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We found 4 interventional pain specialists who accept CIGNA PPO near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Joseph M Ihm, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
259 E. Erie; Lavin 13th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Ihm is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. He works in Chicago, IL. Dr. Ihm's clinical interests include back pain, knee problems, and spinal injection. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ihm studied medicine at Rush Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ihm's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel M Press, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
1030 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joel Press is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Press include back pain, sports health, and spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Hospital for Special Surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Press is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Dr. Press attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He has received distinctions including Dr. Michael DeSilva Memorial Lecture. Medical Association of Jamaica. Kingston, Jamaica.; Chicago Super Doctors; and Dr. Michael DeSilva Memorial Lecture. Medical Association of Jamaica.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Back Pain

Dr. Najmeddin Beyranvand, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
830 N Ashland Avenue; #1
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Neema Bayran practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine in Schaumburg, IL and Chicago, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bayran include pain management. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bayran is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
820 W Jackson Boulevard; Suite 310
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sajjad Murtaza practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine in Chicago, IL. Dr. Murtaza is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and more. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Murtaza completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center.

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What is Interventional Pain Medicine?

Interventional pain medicine is a specialty that is devoted to the management of pain through medical procedures, without the routine use of prescription medications. Usually practiced by anesthesiologists or pain medicine specialists, this subspecialty has had a marked increase in demand in recent years, as the illegal abuse of narcotic painkillers has become a nation-wide problem.

Interventional pain medicine physicians must be adept at diagnosing their patients. Until they can accurately pinpoint the source of the pain, it can be difficult to treat it effectively. In some cases, the pain has an obvious cause, such as the hurt experienced when healing after surgery or when dealing with some cancers. In other cases, there is no obvious problem causing the pain, and the pain itself is the issue. This can be the case with chronic lower back pain, migraines, neuropathies, and other disorders.

There are many treatment options that interventional pain medicine doctors might use to ease a patient’s pain, ranging from non-invasive to minimally invasive. Some of these treatments are:
  • Physical therapy
  • Epidurals
  • Nerve blocks
  • Facet injections, which are injections of small amounts of anesthetic into the joints of the spine
  • Radiofrequency denervation, or the use of radio waves to stop painful nerves from firing
  • Spinal cord stimulation, or the use of electrical currents along the spine to interfere with the transmission of pain signals
  • Implanted intrathecal or epidural injection drug delivery systems

Reducing pain doesn’t just help you feel better -- it allows you to become more active and increases your ability to heal. The goal of interventional pain medicine is to help people who are hurting to get back to working, playing, sleeping, and enjoying their life fully.