Interventional Pain

Gritman Medical Center Interventional Pain Clinic pain management specialists Dustin Gill, Gregory Bauer, James Hug, John Schirmer

Interventional Pain Treatment from Nationally-Certified Experts.

Gritman is the only hospital on the Palouse to have a team of full-time Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) certified in Non-Surgical Pain Management.

Interventional Pain Clinic

804 Washington St.
Moscow, ID 83843

Schedule an appointment: 208-883-6700
IPC Fax: 208-883-9880

Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed for lunch 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Closed on major holidays.

What is Interventional Pain Management?

Finding relief from pain can help people live a more fulfilling life. This means our team is trained in performing advanced pain-blocking techniques to alleviate pain without the use of opioids. Rather than simply prescribing pain medications to treat symptoms, our goal is to find and address the root cause of the pain.

Interventional pain management uses pain-blocking techniques, such as injections, to alleviate pain. It works best when combined with physical therapy, massage, chiropractor visits, yoga, or medications.

Gritman Medical Center pain management CRNA staff Interventional Pain Clinic
Gritman Medical Center pain management CRNA staff Interventional Pain Clinic
Gritman Medical Center pain management CRNA staff Interventional Pain Clinic
Gritman Medical Center pain management CRNA staff Interventional Pain Clinic
Gritman Medical Center pain management CRNA staff Interventional Pain Clinic
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We offer numerous pain management options, including:

  • Cooled radiofrequency ablation
  • Cervical, thoracic and lumbar epidural steroid injections
  • Facet injections
  • Transforaminal epidural injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Joint injections
  • Occipital injections for headaches
  • Sympathetic blocks
  • Medial branch nerve blocks
What is Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation?
The process involves the destruction – or ablation – of nerves to reduce chronic pain by preventing the transmission of pain signals. It can provide a year or more of pain relief and improve physical functionality – without the use of potentially addictive pain medications. Learn more about cooled radiofrequency ablation.

How is Gritman’s interventional pain management different from others in the region?
To offer the region and our patients the best surgical options and interventional pain management, we have partnered with Panhandle Anesthesiology Associates to provide expanded and top-of-the-line anesthesia care and pain management. We now have four full-time Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) who are all certified in Non-surgical Pain Management. Our CRNAs have more than six decades of combined experience.

Does the clinic prescribe or manage medication?
Yes. We can prescribe non-opioid medications shown to alleviate pain. If opioids are needed, we’ll refer you to your primary care provider for a medication evaluation.

What should I expect when receiving an injection? Will it hurt?
When you arrive at the hospital, you’ll be offered medication to help you relax. A registered nurse will then escort you to the operating room and get you comfortable. Using x-rays, we find the exact place for the injection and then numb your skin in that area. The injection takes 10 minutes or less and since the area is numbed, there is only a slight discomfort. You can go home shortly after the procedure, however, you’ll need a driver because of the calming medicine.

What can I expect after receiving an injection?
You should feel immediate pain relief, which may improve over the next week. For best results, injections are usually given in a three-part series with a one month gap between each visit.

Sunni Caylor in her kitchen

Finding Relief and Hope for the Future

The pain in her back was so debilitating that 71-year-old Pullman resident Sunni Caylor was nearing the point of giving up. “I thought if this is what it means to grow old, I don’t even want it,” Sunni said. “I’d rather lie down and die.” Less than six months later, Sunni’s outlook on life has taken a dramatic shift.

Read Sunni's patient experience

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Ask your doctor if nonsurgical interventional pain management is right for you. Call Gritman’s Interventional Pain Clinic with any questions.