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Interventional Pain Management

Altru's Interventional Pain Management works closely with other specialties to ensure the patients pain is cared for appropriately, including:

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Occupational Health
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Psychology/Psychiatry 

Altru's Interventional Pain Management is located on the main level of Altru Professional Center on South Washington. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 701.780.2464.

Procedures Available

Altru's Interventional Pain Management provides procedures under fluoroscopic guidance.

Patients needing interventional pain management services suffer distress and discomfort caused by a variety of conditions including, but not limited to:

  • Chronic back pain and neck pain
  • Chronic reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) or complex regional pain syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Post surgical procedures
  • Malignancy
  • Post-traumatic pain syndrome
  • Muscle and/or joint pain

Our procedures are provided either under fluoroscopic or ultrasound guidance. They include, but are not limited to:

  • Cancer pain management
  • Discograpy
  • Epidurolysis and epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint injection
  • Intrathecal drug delivery systems for pain and spasticity management
  • Neurolysis
  • Neurostimulation
  • Paravertebral sympathetic blocks
  • Peripheral nerve stimulator
  • Phantom limb pain management
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia management
  • Pudendal and selective nerve blocks
  • Spinal cord stimulators
  • Stellate ganglion and interscalene blocks
  • Intercostals nerve blocks
  • Joint injections (sacroiliac joint)

These techniques may help patients reduce the amount of time pain is experienced and its severity, allow for an increase in activities at home and work, learn new skills for coping with pain, determine ways to end sleep problems, improve the quality of life, and rehabilitate.