Our goal? To help you live a pain-free life. 

The professionals at CoxHealth’s pain management clinics in Springfield and Branson can evaluate, diagnose and treat your pain. Whether you’re experiencing back pain, neck pain, shingles, arthritis, headaches, herniated discs, failed back surgery, complex regional pain syndrome or another source of pain, we’re here to help. 

Services
Services nerve blocks epidural steroid injections radio frequency nerve ablation
Services sympathetic blocks trigger point injections discogram
Services spinal cord stimulators joint injections epidural blood patch
Services pre- and post-surgical consultation physical therapy psychological therapy
Services nucleoplasty/intradiscal electrothermal therapy
A man and woman can get help controlling their pain with the CoxHealth Explain Pain courses.

Explain Pain

Learn how the brain interprets pain, how other systems in the body are involved in coping with pain, and self-management techniques with these FREE classes. Search our calendar for upcoming classes. 


Explain Pain 101 and 104 are also available online.

Diagnosis & Treatment

Chronic Neck Pain & Headache

Cervical facet injection

An anesthetic and steroid are injected into one or more of your cervical facet joints. 


Cervical medial branch block 

A local anesthetic (numbing medicine) is injected near your medial branch nerve, which stops the transmission of pain signals from the facet joint. 


Cervical radio frequency ablation (RFA) 

Radio frequency energy is used to disrupt nerve function and stop the transmission of pain from an injured facet joint. 


Atlanta-Axial joint injection 

A local anesthetic and a corticosteroid are injected into your atlanto-axial joint. 


Atlanta-Occipital joint injection 

A local anesthetic and a corticosteroid are injected into your atlanto-occipital joint.

Neck & Arm Pain

Cervical interlaminar epidural steroid injection

A corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory medicine) is injected into the epidural space to reduce inflammation. 


Cervical selective nerve root block 

A corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory medicine) is injected directly along an inflamed nerve root.

For Upper & Mid Back Pain

Thoracic selective nerve root block 

A corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory medicine) is injected directly along an inflamed nerve root. 


Thoracic interlaminar epidural steroid injection 

A corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory medicine) is injected into the epidural space to reduce inflammation.


Thoracic transforaminal epidural steroid injection 

A corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory medicine) is injected from the side where the nerve exits the spine, placing the medicine near the source of inflammation.

For Chronic Upper & Mid Back Pain

Thoracic medial branch block 

A local anesthetic (numbing medicine) is injected near your medial branch nerve, which stops the transmission of pain signals from the facet joint. 


Thoracic radio frequency ablation (RFA) 

Radio frequency energy is used to disrupt nerve function and stop the transmission of pain from an injured facet joint. 


Thoracic facet injection 

An anesthetic and steroid are injected into one or more of your thoracic facet joints.

For Low Back & Leg Pain

Lumbar caudal epidural steroid injection 

A corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory medicine) is injected through the bony opening in your tailbone to reduce inflammation. 


Lumbar interlaminar epidural steroid injection 

A corticosteroid is injected from the back of your spine into the epidural space to reduce inflammation.

For Chronic Low Back Pain

Lumbar facet injection 

A local anesthetic (numbing medicine) and corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory medicine) are injected into one or more of your lumbar facet joints. 


Lumbar medial branch block 

An anesthetic is injected near your medial branch nerve. 


Lumbar radio frequency ablation (RFA) 

Radiofrequency energy is used to disrupt nerve function at a lumbar medial branch nerve to stop pain transmitting from an injured facet joint.

For Chronic Low Back & Buttock Pain

Sacroiliac joint injection 

A local anesthetic and a corticosteroid are injected into one or both of your sacroiliac joints or to the ligaments surrounding the joints. The local anesthetic provides temporary pain relief while the corticosteroid reduces inflammation that may be causing pain.

For Diagnosing Disc Pain

Discography 

X-ray contrast dye is inserted into one or more of your discs to locate tears and leaks that MRIs can miss.