You may read this website, and believe that you have learned something, but that does NOT replace having the education that comes from having a discussion with a doctor, ANY doctor. Anything you read here is subject to change, may need further explanation, may incompletely describe or fully disclose the risks or benefits of a treatment. This website is aimed at familiarizing you with my philosophy. It does not replace a consultation.
Medicine CANNOT be practiced over a website or through email. It cannot be practiced over a phone.
It MUST be done in real time, face to face.
I concede, and you must understand, that any information provided to a patient without full diagnostic and consultative review, in an office setting, constitutes only "generic information", and should never be used as a substitute for a clinical diagnosis. Many of the treatments discussed are NOT FDA approved.
Anodyne means pain relief!
Mission: “To Make Man Whole.
At the Holy Cross Pain and Spine Clinic our principal objective to help you regain function in daily life, whether it be taking care of grandchildren, playing tennis, or just getting out of bed. Pain is the single foremost contributor to disability. The appropriate and aggressive treatment of pain can be life changing; not only in the improvements in daily function but also in the improvement in mood and sleep which commonly accompanies recovery from pain.
In addition to oral-analgesia management, the clinic provides image-guided, minimally-invasive procedures in the diagnosis and treatment of pain and pain syndromes.
A Few of the Pain Syndromes Treated:
Atypical Headache, Migraine Headache, Tension Headache, Cluster Headache, Herniated Disc, Degenerative Spine, Neuralgias, Spinal Stenosis, Fibromyalgia, Whiplash Injury, Cervical Strain, Chest Wall Pain, Shingles, Post Herpetic Neuralgia, Cancer Pain, Broken Ribs, Neuromas, Facial Pain, Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic Douloureux), Thoracic Pain, Degenerative Spine Disease, Compression Fracture, Bursitis, Sacro Iliac Joint Pain and Dysfunction, Osteoarthritis, Coccygeal Joint Pain, Herniated Discs, Degenerative Disc Disease, Pinched Nerve, Facet Joint Disease, Spinal Arthritis, Cancer Pain, Neurogenic Pain, Claudication or Pain Due to Poor Circulation, Diabetic Neuropathy, Peripheral Neuropathy, Raynaud's Phenomenon, Phantom Pain, Chronic Pelvic & Abdominal Pain, Interstitial Cystitis, Chronic Pancreatitis, End Stage Angina, Post-Stroke Pain, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
All procedures are performed under the strictest image-guidance to maximize targeting accuracy and patient safety. Sedation is available as needed for patient comfort depending on procedural invasiveness.
This is not a "pill mill."
My aim is to get you off narcotics.
Narcotics or opioids do help with acute pain, but there is little evidence that they work long term for chronic pain.
I look for a solution that will hopefully diminish your pain without opioids, or diminish your requirements for opioids.
I take special interest in the following:
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Knee pain following knee surgery or "Failed Knee Surgery Syndrome"
Spinal Stenosis and MILD
Complex regional pain syndromes CRPS (RSD)
Thoracic Pain - Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Traumatic or surgical peripheral nerve injury.
Low Back Pain and Sciatica
Cervicogenic Migraine or Headache
Phantom Limb Syndrome
Intractable Headaches, Greater Occipital Neuritis
Trigeminal Neuralgia (severe face pain or facial pain)
Intractable pelvic pain - Interstitial Cystitis
Bladder Dysfunction - Neurogenic Bladder
Foot Pain: foot surgery and continues to have severe pain in foot
Post Surgical Pain: Hernias, Orthopedic, etc.
Spinal Cord Stimulator Revision.
Facilitation of functional recovery following spinal cord injury with spinal cord stimulation.