Pain Management Services

At Memorial Healthcare, the pain management department diagnoses various pain conditions and provides a host of treatment options. The adept pain specialists work with patients to develop personalized care plans that help them perform daily tasks and experience a higher quality of life. Patients trust Memorial Healthcare for compassionate service throughout Shiawassee County and its surrounding areas.

What Is Chronic Pain?

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 50 million American adults deal with chronic pain, making it one of the most common causes for seeking medical services. Similarly, pain problems put a tremendous cost burden on U.S. citizens. Besides healthcare bills, it also results in lost income for employees, compensation payments for employers, and sometimes legal expenses for businesses.

Chronic pain can be the side effect of a separate condition, such as arthritis, diabetes, or an autoimmune disease. Pain from an injury or illness can linger even after the patient has otherwise recovered from the health problem. In some cases, chronic pain seemingly has no physical cause at all. In these situations, the pain may arise for psychological reasons like anxiety, depression, or stress. Conversely, chronic pain can lead to these mental struggles, plus mood swings and insomnia.

Unlike acute pain that stems from an injury and lasts only until the patient is fully healed, chronic pain persists for an extended period. Usually, doctors call pain chronic when it lasts three months or longer. Areas of the body where people most often cite chronic pain include:

  • Back
  • Neck
  • Muscle (fibromyalgia)
  • Head (migraines)
  • Neurogenic (related to the brain and nervous system)
  • Joints (arthritis)
  • Scar tissue
  • Areas where they had cancer

Risk Factors for Chronic Pain

As mentioned, chronic pain can come from numerous injuries and diseases. However, certain factors put some people at greater risk than others. The following aspects can increase the likelihood that a person develops chronic pain:

  • Old age
  • Obesity
  • Genetic makeup
  • Smoking
  • Demanding physical labor


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Pain Management Services at Memorial Healthcare

When pain begins diminishing the quality of life for a patient, they should consider looking for professional care. At Memorial Healthcare, pain management specialists tailor their treatment plans to meet the unique care needs of each patient. Some of the specific pain disorders they diagnose and treat include:

  • General back and neck discomfort
  • Lower back and neck arthritis
  • Chronic pain following back or neck surgery
  • Sciatica
  • Migraine headaches
  • Pain from work-related injuries
  • Shingles discomfort
  • Muscle spasms and nerve damage
  • Pinched nerves
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Lower back pain
  • Knee, hip, and shoulder aches
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Peripheral neuropathy

Patients have balanced treatment options for managing pain, ranging from medications to minimally invasive interventional procedures. Depending on the specific case, the providers may also refer the patient to other care services like physical therapy.

If the patient’s chronic pain stems from a mental health issue, they may consider seeking behavioral health services, as well. Managing mental health is a priority in itself, but it may also get to the root of the problem for those with persistent pain.

Pain Management Providers

The providers in the pain management department have the knowledge and skills required to deliver treatment options that meet the care needs of a diverse patient base. The pain management specialists at Memorial Healthcare include:

  • Pankaj Guglani, MD: Guglani is an employed provider whose goal is to help patients regain functionality through customized care plans.  To ensure people stay on track with their treatment, Dr. Guglani creates a service agreement with each patient. This arrangement states the patient will use only one pharmacy and one prescribing physician, protect their medications from theft or loss, count their pills, and undergo necessary urine drug testing.
  • James Arceo, PA: A retired veteran, James Arceo became a Physician Assistant while training in the army. He has more than 10 years of experience in spine care, but also expertise in orthopedics, neurology, neurosurgery, strokes, and trauma. Besides treating various illnesses and injuries, Mr. Arceo likes designing personalized care plans that enable patients to maintain active lifestyles.

What Does Treatment for Chronic Pain Look Like?

Treatment for pain problems ranges from prescriptions to lifestyle changes. Some treatment options patients may obtain for chronic pain and similar issues include:

  • Medications (antidepressants, corticosteroids, anticonvulsants, anti-inflammatory drugs, topical items)
  • Therapies (physical therapy, occupational therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, counseling)
  • Injections and stimulations (epidural steroid and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
  • Hands-on solutions (acupuncture, osteopathic manipulative treatment)
  • Low-intensity exercise regimens (walking, swimming, yoga, Pilates)
  • Healthy nutrition, such as an anti-inflammatory diet
  • Stress mitigation strategies
  • Better sleep habits

Attain Pain Management Services in Owosso, MI

Turn to Memorial Healthcare for service excellence in pain management care. The non-profit hospital offers care to almost 30,000 emergency patients and provides multiple ancillary services to more than 200,000 outpatients and 3,800 inpatients. Besides the 161-bed facility in Owosso, the healthcare organization also have over 25 satellite offices in the communities of Auburn, Chesaning, Corunna, Durand, Laingsburg, Okemos, Ovid-Elsie, Perry, and St. Johns.

Managed by an independent Board of Trustees, the providers and staff at Memorial Healthcare frequently collaborate with patients and residents. Additionally, their dedication to compassionate care ensures patients feel like family when receiving diagnoses and treatments.

Contact us today with questions about pain management, or call 989-729-4190 to schedule an appointment today.

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Obtain Pain Management Services From Memorial Healthcare

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