The Pain Management Center at Union Hospital offers a comprehensive range of services for patients with chronic pain. The combined expertise of a team of specialists offers some of the most advanced treatment options currently available. Our goal is to decrease your level of pain and suffering, to return you to your maximum level of functioning and independence, and help restore your quality of life.
Type of pain we treat include:
- Lower back pain
- Neck and arm pain
- Work-related injuries
- Cancer pain
- Arthritis and fibromyalgia
- Muscular and facial pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Diabetes pain
- Sports injury pain
Cancer Pain Therapy
If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer, you need to know that no matter what their outlook is, suffering caused by pain can be minimized. You should not assume that tragic levels of pain and suffering are automatically expected or acceptable.
Our physicians can offer your doctor insights on which drug and dosage are most effective in the treatment of different types of cancer pain. Working together, suffering from pain can be minimized significantly or eliminated. For patients who find little or no relief from medications, the Center can offer epidural injections, spinally administered opioids, nerve blocks, or implanted drug administration systems.
Physicians managing pain in the cancer patient take into consideration drug side effects, life expectancy, risk of infection and cost effectiveness. By carefully matching pain intervention to the patient's needs, side effects can often be significantly reduced. The goal is to keep the patient comfortable and relieve their pain throughout the cancer treatment.
The Pain Management Center has added acupuncture to pain treatment options offered to patients. It's termed an "alternative therapy" by Dr. Andrew Luxenberg, who provides the treatments in the Pain Management Center.
Dr. Luxenberg uses acupuncture to treat patients with chronic pain resulting from osteo-arthritis, fibromyalgia, tendonitis and other types of muscular-skeletal pain. Acupuncture is used for pain management only after first consulting with the patient and evaluating their condition.
In addition to pain management, Dr. Luxemburg is using acupuncture to help patients with smoking cessation and for weight loss.
Find pain management physicians at Union Hospital:
To make an appointment, call 330.602.0731.