We found 3 interventional pain specialists who accept CIGNA PPO near Chicago, IL.

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

Dr. Joseph Ihm practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ihm is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include back pain, knee problems, and spinal injection. Dr. Ihm's professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ihm is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Ihm attended medical school at Rush Medical College.

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

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bayran include pain management. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center. Dr. Bayran is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bayran honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Delphi, and more.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Sajjad Murtaza is a physiatrist and interventional pain specialist. He is professionally affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Murtaza obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and more.

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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.
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