Pain Management Treatment Programs at St. Elizabeth's
Pain can come in many forms and be caused by injury, illness, sickness, disease, or surgery. The Center for Pain Management at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center uses the most modern techniques to treat a wide range of common chronic pain conditions successfully.
Our Approach to Pain Management
Our integrated care philosophy means that we have a long-term view of wellness. Our objective is to help each individual with chronic pain that wants to, and is ready to, re-engage in their life, their work and their relationships. At the Center for Pain Management, our team of physicians and nurses approach your care individually and objectively using the latest advances in pain medicine. We will thoroughly evaluate the causes of your pain and develop a treatment plan with the goal of maximizing your personal potential and increase your functional capacity.
Pain Treatment Program Developed Specifically for You
Research has shown that effective pain management requires a comprehensive approach that incorporates the most advanced medical, psychological and lifestyle technologies to eliminate or reduce chronic pain. Our treatment philosophy remains open to new developments in the area of pain management and our goal is to offer each patient a comprehensive pain management therapy plan. We recommend only treatments that have been shown to be effective in sound scientific research and we continue to expand our range of treatment services.
Treating a Wide Range of Chronic Pain Conditions
The Center for Pain Management offers a wide variety of treatment for many diagnoses, including:
- Cancer Pain
- Chronic Pain Syndrome
- Abdominal Pain
- Post-surgical Chronic Pain
- Failed Back Syndrome
- Myofascial Syndromes
- Neuropathy, Nerve Injury
- Herniated Discs
- Work Related Injuries
Our Services and Treatments For Chronic Pain
- State-of-the-art fluoroscopic- and ultrasound-guided spinal, peripheral nerves and joint injections for diagnostic and therapeutic applications.
- Spinal cord stimulation trials and implants to treat failed back surgery syndrome and complex regional pain syndrome.
- Peripheral nerve stimulation trials and implants to treat various neuropathies.
- Mild® procedure which stands for minimally invasive lumbar decompression. It is used for patients who have significant Lumbar Spinal Stenosis due to thickening of the ligamentum flavum, or ligaments of the spine.
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections for Degenerative Disc disease, facet joint pain and low back pain, as well as for muscles, shoulders and knees. PRP injections are an out-of-pocket paid procedure.
- Comprehensive assessments for determination of treatments that focus on attaining positive long-term outcomes.
- Emphasis on Interventional pain therapies with minimal medication use.
- Opportunities for learning skills that minimize or prevent recurring pain.
- All treatment recommendations are provided in collaboration with your referring physician.
New patients are seen with a physician referral.