Pain is the most common reason to seek medical attention and chronic pain is the root cause of untold suffering, loss of income, and diminished quality of life. Proper evaluation and treatment requires a broad, comprehensive approach; understanding that it is a unique individual who is suffering; one who has particular and often wide-ranging needs.
Our program's approach to pain management spans many medical specialties, including neurology, anesthesiology, neurosurgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopedics, and psychiatry. We realize that each patient is unique and the requirements for the treatment of that person's pain are equally so. More unique to our practice is the fact that we also implement and administer a comprehensive treatment plan instead of sending our patient back to the referring physician with a set of recommendations. Referrals to other specialists for particular needs (e.g., surgery, injections, physical therapy and counseling) are also handled by us, transparent to both patient and referring physician. Our goal is to provide referring physicians with a single entry point for their patients' pain care regardless of the cause or eventual treatment. Our physicians are board-certified in the treatment of pain and have the vast resources of the UAB Medical Center at our disposal.