Pain is a very personal experience and is different for everyone. You are
the best authority to judge your pain and its relief. Our Pain Center
of Michigan is here to assist and help you understand pain, learn how
to best describe it, the different types of pain medication and their
effects, and alternative “non-medication” pain relief.
Your Comfort Matters
Our pain management team at the Pain Center of Michigan wants to effectively
manage your pain so that you are able to maintain or improve your level
of function and quality of life. Our goal is to give you the tools to
control your pain both here and while you are at home. We specialize in
the latest treaments in alleviating chronic back and neck pain and we
treat a wide range of chronic pain conditions including: cancer pain,
post-herpetic neuralgia, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, headaches, myofascial
pain, pancreatic pain, and neuropathic pain. We will work with you to
find the appropriate treatment option and delivery method for your specific needs.
What is Pain?
Pain is your body’s alarm system that lets you know that something
is wrong. When a part of your body is injured, nerves in that area release
chemical signals that are sent to the brain where it is recognized as
pain. People experience pain differently. The amount of pain you endure
depends greatly on the type and location of the pain, as well as your
sensitivity to it.
Feeling anxious and fearful can make the pain worse.
Pain Treatment Options
There are different types of medications that control pain. Depending
on your situation, they can range from mild to strong. You and your physician
will discuss what is appropriate for you. Several methods of delivering
medications into the body include:
- intravenously through an I.V., given by the nurse or by a machine that
- intramuscularly as an injection
- epidurally through a special catheter in your back
- topically as a patch or ointment applied to your skin
- nerve Block (local anesthetic to numb painful areas)
Non-Medicine/Alternative Pain Relief
Pain can be managed using medications, alternative or supportive therapies,
or using a combination of both. Alternate therapies include:
- physical/occupational therapy
- relaxation techniques
- heat and cold
Make an Appointment
The Pain Center of Michigan is located at 6255 Inkster Road, Suite 204
in Garden City, MI 48135. For more information, or to make an appointment,
Most insurance plans are accepted. The Pain Center of Michigan is committed
to working with patients during tough economical challenges.
Download Patient Information Forms
Note: An individual seeking treatment is not considered a patient until
the practice/physician has completed a preliminary assessment.
New Patient Questionnaire
Patient Demographics Form