Pain Management

The Stanford Pain Management Center offers co-located pharmacologic, procedural, psychological, physical therapy and complementary medicine interventions, all occurring in our 9,000-square-foot clinic and procedure suites or our inpatient setting. Pharmacologic interventions include opioid and non-opioid treatments and continuous medication infusions (e.g., lidocaine, DHE, ketamine). Procedural interventions include diagnostic and therapeutic injections under fluoroscopic or ultrasound guidance, neuroablation, spinal-cord stimulation, intrathecal drug delivery, and disk decompressive therapies. Psychological interventions include individual/group cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, stress management, coping skills education, and mindfulness/acceptance/relaxation training. Physical rehabilitation interventions include physical and occupational therapy to restore function. Complementary medicine interventions include acupuncture and meditation. We are fortunate to have the only dedicated inpatient, academic, chronic pain medicine unit in the western United States able to care for the most complex pain patients. Our commitment to the interdisciplinary understanding and treatment of pain is exemplified by our recognition with consecutive American Pain Society Clinical Center of Excellence awards (2008 and 2012).