Hannibal hospital creates pain management center
An exciting new program is being offered at Hannibal Regional Medical Group.
Chronic pain ranks near the top of the list as a reason for visits to primary care physicians. To expedite and streamline surgical and non-surgical care for patients with chronic care, Hannibal Regional Medical Group has created the Chronic Pain Management Center.
The center will provide a single point of access to services such as interventional pain management, orthopedic specialists, internal medicine providers, rehabilitation services and nursing.
It’s not uncommon for people suffering from chronic back and neck pain to try many kinds of treatment without relief, and in can be very frustrating to wait weeks for an appointment with a specialist. At the core of HRMG’s Chronic Pain Management Center is a “navigator” who will help patients with all the different options.
“This multi-disciplinary approach means patients will receive the most appropriate treatment from the right specialist based on scientific research and proven treatment methods,” explains Luvell Glanton, Jr., MD, Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Specialist. “Patients can be assured their treatment will be of the highest possible quality and this is provided as soon and as safely as possible.”
Patients will be led through a process of assessment and treatment ranging from physical therapy to aggressive non-surgical management, and, if necessary, delicate spine surgery tailored to the patient’s unique condition.
“We offer some of the most advanced treatment options available today for pain management.,” said Tim Polley, Executive Director of HRMG. “Millions of people suffer from chronic pain that affects their daily activities, pain management is proven and effective at getting people back to a normal life,” he added. “We started this as a way to provide our patients the highest-quality pain management care without leaving our community.”
The new Chronic Pain Management Center is located on the second floor of the Hannibal Regional Medical Building. Patients with primary care physician referrals, as well as self-referrals, are welcome.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 573-406-1635 or visit hannibalregionalmedicalgroup.org.