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Pain Management Services at Banner - University Medical Center Tucson

If you’re living with pain, the chronic pain management team at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, works with you so you can get back to what you enjoy. Our specialists not only implement new techniques and treatments, they help develop them through research and clinical trials.

In many cases, your primary care doctor can help to resolve your pain issues. If the problem isn’t resolved or if you feel you could benefit from seeing a pain specialist, we’ll work with you to develop a strategy best suited to your needs. Conditions we often see and treat include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Arthritis and major joint pain
  • Back pain
  • Cervical spine pain (all causes)
  • Cervical radicular pain/radiculopathy
  • Chest pain of non-cardiac nature
  • Costochondritis
  • CRPS (RSD)
  • Facial pain
  • Failed back surgical syndrome/post-laminectomy syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndromes
  • Headache
  • Intercostal neuritis.
  • Joint pain (wrist, elbow, shoulder, hips, sacroiliac, trochanteric bursa, knees, ankles)
  • Lumbar radicular pain/radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Muscular/myofascial pain
  • Pediatric pain management
  • Pelvic pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Postherpetic neuralgia
  • Post-thoracotomy pain syndrome
  • Post-mastectomy pain syndrome
  • Prescription medication reliance
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sympathetic mediated pain
  • TMJ
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Thoracic neuralgia
  • Upper and lower back pain (all causes)
  • Vertebral body fractures

Most common procedures include:

  • Epidural steroid injections (all levels of the spine)
  • Kyphoplasty
  • MILD (Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression)
  • Peripheral field stimulations
  • Peripheral nerves injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation of nerves when steroids are no longer effective (for back pain and many other joint-related pain)
  • Spinal cord stimulators
  • Steroid injections of all major and small joints
  • Trigger point injections

We also do non-opioid medical management. Your pain management team will carefully explain all available treatment options and review the potential risks and benefits of each option with you.

If you are interested in making an appointment, please call (520) 694-8888.

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