Mercy Pain Management

Interventional Pain Medicine to Restore Function and Improve Quality of Life

If You Are In Pain, You Are Not Alone

An estimated 76.2 million people suffer from pain, according to the National Centers for Health Statistics. Approximately 42 million American adults - roughly 20 percent - say pain disrupts their sleep a few nights a week or more.

Mercy Pain Management Center opened because of the enormous need for specialized medical service to help people cope with pain. The center’s most commonly treated pain conditions include:

  • Failed back surgery syndrome (Post Laminectomy Syndrome)
  • Low back pain
  • Head, neck and upper extremity pain
  • Sciatica
  • Bursitis
  • Diabetic foot pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome/Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Ischemic and vascular pain
  • Pain associated with/after shingles
  • Facial pain
  • Vertebral compression fracture
  • Myofascial pain
  • Pelvic and abdominal pain
  • Cancer pain

Pain Can Be Treated

David Gutlove, MD, and his experienced pain management team are trained in all aspects of interventional pain medicine techniques and medication management. We will strive to help you:

  • Reduce pain and restore function
  • Increase your ability to return to work
  • Increase your daily activities
  • Improve your quality of life

Your pain medicine physician will perform a comprehensive exam, review diagnostic tests, order any necessary additional tests and review your current medications. Based on this careful evaluation and testing, an individualized treatment plan will be designed. Most of the procedures are done under fluoroscopic (X-ray) guidance for precision. The most common procedures performed are:

  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Facet and sacroiliac joint injections
  • Joint (hip, shoulder and knee) injection
  • Transforaminal epidural steroid injection
  • Selective nerve root block
  • Peripheral nerve block
  • Trigger point and Botox injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Diagnostic discography
  • Occipital nerve block
  • Sympathetic nerve (plexus) block
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Implanted intrathecal pain pump
  • Spehenopalatine ganglion block
  • Trigeminal nerve block

 

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