life. Managing your pain can increase your energy, improve your sleep and generally help you strengthen your emotional health.

Find help for your chronic pain

Pain from an injury or illness usually lasts a short time, but sometimes the pain becomes chronic, meaning that it does not go away and can even become worse over time. Our Interventional pain management program can help patients with chronic pain.

After performing initial evaluation, our pain management team will design a comprehensive treatment approach for your pain. We want to see you living your life with your pain under control. Our Interventional pain specialists use a variety of treatment options such as physical therapy, safe non-addictive medications and minimally invasive procedures.

Pain Management Treatments

Minimally invasive procedures for chronic pain can target the particular painful areas. It is performed by a doctor with specialized training in interventional pain management, who uses imaging (such as fluoroscopy or ultrasound) to precisely guide treatment to the area of the body where pain is originating. 

Minimally Invasive Procedures Offered:

Injections and Epidurals for
  • Facet Joint (located in the spine)

  • Tendons

  • Sacroiliac joint (located in the pelvis/lower spine)

  • Bursae (located in the shoulder, elbow, hip, or knee)

  • Trigger points

  • Piriformis (located in the lower spine) 

Nerve Blocks for
  • Hip joint
  • Knee joint
  • Peripheral
  • Splanchnic (located in the abdomen)
  • Sympathetic (located in the spine)
  • Stellate ganglion (located in the neck)
Radiofrequency Ablations

Radiofrequency ablation uses radio waves that heat a small area of nerve tissue, destroying that area of the nerve and restricting it from sending pain signals to the brain.

  • Medial branch in spine
  • Sacroiliac joint
  • Hip joint nerve
  • Knee joint nerve
  • Splanchnic nerve
Other Treatments

Spinal cord stimulator trial

  • Patients can trial a spinal cord stimulator that sends low levels of electricity directly into the spinal cord to relieve pain during different activities and sleep.

Spinal cord stimulator implant

Basivertebral nerve ablation (Intracept)

  • For patients with lower back pain. This procedure involves heating the basivertebral nerve with a radiofrequency probe to stop it from sending pain signals to the brain. 

Interspinous Spacer (Vertiflex)

  • This minimally invasive procedure is for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (lower back and leg pain). A small metal spacer is placed between 2 spinal levels to decompress the nerves being pinched by lumbar spinal stenosis.

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)

  • This minimally invasive procedure creates space in the spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal cord and nerves.


Peripheral Nerve Stimulation


  • This minimally invasive procedure injects special cement into the vertebrae and creates space for the treatment with a balloon-like device to restore a damaged vertebra’s height and relieve pain.

Sacroiliac Joint Fusion

  • A minimally invasive procedure inserting small titanium implants across the sacroiliac joint to provide stability and relieve pain.