Managing Pain and Symptoms

Hospice Support and Care

No one deserves to live with pain. For many individuals in hospice care, pain and other negative symptoms are a part of daily life. However, through the help of pain management experts, often-chronic pain can be controlled and quality of life improved greatly. Saint Vincent Hospital’s Pain Management Center is equipped to help those who are suffering to take control of their symptoms and achieve a better state of living.

Comprehensive Pain Management Services

The skilled, compassionate pain management experts at Saint Vincent are focused on providing you with high quality, technologically advanced treatments in chronic pain management. Our doctors and clinical staff work closely with doctors in other specialties, physical therapists and clinical psychologists to achieve better management of chronic pain symptoms.

Our team uses a variety of conservative interventional techniques to assist in identifying and treating pain, including:

  • Botox injection
  • Celiac plexus block (injections to relieve abdominal pain)
  • Discography for assessing back pain
  • Epidural steroid injections (ESI)
  • Hypogastric plexus block (injections to relieve pelvic pain)
  • Intraspinal infusion system
  • Intrathecal catheter (pain pump)
  • Joint injections
  • Kyphoplasty to fill injured or collapsed vertebra
  • Lumbar sympathetic block
  • Nerve root injection
  • Neuroplasty to remove pressure
  • Multiple trigger point injections
  • Occipital nerve block
  • Peripheral nerve injections
  • Peripheral nerve stimulator
  • Permanent spinal cord stimulator
  • Prognostic and therapeutic medial brand blocks
  • Radiofrequency thermocoagulation, designed to interrupt pain signals to the brain
  • Stellate ganglion block (injections to relieve pain in the head, neck, upper arm or chest)

Responsible Pharmacological Treatments

Our Pain Management Center doctors offer advanced medications using advancements in pharmacology to create a responsible treatment plan. Commonly used medications include:

  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Non-narcotic analgesics
  • Appropriate opiates
  • Neuropathic pain medications

Learn More

To find out more about Saint Vincent Hospital’s Pain Management Center, please call (508) 425-7670.