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Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Introduction

The Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine treats acute and chronic pain that involved closely with patient’s life.
In case of acute pain (backache, disc, shingles and neuralgia, shoulder discomfort and pain, gonalgia, postoperative pain), if it is not indicant, symptoms tends to improve over time. In this case, returning to the everyday life can be quickly achieved by visiting pain clinic and get treatment.
Chronic pain is the pain that have unclear source or pain that increase in level or remains after removing the source. In this case, pain clinic can be very helpful.
Pain clinic mainly manages the pain with nonoperative method (minimal invasive) and medicinal therapy. Therefore, for a patient who does not want surgery, pain clinic can be very helpful.
Currently, there are five Anesthesia professionals and one specialist running pain clinic and they are doing their best to reduce patient’s pain.

Main diseases

  • Spine pain including cervical herniated intervertebral, lumbar herniated intervertebral disc, and lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Muscular skeletal disease including shoulder discomfort and pain, gonalgia, and postoperative pain
  • Headache, shingles, and neuralgia
  • Myofacial Pain Syndrome
  • Cancer pain
  • Chronic Intractable Pain

Main procedure

Epidural nerve block, intervertebral joint block, sympathecotomy, solar plexus block, facet joint syndrome, peripheral nerve block, intracranial nerve block, trigger point injections, glenoid cavity injection, post back surgery syndrome, epidural space endoscopy, epidural adhesions dissection, etc.

Main examination

  • Hematologic examination - Check patient’s degree of infection and possibility of blood coagulation disorder before procedure (Very important).
  • Radiation test (X-ray, CT, MRI)
  • Infrared thermographic imaging
  • Bone scan

Others

Pain clinic can help spinal pain patients who do not want surgical procedure. Latest Epidural endoscopy operation was introduced for spinal pain patients.

Medical team

Jong-dal Jeong, Byeong-sik Yu, Gyeong-jun Im, Geum-young So, Tae-hun An, Sang-hun Kim, Hyun-yeong Lee, Gi-tae Jeong, doctors