Interventional Pain Management

Chronic back pain keeps you from living your life the way you want to. When it comes to dealing with discomfort, over-the-counter or prescription medication may only mask symptoms. Some drugs can have serious side effects or put you at risk for addiction.

Interventional pain management provides quicker recovery periods and a lower risk of complications than surgery does. Sonoran Spine offers a range of nonsurgical pain relieving procedures to patients in Tempe, Gilbert, and North Scottsdale.

What is Interventional Pain Management?

Interventional pain management is a branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to pain. A multidisciplinary approach relying on a team of medical professionals working together provides a full range of treatment options and services for patients who suffer from acute and/or chronic pain. 

Interventional pain management is a noninvasive treatment solution. Utilizing pain-blocking techniques, its goal is to relieve, reduce, or manage pain in order to improve a patient's overall quality of life.   

Why Surgery isn't Always the Answer

There are cases when surgery is the only option for reducing pain. A ruptured disc resulting from an accident or injury or a spinal defect present from birth may require surgical intervention for repair. 

Surgery is a major medical procedure that doesn't come without risks.  

In interventional pain management, the least-invasive procedure deemed effective in treating a specific injury or pain is used. Nerve blocks interrupt pain signals that travel down a nerve to the brain. In spinal cord stimulation, gentle electrical currents are applied to the source of pain to block the ability of the brain to perceive it. Injections target different pain spots in the body with a combination of a numbing agent and a steroid. Radiofrequency ablation utilizes a radio wave to produce an electrical current in order to heat an area of painful nerve tissue.  

Types of Interventional Pain Management Treatment

There are many types of interventional pain management treatment options tailored to specific symptoms and conditions. Sonoran Spine provides:

  • Bracing

  • Discogram

  • Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) Therapy

  • EMG (Electromyography) and/or NCS (Nerve Conduction Studies)

  • Epidural Injections

  • Facet Joint Injections

  • Joint/Tendon Injections

  • Medial Branch Blocks

  • Physical Therapy/Home Exercises

  • Radiofrequency Ablation

  • Sacroiliac (SI) Injections

  • Spinal Cord Stimulator

As a major referral center for the most complex spinal disorders, Sonoran Spine is dedicated to providing uncompromised excellence in quality and service to each of our patients. 

Conditions Treated With Interventional Pain Management

Chronic pain can turn anyone's life upside down. Activities that were once enjoyable can become impossible due to never-ending intense pain.

Interventional pain management is a good option if you suffer from:

  • Arthritis

  • Disc herniation

  • Scoliosis & kyphosis

  • Osteoporosis

  • Pinched nerves

  • Sports injuries

  • Spondylolisthesis

  • Spinal fracture

  • Congenital spine deformities

For patients who have complex spinal problems or who have tried several different kinds of treatment with no relief, interventional pain management from the team of professionals at Sonoran Spine is a good option.

Trust Sonoran Spine for Effective Interventional Pain Management Solutions

To find relief from chronic pain, trust the interventional pain specialists at Sonoran Spine. Our advanced pain management solutions provide our patients with quick recovery and minimal downtime.   

Contact us today to schedule a consultation. Our patients travel from all over the Southwest and some from across the country to take advantage of our expertise.

I think the best way to describe my experience is to say that when I first went to Sonoran spine, my lower back pain was between 6 and 8. After my treatment that I finished last week, it is now between 0 and 2. That speaks volumes for this place, and I would recommend them to anybody who has suffered with lower back pain for years like I have.

Barbara P. (Tempe, AZ)

Experienced Doctors to Heal You

Throughout our 20+ years in business, we’ve helped patients all over Arizona find relief from back pain. In addition, we also treat patients who travel from other areas in the southwest to find the most effective treatment.

Our team offers resources and advice to help you make the best health decisions for your unique situation. We will never pressure you into treatments you aren’t comfortable with, and we seek minimally invasive options whenever possible. Many of our patients have complex spinal problems and have often tried several different types of treatments, and we welcome the challenge of finding solutions that transform lives.

Interventional Pain Management Providers

Benjamin SellBenjamin Sell, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Angus Smalls-WalkerAngus Smalls-Walker, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioners

Success stories

The staff at the front is very kind and addressed me right when I walked into the door. I only waited for 10 minutes before being brought back. The MA for the doctor was very friendly. The doctor was prompt and very informative about my condition. He even overbooked me the same week to get my injection done before I am to go back home. Very efficient staff who provided me with the direct number and e-mail address to contact if I had any questions. I would recommend this office to anyone!


Dr. Mosallaie isn't just good at his job, he's a caring doctor. He has a great staff and they all put the patients care and safety first. I recommend Dr. Mosallaie to anyone who needs help in his area of expertise. Awesome staff always caring and knows what they're doing.