Anesthesia Specialist

Long Island Chronic Pain

Pain Management Specialists & Anesthesiologists located in East Northport, NY, Centereach, NY & Huntington Station, NY

Long Island Chronic Pain offers several procedures to treat chronic pain. But to make them more comfortable, especially if you’re already in severe pain, Uzma Nasir, MD, and the team offer on-site anesthesia services at the pain management offices in East Northport, Centereach, and Huntington Station, New York. Anesthesia keeps you comfortable during diagnostic fluoroscopy and for treatments to address neck pain, joint pain, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). To discuss your options for anesthesia during chronic pain treatment, call the Long Island Chronic Pain office nearest you or request a consultation online today.

Anesthesia Q&A

Why would I need anesthesia?

Anesthesia is a medical procedure used to help reduce or prevent pain. The Long Island Chronic Pain anesthesiology team offers in-office anesthesia services to keep you comfortable during diagnostics or treatments for chronic pain.

You may need anesthesia during procedures like:

  • Nerve blocks
  • Sympathetic blocks
  • Facet injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal cord stimulator
  • Epidural steroid injections

The Long Island Chronic Pain providers can determine which type of anesthesia is necessary based on your health and the type of procedure.

What types of anesthesia are available?

The Long Island Chronic Pain offices are accredited by AAAASF for office-based surgery. The anesthesiology team offers comprehensive anesthesia services in-office to make your treatment more relaxed and comfortable.

Depending on your procedure, you may need:

Local anesthesia

Local anesthesia uses an injectable medication to numb a localized area of your body. You won’t feel any pain and will remain awake and alert throughout the procedure.

Monitered Anesthesia Care (MAC)

Also known as conscious sedation or twilight sleep, it is a type of sedation that is administered through an IV to make a patient sleepy and calm during a procedure. The patient is typically awake, but groggy, and is able to follow instructions as needed.

How long does it take to recover from anesthesia?

If you need a local anesthetic, you can usually return to your usual activities right away depending on your type of treatment.

For procedures that require regional and general anesthesia, you will need someone to accompany you to your appointment and drive you home.

Immediately after you wake from anesthesia, the Long Island Chronic Pain team monitors your vital signs and your recovery before you can go home. Because everyone comes out of anesthesia at their own pace, you may spend more time recovering from your procedure than others.

The Long Island Chronic Pain providers offer after-care instructions to help you recover safely at home. You will need to avoid strenuous activities and driving for a day or two and get plenty of rest.

If you’re planning a procedure to treat chronic pain, call the Long Island Chronic Pain office nearest you to discuss your options for anesthesia. You can also book a consultation online today.