Henry Ford Medical Center - Ford Road Opens Pain Center

July 03, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DETROIT – The prevalence of chronic pain is enough to put a kink in your neck: An estimated 56 million American adults experience chronic pain - the most common occur in the neck and back - and many experience it almost daily.

By some estimates the cost of treating chronic pain is $100 billion annually in the United States. The causes are numerous, from poor posture and improper lifting to being overweight, sleeping on a poor mattress or a traumatic injury.

To help offer relief a Pain Center was newly opened July 2 at the Henry Ford Medical Center – Ford Road, 5500 Auto Club Dr., in Dearborn.

Patients are evaluated by board-certified pain medicine physicians along with certified nurse practitioners and physicians assistants to identify the cause of their pain. A treatment plan is tailored to the needs of each patient and may include interventional pain procedures, medication therapy, physical therapy, massage, and other complementary medicine options. Pain management injection therapies include anesthetic injection, radiofrequency thermocoagulation, nerve stimulation techniques and nerve blocks.

The Pain Center is the latest in a series of updates at the Ford Road Medical Center, which offers after-hours care, a women’s health clinic, athletic medicine and dermatology, radiology, pediatrics, and rehabilitation services.

Appointments can be made individually or by referral by calling (313) 425-4545.