Pain Medicine Services

The Manhattan Center for Pain Management

Since opening in 1992, the Manhattan Center for Pain Management at Mount Sinai West has improved the quality of life for thousands of individuals with acute and chronic pain. Directed by Ronny Hertz, MD, DDS, a board-certified anesthesiologist specializing in pain management, the center employs a multidisciplinary approach to diagnose and treat a broad range of problems, including: abdominal pain, back pain, facial pain, neck pain, pelvic pain, arthritis pain, cancer pain, headaches, neuropathies, and shingles. Following an evaluation, we prepare an individualized treatment plan, which may involve a singular technique or a combination of methods to achieve optimal pain relief. These methods include, but are not limited to:

  • Nerve Blocks -- Interruption of pain pathways.
  • Nerve Stimulation -- Electrical nerve stimulation.
  • Epidural Steroid Injections -- To reduce swelling around nerves.
  • Trigger Point Injections -- To relieve pain in specific areas.
  • Prescribing or Rearranging Medications -- To relieve pain and avoid drug abuse.
  • Dorsal Column and Peripheral Nerve Stimulators -- To relieve back pain, radical pain, and nerve disorders.
  • Morphine Pumps -- To relieve intractable pain.
  • Chemical and Cryoneurolysis -- Freezing of nerves to relieve pain.
  • Radiofrequency Neuroplasty -- New technology for arresting abnormal nerve impulses.

It is a common practice to combine these procedures with the following:

  • physical therapy and exercise programs
  • occupational therapy
  • social services
  • drug detoxification program
  • psychotherapy and behavioral modification

Physicians who wish to refer a patient, or discuss a case with one of our specialists, should call (212) 523-6357.

The Manhattan Center for Pain Management
Mount Sinai West
1000 Tenth Ave. at 58th St., 14th Floor
New York, NY 10019