The Center for Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesia diagnoses, manages, and treats patients with long-term, treatment-resistant pain. Our patients are referred to us by a physician.
Evaluation and treatment programs use a multidisciplinary approach that includes specialists in:
- Pain medicine
- Orthopedic surgery
- Alternative medicine
- Medication management of pain
- Nerve blocks
- Stress management counseling
A clinical psychologist is available to assess and treat patients with chronic and acute pain. A physical therapist is available to assess and begin exercise programs.
Additional Services Available
The UI Pain Management and Support Group offers assessment, treatment modifications, and supportive care for patients in the Cancer Clinic.
Staff members, including oncologists, anesthesiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, pharmacologists, and nurses receive special training and have experience in pain management to help cancer patients and provide multidisciplinary assistance to patients.
Pain management services include:
- Pharmacological modifications and alternate methods of therapeutic intervention
- Neuroaugmentative pain treatment methods, including implantation of neuroaxial narcotic pumps
- Anesthetic nerve blocks using local anesthetic
- Neurolytic solutions
- Social assessment
- Psychiatric and psychological assessments
- Coping methods
- Physical approaches to pain management