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The medical professionals at Swedish Pain Services are dedicated to offering the latest state-of-the-art diagnostic and interventional pain-management therapies, medication and other non-drug therapies for:

  • Acute pain (after surgery or injury)
  • Chronic pain (back pain, arthritis-related pain, diabetic neuropathy, neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndromes)
  • Cancer pain
  • Other disease-related pain

The following services are provided:

  • Evaluation of the patient's pain and potential therapy options
  • Development of a long-term treatment plan for ongoing pain management
  • Follow-up consultation if the patient's pain syndrome changes and/or the treatment plan is no longer effective
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic injections with or without fluoroscopic guidance
  • Therapeutic procedures, such as radiofrequency neurotomy, cryo-ablation, IntraDiscal ElectroThermal TherapyTM  (IDET) and nucleo-plasty, and implantable technologies, such as spinal-cord stimulators

Referring physicians and/or designated primary-care physicians should be comfortable prescribing opioids if the Swedish physician recommends their use in an ongoing pain-management plan. Due to the volume of referrals and the chronic nature of many of the pain syndromes, we no longer follow patients on a regular basis for an extended period of time, except when we have placed an implantable pain device, such as an intrathecal pump or spinal-cord stimulator.

Please note: We do not offer detoxification of patients on opioids or treat patients with substance-abuse problems unless they are concurrently in an addiction-treatment program.