Pain Management

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Pain Management

Chronic pain can make even the simplest tasks hard to endure. We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of pain, including musculoskeletal, neurological, and cancer-related pain. Interventional pain management addresses pain directly from the source rather than relying solely on prescription pain medication. Patients can be treated with many different procedures – all minimally invasive and performed with X-ray and/or ultrasound guidance. Treatments include long-lasting nerve blocks, radiofrequency, and spinal cord stimulators.

We also have expertise in regenerative medicine techniques, including stem cell therapy (SCT) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. These leading-edge technologies involve injecting damaged tissue with a patient’s own stem cells or plasma. While the new cells adapt to their environment, they repair damage in the process. Many of these techniques offer relief for patients with chronic pain who have not responded to traditional treatment. Our goal is to return our patients to their everyday activities quickly, decrease their need for medication, and improve their overall quality of life.

Conditions and treatments that we provide

  • Conditions

    ● Annular Disc Tear ● Arthritis (Knee/Hip, etc)● Back Pain● Bone Spurs/Osteophytes● Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)● Degenerative Disc Disease● Facet Joint Syndrome● Failed Back Surgery Syndrome● Headaches● Herniated/Bulging Disc● Neck Pain● Neuropathy● Pinched Nerve● Radiculopathy● Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain● Sciatica● Spinal Stenosis● Spine Compression Fractures● Spondylosis/Spine Arthritis

  • Treatments

    ● Cortisone Injections● Discography● Epidural Steroid Injections● Facet Joint Injection● Intradiscal Therapy / Biacuplasty● Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty● Lumbar Sympathetic Block● Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)● Nerve Root Block● Non-Surgical Treatment for Disc Herniation (Percutaneous Discectomy)● Radiofrequency Ablation● Radiofrequency Neurotomy● Regenerative Medicine: Stem Cell Autologous Transplantation● Shoulder, Hip, and Knee Joints Injection● Spinal Cord Stimulator● Stellate Ganglion Block● SI Fusion● PNS - Peripheral Nerve Stimulator● MILD - Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression

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Why Choose Us

Personal Care

We have earned our reputation by providing personal attention and compassionate care.



We work together to evaluate your diagnosis and treatment plan.

Surgical Outcomes

We have the best surgical outcomes and the lowest complication rates in the area.

Professional Pain Care in Connecticut

Meet Our Pain Management Specialists

We work together as a team to evaluate your diagnosis and treatment plan. We offer the expertise of a larger group with the dedication and teamwork to provide more personal attention and care.

Antonio Paz

Antonio Paz, M.D.

Interventional Pain Management Specialist


Jennifer Giardina, APRN

Nurse Practitioner


Amanda Fusco