Pain Management Doctor

Our pain management doctor, located in Torrington, is a recognized expert in the field and has the specialized knowledge and training to assess, diagnose, and treat a full range of orthopedic and nerve-related injuries and conditions. 

Pain management is a multidisciplinary branch of medicine focused on diagnosing the source of nerve and musculoskeletal pain signals. Pain management services include using nonsurgical and medical treatments to reduce or alleviate pain. Interventional pain management physicians go a step further with advanced, minimally invasive procedures to treat discomfort and dysfunction at the root cause. Physicians who specialize in interventional pain management employ a wide range of treatment methods, including epidurals, facet injections, X-ray-guided and/or ultrasound-guided injections, stimulators, and more, to offer pain relief for a wide range of problems that patients experience.

In most cases, a nerve, spinal, or orthopedic injury or condition is the source of a patient's chronic or acute pain. There are several common issues that can be treated by a specialty-trained interventional pain specialist, and they include:

  • Bursitis, a type of joint inflammation
  • Chronic headaches
  • Degenerative disc disease, or the degeneration of discs as you age
  • Muscle spasms and muscular aches
  • Neuralgia
  • Pelvic, groin, joint, and abdominal pain
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Sciatica, or pressure that rests on the sciatic nerve
  • Spinal cord injuries and spinal cord compression
  • Vertebral fractures

When to Choose a Pain Management Physician Near You

Suffering from lingering symptoms of bone, joint, muscle, and nerve pain can lead to a prolonged or progressive condition or injury. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is recommended that you contact a pain specialist near you for diagnosis and treatment that may or may not include surgery:

  • Hip, shoulder, or knee pain
  • Pain that does not improve with rest
  • Numbness, tingling, or weakness
  • Sharp, severe, mild, or dull pain

If you're experiencing pain or discomfort from an orthopedic or spine-related disorder, start your journey to recovery by scheduling an appointment. For consultation at our Torrington Office or our Bristol Office, simply request an appointment online today or call (860) 482-8539.

Interventional Pain Management at Torrington

David Glassman, M.D.

Fellowship-trained pain management specialist and board-certified pain medicine physician Dr. David Glassman is experienced and skilled in providing expert care for our acute and chronic pain patients. Dr. Glassman offers an array of the latest pain management treatments and interventional procedures for orthopedic and nerve-related spine pain and problems. Though many spine conditions can be treated nonsurgically through the use of anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, or injections, such as epidural and facet injections, there are orthopedic and nerve-related pain issues that may require advanced procedures from an interventional pain specialist.

Whatever care is necessary for you, Dr. Glassman has the training and expertise to perform several interventional procedures and nonsurgical treatments for your pain, including:

  • Dorsal column and dorsal root ganglion stimulation/stimulator implant
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Joint and BOTOX® injections
  • Nerve blocks and neurolysis
  • Radiofrequency
  • Spinal cord stimulator trial and implant
  • Trigger point injections

At Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates, our expert providers and staff understand the first step towards reducing your pain and restoring your health is a proper diagnosis to determine the specific cause of your acute or chronic pain. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Glassman to discuss your condition and treatment options, you may request an appointment online or call (860) 482-8539 and be seen in Torrington or Bristol.