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Pain Management Program


No one should have to be in prolonged pain. If you are, we can help. The Pain Management Program at the Spine and Nerve Pain Treatment Center offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the management of acute, chronic, and disease-related pain. We also treat urgent pain conditions, such as shingles and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). Our professional staff includes physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, behavioral psychologists, and experienced nursing staff. We work closely with physical therapists and pharmacists. Our goal is to work together in a multidisciplinary partnership with you and your referring health care provider to reduce your pain while helping improve the quality of your life.
 
We offer multidisciplinary treatment for conditions throughout the body, including the neck, back, limbs, and joints. Common treatments include:
  • Injections
  • Medications
  • Implantable devices
  • Cancer pain management
  • Strategies for personal pain management

    • Recognizing and Identifying the Level(s) of Pain   

      Where is your pain coming from? That’s the first question we’ll have to answer to determine how to best manage, treat, and correct your pain. The initial consult with a pain professional should be thorough and is considered the most important step in developing a plan to help you manage pain.  Skillful assessment may uncover the primary cause, target a specific location, and connect the pain to a recognizable injury or illness.

      Next, it is significantly important to understand your response to pain in order to develop a plan and set specific goals to help you lead a fuller, healthier life.  Understanding the source of pain often helps ease your fear and uncertainty, and gives you a sense of management over the situation. A lower level of pain may be easily maintained with modest actions, such as physical therapy, exercise, nutritional intake, or education. Moderate to severe pain may result in using medication to manage pain or applying interventional methods from medicinal injections. More invasive procedures, such as implantable equipment to electrically or pharmacologically alter the body’s reaction to pain, may be required for severe pain.

      Contact Information

      A physician referral is required to access these services. Contact your primary care physician and request that a referral be made to the Pain Management Program at (231) 935-8540.