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BCM - Baylor College of Medicine

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Interventional Pain Management Center

The mission of the Baylor Interventional Pain Management Center is to provide patients with a personalized approach to the treatment of chronic pain, thus we are paving the way to improve the quality of life for patients living with chronic pain. The center emphasizes a multidisciplinary team approach in caring for our patients. We offer a wide array of treatment options including interventional procedures to alleviate pain, limit the amount and duration of pharmacotherapy as well as improve the patient's daily functionality.

Our Services

The Baylor Interventional Pain Management Center manages the following conditions:


  • Low back pain
  • Thoracic back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Cancer pain

Diseases and Disorders

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sciatica
  • Radiculopathy
  • Post laminectomy syndrome / Failed back surgery syndrome
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Sacroiliitis / Sacroiliac joint dysfunction and others

Our Staffing

Veena Basava, M.D., is an assistant professor and director of Interventional Pain Management in the Department of Anesthesiology at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Basava is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. She received her medical degree from Guntur Medical College, India. She completed her Anesthesiology residency and Pain Management fellowship at Western Pennsylvania Allegheny Health Care System in Pittsburgh.

Dr. Basava joined the Baylor College of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology in 2011 and initiated the pain management clinic. Her special interests include management of back and neck pain, neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndrome, and interventional pain management.