Treating acute and chronic pain
Mercy’s Pain Management Clinic uses a holistic and patient tailored-approach to pain management, treating multiple sources of acute and chronic pain.
Typically patients treated at the pain clinic come with chronic pain issues (greater than 30-60 days). The majority of the pain treated and procedures performed are related to neck and back pain. However, Mercy also provides services for headache/migraine pain, leg and arm pain, pain generated from disc herniation, degenerative disc disease or spinal stenosis, along with many other chronic pain conditions.
Injection treatments are just one part of the treatment plan and will work better with the implementation of other lifestyle changes and modalities. Issues like diet, exercise, emotional stress and tobacco cessation also need to be addressed as part of a patient’s chronic pain needs.
Treatment interventions include:
- Steroid injections
- Spine injections
- Headache injections
- Trigger Point injections
- Sacroiliac injections
- Ultrasound guided injections
- Fluroscopic x-ray guided injections
- Radiofrequency Neuroablation
Injection treatments usually provide 3-6 months of improvement in the majority of patients. About 99 percent of our patients require no sedation, as the injections are not painful; our CRNAs really focus on being gentle, thoroughly explaining the procedure.
Meet our Pain Specialists
After completing the rigorous fellowship in Advanced Pain Management at the University of South Florida, Mercy Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) Bryan Hunter and Matt Stokes are two of fewer than 50 CRNAs from throughout the country who have earned the prestigious NSPM-C provider credential.
In addition to being board certified in anesthesia and nonsurgical pain management, Bryan and Matt recently graduated with a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Anesthesia from the University of South Florida and are authors of The Pain Management Clinic: The Nurse Anesthetist’s Guidebook for Success.
Mercy Pain Specialists see patients for initial appointments at Gateway Family Health Clinic in Moose Lake and Sandstone. Contact your primary care provider for referral information or call 218-485-5800 with questions.
Mercy’s Pain Management Clinic is a non-narcotic pain clinic.