Brookings Health System

Pain Management

Outpatient pain management procedure

We offer treatment plans on both an inpatient and outpatient basis specifically designed for each individual to reduce pain, improve function, and maximize their quality of life. 

Our certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) are experts trained in pain management. They work closely with physicians, operating room staff, and other health care professionals to provide patient pain relief.

Outpatient Pain Management Services 

Pain management services are offered every other Monday of each month at Brookings Health System to help patients who suffer from chronic pain. Our anesthesia team's pain management services offer safe and effective pain relief as an alternative to narcotic drugs. 

CRNAs perform interventional pain management using minimally invasive techniques. The therapy aides the healing process and relieves pain when other non-surgical interventions have failed. Patients often regain mobility and return to work or home responsibilities.

Common conditions treated through pain management services include, but are not limited to:

  • Lower back pain
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Joint discomfort
  • Chronic headaches
  • Muscle pain

Through the Brookings Health System, patients can also receive:

  • Alternative pain therapies
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychological support and counseling

A physician referral is required for pain management services. 

System Providers:


James Brunz, M.D.

  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Institute