Chronic pain can rule your life, interfering with your ability to work, sleep and enjoy your family and friends. When chronic pain disrupts your quality of life and does not improve with standard treatments such as aspirin or ibuprofen, AVH Department of Pain Management is here to help.

We have highly qualified doctors responsible for the provision of anaesthesia for adults and children during operative, medical and diagnostic procedures also. We are involved in providing both acute pain relief within the hospital and chronic pain management for palliative care, cancer services and longstanding conditions.

Conditions Treated

  • Back pain with/without radicular pain
  • Headaches
  • Joint pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Neck pain with/without radicular pain
  • Cancer-related pain
  • Neuralgia
  • Pelvic and abdominal pain

Interventional Pain Procedures

  • Lumbar and cervical epidural steroid injections
  • Epidural blood patch
  • Lumbar selective nerve root block
  • Cervical selective nerve root block (diagnostic only)
  • Lumbar and cervical facet blocks
  • Lumbar and cervical radiofrequency ablation
  • Sacroiliac joint injection
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Ganglion impar block
  • Stellate ganglion block
  • Superior hypogastric block
  • Celiac plexus block
  • Lumbar sympathetic block
  • Hip injection
  • Intercostal nerve block
  • Trigger point injections