Pain management

Pain management 

The treatment of the pain itself is an important pillar in the context of a treatment concept. Pain therapy should not be accepted as the final therapy, but as a temporary, concomitant or complementary one, at least until the real cause is identified and an overall therapy concept is established.


In acute cases, the intake of painkillers is recommended depending on pain intensity. Often this is done in combination with a muscle relaxant and/or physiotherapy. In parallel, the cause of pain (herniated disc, spinal stenosis, inflammation, tumor or cyst) is diagnosed by MRI or CT examinations.

In addition to the use of painkillers, up to 3-4 injections or infiltrations of the irritated structures - such as facet joint infiltration or peri-radicular therapy (PRT: injection of local anesthetic or cortisone drugs) are also available to alleviate the irritation.

Therapy options

If a direct or further surgical treatment is not useful (many previous surgeries without effect or phantom pain) or if surgery not possible because severe wear disorders or severe anatomical changes pain management is offered. This also applies if the general condition of the patient does not allow such a treatment. Of course, these options can be combined with other measures (medication, physiotherapy, psychotherapy). Further measures include denervation measures and spinal cord stimulation.

Dr. med. Munther Sabarini

Dr. med. Munther Sabarini
Specialist in Neurosurgery

Hans-Heinrich Reichelt

Hans-Heinrich Reichelt
Chief Editor of Medizin für Menschen

The Avicenna Clinic in Berlin is always willing to help you

Since the year 2001, the Avicenna Clinic is based in Berlin. Our doctors have at least 25 years of international experience in their respective fields (neurosurgery, spinal surgery, anesthesia, and orthopedics).

If you have severe back pain, a herniated disc or a suspected herniation, please contact us using the following information:

Avicenna Clinic
Paulsborner Str. 2
10709 Berlin

Telephone: +49 30 236 08 30
Fax: +49 30 236 08 33 11

You can call anytime, write an e-mail or fill out a callback form. Each patient then gets an appointment with a doctor of our clinic, who is a spine specialist (neurosurgeon). Based on MRI images (brought or made in our clinic) and on an in-depth examination, the doctor will discuss with you all the different therapy options or possibly surgery. You can also use our specialists only to obtain a (second) opinion.

If you decide to undertake your therapy and/or surgery in Berlin, we would want to make your stay as pleasant as possible. In our clinic, you are at the center of our attention! You can expect state-of-the-art equipment in all areas - from the operating room to the patient bedroom.

The latest, gentle, minimally invasive treatment procedures are the focus of our clinic. Together we try to find a suitable treatment for your complaints. The actual therapy takes place only after a detailed discussion with the patient, examinations and the diagnostics.

For us, as important as medical care, it is the commitment we take to guarantee our patients a high level of personal care that can, in turn, ensure them a comfortable stay.

During the period of inpatient stay our team of nurses will take care of you 24 hours a day. They also offer services in several foreign languages, including English, Russian, Polish, Turkish, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Bulgarian and French. We care not only about your safety but also your needs, respecting traditions and religions.

Our team is made up of a group of highly qualified specialists who work together to guarantee you a quick recovery.