Proven Pain Management

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January 10, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 20% of U.S. adults have chronic pain that can impact almost every aspect of life. Most require more than one type of treatment for long-term pain control. The Comprehensive Pain Management Clinic team in Robbinsdale, Minnetonka and Maple Grove provide multi-modality care plans using a biopsychosocial model to address all aspects of each customer’s pain including:

Biological management with medications, injections, acupuncture, physical therapy and more. We manage narcotic and nonnarcotic meds in partnership with each customer’s primary care provider.

Psychological approach that uses behavioral therapies including biofeedback, relaxation and breathing exercises while addressing psychological factors that contribute to pain.

Social factors assessment to understand the impact of pain on customer’s life and goal setting. We help customers get back to the things that matter to them.

Pain Program Highlights

Ultrasound Guided Nerve Blocks

Some of the most difficult pain to treat is abdominal and pelvic pain. By using ultrasound guided nerve blocks, we can visualize and specifically target the nerves causing pain. Ideally suited for customers who continue to have pain following:

  • Multiple abdominal surgeries resulting in scar tissue
  • Hernia surgery
  • Ongoing pelvic pain

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) reduces pain by using an electrical current produced by a radio wave to heat up an area of nerve tissue and decrease the pain signals. Commonly used to treat spinal pain including the cervical lumbar and thoracic spine, along with knee pain. Relief from RFA can last from six to nine months, or longer in some cases.

Our board-certified pain management physicians work closely with customers to create personalized care plans that address the physical, behavioral and emotional dimensions of their pain. Learn more about pain management at North Memorial Health.