As the region's most preferred orthopedic practice, our specialty-trained pain management doctors at Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute have the experience, knowledge, and expertise to diagnose and treat acute and chronic pain.

Pain is debilitating and affects one's ability to enjoy life. Pain management is a medical specialty dedicated to caring for patients suffering from acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders. Pain can occur for many reasons, including acute pain brought on by surgery or illness or chronic pain brought on by arthritis. Through the use of advanced, nonsurgical treatment methods, pain management specialists provide an individualized approach to help reduce patients' pain, weakness, and loss of function, while restoring their strength, mobility, and overall health. The goal of each pain management doctor is to alleviate pain and discomfort so that patients can be an active participant in their lives again.

When It's Time to Visit a Pain Management Doctor

Expressing whatever symptoms you are experiencing to your doctor can help them to provide you with the best care. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should contact a pain management doctor near you:

  • Aching pain that is always present
  • Burning, searing, or stabbing pain
  • Difficulty getting out of bed
  • Joint tenderness or stiffness
  • Muscle tension or spasms
  • Pain that does not get better
  • Radiating pain from one area to another
  • Tingling or numbness

These symptoms could be an indication that you have a more serious medical injury or condition, such as:

  • Acute and subacute neck and back pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Nerve root injuries
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Postherpectic neuralgia
  • Postlaminectomy syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (cervical & lumbar)
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis

Many of these problems can be treated through conservative treatment methods. Our pain management doctor specialize in a variety of nonsurgical treatment options, which include:

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Facet radiofrequency (rhizotomy)
  • Nerve blocks
  • Peripheral joint injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Spinal cord stimulator
  • Trigger point injections

Visit our Pain Management Center to learn more.

Our doctors understand that pain can make everyday activities difficult. To schedule a consultation with one of our pain management doctors, please call (219) 921-1444 or request an appointment online.

Conveniently located in Chesterton, Crown Point, Knox, LaPorte, Michigan City - Coolspring, Michigan City - WoodlandPortage, Schererville, Valparaiso – Cumberland, and Valparaiso – Valley, Lakeshore Bone & Joint offers care at ten state-of-the-art facilities throughout northwest Indiana so you can get the exceptional, specialized treatment you need where you need it. 

We also offer our walk-in Orthopedic Urgent Care to treat ankle injuries that require immediate attention. Available at our Portage location, our urgent care is open Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., with no appointment needed.

Keeping You in Motion at Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute

The most important decision you will make regarding your care is finding an experienced doctor who can expertly diagnose and treat pain.

At Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute, our specialty-trained and board-certified pain management doctors, Heather A. Nath, M.D. and Anita K. Rao, M.D., are experts in treating a variety of injuries and conditions. Our pain management specialists place a high value on excellent patient care and only use the most innovative treatment techniques. Our pain management doctors also work in conjunction with our physical therapy team to reach each patient's personal goals in recovery. 

To schedule an appointment with one of our experienced pain management specialists, please call (219) 921-1444 or request an appointment online.

  • Visit our Pain Management Center page to learn more about receiving comprehensive foot and ankle care from our experts.