If you suffer from pain, you are not alone. According to the American Chronic Pain Association, 50 million Americans suffer from pain on a daily basis, and more than 72% of them have lived with pain for more than a decade. Chronic pain is a complex medical problem that can have profound effects on a person’s physical and mental well-being.
Do You Have Back or Neck Pain?
Take this quick quiz to determine if pain management services may be an option:
- Is your neck or back pain interfering with your ability to walk, sit, stand, sleep or lift?
- Do you stay at home most of the time due to neck and/or back pain?
- Do you change positions frequently because you are uncomfortable?
- Does your pain interfere with your ability to do routine chores at home?
- Do you have difficulty getting in and out of a chair due to pain?
- Is your pain affecting your personal relationships?
- Does your pain limit the distance you are able to drive?
- Are daily medications necessary to manage your pain?
- Do you experience difficulty sleeping due to pain?
If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, contact your insurance company to determine if you need a referral from your primary care physician for pain management services. To schedule an appointment, call (480) 784-5680.
Pain Management Center
At the Pain Management Center at Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital, a professional, experienced pain management team is dedicated to the treatment of many types of pain. After an initial assessment, physicians and nurses will work with you to design an individualized treatment plan to help achieve optimal pain relief.
Through proper pain management, patients can successfully decrease their level of pain and suffering, achieve a maximum level of functionality and independence, and restore a better quality of life. Our outpatient setting makes it convenient for you to schedule an appointment for treatment. You may be a candidate for pain management if you suffer from:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Pain from illnesses or injury
- Collision-related injuries
- Degenerative medical conditions
For people seeking treatment for pain, the Pain Management Center at Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital has physicians on the medical staff who:
- Know about chronic pain and how to treat it.
- Listen to your concerns.
- Ask you questions to identify the problem.
- Encourage you to ask questions.
- Work with you to develop a plan to treat the pain.
How to Seek Care
Our Pain Management Center accepts most insurance plans or has financing options available. Patients must have a physician’s order to be treated in the Pain Management Center. For more information, please call 480-784-5680.