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Interventional Pain Program

Contact Information

Phone: (608) 265-1770

Fax: (608) 263-9271

 

Appointments

Patients seen in the Interventional Pain Program must be referred by a health care provider.

UW Health's Interventional Pain Program in Madison, Wisconsin, combines expert diagnosis with state-of-the-art treatment to help patients reduce pain, regain function and return to independence. Interventional pain treatment may include injections, selective nerve lesioning, implanted devices, and other techniques. 

Our staff evaluates outpatients at the Pain Clinic to determine what type of treatment will work best. We also evaluate inpatients at UW Hospital when needed. When interventional treatment is appropriate, patients are treated at the Madison Surgery Center.

Led by a group of well established, successful pain management specialists, the team is committed to a patient-centered treatment approach with quality care and quality outcomes being top priority.

Pain interventions available through our program include:
  • Cervical, thoracic and lumbar epidural steroid injections as well as transforaminal and selective nerve root injections
  • Cervical and lumbar facet joint injections, medial branch blocks, radiofrequency nerve ablation treatments for facet joint pain and costovertebral joint injections
  • Sacroiliac joint, piriformis, hip joint and peripheral joint injections
  • Discography and intradiscal procedures
  • Intercostal, trigeminal nerve and peripheral nerve injections
  • Sympathetic blocks in cervical and lumbar spine and sphenopalatine ganglion blocks
  • Celiac plexus, hypogastric plexus and subarachnoid neurolysis for refractory cancer pain
  • Percutaneous spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulator trials, implants and revisions
  • Trial, implant and revision of percutaneous spinal catheters, drug delivery systems (pumps), medication refills and pump manageme
Read more about injection procedures
 
Scheduling a Pain Procedure with the Interventional Pain Program
 
The following documentation will be needed for scheduling a pain procedure:
  1. Referral by PMD or other health care professional
  2. Completed request form: Pain Procedure Request Form (pdf)
  3. Insurance information
Patients will be contacted directly by scheduling staff and every effort will be made to schedule the patient at the first available appointment within five business days. Delays in scheduling may occur due to delayed insurance approval, patient request for a specific provider or other unforeseen circumstances.