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Advanced Treatments for Pain

Do you have a patient who is:

  • Experiencing pain lasting longer than expected for this diagnosis or condition (more than three months).
  • Unsuccessful with other interventions.
  • Looking for pain management strategies.

Marianjoy's Comprehensive Pain Management Program, part of Northwestern Medicine offers a variety of effective solutions for patients experiencing chronic pain. These specialized programs are designed to increase an individual's level of daily functioning and endurance while decreasing his or her reliance on medications. The 21-day structured outpatient program decreases pain, improves quality of life and teaches the use of life-long pain management skills.

Comprehensive Pain Management Program

  • Designed for individuals who are experiencing significant downtime and lifestyle alterations due to pain.
  • Patients receive anywhere from four to seven hours of treatment per day including education, physical therapy, physiatry, psychology, biofeedback and case management.

One-on-one Patient Management

  • Physical Therapy
    • For people who do not require a comprehensive pain management program but can benefit from physical therapy to reduce pain.
    • Helps manage pain, improve daily function and maximize mobility.
    • 60-minute sessions focus on the unique needs of each patient.
    • Marianjoy clinicians specializing in pain management work with patients receiving physical therapy.
  • Psychological
    • Individuals learn coping skills, relaxation techniques and behavioral management which are helpful when returning to everyday activities.
    • Patients work with a licensed psychologist specializing in pain treatment.

Interventional Pain Management

Our Wheaton location offers care ranging from short-term pain to persistent pain, including advanced minimally invasive procedures for reducing or eliminating pain and restoring physical function. Procedures include:

  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections, Transforaminal Steroid Injections (Lumbar), Caudal Epidural Steroid Injections: Used to decrease inflammation and pain related to Nerve Root/Radiculopathy/Sciatica/Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Facet Medial Nerve Branch Block (Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar), Lumbar Facet Joint Steroid Injection, Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation: Pain related to facet joints of the spine
  • SI Joint Steroid Injection, SI Joint (Lateral Sacral Branch) Radiofrequency Ablation: Sacroiliac joint-related pain
  • Genicular Nerve Block and Radiofrequency Ablation: Knee pain or knee osteoarthritis
  • Joint Injections: U/S and Fluoro (X-ray) Guide: Treatment of joint pain such as shoulder or knees
  • Carpal Tunnel Injection with Ultrasound: Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks with Ultrasound: Treatment of peripheral nerve-related pain
  • Trigger Point Injections: Muscle/Myofascial/Fibromyalgia
  • Coccygeal Nerve Block
  • Pudendal Nerve Block/Ganglion Impar Block: Used to treat pelvic pain
  • Ilioinguinal, Iliohypogastric and Genitofemoral Nerve Blocks: Used to treat pelvic pain and post hernia repair pain
  • Piriformis Muscle Injection: Used to treat Piriformis Syndrome
  • Ischial Bursa (Ischial/Buttock Region) Steroid Injection, Greater Trochanteric Bursa (Lateral Hip) Steroid injection, Pes Anserine Bursa Steroid Injection (Knee): Used to treat bursa-related pain
  • Transversus Abdominis Plane Block: Abdominal wall pain
  • Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Block: Treatment of Meralgia Paresthetica
  • Paravertebral Block, Intercostal Nerve Block: Thoracic spine and rib pain
  • Migraine - Botox (Preempt), Occipital Nerve Block, Sphenopalatine Ganglion Nerve Block: Headache and facial pain

Refer now

As a first step, we believe it's important for a physiatrist and psychologist specializing in pain management to complete a comprehensive pain evaluation to determine which level of care is best suited for your patient. After which, our physicians will recommend the most appropriate services for your patient.

If you believe your patient may be a candidate for our program, or to make a patient referral, please call 630.909.6500.

Our physicians

Dr. Silpa Katta

Dr. Victor Foorsov

Dr. Norman Aliga

Care Team

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    Integrative Pain
    Treatment Center

    17W682 Butterfield Road
    Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

    Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
    26w171 Roosevelt Road
    Wheaton, Illinois
    Phone: 630.909.6500