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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