Pain Management

Chronic pain can be debilitating and severely impact your daily life. At Meridian Vein and Pain, we recognize the toll that ongoing discomfort can take on your body and overall well-being. That’s why we offer advanced pain management solutions that prioritize your comfort and quality of life.

Our interventional radiology techniques utilize minimally invasive procedures to target and alleviate the source of your pain. With our approach, you can experience long-lasting relief without the need for invasive surgeries or harsh medications.

What is image guided pain management?

VaricoseMusculoskeletal radiologists use medical imaging technologies including X-ray, MRI, CT/CAT and ultrasound to diagnose and treat injuries and diseases. At Meridian Vein and Pain, we offer image-guided pain management approaches to help patients overcome debilitating and chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Management plans

As radiologists and pain management specialists, we correlate clinical signs and radiology findings to form a personalised pain management plan.

Contact us to find out more.

Headaches and neck pain (Cervical pain)

  • Cervical Nerve root
  • Facet joint injections
  • Epidural Injections
  • Cervical Medial Branch Blocks
  • Cervical Radiofrequency Lesioning
  • Pulsed Radiofrequency of nerves

Thoracic and lumbar pain

  • Thoracic and lumbar nerve blocks
  • Thoracic and Lumbar facet joint injections
  • Lumbar and thoracic Medial Branch Blocks
  • Lumbar and Thoracic Radiofrequency Lesioning
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Pulsed Radiofrequency of Thoracic and Lumbar nerves

Sacroiliac Joint and Coccyx (tail bone) pain

  • Sacroiliac Joint injections
  • Sacroiliac Radiofrequency lesioning
  • Coccyx joint injections
  • Caudal Epidural
  • Radiofrequency lesioning of the ganglion impar
  • Treatments for coccyx pain

Peripheral Nerve treatments

  • Peripheral Nerve injections and Radiofrequency ablation
  • Suprascapular Nerve Block
  • Suprascapular Nerve Pulsed Radiofrequency and Ablation
  • Stellate Ganglion Block for CRPS


  • Joint and tendon injections
  • Percutaneous release of trigger finger and De Quervains Tenosynovitis
  • US guided carpal tunnel release
  • PRP for wrist pain


  • US and CT guided injections of the feet
  • Mortons Neuroma Ablation for forefoot pain
  • Plantar Fascia treatments
  • Achilles tendon stripping
  • Sclerotherapy for ganglions

Botox, low level laser therapy, Prolotherapy and PRP 

  • Botox for muscle spasm and dystonia
  • Piriformis Steroid Injection and botox
  • Dextrose injections (prolotherapy) for chronic pain and ligament laxity
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

Joint injections

  • Joint Injections using all image guided techniques
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation of sensory nerves of joints
  • Joint aspirations and ganglion treatments
  • Hyaluronic Acid Injections




At Meridian Vein and Pain, we prioritize patient safety above all else. While every medical procedure carries some degree of risk, our team takes all necessary precautions to minimize potential complications.

Our highly skilled and experienced interventional radiologists carefully evaluate each patient to ensure they are good candidates for the procedure, reducing the risk of complications. Have a open and frank discussion with Dr Lakkaraju about the benefits and risks of the procedure.

Our patients often experience immediate pain relief, with a 50% reduction in pain at the time of the procedure being common. Your doctor may prescribe physical therapy and bone strengthening medications to continue to reduce pain in the months following the procedure.

Our team is committed to providing safe, effective, and personalized care to help you find relief from chronic pain.



A Referral from your GP may not be required

Depending on your circumstances, you may or may not need a referral from your GP. We at Meridian Vein and Pain attempt to provide the best possible care. Our team is committed to supporting you throughout the process. Click the button below to learn more.

Meet Our Experienced Team

Meet our experienced team at Meridian Vein and Pain. Our medical staff, specialist-trained Interventional Radiologists, nurses, and support team are dedicated to providing personalized guidance in choosing the best treatment options for you. We utilize our expertise, cutting-edge technology, and a holistic approach to ensure you achieve realistic, optimal results.

Our top priority is to make sure you feel comfortable, relaxed, and confident on your health, wellness, or cosmetic journey.



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Suite 10, Specialist Consulting Suites

Torquay Health Hub

1-3 Cylinders Road

Torquay VIC 3228