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Interventional Pain Clinic

Pain makes everything harder. Day-to-day activities – going to work, grocery shopping, even using the bathroom – become a hassle. We all have a lot to do, and pain just gets in the way.

That’s where we come in.

At the Interventional Pain Clinic, our physicians have dedicated themselves to helping you manage your pain. Both have years of experience and are committed to assisting their patients by focusing on minimally invasive procedures, rather than prescription pain medication.


Interventional pain treatments are minimally invasive procedures that help you manage chronic pain. Our goal is to decrease the need for unhealthy narcotics you can become dependent on.

If you’re dealing with chronic pain, talk to your primary care physician to get a referral. When you have, call us at (801) 268-7725 to make an appointment.

We treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Herniated disk
    • The disc protrudes beyond the border of the vertebra and can compress the nerve roots causing pain.
    • Treatment: epidural steroid injection, selective nerve root block
  • Sciatica
    • Pain that courses along the sciatic nerve in the buttocks and down the legs. It is usually caused by compression spinal nerve root.
    • Treatment: epidural steroid injection, facet injection, selective nerve root block
  • Spinal stenosis
    • A narrowing of the spinal canal can cause back and leg pain, especially when walking.
    • Treatment: epidural steroid injection, facet injection
  • Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Severe neuropathic pain that affects a limb and makes touching or moving it seem intolerable.
    • Treatment: lumbar sympathetic block, Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Nerve Injury
    • Damage to nervous tissue that can have a wide array of symptoms, depending on what nerves have been injured.
    • Treatment: Selective nerve root block or Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Failed back surgery syndrome
    • Continued pain in the back or legs after back surgery.
  • Treatment: Selective nerve root block or Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Whiplash
    • A neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck.
    • Treatment: Facet injection, trigger point injections
  • Spinal arthritis
    • Causes back or neck pain. Often seen in adults over 50, but also seen after injury or overuse.
    • Treatment: Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Spinal headaches
    • These can occur in those who undergo a spinal tap, lumbar puncture, or epidural anesthesia. They typically appear within 48 hours after the procedure.
    • Treatment: Epidural blood patch
  • Lower back or neck strain
    • Treatment: Facet injection, trigger point injections
  • Sacroiliac joint problems
    • Dysfunction in the sacroiliac joint causes low back or leg pain.
    • Treatment: sacroiliac joint injection
  • Compression fractures
    • A type of fracture in the spine that is typically caused by osteoporosis or trauma.
    • Treatment: kyphoplasty
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
    • Nerve pain caused by shingles.
    • Treatment: Selective nerve root block
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • A chronic pain condition affecting the trigeminal nerve in the face.
    • Treatment: Selective nerve root block or radiofrequency lesioning
  • Knee/Shoulder/Hip arthritis
    • Treatment: cortisone injections, Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Painful neuropathy
    • Chronic pain due to nerve damage.
    • Treatment: spinal cord stimulation trial
  • Migraines
    • Treatment: Botulinum Toxin Injections (Botox) may be used as a way to prevent migraines and to reduce the duration and intensity of the headaches in people who have headaches often.

We focus on minimally invasive treatment options over prescription pain medication at this clinic. However, our doctors will discuss the options with you first to determine what’s best for you.

Some of our treatments include:

To set an appointment with us, you’ll need a referral from your primary care physician. You’ll be interviewed over the phone before your first appointment to get a better idea of your specific pain problems. We’ll also need copies of your medical records, including any imaging studies.

Most major insurance plans are accepted here. The only ones we don’t are SelectHealth and United Health Care.

IMPORTANT: We don’t prescribe narcotics on the first appointment.

How to Get Here

We’re located on the ground floor of the East Medical Building. Enter the building through Entrance 3.

Interventional Pain Clinic
1250 East 3900 South
Ground Floor, Suite 30
Salt Lake City, UT 84124

The clinic is open Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 4:00pm, and Fridays 8:00am – 12:00pm.


Pain Clinic Doctors

  • Dr. David Byrd, MD

    David Byrd, M.D., completed a fellowship in Pain Medicine at Stanford University. He completed a residency in anesthesiology at Harvard's Massachusetts General Hospital, and a surgical internship at UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Byrd earned his medical degree at Cornell University Medical College, and a master's degree in public health at Columbia University. He holds a bachelor's degree in neuroscience, also from Cornell University. Dr. Byrd is Board Certified in Anesthesiology.

  • Dr. Richard Glines, MD

    Richard Glines, M.D., completed a fellowship in Pain Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he also completed an internship and residency. Dr. Glines earned a medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He holds a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Utah. Dr. Glines is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.


Looking to learn more about how our doctors work? Check out the following videos as they explain what they do.

Videos

  • Pain Medicine

  • Treating Spinal Fractures with Kyphoplasty

  • Back Pain: Symptoms, Causes, and Prevention Methods

  • Spine Care -- St. Mark's Comprehensive Spine Center