Interventional Pain Medicine to Restore Function and Improve Quality of Life

At Mercy, we are deeply concerned about the current opioid epidemic in Ohio and across the United States.

For more information about the guidelines we adhere to for prescribing opioids; what you need to know if you’ve been prescribed opioids; opioid overdose recognition; counseling & rehabilitation services for opioid abuse in the Canton, Ohio area; and Stark County pharmacies dispensing Naloxone without a prescription, please read our latest educational booklet:

Opioids: Information, Warnings and Resources

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. We offer care at Mercy Medical Center, the Mercy Health Center of Alliance, and the Mercy Health Center of Jackson. To schedule an appointment at any of these locations, please call 330-489-1478.

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
  • Medication-assisted treatment for addiction

Pain Can Be Treated

Our pain management physicians and staff are experienced in pain management and 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
Pain Management Appointments in Canton

David Gutlove, MD, pain management physician, Canton Ohio

David Gutlove, M.D.
Medical Director

Learn more about Dr. Gutlove.

Jamesetta Lewis, DO, Pain Management Physician, Canton Ohio

Jamesetta Lewis, D.O.

Pain Management Appointments in Alliance


Mercy Health Center of Alliance

Pain Management Appointments in Jackson Township

Pain Management Physician Batalla

Gamaliel Batalla, M.D.
Mercy Health Center of Jackson