Dr. Craig Nairn founded The Stellate Ganglion Center to increase treatment options available to trauma and anxiety patients in New Mexico.
Our parent company, Pain Solutions, has been treating PTSD and anxiety patients with Stellate Ganglion Blocks (SGBs) since the fall of 2019. Trauma and anxiety patients who have received SGBs at our facility have reported immense relief. Because of our significant results, we have had patients fly in from across the United States to be treated by Dr. Nairn for their PTSD or anxiety.
Unfortunately, trauma and anxiety patients are frequently underrepresented in the world of medicine. At this time SGBs are not covered by insurance. However, the Stellate Ganglion Center aims to make SGBs more available to patients. For this reason we offer some of the lowest prices in the country with an additional discount for military members.
Dr. Craig Nairn is a board certified pain management physician. He founded his first practice, Pain Solutions, in 2004. At Pain Solutions, Dr. Nairn provides a wide variety of interventional and medical pain management state-of-the-art techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of back, head and neck pain. He is a nationally recognized provider of interventional pain management services and has been named the Top Pain Doctor in New Mexico by the Albuquerque Magazine for many years in a row.
As the first doctor in New Mexico to incorporate this approach, Dr. Nairn has been performing Stellate Ganglion Blocks for PTSD and anxiety since September of 2019. Dr. Nairn was awarded by The Spire Group in 2020 for his work of Stellate Ganglion Blocks for PTSD patients.
In March of 2022, Dr. Nairn founded The Stellate Ganglion Center to meet the high demand of PTSD and anxiety treatment requests he was receiving.
Dr. Nairn observed that a majority of the facilities providing SGB services to trauma and anxiety patients are charging rates that are unaffordable to many patients. In response, Dr. Nairn set his SGB rates with an objective to help as many patients who could benefit from SGBs as possible.
Please see below for more information on Dr. Nairn's medical experience.
Pain Management, Virginia Mason Hospital - Seattle, WA
1996 - 1997
Anesthesiology, University of Chicago Hospitals - Chicago, IL
1993 - 1996
Department of Medicine, University of Chicago Hospitals - Chicago, IL
1992 – 1993
M.D, Oregon Health Sciences University - 1992
B.S, Oregon State University - 1987
American Board of Anesthesiology - 1996
Pain Management by American Board of Anesthesiology - 1998
President of The New Mexico Pain Society
2017 - present
Veteran's Advocate Award
The Spire Group
Top Pain Doctor
2018, 2019, & 2020
Award of Excellence
Lovelace Medical Center
Lovelace Pain Management Task Force
2000 - 2003
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care
1995 - 1996
All-Hill Council, Oregon Health Sciences University
1989 - 1990
Oregon Leukemia Society Fellowship