Pain management

Pain management

Updated guidelines around vaccinations

•  The use of elective corticosteroid injections (for joint pain, tendinopathies, and spine procedures) are recommended to be separated from COVID-19 vaccine doses by at least one week. 

• It is preferable to limit the use of steroid injections to greater than one week before a vaccine dose, and one week or more after vaccination. 


We have compassion for those living with the burden of pain. Not all pain is experienced the same way; our patients deserve a treatment plan that is specifically designed to meet individual needs. At the TRIA Pain Program, we are fellowship trained physicians, physical therapists, and psychologists, offering the most current and effective medical interventions and therapies. We foster a supportive environment, using all available evidence and resources, to help patients increase function and reduce suffering. Our goal is your recovery. The TRIA Pain Program’s success is measured by improvement in patient function. While minimizing pain is very important, analgesia is a means, rather than an end. With the ultimate goal to improve overall quality of life, we work to help patients reengage in meaningful and fulfilling activities at work and play with family and friends. 


We diagnose and treat everything from common low back, neck and joint pain, to rare pain syndromes like Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Centralized Pain Syndrome. Clinical decisions are based on the latest evidence and consider a comprehensive, multimodal plan for each individual. In addition to medication, therapy, and other specialty care, we offer a wide variety of pain interventions/procedures – from epidural steroids to botox for headaches to implantable neuromodulation and spinal cord stimulation.

Integrative medicine

Integrative medicine is a holistic approach to health care focusing on the mind, body and spirit. The goal is to empower patients and staff with the tools to tap into the body’s natural healing capabilities and lead lives based on wellness. TRIA’s (Bloomington) integrative medicine program includes a number of services that incorporates or complements conventional medicine.

Hours of operation

Open Monday through Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Procedures can be scheduled through the pain program administrative assistant at 952-806-5392.

All medical and medication questions can be directed to the Pain Nurse at 952-806-5389.

Pain program videos

Pain Program videos are available to learn more about common painful conditions, procedures and comprehensive treatment plans. Click here to watch.


 Physical Therapists