Pain Management in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (LA)

John J. Braswell MD

Pain Management


  • The Spine Diagnostic & Pain Treatment Center
    7777 Hennessy Blvd, Suite 706
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70808 - United States
    Phone: 225-769-5554

About Our Practice

As an interventional pain management specialist, my goal is to improve overall function and reduce pain by treating the source of pain. My emphasis is on spine related pain. Specific pain syndromes such as complex regional pain syndrome, post herpetic neuralgia, and phantom pain after amputation are also part of my practice.

Cancer pain management is a special interest of mine. Studies have shown 20% of cancer patients require interventional tequniques to alleviate pain and suffering. Indications for interventional managment include metastasis, intolerable side effects of pain medications, or high pain medication requirements.

Pain originating from the spine originates from many causes. Disc degeneration, disc bulges or herniation, arthritis, and sciatica are the most common. Others include failed surgery, fusion, and fractures from osteoporosis or cancer.

Interventional treatment includes epidural steroid injections, selective nerve root blocks, facet joint blocks and denervation, sacroiliac joint injections and denervation, diagnostic and neurolytic nerve blocks, diagnostic discography, disc decompression, IDET, spinal cord stimulation (pain pacemaker), pain pump trials and implantation (morphine pump), and vertebroplasty.

"Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional."

  • Pain Management
  • Board Certified
  • Fellowship Trained
Area of Focus
  • Degenerative Spine
  • Trauma
Hospital Affiliations
  • Interventional Pain Management Center
  • Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center
  • Surgical Specialty Center
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