Interventional Pain Management
Our state-of-the-art Interventional Pain Management program is committed to the use of minimally-invasive non-surgical treatments for painful conditions of the spine, with a strong emphasis on non-narcotic management of pain. We rely on cutting edge, image-guided procedures to assist in developing a clear diagnosis and potentially therapeutic plan.
Beyond the interventional approach to pain, we strongly believe in a multi-disciplinary approach, and therefore will often coordinate Physical Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Bio-Feedback, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture and other treatments as part of a patient’s overall pain treatment plan.
Our mission is to provide the highest quality in interventional pain care to the residents of Rhode Island and southeastern CT.
We strongly believe that the first step in treatment of spinal pain is an accurate diagnosis. Our thorough evaluations include the use of in-depth and novel imaging analysis, as well as diagnostic interventions for the following conditions:
- Spinal Stenosis
- Disc Herniations
- Arthritis of the Spine
- Sciatica or “Pinched Nerves”
- Poster Surgery Back/Neck Pain (Failed Back Surgery Syndrome)
- Spine Degeneration
Treatment for these conditions may include:
- Sympathetic Blocks
- Epidural Steroid Injections
- Nerve root blocks/facet injections
- Facet Ablation – Radio-Frequency
- Evaluation for Spinal Cord Stimulation
- Spinal Injections
- Trigger Point Injections
- Other treatment methods as recommended
First Visit – What to expect:
A referral is needed from your physician – this can be either from your Primary Care Provider or a specialist. Since the first visit is a consultation, medications and injections will not be offered on the first visit.
We ask that your surgeon or physician fax a referral with your contact information, insurance information and the reason for referral to our office. We will then contact you as soon as we process this information.
Adrian Hamburger, MD
Dr. Adrian Hamburger is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management, and fellowship trained in both conservative and interventional pain management. Dr. Hamburger has been rated a Top Doctor by both Rhode Island Monthly and US News & World Report.
After obtaining his medical doctorate (MD), he completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, followed by a residency in Anesthesiology at Harvard University. He became board certified in Anesthesiology, and further pursued his interests in Pain Medicine by completing a Fellowship in Interventional Pain at Harvard University’s MGH Pain Center. His primary areas of focus are the minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic care of low-back pain and neck pain, and he feels that patient education is critical to providing excellent care.
Timothy Olson, MD, PhD
Dr. Timothy Olson is a board certified Pain Medicine physician. During the pursuit of his medical doctorate (MD), he obtained his PhD in Neuroscience with a focus on the molecular basis of pain. Upon completion of his MD, PhD, he pursued his internship in Internal Medicine at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by a residency in Anesthesiology at that same institution. He then underwent further training with a Fellowship in Interventional pain at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital Pain Center. After spending 5 years in private practice at the Center for Pain Management in Minnesota, he has returned to New England to be closer to his wife’s family, and to help expand our services into Southern Rhode Island and South Eastern Connecticut.
Services are offered at the 35 Wells Street, Lower Level, Westerly, and at 481 Kingstown Road, Wakefield.
Telephone (all locations): 401-348-3865 or toll-free 855-704-0569