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Pain Management

Pain Management

(717) 544-3197

When you experience persistent pain as a result of injury, illness or surgery, Lancaster General Health Pain Management can help you find the best way to control the pain.

Our goal is to reduce your pain to an acceptable level and restore your daily functions so that you can return to enjoying everyday experiences of life.

How you perceive your level of pain, your tolerance for pain and your goals will differ from other patients. We work closely with you and your doctor from the start to accurately assess your unique needs and come up with a plan of care that is right for you.

What makes our pain management team effective is our emphasis on coordination of care. Our relationship with your doctor doesn’t end with a referral.

We work together throughout your treatment to monitor your progress and make sure your treatment options are individualized for your specific condition. We also encourage involvement of family members who may be involved in your care.

Along the way, your pain—as well as your function—will be monitored to ensure your plan of care is effective in maintaining your lifestyle.

Know Your Pain Management Options

Our physicians, who are board certified in anesthesiology and pain management, and our skilled staff are prepared to provide you with the latest and most effective pain management solutions available.

  • Epidural Steroid Injection – for patients with nerve root irritation or inflammation, caused by degenerative or herniated discs.

  • Facet Injection – to provide temporary or permanent pain relief in the joints of your spine, usually caused by degeneration, inflammation from injury or arthritis.
  • Greater Occipital Nerve Block – an injection of steroid and a local anesthetic given in the back of the head to provide temporary or permanent relief for headaches caused by an irritation or pinching of the nerves known as occipital neuralgia.
  • Sympathetic Block – an injection around the sympathetic nerve which is responsible for causing specific types of pain following an injury. This option is used to treat or diagnose Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.
  • Radio Frequency Ablation – a procedure to deactivate nerves that supply the facet joints in the spine, disrupting the nerve conduction to reduce back or neck pain and related symptoms.
  • Cryoanalgesia – a procedure used to freeze specific nerves to reduce or stop pain.
  • Trigger Point Injection/Myoneural Block – a local anesthetic mixed with a steroid medication that is injected directly into the muscle to treat muscle pain.
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator – An implanted device in the spine used to treat nerve pain from various causes. Patients are assessed, based on established criteria, then undergo a three-day trial with pain relief assessment

Continuing Your Care

It may take more than our treatments alone to reduce your pain and facilitate recovery. We will help plan the next step in your recovery, whether it is physical therapy, behavioral medicine (biofeedback, clinical hypnosis or relaxation techniques) or, if necessary, surgical intervention.

Our goal is to coordinate a comprehensive treatment plan to ensure the best possible outcome. We will also make referrals and recommendations to community resources as appropriate.


Evaluations are billed individually. Most health insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, cover evaluations. Contact your insurance carrier for specifics on your coverage.


A referral from your physician is required prior to assessment and treatment by the pain management team. To schedule an appointment, call Lancaster General Health Pain Management at (717) 544-3197.

Fibromyalgia Program

The Lancaster General Health Fibromyalgia Program features specially trained staff members that use the latest research and techniques to teach you how to manage the complex symptoms of fibromyalgia. Our comprehensive approach includes a team assessment and creation of a treatment plan developed just for you.

First Monday of the month – 12:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesdays and Fridays – 7:35 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

A referral from your primary care physician is required for assessment and treatment. A prescription from your physician is also needed for physical therapy, occupational therapy and psychology. Your physician may request additional diagnostic testing or medical management. We work collaboratively with Arthritis and Rheumatology Specialists and can assist you in setting up an appointment if necessary. For more information, please call (717) 544-3197.


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