Marina Isakova, MD
About Brooklyn Pain Management Specialist Dr. Marina Isakova
Marina Isakova, MD, treats many types of painful conditions. Many of these conditions can’t be cured, but the pain and other symptoms can be managed, enabling you to lead a mostly normal life. Other conditions she treats are temporary, such as if you’ve had intensive surgery, and the recovery may take months. As a pain management specialist, Dr. Isakova helps you get through the recovery period.
Your pain may have originated from an accident, sports injury, surgery, nerve damage, or metabolic issue. Your condition may produce stabbing acute or consistent dull pain. You may be experiencing chronic pain or pain from cancer, which changes from inflammatory to neuropathic. Everyone has a different sensitivity to pain, and Dr. Isakova adjusts her treatments accordingly.
Pain Management Procedures
Some common procedures Dr. Isakova performs to reduce or eliminate your pain include:
- Nerve root blocks
- Sacroiliac joint injections
- Percutaneous discectomy
- Epidural injections
- Radiofrequency ablations
- Stem cell therapy
- Intradiscal procedures
Most of these procedures work by blocking the nerves from sending pain signals to your brain. Dr. Isakova also administers pain-relieving opioids, when necessary, but she always looks for alternatives. She sometimes relies on other treatment methods, such as:
- Spinal injections
- Exercise plans
- Over-the-counter and prescription medications
- TENS units
Education and Training in Pain Management
Dr. Isakova received her MD degree from the Andizhan State Medical School, where she also completed her residency program in internal medicine. Later, she completed one residency program in General Surgery at the NYU Medical Center and another in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. She has excellent research credentials as well, with several research publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Since 1986, Dr. Isakova has practiced medicine. She currently works at the Century Medical and Dental Center and at Kings Medical PC. She’s also affiliated with the New York Presbyterian Methodist Hospital. Fluent in English and Russian, she received the Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award in 2014. Schedule a pain management consultation with Dr. Isakova.
Century Medical and Dental Center, an Article 28 Multi-Specialty Clinic, has been opened since 2000. For your convenience, you may visit any of our three Brooklyn locations. The doctors and staff speak multiple languages. All offices have convenient hours of operations:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
- Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm