When you choose an Ascension site of care, you get doctors who understand how pain can affect your physical and emotional health. Pain management specialists have the expertise to deliver therapeutic treatments that help relieve your pain. We listen to understand you and your health concerns. Then, we work with you to create a personalized care plan.
Having constant pain can take a toll on your health, how well you sleep, and the activities you want to do. Our doctors and care teams can help. Pain medicine doctors diagnose and treat all types of pain using minimally invasive procedures, injections, medications and rehabilitative physical therapy. The most common types of chronic pain include:
Arthritis joint pain
Cancer-related pain near tumor
Headaches, including migraines
Low back pain, including sciatica
Neck pain, radiating down one or both arms
Muscle pain and spasms, such as fibromyalgia
Neuralgia, burning and stabbing nerve pain
Neurogenic pain, such a phantom limb pain
Team approach to pain management
At Ascension, your pain management care teams may include an anesthesiologist, physiatrist, neurologist, rehabilitation therapist, palliative care nurses, and chiropractic and alternative medicine providers. At our outpatient pain management clinics, our experienced doctors deliver customized treatments to help control your pain symptoms and help your body heal.
Your care team also understands how pain can affect your mental health. We listen to you, and provide supportive care to help you manage anxiety and depression caused by your pain. Your doctor can connect you with mental health specialists, if needed. For older adults, we have doctors and nurses who specialize in senior healthcare (geriatric medicine) and deliver pain management as part of your total health care plan as you age.