Chronic pain is a complex medical problem that can have profound effects on a patient’s physical and mental well-being. At St. Joseph Medical Center’s Pain Clinic, our goal is to help decrease patients’ levels of pain and suffering and help restore their quality of life. The Pain Clinic is a fully integrated, comprehensive pain management clinic equipped with state-of-the-art treatment options. We provide a variety of interventions and therapies for numerous conditions that can cause pain. Each patient is treated on an individual basis in a caring and compassionate environment. Services are available as an outpatient. Physician Referral is required for pain clinic services.
For more information, call 816-943-3926.
Types of Pain Treated
Back and neck pain, including herniated discs, spinal stenosis and neuroforaminal stenosis
Post back-surgery pain
Chronic abdominal pain
Chronic pelvic pain
Complex Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome or (CRPS) also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or (RSD)
Muscle and joint pain
Disorders of the nervous system, including shingles and trigeminal neuralgia (facial pain)
- Myofacial pain syndromes (fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, polymyalgia rheumatica)
Intractable spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injuries
Pain associated with osteoporosis and vertebral compression fractures.
The Pain Clinic utilizes a variety of interventions and therapies to help patients regain quality of life, including:
- Comprehensive evaluation and consultation
- Diagnostic and therapeutic nerve blocks
- Fluoroscopic-guided spinal interventions
- Neurolytic blocks for cancer pain
- Spinal cord stimulator trial
- Pre Approved Medication management
- Integrated referrals
- Physical therapy referrals
- Occupational therapy referrals
Our board-certified physicians and advanced practice nurs are highly trained in a variety of specialties to provide total pain management.
- Richard L. Morgan, MD
- N. Wayne Brown, MD
- James Edward Johnson, DO
- Amanda Hocker, APRN, CNS
The physicians work closely with registered nurses and specially-trained ancillary personnel to provide comprehensive care to patients.
The Pain Clinic at St. Joseph Medical Center is located near the main entrance of the Medical Mall. The Pain Clinic is open Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment call 816-943-3926. Referrals should be faxed to 816-943-3170.
Please download, print and complete the following three required forms prior to your appointment and bring them with you to your appointment.