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Pain Management and Alternative Therapy
Many people experience pain at some point in their lives. Whether it’s a short-lived pain from a sporting injury or long-term pain from conditions like arthritis, pain can be difficult to live with and manage.

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.

Back Care and Pain Management Institute at McLaren Oakland

Living with constant pain can have a huge impact on a person, their family, friends, work, play and more. It doesn't have to be that way. If the pain treatments that you have tried don't seem to be working for you, let our experts help. McLaren's pain management teams are professionals in specific pain-related diagnoses and regions of the body. Our goal is to treat the whole person, not just the pain.

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 Center at McLaren Greater Lansing

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.

By physician referral only

  • Patients must be referred to McLaren's Pain Management Center by a physician.
  • Patients consult with a physician at each appointment.
  • Referrals may be faxed to (517) 975-6630.
  • To schedule an appointment, please have patient's insurance information available, and call (517) 975-6625.

Commonly Performed Procedures

Pain Management Center offers:

  • Spinal local injection therapy 
  • Medication therapy 
  • Spinal column stimulator devices
  • T.E.N.S. units 
  • Major nerve blocks 

Pain Management Center at McLaren Lapeer Region

McLaren Lapeer Region Pain Center Brings Medical Relief

Living with constant pain can have a huge impact on a person, their family, friends, work, play and more. It doesn't have to be that way. If the pain treatments that you have tried don't seem to be working for you, let our experts help. McLaren Lapeer Region's pain management teams are professionals in specific pain-related diagnoses and regions of the body. Our goal is to treat the whole person, not just the pain. Our team includes physicians specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, anesthesiology, internal medicine/addiction medicine, neurosurgery, and psychiatry/psychology, as well as health care providers representing nursing, occupational therapy and physical therapy.

Key Services 

  • Medical consultation
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Interventional pain services (injections, nerve blocks)
  • Physical and occupational therapy

Pain Management Services at McLaren Bay Region

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