Pain Management

Comprehensive Pain Management in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The goal of The NeuroMedical Center’s Pain Management team is to help our patients live their healthiest lives possible by easing pain symptoms and restoring function and movement.  The NeuroMedical Center’s Pain Management department combines the Louisiana’s leading team of physicians specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Pain Medicine, and Interventional Pain who offer credentials and experience you won’t find anywhere else in Louisiana.  The team uses the most advanced therapies and treatments to help patients comfortably recover from medically-complex, immobilizing conditions such as stroke, brain injury, or spinal cord injury, as well as common conditions such as lower back or neck pain.  Our Pain Management team is dedicated to helping you feel better so you can get back to your regular life.  

  • Unparalleled Experience Pain Management Experts at The NeuroMedical Center perform over 7,200 pain-relieving procedures performed annually.
  • Highly Specialized Rehabilitative Care The NeuroMedical Center’s pain management team includes 4 board certified PM&R specialists who offer advanced training in neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation.
  • Advanced Procedures  The NeuroMedical Center’s Pain Management specialists have been successful in helping patients with challenging conditions alleviate their pain when other treatments have failed.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R)

If you or someone you love is experiencing physical limitation caused by a neurological condition or serious injury, you need specialized care from a physician with your well-being in mind. Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) is a specialized area of medicine that focuses on integrated care in the treatment of conditions related to the brain, spinal cord,  bones, nerves, muscles, and joints.  Physicians who specialize PM&R are called “physiatrists.”  Although our physiatrists do not offer surgical services, our team draws from a variety of treatment options, such as medications and therapy programs, to help patients decrease pain, improve performance, and return to an optimal level of independent functioning. 

Holistic and Comprehensive Pain Management

PM&R specialists with The NeuroMedical Center’s accomplished team of neurological experts as well as physical, occupational, and speech-language therapists to tailor a plan to treat the whole patient, not just the injury or problem area. They provide a range of non-surgical treatments, including electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies.  This  interdisciplinary team of neurological specialists provide patients the most advanced, effective neurorehabilitation programs currently available in Louisiana.

Consider seeing a PM&R specialist if:

  • You have severe pain that limits your activities and movement.
  • You’ve been in an accident that has left you with pain or limited function.
  • You’ve suffered a stroke or nerve damage.
  • You’re dealing with chronic pain from a back or neck issue.
  • You’re recovering from major surgery.

Expert Neuro-Rehabilitation

The NeuroMedical Center’s Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialists offer 24-hour care for patients in need of neurorehabilitation in The NeuroMedical Center’s Rehabilitation Hospital located on the 6th floor of The NeuroMedical Center.  The 27-bed facility is designed to help patients with various neurological, neuromuscular, and medically-complex diagnoses improve function and achieve the highest level of independence.

Pain Medicine & Interventional Pain

Back and neck pain, whether slightly noticeable or completely unbearable, is something that can keep you from doing the things you love most in life.  The NeuroMedical Center’s Pain Medicine and Interventional Pain Specialists aim to improve quality of life by providing minimally-invasive and maximally effective treatments for chronic back and neck pain conditions.  Many times back or neck surgery can be avoided using an interventional approach, or special procedures to treat and manage pain.  Our treatment goal is to minimize our patients’ dependence on opioids by exploring all non-surgical options to get you back on track, pain-free!  

Interventional Pain Management Goals:

  • Thoroughly assess and accurately diagnose your condition.
  • Develop a comprehensive pain relief plan specific to your needs.
  • Provide targeted treatments that deliver medicine to the source of your pain.
  • “Turn off” pain signals or disrupt their communication.
  • Reduce the amount of time pain is experienced and its severity
  • Allow for an increase in activities at home and at work
  • Improve quality of life

Non-Surgical Treatment Options

There are many types of Interventional Pain Management treatments. The type of treatment you receive will be based on your specific condition and symptoms, as each type of treatment varies in terms of invasiveness. Some of the most common interventional pain management techniques include:

Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI)

Nerve Blocks

Joint Injections

Medial Branch Blocks

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) Trials

Trigger Point Injections

5-Star Quality of Care

The NeuroMedical Center’s Pain Management team has access to a 5-star hospital dedicated to spine-related pain management.  The full range of pain management procedures are performed in one of The Spine Hospital of Louisiana’s five pain procedure suites located on the first floor of The NeuroMedical Center.  More than 7,200 procedures are performed at The Spine Hospital every year by The NeuroMedical Center’s Pain Management team who utilize the safest and most effective manners available including fluoroscopic (x-ray) guidance for excellent patient outcomes.

Meet Our Pain Management Team

The NeuroMedical Center’s pain management specialists are dedicated to finding our patients the very best treatment, or combination of treatments to provide lasting pain relief and get you back to the life you know as quickly as possible.

William J. Graugnard, M.D.
Interventional Pain Specialist

Martin A. Langston, M.D.
PM&R / Pain Medicine Specialist

John E. Nyboer, M.D.
PM&R / Pain Medicine Specialist

Scott D. Nyboer, M.D.
PM&R / Pain Medicine Specialist

Samir K. Patel, M.D.
Interventional Pain Specialist

Jyoti S. Pham, M.D.
PM&R / Pain Medicine Specialist


Patti Granzin, FNP-C
Pain Management


Sarah Hammonds, PA-C 
Pain Management


Emily Lanier, PA-C 
Pain Management


Laura Ostermiller, APRN, AGNP 
Pain Management

Conditions Treated by Our Pain Management Team

The Pain Management experts at The NeuroMedical Center offer comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, and care management for all neurological, neuromuscular, and orthopaedic conditions affecting pain-free mobility and function. They use scientifically proven techniques and treatments to block or treat pain caused by:


Brain Injuries


Back/Neck Pain

Cancer Pain

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Chronic Pain Syndrome (CPS)

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Disc Disease

Parkinson’s Disease

Plantar Fasciitis

Post-Operative Pain


Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Cord Injuries


Whiplash Pain

Work-Related Injuries

The NeuroMedical Center's Chronic Pain
& Opioid Medication Policy

It is The NeuroMedical Center’s goal to safely reduce opioid usage while insuring our patients continue to improve and experience better quality of life. Many of our patients live with chronic, neurological disorders. Others suffered physical trauma and are on a long road to recovery. Our physicians recognize the delicate nature of opioid therapies and take pride in the appropriate usage and prescription of such medications. Although our physicians do incorporate opioid therapy in the treatment of some conditions and patients, opioids are never considered first-line therapy for chronic pain here at The NeuroMedical Center.

Choose the NeuroMedical Center's Pain Management Team

  • Avoid surgery by treating your pain conservatively and with the most advanced therapies
  • All PM&R and pain medicine are physicians board certified and fellowship-trained
  • State-of-the-art neuroimaging technologies to pinpoint your exact source of pain
  • All pain procedures performed in-house at the award-winning Spine Hospital of Louisiana
  • Close to home and easy to access- 4 pain management clinics located throughout South Louisiana
  • If you need appointments with more than one neurological expert for testing, we will coordinate your visits on the same day so you don’t have to make multiple trips
Dr. Samir K. Patel and Nurse

Request an Appointment With A Pain Management Specialist

Online appointment requests from NEW patients are handled Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m-5:00 p.m. Please fill out the form below, and one of our Scheduling specialists will reach out to you within one business day. You can also request an appointment by calling The NeuroMedical Center Clinic Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (225) 768-2050.