Pain Management Consults

Pain Management Services

...Because everyone who lives with chronic pain is different.

Effective management of chronic pain occurs when there is a good therapeutic alliance between patient and doctor. I strive to put patients back in charge of their health care by listening closely to their pain experience and then providing treatment options, education, and coping skills. The end result is that patients lead more productive lives, have a better quality of life, and eventually become people again.

Pain Management Services offer patients suffering from chronic and acute pain, strategies developed by Pain Management Specialists to help manage their condition.

Our specialists follow a multi-disciplinary and scientific approach when dealing with various painful conditions and our Pain Management Service integrates experts from Pain Medicine with Neurosurgeons, Orthopaedics, Radiology, Rheumatology, Psychology and Physiotherapy to offer patients rapid access to assessment, investigation and treatment of both acute and chronic pain.

Treatments & Modalities

  • Medications
  • X-ray Guided Interventions
  • Neuro-Modulation
  • Pain Management Programs
  • Physiotherapy Strategies
  • Psychological Strategies

Some of the conditions treated include:


Back Pain

Back pain is one of the leading reasons for doctor visits and lost days from work. Each year, nearly $1 billion dollars are spent on treating back pain, lost wages, litigation, and disability in this country.

Neck Pain

Neck pain is a leading cause of pain in the aging population, as well as subsequent to auto accident-whiplash type injury, in which the neck is violently snapped back, then forward, after the victim is usually hit from behind, by another vehicle.

Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common reason that people visit their doctors' offices or the emergency room. Often, knee pain is the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. However, some medical conditions can also cause knee pain, including arthritis, gout and infections.

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of one or more areas in your spine — most often in your upper or lower back. This narrowing can put pressure on the spinal cord or on the nerves that branch out from the compressed areas. This can lead to a number of problems, depending on which nerves are affected. In general, spinal stenosis can cause cramping, pain or numbness in your legs, back, neck, shoulders or arms; a loss of sensation in your extremities; and problems with bladder or bowel function.


Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), also known as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), is a chronic, painful, and progressive neurological condition that affects skin, muscles, joints, and bones. The syndrome usually develops in an injured limb, such as a broken leg, or following surgery. Many cases of RSD involve only a minor injury, such as a sprain. In some cases, no precipitating event can be identified.

Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body. The joint includes four tendons. The purpose of a tendon is to hold muscle to bone. Together, these four "rotator cuff" tendons stabilize the upper arm bone to the shoulder socket and allow a wide range of motion in the shoulder.


The longest nerve in your body is the the sciatic nerve. It runs from your pelvis through your buttock and hip area and down the back of each leg. It controls many of the muscles in your lower legs and provides feeling to your thighs, legs and feet. The term "sciatica" refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve — from your back into your buttock and down the leg.

Appointment Cancellation

We realize patients need to cancel their appointments, however we require a 24-hour notification of the cancellation to enable us to offer your appointment to another patient.

If you fail to cancel the appointment you may be billed a cancellation fee payable upon your next visit.


What to expect on your first visit:

Once you have been scheduled an appointment with one of our physicians, it is very important that you provide our office with any past medical records pertaining to the reason we will be seeing you for. This should include any films, ie, MRI scans, CT scans, plain x-rays etc. You may request your primary care physician to forward this information to us, or you may bring it with you to your initial appointment.

It is also necessary for you to bring a list of current medications you are taking and their directions.

We anticipate thirty minutes to register you on your first visit. To avoid coming thirty minutes early you may print your paper work off and have them filled out when you arrive for your appointment.

One of our physicians will then see you. He will interview you regarding your symptoms. He will may perform a neurological examination. This clinical examination will include testing of your strength, sensation, reflexes, and coordination.

In some instances further diagnostic tests may need to be ordered before the physician can give the patient a diagnosis. Our office staff will arrange for these tests to be scheduled for you at Memorial MRI and Diagnostic.

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