The Lankenau Medical Center Pain Center services
EPIDURAL INJECTIONS: The most common
interventional pain management procedure which delivers
powerful anti-inflammatory steroids to the source of
pain, allowing the area to heal and repair.
SELECTIVE EPIDURAL AND ROOT BLOCKS: An
approach similar to epidural procedures that directly
delivers pain relief through injection.
FACET INJECTIONS AND MEDIAL BRANCH BLOCKS:
An injection into the posterior section of the spine to
limit pain and increase movement.
SYMPATHETIC BLOCKADE: An injection to
treat a condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
that blocks pain by resetting a circuit in the spine’s
sympathetic nerve system.
RADIOFREQUENCY NEUROABLATION: Pulse
waves that deactivate or kill nerves around the spine
which are causing intense pain.
CRYONEUROLYSIS: A technique that uses
extreme cold to freeze nerves and interrupt the
transmission of pain.
SPINAL CORD STIMULATION: Implantation
of a medical device, similar to a pacemaker, that blocks
pain signals before they can travel to the brain. This
treatment is used if pain has not been relieved by other
NEUROLYTIC CELIAC PLEXUS BLOCK FOR ONCOLOGICAL
PAIN: A procedure that uses chemical substances
to destroy painful nerves that result from some types of
INTRATHECAL AND EPIDURAL INFUSION SYSTEMS:
Implantable medical devices that deliver medications
where pain originates.
DISCOGRAPHY: A diagnostic test used to
determine the extent of disc degeneration.
PERCUTANEOUS DISCECTOMY: A surgical
technique to remove a spinal disc that is pressing on a
nerve root or the spinal cord, and causing pain.
In addition to these specialized surgical treatments, the Lankenau Pain
Center provides medical, psychological and rehabilitation services to
help patients cope with chronic pain. Patients also receive instruction,
personalized care and resources to help them address chronic pain and
improve their overall quality of life.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.