Our pain management team, headed by Dr. Sean Wheeler, Dr. Lan Nguyen-Knoff, and Brian Y. Kim, specialize in managing pain, but do not provide medication management.

Dr. Sean Wheeler

Dr. Wheeler treats pain that is associated with several conditions, such as:

  • back/neck/shoulders
  • joints and muscles
  • sports injuries

As the team physician for Johnson County Community College athletics, he is familiar with treating injuries in athletes and can address those common occurrences of pain associated with those particular injuries. His approach to helping manage pain has helped to get athletes back to play quicker and with less.

Dr. Wheeler has also authored a book called Uprise, which helps give patients his advice on managing back pain.

Dr. Lan Nguyen-Knoff

When patients suffer from chronic pain- such as the pain associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain or chronic headaches- our pain management specialists look at the whole body and examine the root causes of pain to determine appropriate treatment and therapies.

Dr. Brian Y. Kim

Dr. Kim offers a wide array of interventional techniques, such as:

  • Simple injections
  • Restorative stimulation procedures
  • Tenotomy
  • Lumbar interspinous fusion via the posterior approach
  • Minimally invasive lumbar decompression
  • A procedure relieving back pain by restoring the normal space between the vertebrae.

He chose to pursue pain medicine after witnessing the crippling effects pain can have on not only the patients, but their loved ones as well.

He understands chronic pain is a complex process that can lead to serious physical, mental and spiritual debilitation. Therefore, he believes in a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to ailment evaluation and treatment. Dr. Kim has particular specialization training in minimally invasive, advanced interventional techniques that he utilizes to restore function and quality of life.

To make an appointment with our pain management team, please call (913) 469-6447.