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Center for Pain Relief

The Saint Francis Hospital Center for Pain Relief offers an advanced, minimally-invasive treatments to patients for a life free of pain and addictive medications.  Our cutting edge treatment--including spinal cord stimulation (SCS), peripheral nreve stimulation (PNS) and minimally invasive lumbar decompression (MILD)--can improve your function and possibly eliminate the need for addictive medicines. 

Treatments & Procedures
We offer a complete array of interventional pain procedures and rehabilitative treatments for all chronic pain and spinal diseases including the following:


  • Complete medical, surgical, and therapy evaluations by one of our board-certified doctors
  • Musculoskeletal evaluations, disability and future medical need assessments, and impairment ratings
  • Independent medical evaluations
  • Electromyograms (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS) 

Outpatient Procedures

  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar discograms
  • X-ray and/or EMG-guided diagnostic and therapeutic injections, including the following:
    • Epidural steroid injections (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and caudal)
    • Selective nerve root injections (cervical, lumbar, thoracic and sacral)
    • Facet joint and medial branch nerve blocks
    • Sacroiliac and other major joint injections
    • Local anesthetic sympathetic nerve blocks (stellate, lumbar, and celiac)
    • Celiac plexus alcohol ablation
    • Various diagnostic and therapeutic peripheral nerve blocks
    • Trigger point injections
  • Spinal surgery
    • Percutaneous lumbar and cervical disc decompression
  • Radiofrequency nerve ablation
  • IDET
  • Botox for spasticity, headaches, and other pain disorders
  • Spinal cord stimulator implants
    • To treat spinal, radicular (arm or leg), or peripheral pain caused by complex regional pain syndrome, peripheral vascular disease, phantom limb disorders, neurogenic headaches, or other conditions
  • Intrathecal medication infusion systems

Pain Rehabilitation with Physical Therapy
Pain rehabilitation with physical therapy,
including the following:

  • Thorough physical therapy evaluation
  • Disability evaluations
  • Home exercise program development
  • Hands-on therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Aquatic physical therapy
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Ultrasound
  • Hot and cold packs
  • Post-surgical rehab
  • Back brace fitting and management

For more information, as your doctor about The Saint Francis Hospital Center for Pain Relief at:
400 Court Street, Suite 100
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: (304) 347-6120

333 Laidley Street, P. O. Box 471, Charleston, WV 25322, (304)347-6500

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