The Temple Health Pain Management team treats patients with acute and chronic pain, which can significantly affect a person’s quality of life. Pain can sometimes prevent you from work, hobbies, and activities with family and friends, and can also affect your sleep, movement and overall health.
We help you manage your pain using multiple types of treatment, so you can get back to your regular activities as soon as you are safely able.
We take the time to learn about your medical history and symptoms, and prescribe the most appropriate treatment to help you regain your quality of life.
The Right Diagnosis for Pain Management
Determining the underlying cause of your pain and coordinating care can sometimes be a challenge. Getting a proper diagnosis can require numerous tests, referrals to multiple specialists and delays in receiving effective care.
Every new patient at Temple Health Pain Management is seen and evaluated first by a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist or an anesthesiologist. After this initial assessment, you are referred to the most appropriate subspecialist for treatment.
If we determine you do not require a referral, we return you to your primary care physician with treatment recommendations. Our goal is to help you receive the right care in the most appropriate setting.
Common conditions treated by Temple Health Pain Management include:
- Abdominal pain
- Back and neck pain
- Cancer pain
- Central pain syndrome
- Chronic pain
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Facial pain
- Failed back surgery syndrome
- Headaches and migraines
- Ischemic limb pain
- Myofascial pain syndromes
- Neuropathic pain syndromes
- Pelvic pain syndrome
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Piriformis syndrome
- Post-amputation pain
- Post-herpetic neuralgia
- Post-surgical pain syndromes
- Post-thoracotomy pain
Treatment approaches range from medication to minimally invasive procedures. Services offered include:
- Discography – A procedure to help your doctor determine if a specific disc in your spine is causing pain.
- Injection therapies – Injections to help manage various types of pain including Botox injections, epidural steroid injections, facet joint injections, sacroiliac injections and trigger point injections.
- Medication management – Your doctor may recommend medication, such as intrathecal drug delivery (pumps), over-the-counter pain relievers, and weak or strong opioid medications to treat your pain.
- Nerve blocks – An injection of medication to block nerve signals and decrease pain. We offer facial nerve blocks, peripheral nerve blocks and sympathetic nerve blocks.
- Radiofrequency ablation – A minimally invasive procedure in which an electrical current heats nerve tissue to decrease pain signals in that area.
- Stimulation therapies – Procedures to stimulate the nerves and regulate their signals to reduce pain. We offer dorsal root ganglion stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation and spinal cord stimulation.