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Gateway Spine & Pain
Minimize Pain And Maximize Life!

The Best Pain Management Clinic in Chicago

Serving the Greater Chicago Region with offices in Bolingbrook,
Downers Grove, and Hinsdale!

Minimize pain and maximize life: this is the guiding philosophy here at Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians. For over a decade, we have helped those in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs at our pain management clinic. Our care is compassionate, comprehensive, and diverse, helping those with any number of painful disorders find pain relief in Chicago.

Our Chicago pain specialists each case with the goal of a quick and accurate diagnosis paired with a patient-centered treatment plan. Our method embraces holistic care, not just pharmaceuticals, and each plan is tailored to the unique needs of the patient. From counseling to regenerative medication, our approach embraces all proven methods of managing painful conditions and curing them whenever possible.

Our office is designed around team-based pain management in Chicago. We don’t just solo your treatment plans; we bring in all the best minds, from spine surgeons to physical therapists, ensuring that you get top-level care from start to finish. The Gateway team believes that everyone deserves a healthy and productive life that isn’t hindered by pain.

Serving Chicagoland with offices located in Bolingbrook,
Downers Grove, & Hinsdale!

Our Mission

Not everyone has had great experiences with pain management in the past. We often see patients who have struggled to receive an accurate diagnosis or have been on limited treatment plans that center on pain killers and little else. At Gateway Spine & Pain, we offer interventional treatment at our pain clinic in Chicago. This means that we go beyond just dulling or masking the pain to find the source and intervene, addressing the underlying condition and potentially resolving your pain in full.

We also understand that sometimes, distance is the barrier between people and the treatment they need. That’s why we have offices throughout the Chicagoland area. For the best pain management doctors in the Chicago region, turn to Gateway Spine & Pain.

Services We Offer

Neck Pain

Neck Pain

We find the root cause of neck pain at our Chicago pain management center and offer multiple treatments for reducing or eliminating it.

Back Pain

Back Pain

Back pain can occur anywhere in the back and has numerous sources. Our pain management doctors in Chicago offer holistic solutions for back pain.



From simple headaches to migraines, chronic head pain can greatly reduce your quality of life. Whenever possible, we address the cause and eliminate head pain.

Whiplash Injuries

Whiplash Injuries

Whether due to a car accident, fairground ride, or workplace injury, whiplash can cause lasting pain. Our team will manage and even resolve your condition.

Painful Joints

Painful Joints

While painful joints often cannot be resolved in full without surgery, we take conservative approaches first and focus on your quality of life.

Occipital Neuralgia

Occipital Neuralgia

Often mistaken for headaches, occipital neuralgia is a unique type of pain that requires specialized treatment. Our pain management specialists in Chicago offer expert treatment.

Meet Our Team

Dr. John K. Hong

Dr. Mary C. Leemputte

Dr. Todd Hagle

Poornima Panjwani, PA-C

Jennifer Hinchley, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Recent Blogs


Dr. Hong named Medical Director of Pain Management at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Dr. Hong named Medical Director of Pain Management at Good Samaritan Hospital. Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois, has appointed Dr. John K. Hong the Medical Director of Inpatient
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Chronic Pain Sign

Chronic Pain: Defined, Diagnosed and Diminished

Chronic Pain: Defined, Diagnosed and Diminished An interview with Interventional Pain Specialist, Dr. John Hong. Can you describe chronic pain? Dr. Hong: Chronic pain is pain that persists beyond the
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Important Coronavirus (COVID-19) Office Update

Our offices remain open.  We are now back to seeing the majority of patients in person in our clinics.  We are offering Televists on a limited basis depending on circumstances.

Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians is closely following all information from the Center of Disease Control, Illinois Department of Public Health and other local authorities regarding COVID-19 pandemic. As health care providers and members of our community, the safety and health of our patients and team members is of the utmost importance.