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Pain is a major health problem in the United States, with millions of people suffering from various types of pain, with back pain and neck pain being among the most common pain areas. Our goal is understand your pain and work with you to effectively treat it and improve your quality of life.
Led by board-certified physicians that have specific training and expertise in pain management, our program offers care for patients experiencing persistent pain as a result of injury, illness or surgery. We assess your unique needs, coordinate a comprehensive treatment plan, and continuously monitor your progress. Our program is designed to treat pain without surgery or opioid medications. If surgery is needed, we will work closely with the appropriate surgeon.
Our physicians, board-certified in anesthesiology or pain management, and our skilled staff offer the latest and most effective pain management solutions available, including:
A referral from your physician is required prior to assessment and treatment by the pain management team.
Our Acute Low Back Pain Program, which is part of our comprehensive spine program, is designed for people experiencing persistent low back pain (lasting 3-5 weeks) that is not successfully treated with physical therapy. Our goals are to minimize the use of opioids, imaging tests, and invasive procedures.
Addiction to prescription opioids such as oxycodone (Percocet®) or hydrocodone (Vicodin®) has become an epidemic across the U.S. Our program offers safe and effective treatment options for pain management, including injections, acupuncture and non-narcotic medications. While most acute low back pain can be effectively treated without narcotics, opioids may still be used cautiously when appropriate.
If you have low back pain, first consult with your primary care doctor who can provide the appropriate referrals, usually beginning with physical therapy at one of 13 convenient Lancaster General Health outpatient locations. Each facility has a team specially trained in Acute Low Back Pain protocols. Treatment will involve one of the following:
Fibromyalgia is a complex disorder that causes chronic pain, stiffness and muscle tenderness. Our fibromyalgia program provides a variety of tools to help people with this complex condition manage their symptoms. Learn more about the program on this page.
Following an initial evaluation, our specially trained clinicians and therapists draw upon the latest research and techniques to tailor a comprehensive, individualized plan of care. Depending on your physician’s request, your treatment team may include:
If you already have a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, your primary care doctor can refer you for assessment and treatment by the Lancaster General Health team.
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