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Pain Management and Treatment

Pain management

When you are in pain, you can count on Fairview's pain management providers to accurately diagnose and carefully treat what is causing your discomfort. 

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Pain management is an important part of our care. Fairivew provides pain management services through many of our programs such as oncology (cancer care) and orthopedics (muscle, bone and joint care) and even within several of our primary care clinics. Patients who need special attention may be referred to our specialized Pain Management Center at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, West Bank campus or one of its satellite clinics located throughout the Fairview care system. 

Using a multidisciplinary approach, our veteran team of specialists can offer you advanced therapies. These include drug treatment, pain rehabilitation, injection therapies, and implants to address complex pain.

Who is on our team? Pain experts from neurology, physical medicine, rehabilitation and psychology. Together, we have the necessary expertise to treat the entire spectrum of pain: 
  • Simple to complex
  • Inpatient and outpatient
  • Neonates to geriatric patients
  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Pain in terminal illness
Clinic Services  
When you arrive at our clinics, you can be sure you’ll receive the service you need. We specialize in: 
  • Chronic Pain Management Services
  • Interventional Pain Services
  • Inpatient Consultation Services 

Chronic Pain Management Services helps you develop the tools to minimize the effects of persistent pain. Chronic pain conditions managed through Pain Management services include: 
  • Back pain
  • Chronic headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Facial pain

In treating the above, your therapy may include one or more of the following: 
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Supervised exercise
  • Relaxation training
  • Medication management
  • Individual and group counseling  

We promote active, self-management of pain. And we encourage you to participate in group-based activities, as we’ve learned this approach to chronic pain management works best. You’ll find our treatment team takes a collaborative approach with you and your doctor.
Interventional Pain Services offer relief and a return to the highest level of functioning for those with pain. Our pain management physicians work to help those with disorders such as:
  • Acute and chronic neck and low back pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome, type I and II reflex sympathetic dystrophy and causalgia
  • Acute and chronic shingles (Zoster-associated pain)
  • Intractable angina
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Cancer pain
  • Chronic headache and facial pain
  • Chronic abdominal pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Neuropathic pain syndromes
  • Failed back syndrome
  • Chronic and persistent post-surgical pain

We use several techniques or interventions to help treat people with acute and chronic pain:
  • Epidural and joint injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Trigger-point injections
  • Spinal cord stimulators
  • Drug-delivery devices, such as intrathecal pump implant
  • Acupuncture
  • Botulinum toxin injections for conditions such as headache and muscle spasm

Inpatient Consultation Service is available where a physician specialist, clinical nurse specialist, social worker and chaplain meet with you, your family and doctor to assess your needs. Together, they develop a plan that respects your values and personal choices. Interaction with the team keeps your plan updated daily. And your regular doctor will continue to be in charge of your care.

Care Team

Pain Management

Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.

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Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.
 
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