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The Pain Management Center offers a comprehensive range of services for patients with acute or chronic pain. Through the combined expertise of a multispecialty team of pain specialists, Stanford offers the most advanced treatment options currently available, in a supportive, compassionate environment.
Types of injections of corticosteroid medications into the area around the spinal nerves (epidural space) to reduce inflammation of the nerve and disc. Options include caudal epidural, interlaminar epidural, transforaminal epidural, and translaminar epidural.
An intravenous infusion of lidocaine and related medications to help manage certain types of pain.
Medications for pain
Medication therapy may include one or more types of medications to treat different aspects of pain.
Microelectrode nerve stimulation
Microelectrode nerve simulation involves implanting a tiny electrode near an area affected by pain. The electrode emits signals controlled by the patient via a small pacemaker-like device. These electrical signals produce a tingling sensation in the area, blocking the perception of pain.
TENS is a procedure in which electrodes placed on a persons back give off an electric signal that stimulates nerve cells through the skin. The numb-like feeling that results can help some people overcome pain.
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Other patient resources
Please fax the Medical Record Release Form to your new patient coordinator. The medical release form is an authorization form for external facilities to release medical records to Stanford Health Care.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions, visit Referring Physicians.