Anesthesiologist, Pain Management in Portland, Oregon (OR)

Carl C. Balog MD

Anesthesiologist, Pain Management

Location

  • Portland Pain and Spine
    12672 NW Barnes Road, Suite 100
    Portland, Oregon, 97229 - United States
    Phone: 5032387246
    Fax: 5032387248

About Our Practice

Our practice is special. We are a private pain management specialty practice which listens to the patient, then offers state-of-the art solutions. We use an interdisciplinary approach to pain management, not emphasizing one modality over another. Of course we will have an opinion, but that will vary with the individual needs of the patient. We treat everything from back pain to cancer pain. The mainstay of this specialty uses your functional level as a measure of success. This is achieved with any combination of interventions, medications, physical and behavioral therapy, as well as appropriate referrals for further diagnostic evaluation when deemed necessary.

Our toolbox includes medication management, minimally invasive procedures for chronic back or neck pain, ultrasound-guided platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and Botox injections; as well as more advanced therapies such as Spinal Cord Stimulation, Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty, Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD) procedures, and Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Transforaminal Decompression . Balancing these techniques with evidence-based medicine explains our high level of success.

We treat:
Abdominal & pelvic pain
Back pain
Cancer pain
Leg pain--radiculopathy/radiculitis
Muscle & joint pain
MVA related injuries
Neck pain
Neuropathic pain--post-herpetic and diabetic
Pain associated with vertebral compression fractures
Failed back-surgery pain
Shoulder & arm pain
Degenerative spine pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)--formerly RSD
Worker Compensation injuries and related pain

Interventional therapies offered: Epidural and transforaminal steroid injections; diagnostic facet injections and cervical/lumbar radiofrequency ablation; shoulder, hip, knee, and lumbar disc platelet–rich plasma injections (as part of regenerative medicine), sympathetic nerve blockade for diagnostic and therapeutic reasons. We specialize in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome; vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures; endoscopic disc decompression; and spinal cord stimulation.

Please contact us at 503-238-7246 with questions.

Insurance Accepted
  • We accept all major insurances, and provide help coordinating out-of-network benefits.
Specialties
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Pain Management
Certifications
  • Board Certified
Associations
  • International Spine Intervention Society
  • North American Spine Society
Hospital Affiliations
  • Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
 
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