Rochester General Hospital Center for Pain Management
Rochester General Hospital
Medical Office Building, Suite 445
1415 Portland Avenue
Rochester, NY 14621
Fax Number: (585) 922-5941
General Information and Referrals: (585) 922-3576
About the Center for Pain Management
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 Center for Pain Management, established in 1994, provides a wide array of treatments and services to help patients suffering from many different conditions that cause chronic pain. The Center uses a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to help patients gain control over their pain and improve the quality of their lives.
Common Painful Conditions
The Center for Pain Management treats chronic pain resulting from a wide variety of illnesses and injuries, including:
- Abdominal pain
- Back and neck injuries
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Facial pain
- Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Syndromes
- Phantom limb pain
- Post herpetic neuralgia (shingles)
- Post-trauma 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
A Team Approach
Diagnosing and managing pain requires a complete understanding of each patient’s history as well as a knowledge of other health-related disciplines. The team members collaborate with other professionals, including referring physicians, physical therapists, pharmacists, psychologists, oncologists, social workers, home care and compensation nurses to develop the best approach to relieve pain.
Whether it’s injection or nerve-block therapy, medication, pain management is provided under the direction of the Center’s board-certified anesthesiologists. The physicians have completed training in pain management.
Calvin Chiang, MD, Medical Director
Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management