Relief for acute and chronic pain
Of the 50 million Americans who live with chronic pain, 20 million have high-impact pain that significantly interferes with everyday life. For people experiencing acute and chronic pain, a successful pain management plan can have an enormous impact on quality of life.
Southeastern New Mexico Pain Management Clinic at Artesia General Hospital is dedicated to the highest caliber of care. Led by an interventional pain specialist, Casey Dellabarca, MD, our multidisciplinary team works together to develop a personalized treatment plan that gives you a better quality of life.
Dr. Dellabarca uses the most advanced procedures—including blocks, radiofrequency ablation, epidural and steroid injections—along with physical and occupational therapy to improve your pain. The team works closely with your primary care provider to help you stay as healthy and active as possible.
We do not prescribe, distribute or otherwise manage opioids or narcotics as part of our care. A referral from your primary care physician is required.
Commonly Treated Conditions
- Back and Neck Pain
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome — Pain, oversensitivity and swelling of a limb due to nerve damage after an injury
- Degenerative Disc Disease — A condition where damaged discs cause back or neck pain
- Facet Joint Syndrome — Pain in the back and neck due to an arthritis-like condition in the facet joint
- Fibromyalgia — Unexplained tenderness, pain and sensitivity throughout the body
- Herniated Disc — Slipped cushion between bones in your spinal column
- Myofascial Pain — Sore, achy muscles or soft tissues
- Neuropathy — Nerve damage due to medical conditions such as diabetes
- Post Laminectomy Syndrome — Pain after undergoing a correctional laminectomy or another form of back surgery
- Radiculopathy — Pain due to nerve compression or inflammation
- Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction — Pain in the legs and lower back due to pelvic joint problems
- Sciatica — Pain that radiates from your lower back through your leg or foot
- Scoliosis — A curvature of the spine that may cause pain to nerves, joints and muscles
- Spasticity — Muscle tightness or stiffness that may result from a neurological condition
- Spinal Cord Stenosis — Narrowed spinal canal that puts pressure on nerves
- Spondylosis and Spondylolisthesis — A narrowing of the space between adjacent vertebrae or displacement causing stiffness and pain in the lower back or neck
Common Treatments Offered
- Diagnostic Facet Nerve Blocks: Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar
- Epidural Steroid Injections: Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar
- Peripheral Joint Injections
- Radiofrequency Ablation for Knee Pain
- Radiofrequency Ablation for Sacroiliac Pain
- Radiofrequency Ablation of the Facet Joints: Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar
- Sacroiliac Joint Injection
- Spinal Cord Stimulation
- Botulinum Toxin Procedures for Pain Syndromes and Dystonia