Comprehensive Pain Management Care by New York’s Top Doctors

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John Akhnoukh, M.D.: As an anesthesiologist and board-certified pain management specialist, Dr. Akhnoukh holds specialized expertise in interventional pain management as well as neuromodulation and alternative therapies. He is known for applying a minimally invasive approach to pain management with a proven focus on improving patients’ quality of life, both physically and emotionally.

John Ventrudo, M.D.: Dr. Ventrudo has served as a pain management specialist at New York Spine Institute for several years. Here, he’s continued to build a reputation for effectively performing multidisciplinary interventional procedures and managing pain medically. His specialized experience in pain-alleviating procedures, including joint injections and nerve blocks, makes Dr. Ventrudo an invaluable part of our pain management team.

Trusted Care By Experienced Specialists

At New York Spine Institute, our pain management division has unique perspectives and specialized training to evaluate, diagnose, and treat all different types of pain syndromes.*

Conditions We Treat

  • Neck pain
  • Diabetic peripheral neuropathy
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal compression fractures
  • Facet syndrome
  • Back pain
  • Herniated disc
  • Hip arthritis
  • Knee arthritis
  • Occipital neuralgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post surgical pain
  • SI joint dysfunction
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sports injury
  • Car and work accident
  • Post- hermetic neuralgia/shingles

Treatments We Perform

  • Discogram
  • Doral root ganglion stimulators
  • Epidural nerve block
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Hip injection
  • Infusion therapy
  • Intrathecal pump placement – trigger point injections – vertebroplasty
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Large joint injections
  • Lumbar sympathetic injection
  • Major joint injections
  • Medial branch blocks
  • Medical branch blocks/facet joint injections
  • Minimally invasive lumbar decompression procedure (MILD)
  • Muscle/joint injections under ultrasound guidance
  • Myelogram
  • Nerve block
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Peripheral nerve stimulators
  • Platelet rich plasma/PRP
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) – spinal cord stimulators (trials and permanent implants)
  • Sacroiliac joint fusion
  • Select nerve root injections
  • SI joint injections
  • Spacer implant (vertiflex)
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Sympathetic blocks
  • Viscosupplementation injections

The Benefits of New York Spine Institute for Long Island Pain Management

Patients throughout Long Island and New York City trust New York Spine Institute to assess and administer effective pain management solutions. Our pain management treatment options cover a range of conditions throughout the body, including pain caused by accidents, injuries, degenerative diseases and chronic conditions. Our multidisciplinary approach seeks to treat pain through minimally invasive procedures such as injections, spinal cord stimulations and nerve blocks, to find a solution that works best for each patient.

Patients who choose to work with New York Spine Institute experience numerous life-altering benefits, including:

Nonsurgical treatment

Our minimally invasive approach means we’re focused on finding nonsurgical solutions to your pain management needs. This reduces the risk of surgical complications as well as the need for postoperative recovery. Each of our treatment options is built around your case history and diagnosis as well as your needs and goals.

Comprehensive care

Our pain management center offers numerous treatment options. From injection therapy to neuromodulation and radiofrequency ablation. You will receive world class care from the most trusted pain doctors in New York, who will work in concert with your other healthcare providers.

Individualized approach

We carefully consider each patient’s background, as well as the cause of your pain, before initiating treatment. We build comprehensive treatment plans on a case-by-case basis with input from each patient to position your recovery for success.

Cutting-edge technology

New York Spine Institute is outfitted with the latest technology, tools, and multidisciplinary treatment methods. Our state-of-the-art facilities, specialty devices, and highly trained staff allow us to offer the best care possible.

Medical intervention

Our staff is able to prescribe and manage your pain suppression medications to ensure you experience long-lasting relief.

Improved quality of life

Proper pain management empowers patients to resume their favorite activities, pursue their goals, and experience an improved quality of life.

Schedule a Consultation With the Best Pain Management Doctors on Long Island Today

Living with pain can be isolating and exhausting. Don’t give up hope. Our world-class pain management doctors in NYC will bring an expert eye to your care. Our specialists can diagnose the source of your pain and create a unique treatment plan for your needs. At NYSI, many patients discover that they are able to mitigate their discomfort and resume living a healthy, fulfilling life.

Ready to learn more? Schedule a consultation with one of our specialized pain management doctors on Long Island today.


Quality Care

Every patient is treated as an individual. We offer custom treatment plans utilizing our specialists in pain management to help our patients on the road to recovery.*

Industry Leaders

Our leading pain management physicians are superior fellowship trained in spinal care, interventional pain management and sports medicine.*

Multiple Languages

Our staff speaks a multitude of languages including Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Russian to accommodate our patients of all backgrounds.*

Serving Patients Throughout Greater New York

New York Spine Institute

Office Address: 761 Merrick Avenue, Westbury, New York 11590

Phone: 1-888-444-NYSI
Fax: (516) 357-7251

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9AM – 5PM

We treat patients from throughout Greater NYC and Long Island. Our office is conveniently located in western Long Island.


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