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Pain Management – proven techniques to ease discomfort

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Living with pain can have a devastating effect on your physical and emotional health. You don't have to learn to live with pain. Our experienced and caring providers are board-certified in chronic pain and experienced in a wide variety of pain treatment options. 

Our team of health care professionals will work with you and your family to help develop and achieve goals for an active and fulfilling life. 

Our interdisciplinary pain treatment team consists of several interventional pain physicians, pain psychologists, and advanced practice nurse practitioners.

We are located in Marshfield, Eau Claire, Minocqua and Wausau with outreach facility at Park Falls, ​Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids.

Goals of pain management

Our collaborative comprehensive assessment uses our combined expertise in pain management to develop an individualized treatment plan to manage the underlying cause of your pain. We develop a plan for long-term pain management that may include injections, medications, home exercise program and learn skills all to decrease the actual pain experience. Most commonly a non-opioid management plan is provided.

Our main objective is not to just "cover up pain," but to treat its source and to optimize or improve your physical, emotional, and occupational function. 

If you are suffering from chronic pain, our pain clinic specialists may be able to help you:

  • Decrease your pain
  • Improve your quality of life
  • Learn new coping skills
  • Decrease the fear, depression and anxiety caused by your pain
  • Improve your ability to function and enjoy day-to-day activities

Our diagnostic and treatment plan focuses on the following goals:

  • Identification of the pain generating mechanism (source of pain).
  • Increase participation in activities of daily living, productive activity, recreation and social activities.
  • Improve quality of sleep and correct any problematic sleep habits.
  • Develop effective pain coping skills.
  • Decrease emotional aspects of pain (depression, anxiety, fear).
  • Develop long-term plan to maintain treatment gains and reduce the chronic, recurrent pain cycle.

Some types of pain treated include, but are not limited to:

  • Low back and leg
  • Neck and arm
  • Disc disease
  • Musculoskeletal
  • After back or neck surgery
  • Non-dental facial pain-Marshfield only
  • Headaches – Marshfield only
  • Radiculopathy
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Spinal cord injury

Therapeutic treatment options include:

  • Various injections such as Trigger point, nerve blocks, Epidural steroid injection.
  • Implanted spinal cord stimulator or peripheral nerve stimulators.
  • Radio-frequency ablation for spinal joint pain.
  • Medication management for pain from nerve and/or tissue damage.
  • Psychological and educational treatment to improve chronic pain coping skills.
  • Referrals to specialists for physical therapy, surgery and others as needed to improve the long-term management of pain.

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