Clinic for Specialty Pain Services
Meadville Medical Center’s Clinic for Specialty Pain Services serves patients throughout Crawford County and surrounding communities. When you first come to the clinic, 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’s Clinic for Specialty Pain Services. 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.
Referrals and Registration
Meadville Medical Center’s Clinic for Specialty Pain Services requires a physician referral. If you have not been contacted by telephone prior to your office visit, you will need to report to the registration office at Grove Street to provide your insurance. Most insurance accepted by the hospital are accepted by the clinic’s physicians. Most insurances cover treatment, but it is recommended that you check with your insurance carrier to see what your plan covers. There will be two bills generated from your visit to the Meadville Medical Center’s Clinic for Specialty Pain Services; one is for the professional services of the physician, and the other is a facility charge by the hospital.
Pain Clinic Phone and Hours
Contact our office at 814-333-5736. We are open Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Services Offered by the Specialty Pain Clinic
Important Information About Pain Injections
Sedation is often 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 seven days before their appointment to avoid bleeding complications from injections.
The injections can be uncomfortable, but sedation is offered to provide comfort and relaxation at the time of injection therapy.
- Epidurals: cervical, thoracic, and lumbar
- Sympathetic blocks
- Radio -frequency neurolysis
- Spinal cord stimulators
- Posterior division nerve blocks
- Trigger point injections
- Bursa injections
- Sacra-iliac injections
- Occipital nerve blocks
- Relaxation therapy
- Stress management
- Pain management education
- Individual and group therapy
- Therapy assessment
- Treatment plan
- Follow-up and home exercise programs