Spine & Pain Center Patient Resources

Preparing for Your First Visit

The day before your appointment, you will receive a reminder call. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment and bring the following:

  • A current medication list
  • Your insurance card
  • A photo ID such as a driver’s license or ID card
  • Results of any MRI, X-Ray, CT, EMG or diagnostic test related to your condition
  • Relevant medical records, especially those from other pain management physicians

During Your First Visit – What to Expect

1) At your appointment, our nurses and physicians will ask a series of questions to understand your pain:

  • Where are you hurting?
  • How bad is the pain?
  • How would you describe your pain?
  • When do you experience the pain – is it constant or does it come and go?
  • What seems to help and what doesn’t?
  • How is this impacting your life?

2) Your physician will conduct a thorough medical examination to identify the cause of your pain. Evaluation techniques include:

  • Physical examination
  • Neurological examination
  • Musculoskeletal examination

Additional evaluation techniques may include:

  • Diagnostic nerve blocks
  • Diagnostic tests (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, PET scan)
  • Electromyography (nerve conduction studies)

3) The Spine & Pain team will present a comprehensive treatment plan to bring you real relief.

Your nurse navigator will be your partner through every step of the process - before, during, and after your first appointment. They will answer any questions you may have and coordinate your care with our teams.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is Pain Management Right for You?

If you have been suffering from unwelcome pain, a comprehensive and balanced, minimally-invasive pain management plan might be right for you. We offer a team approach to ensure that people with pain can improve their quality of life, increase their functioning and reduce their suffering.
Take the Pain Eligibility Survey