Patients with chronic and acute pain seeking solutions are seen by MD Pain.
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Neuromodulation is a treatment using stimulation to reduce or eliminate pain caused by damaged to the spinal cord, deep brain, peripheral nerve, or the cortical. Implantable pumps are surgically implanted into the body to deliver medication directly to the pain. MD Pain physicians are leaders in Neuromodulation treatments.
Your Metro Denver Pain Management Team
Kevin Smith, M.D.
Dr. Kevin T. Smith is a member of Metro Denver Pain Management and Greater Colorado Anesthesia. He practices both interventional, medical, and multidisciplinary chronic pain management treating various disorders that range from simple to complex and include…
Christopher Huser, M.D.
Dr. Christopher J. Huser is a member of Metro Denver Pain Management and the Greater Colorado Anesthesia group. He is fellowship trained and board certified in Interventional Pain Management. Dr. Huser practices interventional, medical, and multidisciplinary management of…
Giancarlo Checa, M.D.
Dr. Giancarlo Checa diagnoses and treats chronic and acute pain patients with proven interventional pain management techniques. He is respected throughout the Denver medical community as an innovative pain management specialist who puts the patient first…
Donald Bernardini, M.D.
Dr. Bernardini specializes in comprehensive pain management utilizing both interventional and non-interventional techniques to treat patients suffering with painful conditions. Some of these include headaches, facial pain, neck and back pain, joint and extremity pain…
Haley Burke, M.D.
Haley Burke, M.D. was brought on as our fifth pain physician. Dr. Burke is board-certified in both Interventional Pain Management and Neurology and has completed an accredited fellowship with the Department of Anesthesiology at MD Anderson Cancer Center…
Joyce Wallace, PA-C
Joyce Wallace is a certified Physician Assistant who specializes in pain management and the treatment of related conditions. She has experience with the evaluation and treatment of a variety of chronic conditions including spine pain, fractures and tumors…
Adrian Sutter, PA-C
Adrian Sutter is a board certified Physician Assistant with an M.M.S from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. She has four years of primary care experience both in Denver and Arizona, managing a wide range of medical conditions including chronic pain…
Katja Austin, FNP-C
Katja Austin, FNP-C is a board certified family nurse practitioner with a Master’s of Science in Nursing from Regis University, Denver who offers more than twelve years of experience in nursing and as a family nurse practitioner in primary care…
One of the most common pain injections is the Epidural Steroid Injection in the nerve area surrounding the spinal cord. Corticosteroid and a local anesthetic are injected in a procedure that usually takes about 15 minutes. Learn More
Lumbar Sympathetic blocks are given to patients with pain that started in the back and is going down through the legs. The injection is designed to help reduce CRPS and RSD after other theraputic and physical exercise options have been tried by the patient. Learn More
Radio Frequency Ablation
Radiofrequency Ablation is the use of radio waves to interrupt the nerve fiber transmission to reduce pain in patients. MD Pain physicians have many years of experience using transmitters for ablation. Learn More
Various blocks are used to diagnose the origin of pain and other conditions. MD Pain physicians provide operating room coverage at the major hospitals in the metro area and are experienced in the major diseases and medical issues impacting health.
Occipital Nerve Block
Headaches and neck pain many times are caused by the occipital nerves in the back of the brain. These tiny nerves can generate pain that can be blocked by an injection. Many times the initial injection will help identify other issues that may be causing the pain. Learn More
Myofascial Pain Syndrome (trigger point) is the pain caused in skeletal areas with taut muscle bands. This pain may be reduced by a trigger point injection immediately followed by physical therapy. Learn More
Comprehensive diagnostic analysis of unsuccessful treatment protocols provides MD Pain physicians with the avenues to intervene in an effective manner. Such changes in delivering the injections, amounts of medicine, and other variables are incorporated into new strategies to reduce pain.
Pain pumps that are implanted surgically and many of the pain injections are considered interventional methods for reducing pain and the dependency on other medications. Coordinating with neuro and orthopedic surgeons is important in this area.
The Intervention area of pain management is an evolving area with new options coming out on a regular basis. Please check this website for the leading techniques being used.
Orthodontic braces are designed to support the healing process by keeping muscles and bones in proper position. Learn More
Custom braces are design to fit the body structure of each individual during recovery. Learn More
Physicians at MD Pain are specially trained to assess and recommend braces to help patients. Learn More