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Interventional Pain Services

Living with Pain

Living with pain changes your life. It interferes with almost every aspect of one’s life: mind, body and spirit. In addition to the pain you experience, people close to you suffer as well. With the advanced pain-fighting techniques offered today, there is more hope than ever for living a healthy, happy, and pain-free life.

At Sarah Bush Lincoln’s Center for Interventional Pain, our goal is to improve a person’s quality of life by alleviating pain as much as possible. We take the time to investigate the cause of a person’s pain, and find the best approach to eliminating or managing it.

Diagnosing Your Pain

When you first visit the Center for Interventional Pain, we will review your medical history and perform a physical examination. We will also perform a more comprehensive evaluation to better understand the source of your pain. Our goal in treatment is to find the underlying cause of pain rather than masking it with medication.

Conditions Diagnosed and Treated

• Back pain
• Neck pain
• Sciatica
• Spinal stenosis
• Degenerative disc disease
• Myofascial pain syndromes
• Headaches
• Arthritis pain
• Abdominal pain
• Pelvic pain
• Chest wall pain
• Diabetic and systemic neuropathy
• Post-surgical pain
• Post-stroke pain
• Cancer-related pain
• Sports injury pain
• Stump and phantom limb pain
• Discogenic pain (discogram)
• Atypical facial pain
• Herpes zoster, shingles


Once the source of your pain is diagnosed, we will be able to initiate a course of treatment specific for you. Interventional pain medicine uses injections and minimally invasive procedures to treat pain associated with acute and chronic conditions. The Center for Interventional Pain offers people in East Central Illinois the most up-to-date diagnostic and therapeutic treatments in pain medicine.

Pain Management Techniques

• Nerve blocks
• Epidural steroid injections
• Sympathetic nerve blocks
• Facet joint injections
• Trigger point injections
• Spinal injections
Decompressive neuropathy
• Spinal cord stimulation
• Radio frequency ablation
• Chemical neurolysis
• Epidural blood patch

Insurance and Referral Process

The Center for Interventional Pain only accepts people who are referred by another healthcare provider. We accept Medicare and Medicaid, and most insurance plans cover our services. We will gladly confirm this with your insurance carrier at your appointment.

What to Bring

If your primary care provider is not a Sarah Bush Lincoln provider, please bring a copy of your medical record, a list of allergies and current medications, and any X-rays or MRIs you have had taken. You are welcome to bring someone along on your first appointment to listen to what the doctor may explain, and help take notes and ask questions. 

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