We found 4 interventional pain specialists who accept Medicare near Lebanon, IN.

Dr. Seung Bo Sim, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
2605 N. Lebanon Street
Lebanon, IN
 

Dr. Seung Sim is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. Dr. Sim's clinical interests encompass pain management and anesthesia. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Witham Health Services.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
Lebanon, IN
 

Dr. Vinayak Belamkar is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Belamkar studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. For his residency, Dr. Belamkar trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Witham Health Services.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Neurology
Lebanon, IN
 

Dr. Michael Knox's specialties are interventional pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He practices in Lebanon, IN and Zionsville, IN. He is affiliated with Witham Health Services. Dr. Knox attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
Lebanon, IN
 

Dr. Pattanam Srinivasan's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine; he sees patients in Kokomo, IN and Lebanon, IN. He graduated from Donetsk National Medical University. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Srinivasan accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. In addition to English, he speaks Russian.

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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.