New Jersey Pain Institute

The Rutgers Health New Jersey Pain Institute cares annually for over 8,500 medical, surgical, obstetrical, and pediatric inpatients, and 2,000 outpatients. The institute is one of the most comprehensive pain treatment facilities in the region.

We offer diagnosis and treatment for acute, chronic, and cancer pain problems, and we evaluate and treat back, neuropathic, and myofascial pain, as well as headache. The institute is on call to help treat various postoperative, medical, and oncologic pain conditions.

The therapy we provide incudes:

  • Cryoanalgesia
    • A pain-relieving technique that uses cold to treat nerve pain, commonly used to treat pain after surgery, certain types of headaches, pain with scarring, and some types of back pain
  • Epiduroscopy
    • Insertion of a fiber-optic scope into the epidural space surrounding the spinal cord to diagnose and treat chronic back pain
  • Implanted pumps for
    • Nerve blocks under fluoroscopic or computer tomographic guidance to treat pain from cancer
    • Spinal cord stimulation
    • Spinal opioids
  • Innovative neuro-augmentive procedures
    • Chronic stimulation of the brain and spinal cord for pain management
  • Patient-controlled analgesia (walking epidural)
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychological evaluation and management
  • Treatments that destroy tissue or nerves for pain relief
    • Neurolysis
    • Radiofrequency thermocoagulation (RFTC)

Physicians at the institute are on the faculty of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, a part of Rutgers University, one of the top research institutions in America. Our doctors are active in teaching and research, and each brings leading-edge knowledge from the classroom to the exam room.

If you or a loved one is in need of treatment for many types of pain, the Rutgers Health New Jersey Pain Institute can provide outstanding care.