Pain Management

Pain Management

Chronic pain is debilitating and affects one’s ability to enjoy life; our pain management specialists help you take back your life.

Our Board-certified pain management physicians specialize in caring for patients suffering from acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders. Through the use of advanced, nonsurgical treatment methods, our team provides an individualized approach to help reduce your pain, weakness, and loss of function, while restoring your strength and mobility. The goal of each pain management specialist is to alleviate your pain and discomfort so that you can participate in your life again.

Whether you are experiencing acute pain brought on by surgery or illness, or chronic pain brought on by arthritis, the Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute physicians will provide the highest level of care and compassion for you.

Common Conditions Treated

  • Acute and Sub-Acute Back and Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Post Herpectic Neuralgia
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Nerve Root Injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Cervical & Lumbar)

Pain Management Treatment Options

  • Epidural steroid injections – a non-surgical treatment for low back and neck pain; medication is injected near the painful area of the spine
  • Facet joint injections – a non-surgical treatment to relieve pain and inflammation in the facet joints (vertebrae connectors); medication is injected into the surrounding tissue of the facet joint
  • Facet radiofrequency (rhizotomy) – heat is used to create a lesion on the affected nerve; the impairment of a nerve’s ability to transmit pain signals results in pain not being felt
  • Nerve blocks – medication is injected into the area around a spinal nerve to identify the source of pain
  • Peripheral joint injections – medication is injected into the elbow, hip, knee, and shoulder joints to relieve suspected arthritis, bursitis, or tendonitis pain
  • Sacroiliac joint injections – injections to reduce inflammation causing buttock, hip joint, groin, or thigh pain
  • Spinal cord stimulator – the implantation of a small wire under the skin to relieve chronic back pain; low-level electrical impulses to the spinal cord or specific nerves block pain signals from reaching the brain
  • Trigger point injections – most commonly, back, neck, and shoulders are injected to treat small areas of muscles sensitive to touch and pressure; these trigger points can irritate nearby nerves, causing pain to radiate to other areas

Physicians Specializing in Pain Management

Heather A. Nath, M.D.<br />  <em>Pain Management</em>

To make an appointment with Heather A. Nath, M.D.
  Pain Management, call at 219-250-5008.

Heather A. Nath, M.D.
  Pain Management sees patients at the following locations:

LBJI Portage - 3691 Willowcreek Rd., Suite 100
LBJI Chesterton - 601 Gateway Blvd.
Anita K. Rao, M.D.<br />  <em>Pain Management</em>

To make an appointment with Anita K. Rao, M.D.
  Pain Management, call at (219) 250-5004.

Anita K. Rao, M.D.
  Pain Management sees patients at the following locations:

LBJI Chesterton - 601 Gateway Blvd.
LBJI Portage - 3691 Willowcreek Rd., Suite 100
Suleiman B. Salman, D.O.<br />  <em>Pain Management</em>

To make an appointment with Suleiman B. Salman, D.O.
  Pain Management, call at 219-250-5027.

Suleiman B. Salman, D.O.
  Pain Management sees patients at the following locations:

LBJI Schererville - 833 W. Lincoln Hwy Suite 110
LBJI Crown Point - 12800 Mississippi Parkway, Suite 201A

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WHAT: An educational evening on shoulder and hip ailments presented by Dr. Anthony Levenda and Dr. Eric Szczesniak

WHERE: 601 Gateway Blvd, Chesterton 

WHEN: Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30p




Check out Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute's Urgent Care located in the Portage Office at 3691 Willowcreek Rd, Portage, IN
Hours: Monday - Friday 11:00am to 7:00pm

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Thank you for voting Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute Best of the Region AGAIN!!!

"Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute practices advanced orthopedic health care, tailored to each patient's unique needs. A culture has been fostered amongst our medical staff in which our comprehensive care is centered around the patient. This attitude, combined with our providers' skills has led to many successful outcomes for our patients. It is an honor to have earned the trust of our patients and their families, as resulted in being voted #1 as Best of the Region."
Thomas Kay, MD
Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute