Hudson Medical prides itself for having one of the most experienced and innovative pain management teams in New York. Our team is dedicated to treating acute and chronic pain, and treats a variety of conditions ranging from herniated discs, back, neck, and joint pain, to the most complex pain syndromes. We coordinate treatment plans with our other specialties to provide the most comprehensive care for your conditions.
When you’re in pain, you want help right away, and we make sure you get it. With our team of experienced, board-certified anesthesiologists and physiatrists who have completed Fellowship programs in pain management on staff at all times, we are able to offer imaging under local or light anesthesia and minimally invasive, same-day treatments to relieve your pain without unnecessary medications or long waits.
Hudson Medical’s experience is extensive with hundreds of patients seen each day for back, neck, joint pain, and more. Our goal with every patient is to find the source of your pain, treat the symptoms, and help you recover. We provide the latest treatments such as x-ray or ultrasound directed nerve blocks and injections, radiofrequency ablations, spinal cord stimulations, and kyphoplasties for vertebral fractures. We also provide a comprehensive Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cell Treatment Program for degenerative joint and spinal conditions.
In addition to pain management, we specialize in rehabilitation, neurology, regenerative medicine, spine surgery, and orthopedic care, providing a full suite of expertise and treatment for your unique needs. To provide the best ways to treat your pain, we also coordinate care with our Wellness Center for complementary techniques like physical therapy and acupuncture or for nutritional counseling.
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Pinched Nerves (Radiculopathy)
- Chronic Venous Insufficiency
- Spinal Stenosis
- Sports Related Injuries
- Compression Fractures
- Degenerative Spine
- Elbow Ligament Injuries
- Foot and Ankle Pain
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Joint Pain (Knee, Shoulder, and Hips)
- Peripheral Nerve Pathology
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Sciatica + Herniated Discs
- Tendon Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel
- Peripheral Joint Injection
- Facet Nerve Block
- Radiofrequency Ablation
- Genicular Nerve Block
- Carpal Tunnel Injection
- Spinal Cord Stimulation
- Cervical & Lumbar Facet Blocks
- Venous Radiofrequency Ablation
- Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks
- Lumbar + Cervical Radiofrequency Ablations
- Cervical & Lumbar Epidurals
- Tendon Injections
- Trigger Point Injections
- Nerve Blocks
- Joint Injections
- PRP/Stem Cell Therapy
We specialize in hard-to-treat conditions like lumbar radiculopathy, a condition more commonly known as sciatica. This condition, characterized by lower back pain resulting from pressure on the root of the sciatic nerve, may come from herniated discs, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, or other degenerative disorders. Symptoms usually include pain, numbness, and weakness in the hip, leg, and buttock.
We offer radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for chronic or acute pain. RFA works by sending electrical currents from radio waves to small areas of nerve tissue. Patients usually have less pain for six to 12 months following treatment, but relief can last for years. RFA is effective for treating chronic joint pain caused by degenerative arthritis and pain in the lower back and neck. Around 70% of patients treated with RFA experience a reduction in pain
If you require a lot of pain medication or you have pain that interferes with your daily activities, your symptoms may be reducing the quality of your life and affecting your overall health. Our pain management program offers treatments to make you more comfortable and allow you to be more active while eliminating or reducing the need for addictive painkillers.
First, we'll ask you for a complete medical history. Then, we'll talk about your symptoms and perform the tests or procedures necessary to diagnose the cause of your pain. After we understand why you're hurting, we'll set up a treatment plan that addresses your symptoms. Sometimes, as with an inflamed nerve, degenerated joint, or inflamed disc, we can recommended a procedure to treat the source of your pain.
We have experience in diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions. After we discuss your symptoms and history, we will perform tests and procedures find the root of your pain. Often, if we think there is more than one source, we may perform a diagnostic procedure, such as a nerve block, to narrow down the cause. If we cannot pinpoint the source of the pain, we will still treat the symptoms to our full ability.
Our goal is to reduce pain and improve function and mobility. However, it is important to have realistic expectations. In some cases, pain goes away and our goal switches to preventing it from coming back (through physical therapy and rehabilitation, core strengthening, nutrition, weight loss etc). In most cases, we are able to at least make a difference. In all cases, we are dedicated to trying our best to improve your quality of life.
Sometimes the procedures we perform fail to help as much as we want them to. In these cases, we may repeat the injection, try a different kind of procedure, or add different modalities. Pain, especially when associated with aging and degeneration, can be chronic.
When activity in an injured part of the body causes inflammation, it results in pain. Techniques like physical therapy or exercise to relieve the pain can cause more inflammation and, thus, more pain. This negative feedback cycle leads to chronic pain. A herniated disc compressing a nerve root, for example, may react to any kind of physical activity with more inflammation, and that causes more disability. The secondary buildup of inflammation makes pain worse, and the process continues. Many of our treatments can break this cycle and enable you to benefit from physical therapy and exercise.
We are careful and judicious when it comes to prescribing opiate medications, as we believe that opiates are ineffective for long term treatment of chronic pain. While they can sometimes be effective for the short-term treatment of acute pain, they may also have side effects, including the risk of dependency or addiction. Read more about our opiate policy here.
Steroids, specific kinds of hormones that occur naturally in the body, are one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory substances available. Steroid injections can produce a strong, quick anti-inflammatory response in a localized area, interrupting the cycle of pain and inflammation and preventing tissue damage. Most people can tolerate the careful use of short courses of steroids, but we always consider the benefits versus the risks.