Augusta Health Pain Management Clinic
At the Augusta Health Pain Management Clinic, we believe effective pain management is a team process. We look forward to working with you to improve your ability to return to the activities you have been missing, as well as provide a meaningful reduction in your pain.
We focus on diagnosing the source of your pain, so we can develop a treatment plan directed specifically at your pain generators. Though we understand that medications can play a role in managing your pain, our primary goal is to reduce or eliminate dependence on oral medications by focusing on other modalities to treat your pain.
Pain management is an on-going process that requires your active participation in a treatment plan to help you successfully return to work, home and community life.
Multidisciplinary Pain Management
The Augusta Health Pain Management Clinic offers a multidisciplinary approach to pain control. This means we have many members of our professional team. This includes on-staff Anesthesiologists, Physician Assistants, as well as consultants in Neurology, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Psychotherapy, and other specialties as needed.
Plan of Treatment
Patients are seen based on a referral from their primary care physician or specialist. The first visit at the pain clinic will include an initial evaluation, focused pain history questionnaire, interpretation of tests and x-rays, and a physical examination. The practitioner will then discuss the recommended plan of treatment.
Your new Plan of Treatment might include:
- Nerve Blocks
- Physical Therapy
- Medication Management
- Spinal cord stimulator
- Psychotherapy and/or access to support groups
Your pain management team will work together with you and your primary care physician or specialist to determine the source of your pain and how to best meet your pain management and medical needs.
You and the professional team at the Augusta Health Pain Management Clinic will agree on your personalized Plan of Care. This plan will be tailored to helping you understand and manage your pain. Regular office visits and repeat procedures are often necessary to provide continuing management of your pain and continuity of care.
COOLIEF® Cooled Radiofrequency Procedure
COOLIEF® Cooled Radiofrequency is a non-surgical, non-narcotic procedure. It is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that can safely treat chronic pain. COOLIEF circulates water through the device while heating nervous tissue to create a treatment area that is larger than conventional RF treatments. This combination targets the pain-causing nerves without excessive heating.
We use Fluoroscopy and Ultrasound Guidance for Targeted and Safe administration of medication.
- Epidural steroid injections
- Selective Nerve Root Block
- Facet Injection
- Medial Branch Blocks
- Radiofrequency Ablation (arthritic spinal pain)
- Sacroiliac Joint Injection
- Joint and Bursa injections (Gel-One, Supartz or Corticosteroids)
- Trigger point injections
- Occipital Nerve Blocks and radiofrequency ablation (Headaches)
- Sphenopalatine ganglion blocks (headaches, migraines, head and facial pain)
- Spinal Cord Stimulators
- Superior hypogastric plexus blocks (pelvic pain)
- Celiac plexus nerve blocks (Cancer related pain)
- Ganglion Impar blocks (tailbone pain)
- TMJ injections
- Genicular nerve blocks and Radiofrequency ablation (Chronic knee pain, Post-knee replacement chronic pain)
- Carpal Tunnel Injections
There are also educational brochures in Spanish. Contact the office if you wish to receive a brochure in Spanish.
También hay folletos educativos en español. En contacto con la oficina si desea recibir un folleto en español.