PAIN MANAGEMENT

Both acute and chronic pain can be treated. The Pain Management physicians within Avita Health System
are trained to provide the most advanced treatments in the management of pain. Increasingly, these
treatments are more tolerable, less invasive and very effective at returning patients back to a better
life.

There are so many different conditions that can cause unwanted, nagging pain:

  • Neck pain
  • Pinched nerves
  • Back pain
  • Headaches
  • Persistant pain after surgery
  • Arthritis pain
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Nerve damage
  • Muscle spasms
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

DIAGNOIS AND TREATMENT

  • Neck pain (including work-related injuries) and pinched nerves
  • Back pain (including work-related injuries) and sciatica
  • Persistent pain after back or neck surgery
  • Headaches
  • Arthritis pain in neck or lower back
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, or RSD
  • Nerve damage or muscle spasm pain
  • Chronic pelvic pain, including interstitial cystitis
  • Shingles pain

TREATMENT SERVICES AVAILABLE

Our physicians and clinical staff are trained to provide the most advanced treatments in the management
of pain. Increasingly, these treatments are more tolerable, less invasive and very effective at getting
patients back to a “normal” life. For patient comfort, most treatments are performed with adequate
sedation.

We perform:

  • Discography/spinal diagnostic procedures
    (cervical, thoracic, lumbar)
  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Facet joint injection
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal cord stimulation (SCS)
  • Myoneural injection (with or w/o Botox)
  • Selective nerve root block
  • Stellate ganglion block
  • Lumbar sympathetic block
  • Musculoskeletal injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Peripheral nerve injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Carpal tunnel injections

INSURANCE COVERAGE

In many cases, pain management services are covered by insurance. Check with your insurance carrier
prior to your appointment so you’ll know what’s covered. If your plan does not cover pain management
services, you will be responsible for the charges.

Avita Pain Management is a medically supervised treatment program, and a referral from your physician
may be needed. Your physician will know if a pain management program will benefit you. You can reach
the Pain Management Department at 419-462-4547. If a staff member is
unavailable, please leave a message and your call will be returned promptly.