Dr. Pena believes in a holistic approach to pain therapy, recognizing that pain can affect many aspects of a patient’s life. She is trained in interventional pain management which uses minimally invasive techniques designed to relieve, reduce or manage pain. These techniques include fluoroscopic imaging, spinal cord stimulation, steroid injections, nerve blocks, and radiofrequency ablation. Pain management also includes treatments such as physical therapy, medication management, and behavior modification. Dr. Pena has experience treating cancer pain, fibromyalgia, myofacial pain and providing palliative pain care at the end of life.
“In addition to interventional medicine, I believe in using complimentary therapies such as acupuncture and massage therapy when they are appropriate.” Dr. Pena says. "I try to give my patients options for managing their pain and improve their functionality and overall quality of life."
Anesthesiology and Pain Management