About Interventional Pain Management

Because chronic pain may affect the sufferer in many ways, the most beneficial treatment may require a multi-disciplinary approach. This means providing treatment not just for the physical pain, but also treatment to help the patient return to mental and emotional well being. SpineNevada's team approach to spine and musculoskeletal healthcare encourages our providers to collaborate internally and with outside specialists to offer a wide range of pain management treatments to achieve these goals.

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Dr. Kathryn Glynn recognizes the biological, psychological and social factors that affect chronic pain and tailors her treatment plans to the needs of the individual patient. Because pain is often multi-dimensional, therapies targeted at reducing pain are multidimensional as well. This may involve patient participation in physical therapy to help restore strength and visits with a psychologist to find ways to cope with or reduce stress and improve sleep habits.

Dr. Glynn finds that listening carefully to the patient’s history of pain along with a physical exam and imaging studies are integral in determining the underlying cause of pain symptoms. With that foundation, a targeted treatment plan can be developed that may involve medication management and ultrasound guided or fluoroscopic guided injections aimed at reducing pain and restoring function to the patient. Learn more about Dr. Kathryn Glynn here.

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Acute and Chronic Pain

  • Acute pain usually begins suddenly and may be intense. It often triggers visible bodily reactions such as sweating, an increase in blood pressure, and more. Acute pain is generally a signal of injury to the body, recent surgery or medical illness; and it resolves when pain relief is given and/or the injury is treated. In more serious cases of pain, however, a pain medicine doctor may be necessary to help manage the pain and offer patients relief.

  • Chronic pain persists, and pain is often considered chronic when it lasts beyond the normal time expected for an injury to heal or an illness to resolve. Chronic pain, also known as persistent pain, can be stressful for both the body and the soul, and usually requires careful, ongoing attention to be treated appropriately.


Pain Conditions

SpineNevada offers pain management treatment options. Below are some of the common pain conditions treated by the interventional pain management doctors at SpineNevada in Reno, Sparks and Carson City.

  • Musculoskeletal Pain including chronic back and neck pain, hip and leg pain

  • “Whiplash” Injuries

  • Work Related Injuries

  • Sports Injuries

  • Post Surgical Pain Syndromes

  • Myofascial Pain

  • Facet Syndrome

  • Compression Fracture

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Coccydynia

  • Neuropathic Pain

  • Diabetic Neuropathy

  • Complex Regional Syndrome (RSD)

  • Postherpetic Neuralgia

  • Peripheral Neuralgia

  • Nerve Injuries

  • Phantom Limb Pain

  • Neurogenic Pain Syndromes

  • Intercostal Neuralgia

  • Pain Caused By Arthritis, Cancer, Headache







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