Interventional Pain Management

No one wants to live with pain. When a person is experiencing unpleasant bodily sensations or a complex of sensations that cause mild to severe physical discomfort and emotional distress, solutions are needed. 

Dr. Newsome uses a targeted, image-guided approach to reach pain receptors in the body. This approach is minimally invasive; treatments can involve highly targeted injections of local anesthetics and steroids, intrathecal drug delivery (incorporating a pain pump), electrical stimulation of the spinal cord or peripheral nerves (neuromodulation), and other treatment modalities.

Dr. Lars R. Newsome specializes in interventional pain management procedures to treat a wide variety of conditions.

Conditions Treated

  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine pain

  • Sacroiliac Disease
  • Peripheral Joint Disease
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Headache
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Facet Arthropathy
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome

  • Abdominal and Pelvic pain

Interventional Procedures

In cases involving chronic or severe pain, interventional pain management seeks to disrupt the pain cycle through minimally invasive medical procedures that interrupt the nervous system’s transmission of the pain-filled messages from the nerve endings to the brain.

  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar epidural steroid injections
  • Facet injections
  • Sacroiliac injections

  • Hip joint injections

  • Shoulder injections
  • Knee joint injections
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Ultrasound guided peripheral nerve injections
  • Intrathecal drug delivery systems (pain pump)
  • Traditional and cooled radio frequency ablation

  • Biologics
  • Neuromodulation

Regenerative Therapies

Regenerative therapies can be used to address chronic pain which often arises from both recent and older injuries as well as age-related degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis. Unlike traditional injection therapies for delivering anti-inflammatories, regenerative medicine aims to restore tissues to a healthier state for longer-term relief.

PRP injections are used to treat traditionally slow-healing conditions, which often take months or years to resolve. Many patients pursue this elective procedure as a means for treating torn tendons, tendinitis, muscle injuries, arthritis-related pain, and joint injuries. 

The human body has a considerable ability to heal itself. PRP injections work to expedite healing in cases where chronic pain or the combination of chronic pain due to slow healing is present. Platelet-rich plasma is extracted from the patient’s own blood, which helps ensure a high concentration of platelets. Platelets release proteins that, along with promoting clotting, accelerate tissue growth. When protein cells signal injured cells to grow, damage can be repaired and pain can be significantly reduced or even eliminated.

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“Dr. Lars Newsome is the best doctor I have ever had. He has done all my nerve root injections… I am happy to have them done at the La Jolla Surgery Center and always by Dr. Newsome. I give Dr. Newsome as well as the La Jolla Surgery Center 5 stars.


Conditions and Procedures

Our goal is always to help you return to the life, activities, and work that you enjoy. We offer comprehensive solutions for treating a wide variety of spinal problems to relieve back and neck pain.

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We participate with most commercial insurance carriers and can help you determine if your insurance is accepted. We also accept personal injury cases on lien.