Many patients suffer from chronic pain, whether it’s caused by a back injury, cancer or countless other conditions. In fact, unrelenting pain is second only to the common cold as a cause for a visit to the doctor. Chronic pain can seriously affect the quality of life for patients and their families.
Today, however, many effective treatments are available to fight the physical and psychological effects of chronic pain. These require a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to treatment.
The Rochester Regional Pain Management Centers provide a wide array of treatments and services to help patients suffering from many different conditions that cause chronic pain. The Centers use a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to help patients gain control over their pain and improve the quality of their lives.
The Rochester Regional Pain Management centers treat chronic pain resulting from a wide variety of illnesses and injuries, including:
- Abdominal pain
- Back and neck injuries
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Facial pain
Whether it’s injection or nerve-block therapy, medication, or pain management it's provided under the direction of the Center for Pain Management's board-certified physicians. The physicians have completed training in pain management. Services offered by the Center include:
- Medication management
- Diagnostic, therapeutic and neurolytic nerve blocks
- Subarachnoid and epidural opioid infusion systems
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Coordination of referrals to other services such as physical therapy, work hardening or psychological therapy for pain management, acupuncturist, chiropractor