Pain is the second most common reason people visit a doctor. Usually it is a protective sign, warning of disease or injury. However, when pain persists or worsens despite treatment of disease or recovery from injury, it may become an overwhelming and confusing disability. This is chronic pain.
More than 50 million Americans suffer from some form of chronic pain, which may affect every part of life. Unrelieved pain has many negative effects on an individual, including withdrawal from normal activities like work or hobbies, inactivity, drug dependence and disruptions in relationships with family members and friends.
We help you by easing or eliminating your pain while teaching skills that will make living with pain easier. Inpatient and outpatient services are available to those who experience acute or chronic pain. Our team is led by anesthesiologists who specialize in pain management.