Dr. Daniel Mitchell, Board-certified, Fellowship
  Trained in Pain Management, speaks about   
      commonly treated types of pain




Services Provided at the Pain Center

The Center for Pain Medicine physicians have been performing pain management procedures since 1969. Each year we perform thousands of procedures.

A Comprehensive plan of care and a fully understandable explanation of our recommendation will be provided to you prior to treatment. An individual plan of care may include the recommendation of disciplines included behavioral psychology, neurology, orthopedics, physical therapy, aquatic therapy, and other forms of patient therapy.


We provide a variety of therapies to aid in the management of pain based on your needs, including Interventional Pain Medicine, which involves special procedures to treat and manage pain. Interventional Pain Medicine refers to a group of minimally invasive surgical procedures typically done as an outpatient to alleviate acute, chronic, or cancer-related pain conditions. For persistent pain, not responsive to other types of therapy, consideration may be given for a spinal cord stimulator or, in select cases; nerves can be destroyed by chemical means, freezing, or by applying a heat lesion. In addition, a discogram (injection of dye into the spinal discs) can be used to help diagnose certain types of back pain.


• Epidural Steroid Injections
• Trigger Point Injections
• Selective/Diagnostic Nerve Blocks
• Sympathetic Nerve Blocks
• Facet Joint Injection
• Joint/Bursa Injections
• Radiofrequency Ablation/ Neurolysis
• Discography
• Spinal Cord Stimulators
• Intrathecal Pumps
• Epidural Blood Patches

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• Developing and coordinating comprehensive multidisciplinary diagnostic and treatment plans
• Ordering appropriate testing when necessary including MRI’s, CT’s, x-ray, EMG’s, NCS’s and lab testing
• Workmen’s Compensation Evaluation/Second Opinions
• Behavioral medicine evaluation and treatment
• Medication review
• Referrals to other specialists including neurosurgeons, neurologists, rheumatologists, orthopedic surgeons, 
  physiatrist, physical or occupational therapists

It is important for you to know that in some cases, zero pain may not be possible. Our pain specialists have the expertise to provide effective pain management, allowing you to be comfortable enough to resume most normal daily activities. Please call your doctor if you have any questions about pain management.


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