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Pain Relief Center

The team of specialists at St. Mary’s Pain Relief Center provides pain treatment and relief for patients with acute or chronic illnesses and disabilities.

Many patients who come to St. Mary’s Pain Relief Center have undergone medical and/or surgical treatments in the past, but are still experiencing significant pain. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of pain treatment in a caring and professional atmosphere while striving to enhance the quality of life and function of each and every patient.

At the Pain Relief Center, physicians and staff work one-on-one with each patient to design and implement a personalized pain management program. New patients begin with an initial evaluation at which time pertinent medical records, X-rays, and other test results are reviewed. The patient is then examined by a physician consultant for an in-depth assessment, followed by development and implementation of a comprehensive pain relief program.

Patients must be referred by a physician to the Pain Relief Center.

Common pain syndromes treated include:

  • Cancer pain
  • Joint pathology of the spine (facet and sacroiliac joints)
  • Complex regional pain syndromes (reflex sympathetic dystrophy)
  • Radiculitis
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Deafferentation pain (post amputation, phantom limb pain)
  • Postherpetic neuralgia/shingles
  • Facial pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Spasticity
  • Chronic back/neck pain

After the cause of pain is determined, the patient will receive a treatment plan, which may include:

  • Physical or occupational therapy
  • Psychological assessment and therapy
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Facet blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation of joints and nerves
  • Spinal cord stimulator (trial, permanent)
  • Intrathecal pain pump (trial, placement and management)
  • Sympathetic block (lumbar sympathetic and stellate ganglion)
  • Plexus blocks
  • Neurolytic blocks
  • Ultrasound-guided injections
  • Joint injections
  • Trigger point
  • Botox injections
  • Medication management

Meet our physicians

David Caraway
David Caraway, MD, PhD
Tammy Dann
Tammy Dann, DO
Tammy Dann
Rudy Malayil, MD

For more information, call the Pain Relief Center at (304) 525-7246.