Pain Management


Lovelace Health System offers pain assessment, interventional pain management services by physician specialists and referrals for outpatient therapies when needed. Our goal is to provide our patients with healing-oriented medicine with an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship and a partnership between the patient and practitioner to provide our patients the chance of an active and rewarding life. 


  • back pain
  • chronic pain
  • cancer pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • phantom limb pain
  • shoulder and joint pain
  • spinal stenosis
  • vertebrae compression fractures


  • caudal injections
  • cervical, thoracic and lumbar epidural steroid injections
  • joint injections
  • massage therapy
  • nerve block injections
  • paravertebral facet injections
  • pelvic floor rehabilitation
  • peripheral nerve blocks
  • physical and occupational rehabilitation
  • radio frequency ablation
  • sacroiliac joint injections
  • spinal cord stimulation
  • trigger point injections

Additional Outpatient Services

  • aquatics
  • occupational therapy
  • physical therapy
  • pre-employment, worksite and ergonomic evaluations 
  • speech therapy

To make an appointment, please call 505.727.1515


Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital,
Pain Clinic

500 Walter Street NE, Suite 213
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Lovelace Women's Hospital,
Pain Clinic

101 Hospital Loop Dr., Suite 109
Albuquerque, NM 87109

To make an appointment, please call 505.727.1515

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Melissa A. Merhege

Melissa A. Merhege, M.S., M.D.

Julie A. Muché, M.D.

William Evan Rivers

William Evan Rivers, D.O, FAAPMR