Brookings Health System

Pain Management

the word "pain" being erased by a pencil eraserPain management services are offered once a week at Brookings Health System to help patients who suffer from pain. Nurse Anesthetist Brian Kvamme, CRNA, is board-certified in non-surgical pain management. He offers interventional procedures to help patients effectively manage their pain.

The CRNAs at Brookings Health System offer a wide range of interventional pain management techniques. The therapies aid the healing process and relieve pain when other non-surgical interventions have failed. Patients often regain mobility and return to work or home responsibilities while improving quality of life.

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

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

Interventional pain management procedures performed include, but are not limited to: 

  • Trigger point injections to treat painful muscles. 
  • Joint injections for relief from pain caused by arthritis or injury. 
  • Epidural injections to relieve nerve impingement in the spine. 
  • Sacroiliac injections to reduce inflammation where the lower spine and pelvis connect.

A referral is required for pain management services. 

System Providers:

Brian Kvamme, CRNA, NSPM-C

Brian Kvamme, CRNA

  • Pain Management
  • Anesthesia
  • Brookings Hospital
  • Outreach Clinic

James Brunz, M.D.

  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Institute