Members of the Care Team

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  • Anesthesiologist - An anesthesiologist is a physician who has earned an undergraduate degree and completed four years each of medical school and residency training in the medical specialty of anesthesiology. Many anesthesiologists have additional experience or fellowship […]
  • Anesthetist - An anesthetist is an advanced practice provider who assists an anesthesiologist in the delivery of quality anesthesia care. Anesthetists have a nursing, pre-medicine or science based undergraduate background and completed an accredited master’s program focused […]

Conditions Treated

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  • Acute Pain - Acute pain is temporary and typically results from an injury, surgery or infection. Anesthesiologists provide acute pain management services to patients during and immediately after surgery. Acute pain management is normally conducted in the hospital, […]
  • Anti-Convulsants - Effective in treating nerve pain.
  • Arthritis - Arthritis is a condition caused by inflammation in the joints. It is often used to refer to a group of many diseases that can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints. There are over […]
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  • Back Pain - Individuals experiencing back pain that continues or worsens over the course of two weeks will benefit from an evaluation by a pain specialist. Early intervention is key to heading off long term pain conditions. If […]
  • Biliary Dyskinesia - Biliary dyskinesia occurs when the gallbladder has abnormal contractions that cause pain in the right upper part of the abdomen. The pain is usually worse after eating, especially after eating greasy foods.
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  • Cancer Pain - Cancer is a devastating disease, and the pain that accompanies it can be debilitating. Pain specialists can work closely with a cancer patient’s primary care physician, oncologist, surgeon and other members of the health care […]
  • Chronic Pain - Chronic pain is reoccurring or continuous pain that persists for longer than two weeks. It is usually caused by a disease or the body’s abnormal reaction to injury or stimulus, tends to be less intense […]
  • Controlling Pain After Surgery - Many techniques are available that can help patients achieve high levels of comfort and safety following surgery, including interventional methods as well as pain medications. Pain control after surgery contributes to the healing process. If […]
  • CRPS/RSD - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also referred to as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD), is a chronic progressive disease characterized by severe pain, swelling and changes in the skin. Experts believe that CRPS occurs as […]
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  • Diabetes - Diabetic neuropathy is a nerve disorder caused by diabetes. Over time, high blood sugar levels from diabetes can damage nerves throughout the body. There are several types of diabetic neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy reduces the ability […]
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  • Extremity Pain - Patients suffering from extremity pain might notice the effects of stress on joints associated with their arms, legs, wrists, ankles, shoulders or neck. There are two types of extremity pain. Lower extremity pain affects the […]
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  • Failed Back Surgery - Failed back surgery, also known as failed back syndrome or post laminectomy syndrome, is a generalized term to describe the condition of patients whose back or spine surgery was not successful and are suffering from […]
  • Fibromyalgia - Fibromyalgia describes a muscle disorder characterized by widespread aching that lasts for more than three months. Tender points are found on both sides of the body, and the pain is usually continuous. There may be […]
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  • Gynecology (adult, adolescent, pediatric) - OB/GYN health care providers treat women throughout all phases of their life cycle, including teenagers having her first gynecological visit and mature woman experiencing menopause challenges. OB/GYN health care providers routinely handle gynecology issues including: […]
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  • Headaches - Headaches are usually classified into three broad categories: A muscle contraction, or tension headache, usually affects both sides of the head. It often involves the temple and eye region and possibly the neck. This type […]
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  • Interventional Radiology - Interventional radiology is a subspecialty of radiology focused on the use of diagnostic imaging technology and minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat vascular and nonvascular diseases. Many medical conditions, including inoperable cancers, peripheral arterial […]
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  • Joint Pain - A joint is the area where two bones meet. Joint pain s the discomfort coming from that area and can occur in any joint. Joint pain can be anywhere from a mild uncomfortable pain to […]
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  • Local anesthetics - Can provide temporary pain relief to an area, often given in the form of patches or injections.
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  • Myofascial Syndrome - Myofascial pain, which is one of the most common causes of acute and chronic pain, refers to pain and inflammation in the body’s soft tissues. It may involve either a single muscle or a muscle […]
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  • Neck Pain - Severe neck pain, also referred to as cervical neck pain, is a very common medical condition and can be acute, lasting for a short period of time, or chronic. If cervical neck pain lasts longer […]
  • Neuropathic Pain - Neuropathic pain, otherwise known as nerve pain, is a complex pain state usually associated with tissue damage. There are many causes of neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain is often treated with pain relievers, anti-seizure medications, capsaicin […]
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  • Paint and Wait - Paint and wait is a term used to describe the management of large or giant omphaloceles where the abdominal organs are not exposed. Painting the sack with an agent like betadine or silvadene causes a […]
  • Pilonidal Cyst - Pilonidal cyst is a chronically draining area on the tailbone. When hair gets stuck in the cyst, it results in an infection that causes pain over the tailbone. The infection usually has to be treated […]
  • Post-Surgical Pain - Many techniques are available that can help patients achieve high levels of comfort and safety following surgery, including interventional methods as well as pain medications. Pain control after surgery contributes to the healing process. If […]
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  • Radiofrequency - Radiofrequency lesioning of nerves is a safe procedure that may be used to reduce chronic pain by preventing transmission of pain signals. The radiofrequency current heats up a small section of nerve tissue to cause […]
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  • Sciatica - The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, starting in the low back extending through the buttocks and down the leg to the ankle and foot. Sciatic nerve pain refers to the pain […]
  • Shingles - Shingles (Herpes Zosters) is a viral infection of the nerve roots. It causes pain and a rash that spreads on one side of the body.
  • Spinal Cord Stimulators - A spinal cord stimulator is an implanted electronic device used to help treat chronic pain. It consists of an electric lead (or wire) placed beside the spinal cord. The wire is connected to a generator […]
  • Sports Injuries - Sports injuries happen to athletes participating in sporting events and are very common occurrences. Often they are caused by overuse of a body part or hard contact with something. The most common sports injuries include: Sprains […]
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  • Trigger Point Injections - Trigger point injections for pain are used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots that form when muscles do not relax. The knot can often be felt under the skin […]

Services Provided

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  • Botox - Botox provides migraine relief by reducing the contractions of the muscles in and around the injection site. In effect, it immobilizes the muscle it has been injected into. With no real negative side effects, these […]
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  • Epidural Catheters - An epidural is the injection of anesthesia medication into the epidural space of the lower back and most often involves the placement of a continuous catheter. This procedure can also include a local anesthetic block, […]
  • Epidural Steroid Injections - An epidural steroid injection, often referred to as a nerve block, is a minimally invasive procedure to help treat pain caused by inflamed spinal nerves. The medication used in an epidural steroid injection usually includes […]
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  • Joint Injections - Joint injections are pain relief injections used to commonly treat arthritis. Pain relief injections typically contain a steroid and a local anesthetic. Patients will remain awake during the pain relief injection procedure, but will be given […]
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  • Medication Management - There are many different kinds of pain medications that can assist with pain management. The goal of medications is to use them as an interim until interventional treatment can be completed. Some types of medications […]
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  • Nerve Blocks - A nerve block is a form of regional anesthesia where an anesthesia medication is injected directly next to the nerve to block the transmission of nerve signals. Common regional blocks used by anesthesiologists include: Axillary […]
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  • Radiofrequency - Radiofrequency lesioning of nerves is a safe procedure that may be used to reduce chronic pain by preventing transmission of pain signals. The radiofrequency current heats up a small section of nerve tissue to cause […]
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  • Spinal Cord Stimulators - A spinal cord stimulator is an implanted electronic device used to help treat chronic pain. It consists of an electric lead (or wire) placed beside the spinal cord. The wire is connected to a generator […]

What to expect at your first visit?

During your first visit, a pain management specialist will assess the nature and extent of your pain to enable the design of an individual treatment plan for maximum benefit. This evaluation may include:

  • Complete review of all pertinent medical records
  • Comprehensive medical evaluation related to the pain problem
  • In-depth pain profile to determine how pain is interfering with daily work and personal life

To get the most out of your first visit, be sure to bring a copy of your insurance card, valid ID, a list of any medications, and any scans/X-Rays or notes. If you are expecting a procedure, you may not be able to drive so please make alternate transportation arrangements.

Referral Indications

Pain management specialists have experience treating patients suffering from a wide range of pain types. They commonly treat patients with conditions including:

  • Arm pain
  • Neck pain
  • Leg pain
  • Sciatica
  • Nerve pain
  • Back pain
  • Myofascial pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Shingles pain
  • Diabetic nerve pain
  • Arthritis pain
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (or RSD)
  • Peripheral vascular disease/low blood flow
  • Work related injury
  • Weekend warrior pain
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