Pain Management in Reno, Nevada

Diagnosing and Treating Pain

Sierra Medical Center pain management treatment uses a multidisciplinary approach to preventing, diagnosing and treating acute or chronic pain. Physicians care for patients ages 18 and older who have spine or back pain, as well as pain in other areas of the body.

Patients undergo a thorough evaluation that may include X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans or nerve studies to find the specific disc, nerve root, joint or tendon causing pain. After identifying the source of pain, physicians may use image-guided techniques to deliver steroids, burn nerve endings or perform other targeted therapies at the precise area causing pain.

Common Pain-Triggering Conditions

There are many conditions that can be the source of your pain:

  • Cancer
  • Complex regional pain syndrome and reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Compression fractures
  • Disorders of the spine including cervical, thoracic and lumbar problems and disc disease, including herniated discs, scoliosis and spinal stenosis
  • Failed back surgery
  • Headaches
  • Interstitial cystitis and pelvic pain
  • Myofascial pain syndrome, including fibromyalgia
  • Sports injuries
  • Whiplash and auto injuries

Pain Management Specialty Procedures

We provide many specialty procedures for pain management that include:

  • Discography
  • Electrodiagnostic testing
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Medial branch block
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILDĀ®)
  • Percutaneous disc decompression
  • Radio frequency neurotomies
  • Spinal cord stimulator trials and permanent implants
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
  • Transforaminal epidural injections or selective nerve root blocks
  • Trigger point injections with local anesthetics

If you need a referral to a physician at Northern Nevada Sierra Medical Center, call our free physician referral service at 775-356-6662.