St. Mary's Medical Center | Huntington, WV | (304) 526-1234

Pain Relief Center

The Pain Relief Center is an interdisciplinary health care practice for the treatment and management of difficult pain syndromes.

Led by Dr. David Caraway and Dr. Tammy Dann, our team of trained pain relief specialists provides pain treatment and relief for patients with acute or chronic illnesses and disabilities. Many of our patients have undergone medical and/or surgical treatments yet still are experiencing significant pain.

David CarawayTammy Dann

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.

Common pain syndromes many of our patients experience 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

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

To visit the Pain Relief Center, a patient must be referred by a physician.

After diagnosing the pain generator, a plan of treatment is implemented. This may include:

  • Physical or Occupational Therapy
  • Psychological Assessment and Therapy
  • Medication Management
  • Epidural Blocks
  • Peripheral Nerve blocks
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Epidural and Intrathecal Narcotic Infusions
  • Sympathetic Block (Lumbar Sympathetic and Stellate Ganglion)
  • Plexus Blocks
  • Neurolytic Blocks
  • Radiofrequency Ablation of Joints and Nerves
  • Spinal Endoscopy

Each patient is screened for psychological distress. If the initial screening shows abnormalities the psychologist works closely with the pain practitioner.

For more information, contact Pain Relief Center at 304-525-7246.

Click here to download the Pain Relief Referral form.