We found 5 interventional pain specialists near Cleveland, OH.

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Dr. Harold W. Goforth M.D.
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Interventional Pain Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine
average rating 5 stars (6 ratings)
1730 W. 25th Street
Cleveland, OH

Dr. Harold Goforth specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), interventional pain medicine, and geriatric psychiatry. The average patient rating for Dr. Goforth is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of cancer supportive care, palliative care, and headache. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. After completing medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Goforth is professionally affiliated with Lutheran Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Headache, Cancer Supportive Care, Palliative Care, HIV/AIDS

Garrett S. Lasalle M.D.
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Internal Medicine
average rating 2.25 stars (1 rating)
9500 Euclid Avenue; C25
Cleveland, OH

Dr. Garrett Lasalle's area of specialization is interventional pain medicine. He is especially interested in pain management. Dr. Lasalle is affiliated with Euclid Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Hillcrest Hospital. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Lasalle's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Ramatia Mahboobi M.D.
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
average rating 4.92 stars (28 ratings)
9500 Euclid Avenue; # E30
Cleveland, OH

Dr. Ramatia Mahboobi works as an interventional pain specialist. He studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Mahboobi is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
average rating 2.33 stars (3 ratings)
10701 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH

Dr. Dina Hanna's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Hanna is a graduate of Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. She is affiliated with Cleveland VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
average rating 3.12 stars (2 ratings)
2500 Metrohealth Drive
Cleveland, OH

Dr. Kermit Fox sees patients in Cleveland, OH. His medical specialty is interventional pain medicine. Dr. Fox is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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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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