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Pain Clinic

by | Feb 22, 2019

The purpose of the pain clinic at Virginia Gay is to alleviate pain or suffering our patients are experiencing. Chronic pain afflicts more Americans than any other condition and mistreating pain can lead to dependence or addiction to pain medications. Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics are striving to expand access to advanced pain care for everyone in Benton County.

The pain clinic is one of the comprehensive medical specialties Virginia Gay offers. Others include cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, pulmonology, psychiatry, podiatry, ear nose and throat, neurology, urology, general surgery, obstetrics & gynecology, and nephrology.

The complete schedule of Virginia Gay’s specialty clinics can be accessed here.

Acute vs. Chronic Pain

Every person experiences pain differently. The Virginia Gay Hospital Pain Clinic works with patients who are experiencing acute or chronic pain. Our goal is to alleviate and hopefully treat both types of pain. Acute pain is present for a short period and should relieve with standard treatment. Chronic pain is pain that is not alleviated within a 12 week period, and it can go on with no completely effective treatment.

We do a complete evaluation. We highlight the neuromuscular – what a patient can and cannot do with the body, how they walk, the body mechanics, how they move their arms and legs, their strength, their reflexes, their sensation. And if there’s an alteration in that, we direct our care towards that problem.

Conditions

Virginia Gay Hospital Pain Management Clinic provides services for a wide variety of pain syndromes that evolve from the back, bone, head, neck, face, joint, muscle, limb, nerves, and skin. These areas include, but are not limited to:

 

Back

  • Back Injury
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Herniated Discs
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Disc Herniation
  • Spinal Facet Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Vertebral Compression Fracture

This list is not all inclusive

 

Head, Neck, and Face

  • Facial Pain
  • Neck Injury
  • Occipital Neuralgia

This list is not all inclusive

 

Joint and Muscle

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal/Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Myofascial Syndromes
  • Sacroilitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Facet Joint Pain

 

Limb

  • Knee Injury
  • Limb Pain
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

This list is not all inclusive

 

Nerves and Skin

  • Causalgia
  • Neuropathy
  • Neuropathies
  • Peripheral Neuropathies
  • Radiculopathy
  • Shingles

This list is not all inclusive

Treatment Methods

There are a variety of ways to treat pain. The Virginia Gay Pain Clinic focuses on the person as a whole and uses complementary therapies alongside scientific medicine in the treatment of disease and ill health. Some of the treatments offered at the pain clinic include;

  • Carpal tunnel injections
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Epidural Injections
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Large Joint Injections
  • Referrals to Pain Psychiatry
  • Referrals to Physical Therapy
  • Education on Exercise and Lifestyle Changes
  • Medication adjustments

This list is not all inclusive

 

  

 

Referrals are required. Please call VGH scheduling to set up consultation.

 

Before Your Appointment

The Virginia Gay Pain Clinic works on referral bases, meaning that notification from your primary care provider is required before any consultations, treatments or procedures can begin. After the referral has been placed, our Scheduling department will call you to schedule your appointment. Please bring a list of medications and previous pain treatment methods with you to your appointment.