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John T. Kihlken MD, D.ABA, Pain Management

John T. Kihlken, MD, D.ABA

We believe in a teamwork approach to care in which the patients and physician work together to achieve the best possible outcomes.

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Primary Specialty

Pain Management

Provider Type

Franciscan Physician Network

Board Certification
  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology

Accepting new patients






Franciscan Physician Network Spine Specialists Indianapolis

Franciscan Physician Network Spine Specialists Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

8051 S. Emerson Ave.
Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46237-8630
(317) 528-8494

Office Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Franciscan Surgery Center

Franciscan Surgery Center, Indianapolis, IN

5255 E. Stop 11 Rd., Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46237
(317) 528-5900

Office Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Franciscan Health Indianapolis

Franciscan Health Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

8111 S. Emerson Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46237
(317) 528-5000

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Franciscan Health Mooresville, Mooresville, IN

1201 Hadley Road
Mooresville, IN 46158
(317) 831-1160

  • Medical School
    Indiana University School of Medicine
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Residency
    Indiana University School of Medicine - Anesthesia
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Fellowship
    University of Louisville School of Medicine - Pain Management
    Louisville, KY
  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology

Clinical Interests

John Kihlken, MD, specializes in locating, diagnosing and treating the causes and symptoms of musculoskeletal pain.



Epidural steroid injections

Facet joint injections

Intercostal nerve blocks

Cervical & lumbar nerve root blocks

Peripheral nerve injections

Radiofrequency ablation (rhizotomy)

Injections for trigeminal neuralgia

Cervical and lumbar spine radiofrequency ablation

Joint/bursa injections

Genicular nerve block

Ilioinquinal nerve block

Stellate ganglion block

Superior hypogastric plexus block

Lumbar sympathetic block

Trigger-point injections

Spinal cord stimulators

Intrathecal Baclofen and pain pumps


Intrathecal pumps

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