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Pain Management

Medical and Interventional Care for Acute and Chronic Pain

Aria's Pain Management Center, located at Aria Health - Torresdale, Philadelphia, provides comprehensive treatment of patients with pain disorders and conditions. The Center's team is led by Director Thomas Zavitsanos, MD, a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain specialist with more than 20 years experience and Frederic Goldberg, MD, a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain specialist with 18 years experience, and Dr. Jeffrey Truitt, anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Dr. Zavitsanos, Dr. Goldberg, Dr. Truitt and nurse practitioner Victoria Newbold offer patients the latest treatment options and technology. 

Aria's Pain Management Center has locations at the Torresdale and Bucks County campuses, providing patients a broad range of pain management services. Patients receive a thorough evaluation that includes a review of their medical history, medical reports and diagnostic studies. After a physical examination, patients receive recommendations regarding diagnostic, testing, specialist referrals and treatment, which can include diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as well as medications. Following treatment, patients receive additional assessment and pain management as indicated.

Conditions

Clinical conditions treated at Aria's Pain Management Center include:

  • Back, neck, limb, abdominal and groin pain
  • Postoperative pain
  • Headaches
  • Cancer pain
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), sympathetically mediated pain and complex regional pain syndromes
  • Acute herpetic and postherpetic neuralgia
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Post-thoracotomy and post-laminectomy pain syndromes
  • Facet and sacroiliac joint generated pain syndromes
  • Craniofacial pain and atypical headaches
  • Torticollis
  • Spasticity disorders such as multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy
  • Phantom pain

Treatments

To treat these conditions, Aria's Pain Management Center works with patients to design the most appropriate and effective plan of care that can include diagnostic and therapeutic nerve blocks, drug therapy and/or one or more of the following innovative interventions:

  • Epidural steroid injections (cervical, thoracic, lumbar and caudal)
  • Stellate ganglion blocks
  • Brachial plexus blocks
  • Lumbar sympathetic blocks
  • Facet joint injections/median branch blockade
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Selective nerve root blocks/tranforaminal injection
  • Peripheral nerve blocks (femoral, ilioinguinal, genitofemoral)
  • Intravenous regional sympathetic blockade
  • Celiac plexus blockade
  • Hypogastric plexus blockade
  • Trigger point injections
  • Neurolytic blocks
  • Dorsal column spinal cord stimulators
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Pars defect injections
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Cryoneurolysis

to Reach the Philadelphia Pain Management Center...

Aria's Pain Management Center works closely with a patient's primary care and/or referring physician and, if necessary, the patient's insurance case manager in order to obtain the proper documentation and referrals necessary for treatment.  Follow-up appointments can be scheduled by calling the Pain Management Center at 215-612-4060.