When you’re in pain, the main thing on your mind is getting relief from your pain. At WellSpan, our interventional pain management team can help you get relief from your pain with a variety of innovative treatment options. No matter what is causing your pain, we can help you feel better so you can get back to focusing on what matters – living your life.
At WellSpan, you’ll benefit from our multidisciplinary approach that provides comprehensive relief from your pain. Our interventional pain management team includes anesthesiologists, physiatrists and neurologists – all who’ve undergone advanced training and a specialized fellowship in pain medicine. We work hard to get to know each of our patients, understanding not only your medical history and conditions, but also your wishes and needs to be addressed in your care plan.
The highly trained experts at WellSpan provide customized care for the full range of conditions that can cause pain. Our interventional pain team coordinates care with specialists, including rheumatology, oncology, orthopedics and neurosurgery. We also work closely with experts across WellSpan – including behavioral health and rehabilitation – so you can be sure you’re getting the holistic care you need to address your pain.
Our multidisciplinary team provides care for all conditions that can cause pain and negatively impact your life, including:
- Amputation pain
- Arm pain
- Cancer-related pain
- Chronic pain
- Complex regional pain syndrome
Herniated disc pain
How We Can Help
Customized Pain Evaluation
Our team works with you and your primary care provider to create an individualized treatment plan that may include injections, medications, physical therapy (land-based and/or aquatic), massage therapy, chiropractic therapy or cognitive-behavioral therapy.
If you’re in pain, we understand that the first thing on your mind is getting relief. At the same time, you’re likely concerned about long-term dependence on pain medication. We focus on getting our patients away from dependence on long-term pain medications through the use of complementary treatments, such as massage, nutrition, acupuncture and yoga.
When needed, we administer injections directly to the affected muscle to help overactive and strained muscles and spastic muscles. Injections can also help to relieve arthritic pain in joints and throughout the spine.
We offer this therapy for individuals with arthritic pain in the spine. If your arthritis is advanced and steroid medication is no longer providing relief, radiofrequency ablation may be an option to help control your pain. This therapy uses needles and X-ray guidance to cauterize (burn) the nerves that send pain signals to the brain, and can provide up to two years of pain relief. The treatment can be repeated, as needed.
Spinal Cord Stimulation
We offer spinal cord stimulation – also known as neuromodulation – for those with pain in the low back, leg, arm and/or neck. Spinal cord stimulation is a way of intercepting pain signals before they reach the brain. In some cases, individuals undergo surgery for these types of pain and experience relief for a period of years. After that, scar tissue develops and causes pain that oftentimes does not respond to steroids or other injections. Sometimes, spinal cord stimulation can help relieve pain in these situations. The use of this pain relief technique has been shown to significantly help reduce opioid use.
Led by WellSpan clinical psychologists, our therapy groups use cognitive-behavioral techniques to help patients deal with psychological and emotional causes and effects of long-term pain.
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