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What is Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain is often defined as pain that persists for more than 3 months or that outlasts the usual healing process. Persistent pain can also result from chronic diseases such as arthritis, cancer, musculoskeletal or neurological disorders. Chronic pain affects all aspects of a person's life including daily activities, family life, work, leisure time, sleep patterns, and mood.

Am I a good candidate for the Back and Pain Center?

Your referring physician will help you assess if you are an appropriate candidate for the Back & Pain Center. Here are some guidelines:
Yes! We can help
  • Back and neck pain
  • Cancer or cancer therapy-related pain
  • Cervicogenic headache and occipital neuralgia
  • Chest wall pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)
  • Disc Disease
  • Facet syndrome
  • Failed back surgery
  • Headaches and facial pain
  • Intractable angina
  • Ischemic pain from peripheral vascular disease
  • Limb pain
  • Nerve entrapment
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Phantom limb/stump pain
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia (pain from shingles)
  • Post-surgical pain (e.g., ilioinguinal neuralgia, post mastectomy pain, post-thoracotomy pain)
  • Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Scarred nerves
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Vertebral body compression fractures

How do I become a patient at the Back and Pain Center?

A physician needs to refer you. A letter of referral needs to be generated specifying the pain problem and any related records or reports need to be submitted.

How soon can I get an appointment?

Once the referral has been received with all the appropriate paperwork, it takes approximately 1 - 3 days for review and then your appointment can be scheduled within 2-4 weeks.

What can I expect at my first appointment?

You will be thoroughly evaluated by our dedicated team. At that time recommendations will be made as to the appropriate interventional and/or medical management that may be instituted on your behalf. This process may take 2-4 hours.

How do I get to the Back & Pain Center?

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