We understand the toll chronic pain can have on your body. It can be exhausting, both mentally and physically. Our goal is to help improve your quality of life and help you meet your health goals. You’re in good hands with Lawrence Pain Specialists.
Dr. Patrick Harper is the only fellowship-trained, board-certified pain physician in the Lawrence area. He completed his fellowship in pain management at the Mayo Clinic.
Trust Lawrence Pain Specialists to help improve your pain and your quality of life.
At Lawrence Pain Specialists, we provide treatments, screenings and tests for patients with a referral from their physician. We use a variety of tests to diagnose your pain issues using:
- Imaging (Radiology) Services
- Nerve Studies
- Laboratory Studies
We also offer treatment for many pain conditions, including:
Often, chronic pain conditions can be temporarily relieved with injection treatment. Lawrence Pain Specialists offer Epidural Steroid Injections for conditions like joint, facet joint and sacroiliac pain, and Anesthetic Injections for conditions like leg, foot, neck, chest, arm, abdominal and trigger point pain and nerve blocks.
Spinal Cord Stimulation
After several decades of using Spinal Cord Stimulation therapy, there was a significant increase in research and new technology. Studies now show that it can be used for treatment of persistent pain after back surgery as well as complex regional pain syndrome.
Something unique about this therapy is that it can be tried before your permanent device is placed. The trial for this treatment is simple. Your physician will place the wires from the spinal cord simulation device too you skin. This is done through a simple outpatient’s surgery. The wires come through the skin and attach to an external device about the size of a deck of cards. After this, you’re done!
Your wires stay in for about a week to trial the treatment. To test it fully, there can be programming changes that are made. At the end of the trial, the wires come out and you and your physician will decide if your response was good enough to get the permanent device placed.
Physical therapy referrals
Sometimes strengthening is all you need. Physical therapy can not only help prevent further injury, but can help in improving many different chronic pain conditions like back pain, pelvic pain, joint pain, sports pain and many more. Physical therapy can help your ability to move fully with less pain. Often, the first line of treatment for conditions like joint pain, back pain and more is physical therapy.
At LMH Health our physical therapists are dedicated to helping you return to the lifestyle you love. Your therapist will give you a personalized care plan and walk with you every step of the way to recovery.