Pain Management Services

Acute and chronic pain can be overwhelming and stressful. At times it can result in depression and anxiety, which can decrease a patient’s quality of life. Pain can come from a wide variety of causes, including chronic illness, cancer, and injury. At UAB, skilled and compassionate clinicians evaluate a patient’s needs to effectively determine the best course of action through less-invasive alternatives to surgery.

Among the innovative treatments provided through the UAB Pain Treatment Clinic is the Spinal Cord Stimulator, a device implanted under the skin and controlled by a small remote that stimulates the spine to help ease back pain. A trial can be conducted on a patient before it is implanted for maximum efficiency and comfort.

Our Services Include:

Conditions Treated

Some conditions that can cause chronic or acute pain include:

  • Chronic neck and back conditions
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Disc problems
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Herpes zoster (shingles)
  • Neuralgia
  • Interstitial cystitis (irritation of the bladder wall)
  • Perioperative pain disorders
  • Myofascial disorders
  • Other pain syndromes

Services Provided

Some services provided by UAB to treat chronic and acute pain include:

  • Lumbar and cervical epidural steroid injections for disc problems, spinal stenosis, and chronic back pain
  • Facet medical branch blocks for back pain and degenerative joint disease
  • Celiac plexus blocks for chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Stellate ganglion blocks
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Outpatient services
  • X-rays and other on-site testing

 

Why UAB

Treating pain and freeing the body of its effects requires comprehensive medical management. The physicians and staff of the UAB Medicine Pain Treatment Clinic offer the latest in pain management techniques, backed by the innovation, knowledge, and research of one of the country’s largest academic medical centers.

We recognize that relief from pain is just the first step in longer-term treatment. The multidisciplinary team combines clinical care with image-guided interventions, physical therapy, psychological assistance, medication, and ongoing consults with your primary care physicians.

At our clinic, the needs of each patient are addressed in an individualized manner, and the treatment program is carefully tailored to provide the best possible outcome. We are located at convenient UAB Hospital-Highlands, where access is easy and parking is free.

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Related Treatments

Depending on your case and your physician’s assessment, your condition may be treated using one or more various procedures. Some of those procedures are listed below for your convenience. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list and may vary depending on your specific diagnosis.

Clinical Trials

UAB is an active participant in research and clinical trials for Pain Management. We encourage you to speak to your physician about research and clinical trial options and browse the link below for more information on clinical trials at clinicaltrials.gov.

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