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The team at the Valley Pain Management Center believes that one person in pain is too many, especially if that person is you. Our physicians, nurses, allied medical personnel and administrative staff are here for one purpose: to get you out of pain as quickly as possible.
Pain management services are available to inpatients at The Valley Hospital; outpatient services are located at the Pain Management Center’s state-of-the-art offices at the Luckow Pavilion in Paramus.
The Valley Approach to Pain Management
Physical assessment: To determine which therapies will be most effective, physicians at the Pain Management Center first conduct a thorough, non-invasive physical examination to determine what causes your pain. This examination involves a complete neurological and musculoskeletal exam, surveying the spine, nervous system, extremities and various joints.
Thorough testing: If necessary, X-rays, blood work and additional tests help physicians zero in on the source of pain. The results of these tests may indicate whether the pain originates from the spinal cord or from a peripheral nerve that acts as a conduit to a specific part of the body.
Personalized treatment: Valley’s pain management specialists will prescribe the treatment that’s right for your needs and test results. Whenever possible, physicians first prescribe a conservative course of pain relief, such as pain-relieving medications, physical therapy and/or psychological support, before exploring more advanced therapies.
- Back and neck conditions (including herniated discs and spinal stenosis)
- Cancer pain
- Failed back surgery
- Muscle and joint pain
- Nervous system disorders, including shingles
- Post-traumatic injury
- Pain resulting from a work-related injury
- Recovery from surgery (including cardiac surgery, orthopedic surgery, hysterectomy and other procedures)
- Spasticity resulting from multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injuries
- Eastern medicine techniques, such as acupuncture
- Nerve blocks
- Non-invasive therapies
- Pain medications
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Spinal cord stimulator
- Steroid injections
- Trigger point injections
Why Choose Valley for Pain Management?
When a patient is in pain, a two-week wait can seem like a two-month wait. That’s why our team works to reduce the time it takes for you to meet with our specialists. We also offer convenient weekday, Saturday morning and evening hours to meet your busy schedule.
If non-invasive therapies don’t successfully address your needs, our pain management specialists can recommend and are skilled in performing more invasive therapies, including steroid injections and trigger point injections.
Understanding the Mind/Body Connection
Chronic pain isn’t just a physical ailment – it can affect your psychological and spiritual well-being, too. In addition to completing your physical workup, our physicians may recommend a psychological evaluation to help better understand your perspective and provide suggestions and support to cope with your pain.