The new Pain Center at United Memorial is a fully accredited interventional pain clinic that is dedicated to relieving both chronic and acute pain through a wide range of minimally-invasive surgical and non-surgical techniques.
The treatment provided at our Pain Center to help relieve or eliminate a patient's pain includes a comprehensive assessment that focuses on an individual's specific symptoms to establish a diagnosis and to determine the source of the pain. Once this is done, a multi-disciplinary treatment plan is developed that is tailored to meet the patient's special needs. This plan uses a wide range of the latest minimally-invasive interventional procedures.
The multidisciplinary team at United Memorial's Pain Center provides minimally invasive treatments for conditions that include:
At United Memorial, our physicians and support staff work closely with a patient's primary care physician and other health care professionals to help ensure the best possible care and outcomes. We specialize in using minimally invasive fluoroscopic procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of pain.
As an interventional pain clinic, we work to avoid the management of opioids (chemicals like OxyContin, Vicodin etc.) that work by binding to opioid receptors found primarily in the central nervous system. These may decrease the perception of pain and not the cause of it. Because of our interventional pain management focus, we believe that in most cases, procedures can be performed to treat pain and eliminate the need for dependency on opioid medication.
Throughout their treatment, our patients are carefully monitored with special attention given to how they are progressing and, if they are receiving medications, when and if they need to be altered.
At our Pain Center, state-of-the-art micro-invasive procedures can be performed to pinpoint the exact cause of pain and treat it. Most of these treatments are in-office procedures and take less than one hour. Treatments include:
For more information on United Memorial's Pain Center, please call us at 585-815-6710. We look forward to assisting you.