The Pain Medicine Service at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital is staffed by faculty of Weill Cornell Pain Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Weill Cornell Pain Medicine provides world-class pain management services through a multidisciplinary team approach in order to alleviate pain symptoms and improve physical and psychological functioning, as well as enhance a patient’s overall quality of life.
Our physicians are fellowship-trained and board-certified in pain medicine, and are full-time faculty of the Department of Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell. We pride ourselves on providing high quality and compassionate patient care.
Evaluation and Consultation
The Pain Medicine Service at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital provides comprehensive evaluations to accurately diagnose the full range of disabling painful conditions and customize treatment plans for each patient using the latest research, advanced technologies, and innovative therapies. We consult with appropriate interdisciplinary health care professionals, including neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, oncologists, rehabilitation medicine specialists, urologists, gynecologists, psychiatrists, as well as primary care physicians to provide a comprehensive approach to pain treatment for the full spectrum of conditions. These conditions include:
- Back and neck pain, including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, tumors, fibrositis, facet arthropathy, and degenerative disc disease
- Cancer pain, including pain due to chemotherapy or radiation therapy
- Chronic abdominal pain and pelvic pain
- Complex regional pain syndrome (RSD)
- Disorders of the nervous system, including shingles, trigeminal neuralgia (facial pain), and occipital neuralgia
- Failed Back Surgery Syndrome/Post-laminectomy Syndrome
- Intractable spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injuries
- Muscle and joint pain
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Pain associated with AIDS
- Pain associated with osteoporosis and vertebral compression fractures
- Sickle cell anemia
For more information about these conditions, visit our Health Library.
The Pain Medicine Service offers a number of treatments to address acute and chronic pain issues. These include:
- Education about lifestyle modifications
- Optimizing medications
- Directing physical and occupational therapy
- Utilizing behavioral medicine techniques
- Performing minimally invasive fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided interventional therapies
Implantation techniques may also be utilized for patients with intractable pain. Some common interventions include:
- Bursa injections
- Caudal block
- Celiac plexus block
- Diagnostic and therapeutic spinal injection
- Diagnostic discography
- Epidural steroid injection
- Facet joint nerve block
- Ganglion impar block
- Hypogastric block
- Lumbar sympathetic block
- Musculoskeletal and joint injection
- Occipital nerve block
- Peripheral nerve block
- Radiofrequency neurolysis
- Sacroiliac joint injection
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Spinal drug delivery systems
- Stellate ganglion block
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
- Trigger point injection
Research and Education
We actively pursue collaborative research and participate in the training of the next generation of pain management specialists. In addition, we strive to educate the community through lecture series and other outreach programs.
Whether you have been suffering from a long term nagging pain or a recent acute injury, please contact us for a complete evaluation and discussion about various treatment strategies. We serve the downtown community at our new office location at 156 Williams Street, just one block from NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital. Most major insurances are accepted. Please call to confirm.
To inquire about becoming a patient, download and complete our new patient questionnaire and bring the completed form with you on the day of your initial visit.
If you prefer, you can fax the completed form to 646-962-0438, or email it to [email protected].
All NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital physicians are on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College. Within the familiar setting of their community hospital, patients experience a level of care found in a leading academic medical center.