Interventional Pain Management
Philosophy of Care
Every patient with chronic pain deserves a comprehensive evaluation to determine their best care options. Our treatment plans are designed to meet the unique needs of each patient with the goal of restoring or preserving our patients’ functionality via comprehensive treatment. We use the most appropriate interventional procedures with pain relief medications as needed.
Our patients are encouraged to engage their own healing powers. Our passion is to help our patients take control of their pain.
"With our care, hopefully our patients will be able to fully enjoy their life and their work"…Hairong Peng, MD, PhD
Hairong Peng, MD, PHD
Dr. Peng, a specialist in interventional pain management and anesthesiology, is a full-time member of the UPMC Kane medical staff. He sees patients at the UPMC Kane Center for Orthopaedics, Pain Management and Rehabilitation Services.
Dr. Peng is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain management. He completed an anesthesiology residency at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital and Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, and an interventional pain management fellowship at UPMC. Dr. Peng has done extensive research in musculo-skeletal healing and regeneration to better treat many types of chronic pain.
Conditions We Treat
The UPMC Kane Interventional Pain Management Program/Clinic offers outpatient evaluation and treatment of complex pain and pain related conditions, including:
- Pain of the neck and the upper, middle, and lower back (herniated disc, spinal stenosis, arthritis)
- Chronic pelvic and abdominal pain
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Generalized body pain and fibromyalgia
- Complex regional pain syndrome (reflex sympathetic dystrophy)
- Post-herpetic neuralgia (shingles)
- Headaches and migraine
- Facial pain and trigeminal neuralgia
- Pain associated with cancer
- Central pain syndrome
- Post-amputation pain
- Chronic pain associated with neuropathy, stroke, nerve damage, spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis, etc.
Treatments and Procedures
Our program offers advanced interventional diagnostic and treatment modalities, including:
- Lumbar (spine), cervical (neck), and thoracic (upper or middle back) epidural steroid injection
- Transforaminal lumbar epidural steroid injection
- Lumbar and cervical facet nerve blocks
- Lumbar and cervical facet nerve rhizotomy or radiofrequency ablation
- Trigger point injections
- Stellate ganglion block
- Celiac plexus block
- Lumbar sympathetic block
- Ganglion impar block
- Sacroiliac joint injection
- Shoulder and hip injections
- Peripheral nerve blocks
- Neurolytic treatment for cancer pain
- Spinal cord stimulate trial
- Intrathecal pump trial
- Minimally invasive same day surgical procedures for compression fractures:
What Is Kyphoplasty?
A minimally invasive surgical procedure, the goal of kyphoplasty is to stop pain caused by compression fractures in the spine. Kyphoplasty involves inserting a tube through a small incision in the back and inflating a balloon to lift the fractured area. The balloon is then removed and the cavity created is filled with a cement-like substance, which stablizes the bone.
Kyphoplasty is performed under local or general anesthesia. The procedure lasts about one hour per vertebra. Some patients may immediately experience pain relief; for others, results typically are felt within a few days.
Schedule An Appointment
UPMC Kane Interventional Pain Management Program/Clinic is accepting new patients.
For more information or to make an appointment call 814-837-4749 or toll-free at 1-800-565-9200 ext. 4749.