Center for Pain Management

The Center for Pain Management at the University of Pittsburgh, led by John Moossy, MD, focuses on alleviating chronic, spine-related pain arising from such conditions as failed back syndrome, arachnoiditis, vertebral compression fractures, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), primary spinal tumors and spinal metastases. Our mission is to help alleviate the suffering these conditions cause, and by doing so, improve our patients’ quality of life.

Services Provided:

  • Intrathecal drug pump implantation 
  • Spinal cord stimulation 
  • Dorsal root entry zone lesioning 
  • Selective nerve root injection 
  • Surgical sympathectomy 
  • Cervical dorsal root rhizotomy 
  • Kyphoplasty

Preoperative clinical assessment and procedures take place at UPMC Presbyterian. Patients will also be seen at the UPMC Monroeville Multispecialty Center at 600 Oxford Drive in Monroeville.

Below is a short video describing the intrathecal pump refill process.