Pain Management

Pain management uses an interdisciplinary approach to preventing, diagnosing, treating and improving the quality of life for individuals living with chronic pain.

Interventional therapies we offer include:

  • Epidural injection
  • Trigger point injection
  • Facet steroid injection
  • Joint injections
  • Radiofrequency treatments
  • Nerve blocks
  • Spinal cord stimulator trials
  • Peripheral nerve stimulator trials

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We also offer minimally invasive therapy treatments, which provides many benefits including the following:

  • Procedures done on an outpatient basis
  • No incisions
  • Rapid recovery
  • Performed in a fully equipped, state of the art procedure suite or the operating room (OR)
  • Exceptional accuracy optimized by fluoroscopy guidance
  • Patient may be able to resume normal activities the day of their injection

Specialty Services:

  • Therapy for persistent pain in older persons
  • Therapy for painful neuropathies
  • Functional diagnosis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulations (SCS)
  • Minimally Invasive Therapy (MIT)

What can I expect ?

You will first be evaluated by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. This evaluation will include discussions about past medical history, pain history, and treatments prior to coming to the Meadville Medical Center. Prior diagnostic studies will be reviewed. A physical assessment will be completed. Treatment options will be reviewed using a multi-disciplinary plan of treatment. You will be given follow up appointments and instructions to carry out the plan of treatment.

What should I expect if I am given an injection?

Sedation may be given at the time of injections to promote relaxation and comfort. If receiving sedation, the patient needs a ride home. Patients are asked to avoid aspirin and blood thinning medications seven days before their appointment to avoid bleeding complications from injections.

Do I need a physician referral?

Yes. Referrals are required.

Will my insurance cover my treatment?

It is highly recommended that you check with your insurance to see what your plan covers.

What will I need to bring with me to my initial appointment?

You will need your current insurance card and current driver’s license. You will also need any medical records or CDs you were given to bring with you by your referring physician.

  • Meadville Pain Management - please bring in your new patient packet you received in the mail.
  • Specialty Pain Care - please mail back your completed new patient packet.

Meet Our Providers:

Meadville Pain Management

Contact the Meadville Pain Management at (814) 337-5894.

Clinic for Specialty Pain Services

Contact the Clinic for Specialty Pain Services at (814) 333-5736.