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Sidney Health Center offers interventional pain management with the addition of Dr. Christine Hoglund

Sidney, MT (Nov 17) – Sidney Health Center is pleased to announce the successful recruitment of Dr. Christine Hoglund. Dr. Hoglund joins the medical staff as an interventional pain management physician with over 20 years of experience and recently began seeing and treating acute and chronic pain patients in Sydney.

As an interventional pain management physician, Dr. Hoglund treats acute and chronic pain through a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to improve daily functionality and overall health. This is accomplished with a medical evaluation aimed at identifying the source of the pain. Commonly treated conditions include back and neck pain, neurological conditions, sciatica, sports and work injuries, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and joint pain, to name a few.

Unlike traditional pain management, interventional pain management uses minimally invasive procedures to intervene and disrupt pain signals. Typical procedures include epidural steroid injections, joint and bursal injections, trigger point injections, radiofrequency ablation procedures, spinal cord stimulation trials, and nerve blocks.

These types of procedures have proven to be very effective in identifying and treating the source of pain. Once a definitive diagnosis is established, a rational treatment plan can be formulated for longer term pain relief. A better understanding of the pain generator helps patients participate in the management of their pain.

The goal of interventional pain management is to decrease chronic pain, promote long-term well-being, and improve functionality through a multidisciplinary approach. Chronic pain is often treated and managed using a combination of minimally invasive techniques with complementary and alternative medicine such as physiotherapy, chiropractic techniques, acupuncture, and massage therapy.

Using a team approach, Dr. Hoglund works closely with referring physicians, providers, chiropractors, psychologists, physical therapists, and departments across the organization to manage pain in a variety of ways. This new line of services is a great addition to Dr. Leszek Jaszczak’s interventional radiology procedures and rehabilitation therapy programs. In fact, chronic pain management was identified as a desired service by 38% of area residents who responded to the Community Health Needs Assessment in March 2022.

“We are thrilled to expand our interventional pain management services with the addition of Dr. Hogland,” said Jennifer Doty, CEO of Sidney Health Center. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to help people manage their pain so they can achieve their highest level of health and well-being.”

Prior to opening his practice in Sidney, Dr. Hoglund worked at CHI St. Alexius Health/Mercy Medical Center in Williston, ND for over nine years. She is excited to return to work in the area and serve patients living in the MonDak area.

Dr. Hoglund graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO and received her medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. She completed her anesthesiology residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital through the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. After his residency, Dr. Hoglund completed a fellowship in pain management at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center through West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV.

For more information on scheduling an appointment, please call the Sidney Health Center Orthopedic and Interventional Pain Management Clinic at 406-488-2277.