Pain Management

At Indiana University Health, we treat a wide range of pain conditions, from peripheral neuropathy to chronic low back pain to complex regional pain syndrome. Our physicians have specific education in pain management and years of experience treating rare conditions. The IU Health pain management team includes physiatrists and anesthesiologists who work with you to relieve your pain.

Our specialists use different treatments depending on your individual needs, including the latest medicines, physical therapy and minimally invasive surgical procedures. We offer comprehensive care to treat all aspects of your health, including the emotional effects of chronic pain.

At Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital Pain Management, our physicians and clinicians use innovative techniques and treatments to deliver individualized relief for both chronic and acute pain. Physicians who perform the pain procedures are board certified in anesthesia and pain medicine. We utilize interdisciplinary approaches to treat pain that may include services of physical, occupational, aquatic and massage therapies. 

IU Health Bloomington Hospital Pain Management uses research and evidence-based practices to manage pain. A referral from your primary care physician or specialist physician is required to ensure coordinated care. 

Pain Management Techniques

Pain relief techniques we offer include, but are not limited to:

  • Epidural steroid injections (translaminar or transforaminal). These treatments are for disc disease or herniation and for neck, trunk, arm, leg or back pain.
  • Stellate ganglion nerve blocks. These treatments are for reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) and/or complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) of the upper extremities.
  • Lumbar sympathetic blocks. These treatments are for RSD and/or CRPS of lower extremities.
  • Greater occipital nerve blocks. These techniques are used to treat headaches.
  • Pulsed radio-frequency ablation. This treatment can result in longer lasting pain relief for various areas of pain.
  • Trigger point injections. These injections treat myofascial pain syndrome.
  • Ilioinguinal/genitofemoral nerve blocks. These are used to treat pain in the groin area and are usually associated with previous surgical procedures.
  • Physical therapies. These therapies work on strength, balance and range of motion. They may include massage and aquatic therapy.
  • Occupational therapies. These therapies can improve a person’s ability to perform daily activities and self-care.
  • One-on-one counseling. This is individual therapy with a pain management specialist.

Additional Contact Information

For Patients
812.353.2700 or 866.353.2700

888 Auto Mall Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47401
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