Pain Center Services

At the Pain Center, our staff will approach your case individually and objectively. The causes of your pain will be evaluated thoroughly and a treatment program developed for your individual needs. Your program will be geared toward maximizing your potential and increasing your functional capabilities.
 

Thorough evaluation

Patients will receive an initial evaluation by a medical specialist. This evaluation will consist of a review of available medical records, history and physical, and detailed report of findings, including diagnosis and existing treatment plan. Patients needing further diagnostic studies for complaints of pain may receive additional diagnostic services, such as X-rays, CTs, and MRIs.
 

Treatment plan designed for you

After your initial evaluation, a treatment program will be developed just for you. The treatment will be directed at relieving your pain, teaching you how to manage pain, and increasing your ability to work and carry out a normal lifestyle. The Pain Center uses a variety of methods to accomplish these goals.
 

Specialized Areas of Focus

  • Chronic low back pain with or without leg involvement
  • Chronic neck pain with or without arm involvement
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)
  • Chronic knee pain, including pain after surgery
  • Vertebral compression fracture
 

Procedures Offered

  • Joint, nerve, and muscle injections, with ultrasound or X-ray guidance as needed
  • Spine injections for diagnostic and therapeutic benefit
  • Radiofrequency Ablation/Neurotomy (lumbar spine, thoracic spine, cervical spine, and knee)
  • Spinal cord stimulation and dorsal root ganglion stimulation    (trial and implantation)
  • Targeted drug delivery (spinal “pump” for cancer-related pain)
  • Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fracture, Sacroplasty for sacral fractures
  • Lidocaine and Ketamine infusion therapy
 

What you need for your first visit

On your first visit, please bring any X-rays, MRI, CT, or films relating to your pain condition.

We also complete a thorough review of medications. Bring a list of all the medications (prescription and over-the-counter) you are currently taking, including the name, dosages, frequency, and length of time you have been taking them. Please bring a similar list of the medications you have taken within the past year, but not currently taking, including the effectiveness of each medication and why you stopped taking them. Any drug allergies or sensitivities you have should be noted prominently.

Your physician's office should be able to assist you in obtaining these films and records.
 

Making your appointments

The Pain Center services are available by appointment only. If you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, please notify us as soon as possible. We ask you contact us at least 24 hours in advance. 
 

When you arrive at the hospital for your appointment

Arrive at the Schneck Professional Building, Level 5 at least 15 minutes prior to your first appointment. You can register at the reception window. A member of our staff will welcome you when it is time for your appointment.  
 
Appointment lengths may vary based upon the type of visit you have scheduled. A guest may accompany you to the appointment. If an invasive procedure, such as an injection, is to be performed, you will be encouraged to bring a licensed driver with you.