Rajive K. Adlaka, MD

Pain Management Physician

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Dr. Adlaka is double board certified in both Anesthesia and Pain Management. He is a nationally recognized expert in the field of Chronic Pain Management. Dr. Adlaka also serves as a volunteer for the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians as an instructor, training other physicians in advanced pain management techniques.

Dr. Adlaka did his pain fellowship at the State University of New York at Buffalo under Dr. Marc Lema a renowned leader in the specialty of pain management. He received a special certificate in Cancer Pain Management from Roosevelt Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo.

In 2008, Dr. Adlaka was selected to assist in developing Chronic Narcotic Guidelines for the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. An article was published in the Journal ‘Pain Physicians’.

He has also published numerous articles as well as co-authored a chapter in the textbook “The Management of Pain”.

Dr. Adlaka has served the communities of Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area providing pain management services for over 10 years.

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Services

Neck Pain

  • Herniated disc
  • Spondylosis (Axial Neck Pain)
  • Failed Surgical Neck Syndrome
  • Biomechanical (Postural) Pain
  • Whiplash

Musculoskeletal Injuries

  • Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD)
  • Herpes Zoster Radiculopathy (Shingles)
  • Fibromyalgia

Low Back Pain

  • Spondylosis (Axial Back Pain)
  • Compression Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Internal Disc Disruption (Annular Tear)
  • Spondylosis (Axial Back Pain)
  • Facet-Mediated Pain
  • Compression Fractures
  • Scoliosis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis
  • Failed Surgical Back Syndrome
  • Biomechanical (Postural) Pain

Headaches

  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Occipital Headache

Work Injuries

  • Prompt diagnosis and treatment
  • Close coordination with case workers
  • Facilitate early return to work

Spinal Interventions

  • IDET
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Racz Catheter Lysis of Adhesions
  • Radiofrequency Facets
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
  • Occipital Nerve Blocks
  • Stellate Ganglion Blocks
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks
  • Discography (Lumbar & Cervical)
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections

Psychological Treatment

  • Behavioral Strategies to Help Manage Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Strategies to Improve Sleep
  • Biofeedback & Relaxation Training
  • Management of Depression

Surgical Treatment

  • Neuromodulation (Spinal Cord Stimulation)

Medication Management

  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications
  • Neuropathic Medications
  • Opioid Medications

EMG/NCV

  • Electrodiagnosis of nerve-related injuries and disorders

Physical Therapy

  • Skilled Manual Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture
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