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Frequently Asked Questions

What is pain management?

Pain management is a comprehensive approach to diagnosing, treating and controlling pain. It requires coordinating safe and effective options that can address the various aspects of pain: physical, emotional, social, and psychological.

What is a pain management provider?

A pain management provider is a medical specialist that is able to diagnose and treat acute and chronic pain conditions using a comprehensive, balanced approach.

When should I see a pain management specialist?

If you are experiencing chronic pain, pain lasting for more than 6 weeks, you should be evaluated so you can find proper treatment and relief. In general, the earlier you can be evaluated, the greater the diagnostic accuracy and faster time to relief.

Do I have to be referred by a physician?

No. You can self-refer to HPM providers.

What does a treatment plan look like?

Chronic pain is a complex process. A combination of treatments will be used in order to achieve the best results. After completing a detailed history and a thorough physical exam, your pain management provider may order additional tests such as blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, etc. A treatment plan will be tailored to the individual patient but may include medications, minimally-invasive procedures, and/or physical therapy.

Will I be asleep during procedures?

Most minimally-invasive procedures performed are quick and relatively painless. While we require only local anesthesia, we do offer sedation services for most procedures. Before your treatment, your pain management provider will explain each step of the procedure, including any medications or anesthesia that you will receive and any necessary fasting or preparation.

I have pain after a procedure. Is this normal?

Yes, it is normal to have pain after an injection. "Minimally invasive" refers to the fact that most of our procedures are performed percutaneously (through the skin). By using small needles, we minimize the risk for complications or infections. Each patient is unique and responds differently to procedures. Some patients feel worse before they feel better, while others feel better immediately.

Is pain management covered by insurance?

Clinical evaluations and procedures to treat pain are covered by most insurers. However, we will evaluate each policy to determine you have appropriate coverage before treatment is rendered.

What makes us different?

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We offer an unparalleled patient experience, bringing together the best treatments with top providers to serve rural areas across the country. Our unique patient-first approach is changing the face of pain management. Our talented medical teams are dedicated to guiding patients to the right treatments and the best plan of care. A customized, detailed treatment plan is created for each and every patient, including all surgical and non-surgical options, to ensure successful outcomes.

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Patients may call our Non-Emergency Hotline to speak to one of our Registered Nurses about pain treatment options, or use our HIPAA Compliant eFax: 1.833.923.2295