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OUTPATIENT CARE CENTERS &
AMBULATORY SERVICES

Main Hospital Campus
   » Waldemere Medical Plaza
   » Cape Outpatient Surgery Center
   » Heart & Vascular Institute

North County
   » North County Health Center
   » Health Care Center - University Parkway

   » Health Care Center - Heritage Harbour

   » Main Plaza Corporate Offices
   » Walk-In Medical Center - University Parkway

South County
   » Institute for Advanced Medicine
   » Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
   » Walk-In Medical Center - Gulf Gate
   » Health Care Center at Blackburn Point
   » North Port Emergency Room
  

SERVICES AND PROCEDURES A - I
   » Bariatric Program (CBP)
   » Breast Health Services
   » Cancer Care Services
   » Community Health Services
   » Diabetes Treatment Services  
   » Emergency Care
   » Endoscopy
   » Geriatric Services
   » Heart & Vascular
   » Institute for Advanced Medicine
   » Hyperbaric Medicine

SERVICES AND PROCEDURES J - Z
   » Nephrology/Urology
   » Neurology, Neuro Surgery
   » Orthopedics
   » Pain Center
   » Radiology (Imaging) Services
   » Rehabilitation Services
   » Respiratory Care
   » Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation
   » Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
   » Women’s and Children’s Health Services

ADVANCES IN HEALTHCARE
   » Da Vinci Robotic Surgery
   » Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
   » Induced Hypothermia
   » Dual Source Enhanced CT Scanner
   » Clinical Trials and Research

CLINICAL TRIALS & RESEARCH
   » The Clinical Research Center

HEALTH INFORMATION RESOURCES

   » Physician Referral Service
   » Personal Health Screenings
   » Community Health Calendar
   » Support Groups
   » Health Guide


BISHOPRIC MEDICAL LIBRARY
   » Patient Health Education
   » Physicians Resources
   » Nursing Resources
   » Mission/Services

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Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
Pain Care Centers


Managing Chronic Pain

If you are experiencing chronic pain – pain that persists for more than three months and affects your ability to perform the activities of daily life – you should be evaluated by a pain medicine specialist. While your family practitioner can deal effectively with acute pain, a pain medicine specialist has the advanced skills and knowledge to effectively treat ongoing, persistent pain using a variety of traditional and advanced treatment strategies.

Our pain care physicians offer specialized treatments for:

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Headaches
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Arthritis
  • Neuropathy (Herpetic, Diabetic, etc.)
  • Work Related Injuries
  • Motor Vehicle Related Injuries

Customized Care

From traditional treatments and medications to breakthrough interventional procedures, our pain care team will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to meet your specific needs.

Some of our specialized therapies include:

  • Epidural Steroid Injections are used in the management of nerve root irritation caused by disorders of the spine. Common conditions treated are: herniated or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, arthritis, trauma, post herpetic neuralgia, & diabetic neuropathy.
  • Facet Injections & Medial Branch Blocks are used in the management of inflamed facet joints due to trauma or arthritis. These injections can reduce pain and be used by the physician as a diagnostic tool.
  • Radiofrequency Ablation is indicated for patients who have experienced short term relief following facet injections and medial branch blocks. This procedure uses small electrodes with heat to destroy pain pathways and can provide longer pain relief.
  • Trigger Point Injections are used to treat painful soft tissue (muscle) points by injecting small amounts of local anesthetic and/or anti-inflammatory medications into specific muscle/muscle groups.
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation is used to interrupt pain signals to the brain by delivering small, electrical impulses to nerve fibers in the spinal cord. Conditions treated with this are complex regional pain syndrome, peripheral & diabetic neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, back pain, post-amputation pain, & post-herpetic neuralgia.
  • Joint Injections are done to treat inflammatory joint conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, tendonitis, bursitis, and occasionally osteoarthritis. Medications injected can include corticosteroids to decrease inflammation and hyaluronic acid (Hyalgan ®, Synvisc ®), a viscous lubricating substance that may relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee.

Insurances Accepted:

The Pain Care Center accepts most insurance plans, such as Medicare, Worker's Compensation, Commercial Carriers, etc. Please check with your insurance provider to ensure services will be covered.

For information about Sarasota Memorial's Pain Care Centers and services, call (941) 917-4500.

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records.  If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request,
do not send electronic mail to this entity.  Instead, contact Sarasota Memorial Health Care System Public Relations Offices by phone or in writing:
1700 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34239 | 941-917-9000 or 800-764-8255.
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