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Pain Management

The Pain Center at CMC treats the full spectrum of chronic pain conditions

Chronic pain affects every aspect of a person’s life and requires a comprehensive approach. The Pain Center at CMC helps people find relief so they can feel more like themselves again. To get you back to a lifestyle you can enjoy, we explore a range of treatment options that leverage many different resources. To be successful in finding relief from pain, patients must be committed and open minded. For some, it is a challenging journey. Our goal is to work with you to find the right treatment so you can get back to a lifestyle you enjoy.
 

There are many different types of chronic pain, including:
  • Arthritis
  • Back injuries
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain syndrome
  • Disc injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Neuropathy
  • Shingles
  • Spinal stenos
     
Pain can be described in a variety of ways, including:
  • Aching or soreness
  • Bloating or cramping
  • Burning
  • Constant
  • Comes and goes
  • Cutting
  • Dull
  • Numbing
  • Pressing
  • Pulling
  • Radiating or searing
  • Sharp, shooting, or stabbing
  • Throbbing
  • Tightness
 
Making an Appointment

Your doctor must refer you to the Pain Center. Once we hear from your provider, we will send you a welcome packet to complete and bring to your initial assessment.

DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND TECHNOLOGIES

Team of Specialists

The Pain Center at CMC has a team of specialists that includes physicians and nurse practitioners with advanced training in treating pain. As a team, we offer traditional and nontraditional approaches to help you find relief. Our goal is to help you discover an improvement in your daily activities with an effective pain management plan. For some patients, this may mean a “new normal” that includes modifications for a chronic condition. You may be able to lead a much more rich and rewarding life than one that is restricted by pain.

Pain Evaluation

Your primary care doctor provides us with your medical history and the results of your physical examination. To fully understand your pain, we also conduct our own comprehensive physical evaluation and pain assessment. We ask you to complete a pain inventory to describe the type, location, frequency and intensity of your pain. We also want to learn about the emotional toll pain is taking on your life. To match patients with the right type of medical care, we will also assess your risk for dependence on a pain medication.

Safe Medication Monitoring

Proper pain medication use is imperitive. The Pain Center at CMC monitors medication use with pill counts, prescription refill reviews and random urine samples. It is important to use pain medication exactly as it is prescribed. That’s why we take every precaution to ensure your health and well-being.

Safe & Effective Treatment Options

At CMC’s Pain Center, we draw from a range of traditional and nontraditional treatment therapies to treat pain. Your individualized treatment plan will address the many different ways pain affects you, both physically and mentally.  With the resources of CMC, we have the expertise to help you find relief. Some of the potential approaches to pain management include:

  • Accupuncture
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Interventional treatments
  • Epidural injections
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal cord stimulators
  • Massage
  • Medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery
  • Yoga
We will help you explore the benefits and harms of your options. We want you to experience the most benefits with the fewest risks.

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Stop the pain

Get your back to your life with the Pain Center. Your doctor must refer you to the Pain Center and then we will send you a welcome packet to complete and bring to your initial assessment.
 

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