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We found 3 interventional pain specialists who accept AARP near Havertown, PA.

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Dr. Miteswar Singh Purewal, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
700 E Township Line Road; First Floor
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Miteswar Purewal's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Purewal's clinical interests include back pain and pain management. He is affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. He takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Purewal's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Saba University School of Medicine and a graduate of Tufts Medical Center's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Back Pain, Pain Management

Dr. John Johghyun Park, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
700 East Township Line Road; First Floor
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. John Park's medical specialty is anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Park's areas of expertise consist of back pain and pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Park is not accepting new patients at this time. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Clinical interests: Back Pain, Pain Management

Dr. Rishin A Patel, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
700 East Township Line Road; First Floor
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Rishin Patel is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Patel's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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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.