Medical Pain Management

The goal of pain management treatment is to allow long term improvement of pain and to improve function leading to a better quality of life for our patients.

Injured woman with a doctor
Our staff includes Dr. Waldman, who is a native of the Kansas City area and received his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Health Sciences in El Paseo Texas.  He completed his internship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.  Dr. Waldman served as medical director of the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the electrodiagnostic laboratory at the Headache and Pain Center in Leawood, Kansas  and has written numerous journal articles and book chapters as well as lecture nationally on pain medicine. Dr. Waldman specializes in providing pain management services such as guided nerve blocks and other injections and performing diagnostic testing including EMG, Nerve Conduction Studies, and Diagnostic Ultrasound.

 

Pain management involves the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of painful conditions.  Physical examination and appropriate testing are utilized to determine the cause of pain.  Various treatment modalities are then utilized to manage the pain.  Treatment options include intervention procedures such various injections and nerve blocks, physical modalities like exercises and heat or cold application, and medications. Interventional procedures involve injection of medications such as local anesthetics or corticosteroids into the area causing the pain.  These injections include epidural nerve blocks, trigger point injections, peripheral nerve blocks, and intra-articular joint or bursa injections.  These procedures are generally effective, work quickly, and are long lasting.   These procedures are utilized to treat radiculopathies, joint pain, tendonitis, or bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome or other nerve entrapments, plantar fasciitis, and some types of headaches.  The goal of treatment is to allow long term improvement of pain and to improve function.

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