Interventional Pain Management

Interventional pain management techniques play an integral part in our multi-disciplinary approach to treat your pain.

At Oklahoma Pain Center, we offer a variety of effective interventional procedures, most of which are performed under live x-ray (fluoroscopy) to ensure the highest patient safety and best results.

  • Low back/neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Abdominal/Pelvic Pain
  • Chest wall pain
  • Head/Facial Pain
Low back/neck pain

Epidural Steroid Injection

Epidural injections are inserted into a specific location in the spinal canal of your lower back or neck by a specialist under fluoroscopy (x-ray guidance). The injection bathes the irritated nerve roots in a combination of steroid and anesthetic. Epidural injections may be beneficial for people who suffer from neck or back pain due to a bulging disc.

Trigger Point Injection

Trigger points are focal areas of muscle spasm that cause pain. A trigger point injection is where medication is injected directly into the area to alleviate the spasm, thereby reducing your pain.

Facet joint injections

These injections help relieve pain that is coming from the small joints in the spine called facet joints.

Radiofrequency Ablation

This procedure treats one of the most common causes of low back pain. It involves using thermal energy to lesion the nerves that cause facet joint pain. Typically, your doctor will perform a diagnostic nerve block first to see if you are a good candidate

Sacroiliac joint injection

A steroid injection used to diagnose and treat low back pain due to sacroiliac joint dysfunction.

Selective nerve root block

This nerve block targets a specific nerve root in your spine that may be irritated or compressed and causing pain.

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation is used to treat many different chronic pain conditions including sciatica, low back pain, failed-back surgery syndrome, chronic regional pain syndrome, and peripheral neuropathy. The device delivers an electrical current to your spinal cord to alter the pain signals.

Pain Pump

A pain pump is a device surgically implanted which delivers pain medication directly to the spinal fluid through a catheter.


A minimally invasive procedure to treat compression fractures of the spine. A cement-like material is injected into the vertebral body to restore its height.

Joint pain

Steroid injections

Joint injections using steroid and local anesthetic to relieve the pain and inflammation due to osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder or hip.

Viscosupplementation/Hyaluronic acid injections

An injection of a lubricating fluid to treat the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis.

Genicular nerve (Knee) Radiofrequency Ablation

This procedure treats knee pain by using thermal energy to lesion the nerves that supply the knee. This can treat pain from osteoarthritis or persistent pain after knee replacement.

Greater trochanteric bursa injections

An injection of local anesthetic and steroid to treat hip bursitis. Bursitis is inflammation of the fluid-filled sac on the outside of the hip joint.

Suprascapular nerve block

This block targets one of the primary nerves supplying the shoulder joint and is used to help relieve chronic shoulder pain.

Regenerative therapy

Regenerative therapy is a new and exciting alternative to traditional injections. These are steroid-free and use your body’s own healing power to relieve pain. These include injections of PRP, amniotic fluid, exosomes and stem cells.  See our regenerative medicine page for more details. (Link**)

Chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

Lumbar sympathetic block

An injection to block a group of nerves in the low back which is typically used to treat chronic pain conditions of the lower extremities such as chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS).  These nerves are part of the sympathetic nervous system.

Stellate ganglion block

An injection to block a group of nerves in the neck which is typically used to help relieve pain in the upper extremities. These nerves are part of the sympathetic nervous system.

Abdominal/Pelvic Pain

Celiac plexus block

A minimally-invasive nerve block to treat abdominal pain. This is often used to treat chronic pancreatitis or cancer pain.

Ganglion Impar block

A nerve block used to treat chronic pain in the pelvis, rectum or coccyx.

Pudendal nerve block

A nerve block targeting the pudendal nerve which is a nerve that supplies the pelvis and perineum.

Chest wall pain

Intercostal nerve block

A nerve block used to treat pain in the chest wall, effective for relieving pain due to rib fractures or shingles.

Head/Facial Pain

Occipital nerve block

A nerve block used to treat chronic headaches or migraine pain that targets the nerves in the back of the head.

Sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) block

An injection that targets a group of nerves at the back of the nose that control face and head pain. This can be used to treat facial pain, migraines, and trigeminal neuralgia.

Pain Relief is possible

Schedule your appointment today. Call us at (405) 752-9600.


Oklahoma Pain Center is a comprehensive treatment center which combines cutting edge medical solutions with traditional methods to help you manage your pain.

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5101 W. Memorial Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73142

Phone: (405) 752-9600
Fax: (405) 752-9650

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:00-4:30
Closed Daily 12:00-1:00

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