Dr. Elvis Rema is double board-certified in Interventional Pain Management and Anesthesiology. He completed his Interventional Pain Medicine fellowship at the prestigious Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City and Anesthesiology residency at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington DC.
Dr. Rema specializes in the treatment of back and neck pain caused by arthritis, degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and pain following spine surgery. He also has expertise in treating neuropathic pain, cancer-related pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), facial pain syndromes, pelvic pain, headache syndromes, and peripheral neuralgias.
Dr. Rema offers a variety of treatment options to help ease pain intractable to previous therapy. These include epidurals, nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, kyphoplasty, etc. He also has extensive experience in the use of intravenous ketamine therapy for certain chronic pain syndromes as well as the use of ketamine for the moderation of treatment resistant depression.
Through evidence-based medicine and compassion, Dr. Rema strives to help patients improve functionality and resume an active lifestyle. He strongly believes that the management of pain is not just addressing a physical issue but also tackling the emotional toll that one experiences with pain.