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Pain relief for neck and back pain

Pain management doctors at Ascension Via Christi in Wichita and Manhattan, Kansas, diagnose and treat chronic pain.

Joint and back pain can keep you from the simple things in life, such as climbing the stairs, walking outdoors on a beautiful day, or spending time with family and friends. Keeping up with daily tasks can be difficult when you have chronic pain. At Ascension Via Christi, our interventional pain medicine specialist and care team at Ascension Medical Group Via Christi on Founders' Circle delivers targeted therapies to help control your pain symptoms and help your body heal. Our board-certified pain management specialist provides non-opioid treatments that target the source of your nerve pain in your back, neck and joints. Our doctor listens to understand you and your health concerns. Then, we provide imaging tests which are done onsite to diagnose what's causing your pain, and a personalized care plan that's right for you.

Start living with less neck and back pain

If your joint or back pain is affecting your daily life, it may be time to think about a pain management care plan.

Does your joint or back pain:

Keep you awake at night?
Cause you to limp when you walk?
Make you feel stiff and swollen?
Cause you to fall? How often?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, schedule a consultation with our pain management specialist.

Dr. Brian Goentzel is an anesthesiologist specializing in interventional pain management. He provides minimally invasive, non-surgical treatments to help manage spinal arthritis and treats degenerative spine disease and nerve pain as a symptom of a neck or back injury. At Ascension Via Christi, we provide personalized treatments that block your pain and help reduce inflammation. We work closely with your doctor to provide pain relief so you can participate fully in physical therapy and other treatments.

Interventional pain management treatments help reduce pressure on affected nerves to promote healing. Treatments may include:

  • Basivertebral nerve ablation, an Intracept® procedure
  • Dorsal root ganglion stimulator therapy
  • Epidural spine injection
  • Facet joint injection
  • Indirect spinal decompression (Vertiflex™ procedure)
  • Minimally invasive lumbar decompression
  • Nerve block
  • Neurostimulator therapy
  • Percutaneous SI joint stabilization
  • Radiofrequency ablation for nerve pain
  • Sacroiliac injection, bones in the pelvis
  • Trigger point injection
  • Vertebral augmentation (kyphoplasty, SpineJack® system)

For your joint and spine health, Ascension Via Christi also offers a network of neurology and orthopedic care. We provide diagnostic testing, non-surgical treatment and rehabilitation services, including physical therapy, close to home. Our multispecialty approach provides personalized care for back pain, joint pain in your knees and hips, neck pain causing headache or shoulder and hand numbness, lupus, neuralgia, and other conditions that cause selective nerve pain, including:

  • Slipped disc
  • Spinal arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis