dr ilana Pain Doctors Brooklyn

My goal is to provide a unique, individualized approach for all my patients by incorporating cutting edge treatment options to reduce pain and improve daily function.

DR. ILANA ETELZON, MD

Pain Management Specialist

(Spoken Languages: English, Russian)

Dr. Ilana Etelzon is an experienced and accomplished Pain Management Specialist. She is a Fellowship trained Interventional Pain & Musculoskeletal Medicine Specialist. She uses a non-operative approach to treat pain. She incorporates Minimally Invasive Procedures and various Regenerative Therapies to treat a wide spectrum of pain syndrome including lower back pain, sciatica, pinched nerves, neck pain, CRPS, failed back surgery and musculoskeletal disorders. Dr. Ilana Etelzon utilizes fluoroscopic and ultrasound guided techniques to treat pain.

Dr. Etelzon focuses on providing treatment options that will break the pain cycle. She works together with her patients to formulate a treatment plan that is practical and effective. Treatment will consist of getting the patient out of pain, followed by proper rehabilitation in order to prevent the pain from recurring. The goal is to establish an individual treatment plan that is just right for the patient. Her methods are highly successful, as echoed in the feedback of her satisfied patients.

Dr. Etelzon’s training and experience allows her to utilize various techniques that will help return the patient back to their pain free, active state.

Dr. Etelzon focuses on innovative techniques when it comes to medicine with particular areas of interest involving Spinal Cord Stimulation, Peripheral Nerve Stimulation and RadioFrequency Techniques to manage pain.

As a New York State Certified Medical Marijuana Prescriber, Dr. Etelzon may be able to offer a opioid-free option for patients seeking chronic pain relief.

Dr. Etelzon is an active member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), Spine Intervention Society (SIS), North American Spine Society (NASS) and American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR). She has authored in numerous articles relating to pain management, regenerative medicine, sports medicine and cardiac rehabilitation. Dr. Etelzon continues to be involved in active research and enjoys teaching residents and students.

For those patients who suffer Work Related and Auto Accidents, our team will diagnose and provide immediate care so that you can regain function and quality of life that you have lost.

Alisa Linkova 1 Pain Doctors Brooklyn

ALISA LINKOVA, NP

Nurse Practitioner

(Spoken Languages: English, Russian)

Alisa Linkova, FNP-BC, MSN, CRRN is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who provides comprehensive pain management to patients of all ages. She performs in-office assessments, minimally invasive pain interventions such as: dry needling, trigger point injections, visco-supplementation therapy, intra-articular laser therapy, ozone, PRP, prolotherapy, botox and many other ultrasound guided minimally invasive procedures in order to relieve neck, back and joint-related pain.

She works in collaboration with other physicians in order to accurately diagnose and treat various pain conditions while providing patient-centered care focused on eliminating pain and restoring function.

Alisa earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hunter College, after which she pursued a career in Nursing and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Long Island University. She advanced her career further and earned a Masters of Nursing from Long Island University while working as a bedside RN in New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital over a 7 year tenure. She is board certified in multiple specialties, including Board Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) by the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses and Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FNP-BC).

Alisa understands how acute and chronic pain can negatively impact a patient’s quality of life, therefore she strives to alleviate pain by providing compassionate care to all patients, using a holistic approach in pain management that includes taking into account a person’s lifestyle and activities of daily living to treat the person individually and as a whole. Her goal is to treat her patients on both a physical and emotional level, as both acute and chronic pain can greatly interfere with quality of life. She strives to develop a mutually trusting relationship with each one of her patients and recognizes the importance of listening and understanding how pain impacts their lives.

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