N. Nick Knezevic, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery; Division Chair, Clinical Research 

What Our Patients Say:

​​We understand the urgency of pain.  Our goal is to see patients within 24 hours of their request for an appointment.

Our facilities were designed specifically for comprehensive pain diagnosis and treatment.

Our award-winning, pain management physicians are board-certified experts with training in pain management.

We’re experts in work-related injuries and accept workers’ compensation cases.

Our bilingual medical and patient support staffs are sensitive to our Spanish-speaking patient’s needs and cultural considerations.

We work to provide psychosocial and psychiatric support for patients whose pain may be psychologically overwhelming.

​Our revolutionary treatments are focused on non-narcotic (opioid, NSAID) approaches that help you manage your pain without drugs and live PAIN FREE.

We're here to help you return to a pain free life.  Don't spend another day suffering.

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  • A Special Message from CAPS1:00
Deepti Agarwal, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology 

Kenneth Candido, M.D.

Professor of Anesthesiology, Chairman and President

Eugene G. Lipov, M.D.

Medical Director

Anthony Tharian, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Division Chair, Regional Anesthesia

Meet The MyPainChicago.com Team

We Focus on Your Needs:

A Word About Chicago Anesthesia Pain Specialists (CAPS)

Call  Us Today for Relief:  773 - 296 - 7937 

​​​​The physicians at CAPS are known for their personal, compassionate care as well as their expertise in diagnosing and treating painful conditions. We build long-term relationships with our patients, many of whom come to us seeking relief and hope not found elsewhere.

Lifesaving Care:  A Family's Story

Our son was treated by Dr. Candido for crippling pain caused by HSV1 (herpes simplex virus 1) with neuralgia involving his entire forehead. Everything about his condition was extremely rare and difficult to diagnose........We will be forever grateful to Dr. Candido and his staff for saving our son’s life and saving our family. ...Read More

Research Publications

​​​​​​"Do Cervical Epidural Injections Provide Long-Term Relief in Neck and Upper Extremity Pain? A Systematic Review" (Contributor:  Dr. Kenneth Candido) ...READ

"Concordant pressure paresthesia during interlaminar lumbar epidural steroid injections correlates with pain relief in patients with unilateral radicular pain." (Contributors: Dr. Candido, Dr. Maunak Rana, & Dr. Anthony Tharian, Dr. N. Nick Knezevic)READ

"Critical Items to Consider before Adopting Advocacy of Digital Subtraction Angiography." (Author:  Dr. Candido)  READ

"Perineural dexamethasone added to local anesthesia for brachial plexus block improves pain but delays block onset and motor blockade recovery." (Contributors:  Dr. Candido, Dr. N. Nick Knezevic)  READ

NEWS:  Dr. Candido Listed as 1 of the 3 BEST PAIN MANAGEMENT DOCTORS in Chicago, IL!  ...Read More

​​​​If you are interested in participating in any of our Clinical Trials, please follow the link below for more information & to submit your participation application for review.

Our Clinical Trial Research

​​​​​Our physicians are proven experts in pain diagnosis and management as well as actively researching and developing the latest treatments and procedures in the field of pain management. Their research and development efforts are assisting them in achieving their primary goal:  to work closely with you as well as your primary care physician and other specialists on a customized plan to treat and end your pain.

Our Treatments are Based on the Latest Research