Phone: 931.474.1440 | Fax: 931.474.1444
Why McMinnville Pain Clinic?
Compassion and experience set us apart. Our dedication to continually use the most current pain management therapies helps to ensure you receive the most comprehensive care necessary to live your life to the fullest. We go beyond simply treating the symptoms. We are dedicated to finding the cause of your pain so that we may offer you better solutions.
What is Chronic Pain?
Chronic pain occurs when your aches and pains go beyond the normal period of recovery. Usually if you've been suffering for more than three months, you're experiencing chronic pain. While it may not be constant pain, it can incessantly interfere with your normal daily activities.
What is the difference between McMinnville Pain Clinic and a Chiropractic Center?
The main difference is that we are an interventional pain management office that utilizes injections and medications to help those patients with chronic pain. Chiropractic offices most often use spinal manipulation to help those with chronic back and neck pain.
What is Interventional Pain Management?
According to the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, interventional pain management is a "discipline of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of pain related disorders." Interventional pain medicine utilizes a multidisciplinary approach, in which a team of health care professionals work together to provide a full range of treatments and services for patients suffering from chronic and/or acute pain.
The goals of interventional pain management are to relieve, reduce, or manage pain while improving a patient's overall quality of life. We utilize minimally invasive techniques that are specifically designed to diagnose and treat different types of pain conditions. Interventional pain management also strives to help patients return to their everyday activities quickly and without heavy reliance on medications.
What are Mid-Level Practitioners?
A Mid-Level Practitioner is either a Registered Nurse Practitioner or a Physician's Assistant. Both are able to provide medical care and basic surgical services. Each of these highly educated health professionals is personally trained by our physician team and is expertly qualified to deliver high quality, compassionate pain management care to our patients.
Do I need a referral from my primary care provider?
You do not need a referral from your PCP unless your individual insurance plan requires you to do so.