What is the pain management center?
The Pain Management Center is an outpatient facility that provides expertise in treating and diagnosing pain problems.
The physicians staffing the Pain Management Center provide more than twenty-five years of knowledge, expertise and treatment skills in dealing with a broad spectrum of pain syndromes.
Patients are accepted into our program by direct referral(s) from within the medical community, such as primary care physicians, orthopedists, neurosurgeons, chiropractors, etc, or as patients not presently under the care of a physician. An appropriate treatment plan is devised that will best benefit the particular pain problem. If further workup as to the cause of the problem is needed, it will be arranged on an outpatient basis.
What kinds of pain are treated?
We treat the following types of pain in conjunction with your physician. As with most health problems, the earlier the treatment, the better the chance of relieving the pain.
- Low back and leg pain (lumbago and sciatica) due to herniated disc or spinal stenosis
- Neck and arm pain
- Muscle (myofascial pain)
- Neuralgia or pain following a nerve injury
- Pain resulting from shingles
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy or causalgia
- Pain from cancer
- Pain following an amputation
- Pain from a spinal cord injury
- Pain due to poor blood circulation
- Body wall pain
- Surgical incision pain
Methods of pain relief
- Selective nerve blocks
- Epidural steroid injections
- Trigger point injections
After your referral to the Pain Management Center, our office will try to schedule your appointment at the earliest , most convenient time for you. If you are unable to keep your appointment, we would appreciate 24 hours notification.
Questions and answers
Before your first visit, you may have special questions. Whenever possible, please call during office hours. Members of our staff are trained to answer many of your questions. Otherwise, they will refer your questions to a physician and will return your call as soon as possible. Please keep in mind that the staff will discuss your pain problem and the procedures to be performed at the Pain Management Center in detail before any treatment is started.