About Us

Our Mission

Paradigm Pain and Spine Consultants’ mission is not only to treat pain, but also to restore function which has been limited by pain. We understand that the treatment of pain is not only a physical issue, but an emotional one as well. Therefore, we thoroughly evaluate patients in order to provide them with the best combination of treatments so that they can be free of pain and return to the highest level of functional activity.

We treat patients suffering from disorders of the spine, neck, back, and face; from nerve injuries; and from diseases such as diabetes, shingles, neuropathy, and cancer. Treatments may include medications, injections, minimally invasive surgeries, physical therapy, alternative and complementary therapies, and psychological support for the patient and the patient’s family.

Robert J. Klickovich, M.D.

Dr. Robert J. Klickovich is the President of the Paradigm Pain and Spine Consultants. He is board-certified in Interventional Pain, Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology.

Dr. Klickovich received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also completed a master’s in Social Policy and Aging. He went on to receive a master’s degree in Neurosciences from the University of Oxford, Christ Church College and a Ph.D. in Health Belief Systems (Cultural Thanatology) from the University of Pennsylvania.

He attained his medical degree from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and did an internship in Internal Medicine at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, where he also completed a Fellowship in Pain Medicine.

Dr. Klickovich serves as President of the Kentucky Pain Society and Vice-President of the Kentucky Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology, the American Society of Regional Anesthesiology, the American Pain Society, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiology, the International Association for the Study of Pain, the World Institute of Pain, and the Tristate Pain Society.

He has a special interest in interventional modalities of treatment, analgesic pharmacology, complex regional pain syndrome, and cancer pain. He is nationally recognized as a thought leader and educator in neuromodulation for the control of pain syndromes. His other research interests include the interaction of ethnic belief and conventional health systems, specifically cultural thanatology (grief and bereavement), family dynamics of illness, and ethics of the physician-patient relationship.