Day-to-day life can be an uphill battle when you’re living with chronic pain. Over time, chronic pain can wear you down physically, mentally and emotionally. There are, however, things you can do to help control and manage your pain. The goal of pain management is to increase function, improve quality of life and reduce suffering.
Cullman Regional Pain Clinic
The Cullman Regional Pain Clinic can help you manage your pain, whether acute or chronic, to achieve a more normal, productive lifestyle through multidisciplinary outpatient services. We provide medical management by physicians specializing in anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation. Combined with input from nursing, physical and occupational therapy professionals, this approach means that you receive a thorough evaluation to determine the best treatment options and plan of care to help manage your pain.
There have been remarkable advances in chronic pain management over recent years. Working with you and using a variety of interventions and strategies for self-management, our pain management specialists offer a comprehensive program including assessment, treatment, communication, education and follow-up.
Our pain management experts specialize in interventional pain management techniques, injection therapies, physical rehabilitation and counseling to lessen your pain and any related conditions. Specialists work with you to lessen pain, recover function and restore quality of life.
- Chronic Back Pain
- Chronic Neck Pain
- Epidural Injections
- Sympathetic Nerve Blocks
- Trigger Point Injections
- Lumbar Strain
- Cervical Strain
- Head Pain – Occipital Neuralgia
- Lumbar and Thoracic Facet Pain
- Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome
- Sacroiliac Joint Pain
- Greater Tronchanteric Bursa Injections
Frequently Asked Questions
What is chronic pain? How do I seek treatment?
Chronic pain is any pain that continues for more than three to six months. Your primary care physician or other specialist may refer you for pain management. Acute pain may also be referred for treatment.
What are my treatment options?
Treatment options depend on your specific pain source and location and may include injection therapy, medication management, spinal cord stimulation or intrathecal pump therapy. Other options include diagnostic injections such as discograms and selective nerve root blocks. We may also refer you for physical therapy, surgery consultation and/or TENS therapy (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation).
With injection therapies, precision-guided medication delivery targets nerves in your body using various types of medications. Other treatments utilize heat or electrical stimulation to reduce pain or “block” pain signals.
Does the Pain Clinic offer medication management?
No, we provide interventional pain management.
Why do I receive two bills: one from Anesthesia Services of Birmingham, PC and another from Cullman Regional Pain Clinic?
Cullman Regional contracts with Anesthesia Services of Birmingham, PC to provide physician and nurse practitioner services in the Cullman Regional Pain Clinic. Pain Clinic patients will receive two or more bills for services:
- Cullman Regional Pain Clinic: Your outpatient hospital bill reflects all Cullman Regional services you receive during treatment, including supplies, medications, etc.
- Physician Services: These bills are for professional services rendered by the physicians and nurse practitioner for treatment in the Pain Clinic. The anesthesiologists are required to submit separate bills because they are independent (contracted) practitioners. If you have questions about these bills, please call the number printed on the statement from them.