Pain Medicine Clinic
Pain can be a scary, debilitating thing for you or a loved one. It can prevent you from following your normal routine. It can slow down healing and become all-encompassing—even if it lasts only a brief time. The Pain Medicine Clinic at Mary Greeley Medical Center can help, with the latest medications and techniques to effectively treat and manage pain.
The Pain Medicine Clinic at Mary Greeley Medical Center
Most patients who receive care at the Pain Medicine Clinic are treated on an outpatient basis. Our physicians and nurses specialize in pain medicine, with the goals of:
- Minimizing or eliminating pain
- Significantly increasing physical activity
- Eliminating unsafe medication usage
- Cultivating a lifestyle that promotes wellness
Conditions We Treat
At the Pain Medicine Clinic at Mary Greeley Medical Center, our specialized teams evaluate and treat a wide variety of chronic problems, including:
- Low-back pain
- Neck pain
- Phantom limb pain
- Work-related injuries
- Nerve entrapment
- Ischemic and vascular pain
- Cancer pain
- Myofascial pain (see also Fibromyalgia)
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) causalgia
Options for Pain Relief
There are a number of different pain relief options at the Pain Medicine Clinic. They include:
Nerve Block for Pain Relief
This interrupts how pain signals are sent to your brain, either short- or long-term, by injecting a substance, such as alcohol or phenol, into or around a nerve or into the spine. Nerve blocks are used to treat chronic pain when drugs or other treatments do not control pain or cause bad side effects. They are used to:
- Determine the source of pain
- Treat painful conditions
- Predict how pain will respond to long-term treatments
- Provide short-term pain relief after some surgeries and other procedures
- Provide anesthesia during some smaller procedures, such as finger surgery
Epidural Lumbar Injections for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
This combines a corticosteroid with a local anesthetic pain relief medicine to relieve swelling and inflammation and take pressure off nerves and other soft tissues, which can relieve pain. These are sometimes are used to treat pain and inflammation from pressure on spinal nerve roots, especially if symptoms caused by lumbar spinal stenosis have not responded to other nonsurgical treatment.
Additional types of pain medicine relief at the Pain Medicine Clinic include Trigger Point Injection, Stellate Ganglion Block, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, and Piriformis Steroid Injection.
Get Help for Your Pain Today
The Pain Medicine Clinic is located on the first floor of Mary Greeley Medical Center. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
To learn more about the Pain Medicine Clinic, call 515-239-5080 or 888-646-2148.