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5 - 30 minutes
Appointment Required: Yes


Pain Management

Ask for your procedure to be scheduled at Stanislaus Surgical Hospital. 

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Our experts’ goal is to help reduce pain, increase activity levels, improve quality of life, and reduce or eliminate the dependence on pain medication in our community.

Why Choose Us?

  • Extensive clinical experience with a variety of therapies to treat pain.
  • Our pain management experts’ goal is to reduce pain and the dependencies on pain medication.
  • Flexible, and prompt appointments are offered.
  • We gladly accept most insurances.
  • We strive to provide compassionate, personalized, and quality care to individuals who are coping with chronic pain.

Popular Procedures

We use a variety of diagnostic tests and methods to determine an appropriate treatment plan.

Some of the procedures we offer include:

  • Nerve Blocks –used for various reasons, including:
    • Treatment of acute pain
    • Determine the source of pain
    • Determine if surgery is necessary
    • Prevent subsequent pain from a procedure ( i.e. phantom limb pain)
    • To avoid surgery
  • Trigger Point Injections – these quick procedures provide relief to small, tender knots
  • Steroid Injections – reduce swelling and inflammation, provide pain relief to a variety of different body parts
  • Medial Branch Block - designed to interrupt pain signals from joints that are sent to nerves in the spine, and also helps the doctor determine if pain is originating from the joints and what further treatments may be required.
  • Celiac Plexus Block – used to diagnose and reduce abdominal pain caused by conditions such as cancer or pancreatitis.
  • Pain Pump Implant - relieves chronic pain by administering small amounts of medicine directly to the area surrounding the spinal cord, to prevent pain signals from being perceived by the brain.
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant (SCS) - uses electrical impulses to relieve chronic pain of the back, legs, and arms by preventing pain signals from being received by the brain.

What to Expect

Most pain relief procedures performed include a combination of a steroid and local anesthetic medication. These medications will decrease inflammation resulting in decreased pain. The local anesthetic medication works immediately so you may feel some relief right away.

The injected steroid may take up to 10-14 days before you can feel the full effects of pain relief. Don’t be alarmed if you do not have immediate relief as it may take several days for steroids to begin working. As with all procedures, consult your Doctor for possible side effects.


Start Your Pain Relief Today

Most insurances require a referral from your Primary Care Physician. Ask them to refer you to one of our Pain Specialists.

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