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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Sehgal is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine. Her clinical and research interests include minimally invasive image guided procedures to diagnose and treat complex pain disorders, chronic pain of spinal origin, whiplash, cancer pain and chronic musculoskeletal pain, radio frequency and neuroablative procedures; intradiscal treatments (e.g. IDET); spinal cord stimulation and neuraxial drug delivery.


Pain Management

Rehabilitation Medicine

Rehabilitation Medicine (Inpatient Hospitalist)

UW Health Clinics

UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital
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Madison Surgery Center
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Pain Management Clinic
(608) 263-9550 | Map

Regional Specialty Clinics

UW Health Specialty Clinic - Mauston (Mauston)
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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
UnityPoint Health - Meriter (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Pain Medicine
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Interventional Pain Management, Spine Technology and Rehbilitation, Ft. Wayne, IN

Residency Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, WI
Internship Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, WI
Medical School JLN Medical College, Ajmer, India


Madison Magazine Top Docs 2014

Languages Spoken

English, Hindi
Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

  • Discograms
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injections/Median Branch Blocks
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation Trial & Implant
  • Sympathetic Ganglia Blocks (Stellate, Celiac, Hypogastric, Lumbar, Ganglion impar)
  • Trigger Point Injections
PubMed Articles
Brellenthin AG Crombie KM Cook DB Sehgal N Koltyn KF . Psychosocial Influences on Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia. Pain Med. 2017 Mar 1;18(3):538-550
[PubMed ID: 28034985]
Ruan X Wu H Sehgal N . Intravenous Fentanyl and Potential Mortality. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Feb 1;177(2):290-291
[PubMed ID: 28166349]
Holz SC Sehgal N . What is the Correlation Between Facet Joint Radiofrequency Outcome and Response to Comparative Medial Branch Blocks? Pain Physician. 2016 Mar;19(3):163-72
[PubMed ID: 27008290]
Manchikanti L Nampiaparampil DE Manchikanti KN Falco FJ Singh V Benyamin RM Kaye AD Sehgal N Soin A Simopoulos TT Bakshi S Gharibo CG Gilligan CJ Hirsch JA . Comparison of the efficacy of saline, local anesthetics, and steroids in epidural and facet joint injections for the management of spinal pain: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Surg Neurol Int. 2015;6(Suppl 4):S194-235
[PubMed ID: 26005584]
Koltyn KF Brellenthin AG Cook DB Sehgal N Hillard C . Mechanisms of exercise-induced hypoalgesia. J Pain. 2014 Dec;15(12):1294-1304
[PubMed ID: 25261342]
Sehgal N Colson J Smith HS . Chronic pain treatment with opioid analgesics: benefits versus harms of long-term therapy. Expert Rev Neurother. 2013 Nov;13(11):1201-20
[PubMed ID: 24175722]
Sehgal N Manchikanti L Smith HS . Prescription opioid abuse in chronic pain: a review of opioid abuse predictors and strategies to curb opioid abuse. Pain Physician. 2012 Jul;15(3 Suppl):ES67-92
[PubMed ID: 22786463]
Sehgal N Smith HS Manchikanti L . Peripherally acting opioids and clinical implications for pain control. Pain Physician. 2011 May-Jun;14(3):249-58
[PubMed ID: 21587328]
Backonja MM Walk D Edwards RR Sehgal N Moeller-Bertram T Wasan A Irving G Argoff C Wallace M . Quantitative sensory testing in measurement of neuropathic pain phenomena and other sensory abnormalities. Clin J Pain. 2009 Sep;25(7):641-7
[PubMed ID: 19692807]
Sehgal N Dunbar EE Shah RV Colson J . Systematic review of diagnostic utility of facet (zygapophysial) joint injections in chronic spinal pain: an update. Pain Physician. 2007 Jan;10(1):213-28
[PubMed ID: 17256031]
Sehgal N Shah RV McKenzie-Brown AM Everett CR . Diagnostic utility of facet (zygapophysial) joint injections in chronic spinal pain: a systematic review of evidence. Pain Physician. 2005 Apr;8(2):211-24
[PubMed ID: 16850075]
Gordon DB Sehgal N Schroeder ME Cleary J . Treatment of pain crisis at end of life from severe lower extremity venous outflow obstruction with hyperalgesia and allodynia. J Pain. 2002 Jun;3(3):244-8
[PubMed ID: 14622779]