Interventional pain medicine

Interventional measures are a special field of pain therapy carried out by anaesthesiologists, orthopaedic specialists and neurosurgeons once they have completed the necessary training. An intervention is the selective numbing or treatment of a specific structure (joint, nerve root, etc.) that is determined in advance using imaging procedures such as X-ray or ultrasound.

Interventional pain management treatment offer

The range of interventional therapies on offer at the Centre for Pain Medicine comprises all common and established measures. Targeted elective blocks are used, for example, to confirm a suspected clinical diagnosis. In addition, the validity of radiological findings can be assessed in terms of pain development.

From a therapeutic perspective, an interventional (often temporary) reduction in pain can improve attention and the ability to concentrate, which in turn can have a positive impact on the success of, for example, psychotherapy. Specific blocks can also free patients from their fear of moving, which makes physiotherapy more effective. These blocks may be controlled by X-ray or ultrasound.

Intervention am Zentrum für Schmerzmedizin

Intervention at the Centre for Pain Medicine

Our treatments

Our specialists

  • Tim Reck

    Tim Reck, M.D., MSc in interdisciplinary pain medicine

    Chief Physician

    SSIPM Interventional Pain Therapist
    Special pain therapy (D)
    Emergency medicine (D) 

  • Sonia Barreiro

    Sonia Barreiro Coton

    Specialty Registrar in Anesthesiology
  • Judith Hattler

    Dr. med. Hattler Judith

    Senior Consultant in Anaesthesiology, Centre for Pain Medicine
  • Matthias Laun Schweizer Paraplegiker-Zentrum

    Matthias Laun

    Senior Consultant in Anaesthesiology, Centre for Pain Medicine
  • Christian Reza Onghay

    Dr. med. univ. Christian Reza Onghay

    Senior Physician in Orthopaedics, Centre for Pain Medicine
  • cem-yetimoglu-spz

    Cem Yetimoglu, M.D.

    Senior Physician in Neurosurgery, Centre for Pain Medicine