Pain management services
Does pain interfere with your ability to work and enjoy life? Lingering pain can affect people of all ages. Our pain experts can help you manage short and long-term pain, so you feel stronger and live to your fullest potential.
Pain management treatments are often used when symptoms persist and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications don’t offer relief. Your journey to managing pain may involve physical therapy, pain psychology, interventional pain procedures or other treatment options.
A referral from your provider may be needed for this service. Call the clinic for an appointment to find your starting point.
Pain management services at Allina Health
Pain experts will evaluate your chronic pain and work with you to create a plan meeting your unique needs. A range of treatment options is offered to help you successfully manage pain. Services are available in various settings.
Pain management services include:
- individual pain management consultations
- physical therapy
- Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program
- interventional pain procedures and injections
- pain psychology and cognitive behavioral therapy in an individual or group setting
- medication management.
Pain psychology and cognitive behavioral therapy can help you reduce pain.
Physical therapy can help you reduce pain, prevent injury and recover from surgery.
Injections and procedural interventions
Your provider may refer you to a specialist for non-invasive treatment options, procedures and medications as needed to reduce your discomfort and pain.
Injections and procedural options include:
- Botox® injections. Can treat pain, headaches and muscle spasms by blocking pain signals from your nerves to your muscles.
- Trigger point injections. Can reduce headaches, nerve, spine and muscle pain caused by unhealthy, damaged or stressed muscle tissue.
- Radiofrequency ablation. A procedure that can reduce spine pain by interrupting pain signals with a radiofrequency current.
- Trigeminal nerve block. An injection of local anesthetic or steroid medicine can reduce headaches or facial pain.
- Stellate ganglion block. Can reduce pain by injecting numbing medicine into the nerve causing pain.
- Occipital nerve block. Numbs the occipital nerve located above your neck in the back of your head.
- Facet joint injections. Can diagnose or treat spine pain using a local anesthetic (a numbing agent) or steroid medication.
- Blood patch procedure. Can reduce headaches and spine pain caused by a leak of cerebral spinal fluid in your back.
- Sympathetic block. Can reduce pain by numbing a nerve causing the pain.
- Sacroiliac joint injections. Can diagnose and treat pain caused by a damaged or dysfunctional sacroiliac joint.
- Epidural steroid injections. Can reduce chronic spine pain by reducing swelling and inflammation.
- chronic abdominal pain
- chronic daily headache or migraine headache
- chronic hip or knee pain
- chronic low back pain
- chronic neck pain
- chronic pelvic pain
- chronic shoulder pain
- complex regional pain syndromes
- conversion disorders
- post-herpetic neuralgia
- post-surgical pain
- rheumatoid arthritis
While we typically don’t cure pain, our team of experts will take an individualized approach to help you manage chronic pain to continue to help you live well and do the things you love.
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute can help you reduce persistent pain through medical management, physical therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapies without using narcotic pain medications.
United Pain Center and Regina Pain Center
United Pain Center and Regina Pain Center are hospital-based outpatient clinics focused on reducing your pain. Staff can teach you techniques helpful in managing your pain, so the pain doesn't control your life. Treatment options may include acupuncture, procedural interventions, pain medication management and biofeedback therapy.
Source: Murray McAllister, PsyD, LP
Reviewed by: Murray McAllister, PsyD, LP
First published: 8/1/2018
Last reviewed: 3/22/2021