Pain Specialist Chicago – Advanced Pain Management Treatment

It’s one thing to live with an occasional ache or pain, it’s quite another to live with pain that lasts months and even years. Yet one in 10 Americans report living with pain that lasted one year or more. For many of these people, the pain is debilitating and life altering.

Fortunately, relief is available at the Insight Pain Management Clinic. For nearly two decades, Insight’s highly trained pain specialists have helped relieve patients’ pain using a variety of medications and treatments. Today, the Clinic offers the most up-to-date techniques for the evaluation and treatment of chronic and acute pain. Our expert physicians and clinicians listen closely to patients and work with them to determine a personalized treatment plan to best meet their needs and treat their pain.

Relief for Acute and Chronic Pain

The Pain Management Clinic is a comprehensive program offering the most advanced resources to effectively manage pain and restore quality of life. The Pain Management Clinic typically treats anyone who rates their pain at four or higher on a scale of one to 10, but welcomes anyone who feels pain is interfering with their normal activities.

The Pain Management Clinic provides pain relief for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Headaches
  • Shingles
  • Post-Surgical Pain
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (also known as RSD or Reflex Sympathetic Dystophy)

Leading-Edge Techniques and Treatments

The goal of the Pain Management Clinic is to help patients improve quality of life, increase function, and decrease frequency and intensity of pain. Once a patient is evaluated, the Clinic’s expert staff coordinate with a multidisciplinary team of anesthesiologists, orthopedic surgeons, cancer specialists, occupational therapy, physical therapists, and psychologists to create a customized pain management plan.

Often, patients benefit from a combination of therapies. Some of the leading-edge treatments include:

  • Biofeedback and physical therapy.
  • Nerve blocks, epidurals and steroid injections, which relieve pain by injecting an anesthetic around nerve roots and into muscles and joints.
  • Drug-infusion pumps, in which a surgically implanted and patient-controlled pump delivers pain medication.
  • Spinal cord stimulation, in which tiny electrodes are implanted to send gentle electrical currents to the spinal column, reducing pain in the surrounding areas.

To learn more about Insight’s Pain Management Program, call 312.567.2000.


Dr. Shanele Vaughn

Dr. Shanele Vaughn is a double board-certified physician specializing in interventional pain management and neurology at Insight Chicago’s departments of neurology and pain management. Prior to joining Insight, Dr. Vaughn was employed with Advocate Medical Group and practiced interventional pain management, neurophysiology, and pain management. Dr. Vaughn uses her diverse background to integrate electrodiagnostics with interventional and non-interventional pain management techniques to diagnose and treat a wide variety of painful conditions. These include peripheral neuropathy, headaches, and chronic pelvic, neck, and back pain.

Dr. Vaughn received her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She went on to complete residency training in neurology at the University of Chicago, followed by fellowship training in neurophysiology at the University of Chicago. Dr. Vaughn then completed a second fellowship in interventional pain management at New York University within the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Vaughn is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with board certifications in neurology and pain medicine. Additionally, she is board-eligible in clinical neurophysiology.

Dr. Vaughn is a native of Chicago, where she lives with her husband and children. She enjoys all things summer in Chicago and interior design.

Dr. Rasha Jabri

Dr. Rasha Jabri is an American Board-certified anesthesiologist and pain physician with over 15 years of experience in the field of pain medicine. She completed her anesthesiology residency at Loyola University in 2003 and her Pain Medicine fellowship at Northwestern University in 2004. Dr. Jabri held several positions throughout her career before joining Insight Chicago Medical Center. She served as a full-time anesthesiologist and pain physician at Northwestern University as an assistant professor. Additionally, she was the chief of pain medicine at Tawam Hospital in affiliation with Johns Hopkins International in the UAE. During her time at Tawam Hospital, she established the first comprehensive multidisciplinary pain management program and pain clinic in the city of Al Ain. She published about back pain disorders in major pain text books and journals. Dr. Jabri has a great passion for quality and patient safety improvement. She obtained training, degrees, and certificates in quality improvement and patient safety. Dr. Jabri provides patient and family-centered compassionate care, and she strives to support patients manage their pain through pain interventions.

Dr. Salman Sagarwala

Dr. Salman Sagarwala is a double-board certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain physician who serves as the medical director of pain management at Insight Hospital & Medical Center Chicago. His philosophy places an emphasis on preventing pain from becoming persistent and working towards improving functionality and quality of life through a collaborative and compassionate patient-centered approach.

He emphasizes trying to manage pain without relying on opioid medications and instead using a multi-disciplinary approach involving psychologists, physical therapists, and complementary/integrative modalities. In addition to traditional treatments, Dr. Sagarwala has extensive training in the most advanced, innovative, and minimally invasive techniques to provide his patients long-term durable results.  In his spare time he enjoys playing piano, traveling, and spending quality time with his wife and dog.


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