Pain Center

McLaren's Pain Management Center offers services to manage the full spectrum of pain. By evaluating a patient's physical, emotional and psychological needs, our Pain Management physician provides a responsive, thorough and individualized care plan. By combining innovative technologies such as floral procedures, the latest non-habit forming medications with careful examination we can create a focused treatment plan for each patient.

Breaking the Cycle of Pain
Pain is a natural component of the healing process following illness, injury or surgery. If it persists or is more intense than normally expected, it becomes its own 'condition' and merits treatment. If ignored, or improperly treated or diagnosed, a cycle of pain, depression and inactivity often result. The Pain Management Center believes that, with an accurate diagnosis, pain can often be eliminated or effectively managed, and quality of life vastly improved.

Personalized Plan of Care
We believe that pain is unique to each person, so every plan of care is tailored to the patients' needs. Our Pain Management physician looks not only for a solution to immediate pain, but also for the source of the problem. At every visit, a patient consults with the physician.

Pain Management Services at McLaren Clarkston

The McLaren Oakland Pain Management Center offers multi-disciplinary evaluation and comprehensive outpatient treatment for a wide variety of pain syndromes including:

  • chronic low back or neck pain
  • headaches
  • cancer pain
  • other acute and chronic pain conditions

Pain Management Services at McLaren Port Huron

Chronic Pain Treatments and Services

More than 70 million Americans suffer from chronic pain each year and another 25 million experience acute pain from injuries or surgery. McLaren Port Huron's Pain Management Services offers both diagnostic and therapeutic services for individuals who suffer from pain.

To learn more about pain management services call HealthAccess at 1(800) 228-1484 or download a Pain Management Services brochure. To make an appointment, call the center, (810) 989-3283, option #1. ALL patients referred to the Pain Services Program require the following prior to an appointment:

  • MUST have a primary care physician
  • A Pain Service Order / Referral form completed in entirety
  • All diagnostic test reports
  • Physician office progress notes related to evaluation of such pain 

Who Can Benefit?

Individuals who suffer from:

  • Back pain, both upper and lower
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Headaches
  • Cancer pain
  • Pain caused by injury
  • Chronic pain

Treatments Offered

  • Epidural injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Pharmacological control
  • Pumps/stimulators
  • Tens units
  • Radio frequency ablation
  • Trigger point injections

How is pain diagnosed?

  • Staff consultation. Only the patient can tell the degree of his or her pain, so it is important for staff to determine how the patient perceives pain. Consultation includes: Questions about the pain; how the pain is impacting the patient's everyday activities; the patient's emotional well being; pain diary completed by patient, documenting pain occurrence throughout the day
  • Physical examination
  • Diagnostic testing such as X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans
  • Psychological testing
  • Other tests to determine exact location and source

Additional treatments:

Because pain affects individuals in many ways, a treatment plan focuses on the whole person -- body, mind and spirit.

  • Nutritional counseling
  • Massage therapy
  • Stress reduction
  • Psychological counseling

Pain Management Services Professionals

  • Fellowship trained pain management specialists
  • Board certified anesthesiologists
  • Specially trained registered nurses
  • Radiology technologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Patients' primary care physicians, specialists and surgeons
  • Physical medicine and rehab specialists
  • Occupational and physical therapists