Specializing in Minimally Invasive Spine Intervention
Interventional Pain Specialists are Board Certified physicians who employ state of the art interventional techniques to diagnose and accurately treat and reduce pain scientifically. We employ a multidisciplinary approach that integrates pain management, behavioral medicine, and physical therapy to treat pain in the most effective manner.
Our task is to provide the best care for those we serve.
We approach each patient's concerns with extraordinary interest and empathy.
Our Mission is to ease suffering in a manner beyond compare and exemplary to others who seek to do the same.
Dr. Jim Wilson is the President and Founder of Interventional Pain Specialists. Dr. Wilson specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic pain, occupational and sports-related injuries, including back, neck, joint, and nerve disorders, as well as musculoskeletal diseases. His treatment goals are pain reduction followed by a return to maximal function and resumed activities of daily living.
With board certification in both Pain Management and Anesthesiology, Dr. Wilson is highly skilled in administering neurodiagnostic tests and the use of non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment techniques. Dr. Wilson employs a wide range of these techniques, including fluoroscopically guided spinal injections, radiofrequency neurotomy, "cooled" radiofrequency neurotomy, disc decompression, and implantation of spinal cord stimulators.
Dr. Wilson grew up in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and was the salutatorian of the Glenbard South High School class of 1978. He graduated "Cum Laude" from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1982. While at the University of Illinois, he was a member and President of the Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity. Jim graduated from the University of Illinois - Abraham Lincoln College of Medicine in Chicago in 1986. While attending medical school, he was named a member of the Alpha Omega medical honor society. In 1990, Dr. Wilson completed his residency training at Michael Reese and the University of Illinois hospitals. He spent his last year as a fellow in cardiothoracic anesthesia and critical care.
After finishing his training, Dr. Wilson became a staff anesthesiologist at Edward Hospital in Naperville, Illinois. He helped develop the heart program at Edward Hospital and was the anesthesiologist chosen to accompany the Edward Heart Team on their humanitarian mission to Krasnojarsk, Siberia. Jim began to hone his pain management skills while at Edward Hospital and during his appointment as Director of Anesthesia at the Center for Surgery in Naperville from 1994-until 2002.
Dr. Wilson has received subspecialty training at pain management centers as prestigious as Stanford University. An early practicing pain management physician, Dr. Wilson was the first Interventional Pain Management Physician in Illinois to perform the Nucleoplasty Percutaneous Disc Decompression in 2000.
He opened his private practice in 2003 in Naperville. Dr. Wilson is currently on staff at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and performs procedures at our Naperville Office, Bolingbrook Pain Center, Kendall Pointe Surgical Center in Oswego, and Northwestern Ambulatory Surgical Center in Warrenville.
Dr. Wilson is an active lecturer on Interventional Pain Management Techniques and belongs to several professional organizations, including the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), International Spinal Injection Society (ISIS) Midwest Pain Society. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ISIPP) and is a past President of ISIPP. Dr. Wilson is well recognized for his warm approach to patients with chronic pain.