Hillsdale Hospital’s Center for Excellence in Pain Management provides a multi-disciplinary approach to relieve, reduce or manage pain to improve patients overall quality of life through minimally invasive techniques specifically designed to treat painful conditions.
Following a thorough medical history and physical examination, patients are offered a broad range of treatment options that can be used to improve their pain condition, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Epidural Injections (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and caudal) use local anesthetic and steroid medications injected into the epidural space to relieve pain or diagnose a specific condition.
- Facet joint injections are used to determine if the facet joints are the source of pain; these injections can also provide pain relief.
- Nerve, root, and medial branch blocks are injections performed to determine if a specific spinal nerve root is the source of pain. These blocks can also be used to reduce inflammation and pain.
- Sacroiliac joint injections are used to determine if the sacroiliac joints are the source of pain; this injection can also provide pain relief.
- Sympathetic nerve blocks (stellate nerve block, lumbar sympathetic plexus block, ganglion impar block) are used to diagnose and treat sympathetically maintained pain.
- Intra-articular joint injections (hip, knee, shoulder) use local anesthetic and steroid medications injected into the joint to relieve pain or diagnose joint pain.
- Peripheral nerve blocks (iliohypogastric, ilioinguinal, genitofemoral, greater occipital nerve) use local anesthetic and steroid medications to relieve pain.
- Paravertebral nerve blocks use local anesthetic and steroid mediations to relieve thoracic chest wall and rib pain.
- Trigger point injections use local anesthetic and steroid medications to relieve myofascial pain.
Talk to your provider regarding which pain management option may be right for you!
How to be Referred
Patients can be easily referred to Hillsdale Hospital’s Pain Management Clinic by provider referral or self-referral. If you have any questions or to schedule an appointment please contact the Pain Management Clinic Coordinator at (517) 437-5417. We look forward to the opportunity to care for you.