Portland Pain And Spine
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Welcome To Portland Pain And Spine

OsteoArthritis Of The Knee

Are You A Candidate For The OsteoArthritis Of The Knee Program?

Our practice is special. We are a private pain management specialty practice which listens to the patient, then offers state-of-the art solutions. We use an interdisciplinary approach to pain management, not emphasizing one modality over another. Of course we will have an opinion, but that will vary with the individual needs of the patient. We treat everything from back pain to cancer pain. The mainstay of this specialty uses your functional level as a measure of success. This is achieved with any combination of interventions, medications, physical and behavioral therapy, as well as appropriate referrals for further diagnostic evaluation when deemed necessary.

Our toolbox includes medication management, minimally invasive procedures for chronic back or neck pain, ultrasound-guided platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and Botox injections; as well as more advanced therapies such as Spinal Cord Stimulation, Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty, Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD) procedures, and Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Transforaminal Decompression . Balancing these techniques with evidence-based medicine explains our high level of success.

Portland Pain And Spine Providers

Dr. Carl Balog Physician

Dr. Carl Balog is Board-certified in anesthesiology, interventional pain management, and addiction medicine with substantial clinical management and consultative experience. He is the CEO/Medical Director of Cornell Surgery Center and has been on the Board of Managers since its inception. In his off time, Dr. Balog enjoys classical music, local cuisine, Dragonboating, and travel.

As the son of a judge and a registered nurse, Joseph Knaus has had a lifelong passion for helping people. After becoming a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner in 1998 and later a Family Nurse Practitioner in 1999 in Missouri, Joseph relocated to Oregon in 2000, and has been practicing in the field of pain management for the past 14 years. An eternal student, when Joseph is not helping his patients, he is often studying new and alternative healing methods from the typical healthcare model.

Joe Knaus
Nurse Practitioner