Florida Spine & Pain Management Institute

ABOUT US

At The Florida Spine & Pain Institute, our pain management physicians evaluate the complete “pain picture” before beginning treatments that address pain’s cognitive, emotional, and physical aspects.

We recognize the core issue in pain management: society’s limited understanding and empathy toward patients enduring chronic pain.Our approach to pain management involves integrated care solutions rather than relying solely on prescription drugs or invasive procedures.

At our core, we prioritize building strong patient-provider connections as the foundation for effective pain therapy. With a comprehensive assessment, we offer a range of tailored techniques to target and alleviate your pain directly. Your well-being is always our top priority.

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Interventional Procedures

Interventional procedures at The Florida Spine & Pain Institute aid in diagnosing
and treating chronic pain conditions. Following a comprehensive evaluation by
one of our physicians, patients receive treatment recommendations tailored to
their pain.

Depending on the patient’s condition and symptoms, a pain management
specialist may suggest a steroid injection, nerve block, or minimally invasive
spinal procedure.

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Medication Management

We acknowledge the heightened scrutiny surrounding the use of opioids for pain management within the medical community. While our preference lies in reducing or eliminating a patient’s pain through interventional procedures, we recognize that pain medications remain a viable treatment option for some individuals.

Our pain management specialists employ a combination of minimally invasive procedures and pain medications to provide comprehensive relief to our patients. We offer several treatment options to ensure our patients get the best care and relief.

First line treatment involves medications (anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants, anti-depressants) and injections that numb pain (nerve blocks or spinal injections).

Second line treatment involves advanced procedures such as radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Another long term solution may be a sciatic nerve fusion.

Third line treatment involves an implant with a spinal cord stimulator. These treatments act to relieve pain at the level of the spinal cord, which is the body’s control center for sensing pain. Regenerative (stem cell) treatment is another option at this stage

DR. JAVIER PLACER

DR. JAVIER PLACER Interventional Pain Specialist

  • -Double Board Certified in Spinal Cord Injury Pain Management Specialist
  • Double Certified in Interventional Pain Management and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • One of America’s Top Physicians
  • Elite Doctor by Orlando Style Magazine
  • Patient’s Choice Award for Most Compassionate Doctor
  • Consumer Research Council of America Award
  • Fellowship in spine and pain management from the University of Florida’s Department of Orthopedics and Orthopedics.
  • Faculty member University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando.
  • Over 17 years of experience in physical medicine, pain management, rehabilitation, injectable pain-relief treatment, electrodiagnostic medicine, and sports medicine.
  • Affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventhealth Heart Of Florida and Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center
RUBEN RIVERA MD

RUBEN RIVERA MD Interventional Pain Specialist

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Interventional Physiatrist
  • Sports Medicine Specialist
  • VA Hospital PM&R Chief Resident
  • Published contributor for the “PM&R Knowledge Now” segment of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • New York’s Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • Medical Commission for the Puerto Rico Basketball Federation Member
  • Team Doctor for the Puerto Rico National Basketball Team during U-19 Basketball World Championship
  • Fully bilingual in English & Spanish
Nancy morgan

NANCY MORGAN MSN, APRN-FNP, SNF Team Lead

Mike Bailey

MIKE BAILEY APRN

Kyle Ward

KYLE WARD MSN, APRN-FNP, SNF Educator

Mathew-Reynolds

MATTHEW REYNOLDS MSN, APRN-FNP

Jheanelle

JHEANELLE GLEVIS APRN

Jheanelle Glevis

KANISHA EVERETTE APRN

Antoinette

ANTOINETTE EDWARDS APRN

kendra white

KENDRA WHITE ARNP, FNP-BC