Pain centers in Kansas City
If you are one of the many people living with debilitating pain, our expert physicians are here to help. At HCA Midwest Health in Kansas City, our pain management physicians offer treatments to manage acute and chronic pain and improve your quality of life.
For more information about our pain management services, call (800) 386-9355.
Millions of people live with chronic pain. It can take many forms and affect various parts of the body. If left untreated, pain can significantly impact the person experiencing it and the people around them. Chronic pain can become so severe that it affects concentration, job performance, social life and sleep.
At HCA Midwest Health, we believe pain should not go untreated. That's why we offer a variety of treatment options to manage and control pain and help our patients get back to doing the activities they enjoy.
Pain-related conditions we treat
Because symptoms can vary from person to person, our pain physicians create individualized treatment plans for each patient. Our pain doctors can alleviate and manage pain caused by a variety of medical conditions, including:
- Bone and joint conditions
- Bursitis (inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs in the joints)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Causalgia (pain caused by injury to a peripheral nerve)
- Chest and torso conditions
- Hand and upper extremity conditions
- Facial conditions
- Fibromyalgia (a chronic condition causing musculoskeletal pain)
- Migraines and headaches
- Muscle pain and spasms
- Phantom pain
- Post-surgical pain
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (a malfunction of the nervous system)
- Shingles (a viral infection that causes a painful rash)
- Tendinitis (inflammation or irritation of a tendon)
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (inflammation of the joint that controls jaw movement)
- Various types of cancer
Pain treatments we offer
We understand that patients may need a variety of treatment options to help them heal. That’s why our team is devoted to using the following proven pain management methods and rehabilitation techniques to help patients improve function and reduce pain.
Pump device implantation
With this treatment option, a pump is surgically implanted under the skin to deliver prescription medicine and fluids into the body. This helps patients with chronic conditions, such as cancer and chronic pancreatitis. It also helps reduce spasms caused by brain and spinal cord injuries, stroke and neurological disorders. This procedure requires local anesthesia.
Nerve block injection
Nerve blocks involve the injection of a nerve-blocking substance into a cluster of nerves causing pain in an organ or body region. Nerve blocks can be used for a range of purposes. They can provide temporary pain relief, allow a damaged nerve time to heal and help identify a more specific cause of pain. This procedure requires local anesthesia.
Oral medication prescription
Our pain specialists are experts in the latest oral medications and the dosages needed for each individual patient to relieve their pain and improve their quality of life.
Physical therapy and rehabilitation
We offer physical therapy and rehabilitation at all of our hospitals to improve our patients’ mobility and functionality through non-surgical techniques. In addition to physical therapy, we offer outpatient occupational, aquatic and speech therapies as well as inpatient and outpatient rehab programs.
Cooled radiofrequency treatment uses water-cooled radiofrequency energy to safely deactivate pain-causing nerves, thus providing non-surgical relief for patients. This non-invasive treatment can be used for patients with various joint conditions.
Spinal cord stimulator implantation
To ease pain in patients with spine injuries and conditions, we can implant a spinal cord stimulator. This is a pump that uses electrical impulses to block pain from being perceived by the brain. Once the device is implanted, the stimulator is activated. The patient can then coordinate with their physician to adjust the settings for maximum relief.
Steroids can be injected to temporarily relieve pain in specific areas of the body. For example, an epidural steroid injection can relieve pain in the neck and lower back resulting from orthopedic and spine conditions, such as herniated discs and spinal stenosis. This procedure requires local anesthesia.