Pain Management

The Henry Ford Pain Center aims to help patients find relief from unmanageable pain

Unmanageable pain from musculoskeletal conditions, neurological disorders, cancer or other types of diseases may become severe or persist despite treatment and may require specialized pain care.

Led by fellowship-trained pain medicine physicians, the Henry Ford Pain Center provides a multidisciplinary team approach and design for each patient's personalized pain management plan. These plans may include advanced diagnostic tests to determine the cause of pain, and which medications, injections, or therapies are best suited to target the source and help manage and relieve the pain.

Our specialists are experts in the care of patients with intractable and persistent chronic pain. Chronic pain, like other chronic conditions such as diabetes, requires a focus on multiple management techniques to bring the pain under control and to help patients learn how to maximize their function.

The Henry Ford Pain Center provides a comprehensive range of pain management therapies and works closely with other specialty services that patients may access as part of the management plan. These include: rehabilitation therapies such as physical therapy and/or occupational therapy, behavioral therapies such as individual counseling and/or support groups, as well as alternative complementary medical services provided by chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, and homoeopathists.

The Henry Ford Pain Center features:

A team approach to comprehensive patient care to address the physical, psychological, and social aspects of pain and pain management.

  • Diagnostic studies to pinpoint the cause and source of pain.
  • Multidisciplinary case conferences where the patient's painful state is discussed in relation to the ongoing condition or disease process, allowing review and input from a variety of specialty physicians to help design each patient's pain management plan.
  • Pain management therapies targeted to manage and relieve pain.
  • Ongoing research of new therapies and technologies to continually provide the most advanced therapies to patients.

With more than 10,000 patient visits a year, our team of specially trained pain medicine specialists, offers patients a collaborative, state-of-the-art approach to the management of their pain.

What to expect at your Pain Center visit

When an appointment is made at the Henry Ford Pain Center, the team will ask for details regarding the patient's medical history, pain history, list of medications, and any past or current treatments for pain.

Additionally, it is important that copies of any of the following be brought to the first visit.

  • Pertinent medical records
  • Diagnostic imaging, and laboratory studies

Upon completion of an evaluation and examination by one of our pain medicine specialists, a treatment plan will be recommended and thoroughly explained for each patient.

 

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