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Pain Management Clinic


Purpose
You may experience various levels of pain depending on the cause of your pain (i.e. surgery, accident, cancer). The amount of pain relief you experience depends upon your knowledge about how to use pain control methods effectively.

The Department has a distinguished history of significant and successful interventions to control pain issues.

Pain Control Methods
Pills and Injections: These are the most common methods of pain control.
Patient-Control Analgesia (PCA): This pain medication is administered into your intravenous tubing (IV) when you press a button. There are controls built into this system to prevent overdose.
Continuous Epidural Pain Management: Pain medication is delivered by a pump, directly into your back through a thin catheter. This tube can be used to provide anesthesia for surgery and for pain relief afterward.
Others: Rectal suppositories, transdermal patches, intrathecal injections.

Pain Control & You
The amount of pain you experience and the amount of pain medication needed to control pain is different for each person. You have the following responsibilities in controlling pain:
  1. Communicate unrelieved pain to your physician or nurse so that pain control methods can be adjusted to meet your individual needs.
  2. Take pain medication as prescribed. Also, take medication before pain is severe. It should be taken before doing activities that can cause an increase in pain, such as coughing, deep breathing, turning, sitting up, or walking.
Preplan by downloading and filling out paperwork before you visit to make the process quicker.

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Contact

A consult (referral) is required.

Location
Building 9 Floor 3
Room:3606

Directions
From the Arrowhead Patient Garage (Bldg 55), enter the medical center on first floor of Building 9 (directly across from the patient parking lot). Take the hall all the way to the other end by The Wedge coffee shop. Then take the elevators in front of the coffee shop to the 3rd floor. Come out of the elevator, turn to the left, and take an immediate left to enter the hall. We are about half way down the hall on the right side.

Appointments
(301) 319-8600 ext.139

Initial Appointments
(301) 295-6288

Toll Free (Out of Area)
(855) 227-6331

Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday
0730 - 1600