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New Interventional Pain Clinic at Nassau University Medical Center Provides Multidisciplinary Pain Management Treatments

November 12, 2021
Nassau Health Care Corporation

New Interventional Pain Clinic at Nassau University Medical Center Provides Multidisciplinary Pain Management Treatments

East Meadow, N.Y., November 12, 2021 – Nassau University Medical Center’s new Interventional Pain Clinic provides multidisciplinary treatment options for a variety of acute and chronic pain, including muscle and joint pain, headaches and migraines, post-surgical pain, and more. The clinic is jointly operated by physicians in the Departments of Anesthesiology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Neurosurgery, and offers reasonable payment plans on a sliding scale basis.

Living with pain, whether acute (temporary) or chronic (persistent), makes it difficult to enjoy day-to-day life. That’s why Drs. Paul Weinberg and Paul Pipia of the Departments of Anesthesiology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation launched the Interventional Pain Clinic at Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) in September of 2020. The Interventional Pain Clinic’s goal is not only to alleviate patients’ pain, but more importantly to restore mobility, joy, and peace of mind to patients’ lives. To achieve this goal, the clinic draws on expertise from physicians in the Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Anesthesiology, Neurosurgery and Musculoskeletal Radiology.

The clinic treats diverse types of pain, including spine pain, sciatica, shooting pain in muscles and/or joints, headaches and migraines, arthritic pain, chronic pain after surgery, post-partum pelvic pain, pain from cancer treatments (including chemotherapy and radiation), as well as numbness (often caused by pinched nerves). Treatments range depending on the severity and persistence of the pain, and can include topical medications, minimally invasive procedures like joint injections and implantable devices, spinal and epidural injections, cryotherapy (cold therapy), stem-cell therapy, medication management, as well as physical therapy and rehabilitation. Further, because the Interventional Pain Clinic is jointly operated by several Departments at NUMC, patients receive a holistic evaluation and treatment plan – that is, physicians work together to assess patients’ pain as it relates to their overall wellness, rather than a single injury or body part.

For patients, there are many benefits to the Clinic’s multidisciplinary approach to pain management. First, Clinic Director Dr. Kudur, and attending physician Dr. Matthew Spiegel are trained anesthesiologists and double board-certified specialists in interventional pain management. Depending on patients’ needs, they provide different levels of anesthesia and sedation to ease any pain or fear prior to and during procedures. By partnering with Dr. Paul Pipia, from the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM & R), the Clinic also facilitates scheduling and receiving follow-up treatments, such as outpatient physical therapy. The physical therapy office is also conveniently located across the hall from the Clinic on the ground floor of NUMC. Further, by nature of its location with the hospital, the Clinic provides easy access to a variety of diagnostic services, including X-rays, MRIs, CTs, and can provide referrals to the Department of Neurosurgery for those with chronic and persistent pain not responding to other treatments.

According to Dr. Paul Weinberg, Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at NUMC and attending physician with the Interventional Pain Clinic, “A person with pain that doesn’t resolve with over the counter medications and some rest should be evaluated.” As he explains, “If you have tried these treatments without improvement the person should find out what other treatments are available to eliminate their pain and get them back to their former selves and usual daily activities.”

For this reason, anyone experiencing pain should schedule an appointment at the Interventional Pain Clinic. Patients may be referred by physicians from outpatient clinics or private physician offices or call 516-572-6522 to schedule a consultation. The Interventional Pain Clinic is located within Nassau University Medical Center and is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1pm to 4pm. The Clinic accepts all patients regardless of insurance status and offers a sliding scale fee structure to provide reasonable payment plans in accordance with patients’ needs.

With over eight decades of history in the area, Nassau University Medical Center serves as the region’s premier Level I trauma center, treating critically injured patients as well as providing coordinated medical care to Long Island residents at every stage of life. Nassau University Medical Center is committed to its mission of providing the community with outstanding, and compassionate state-of-the-art medical and surgical care.


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