Marc J. Yland, MD, Interventional & Multidisciplinary Pain Management is a unique, multidisciplinary program that offers the diagnosis and treatment of chronic benign pain, as well as cancer related pain. The program’s comprehensive team of professionals includes anesthesiologists, psychologists and physical therapists along with consultants in neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, physical rehabilitation and oncology.
Depending on the specific type of pain, an individualized treatment program is developed and specific objectives are pursued to help patients achieve a more productive, comfortable lifestyle. Cost -effective treatments are coordinated closely with the referring professional, emphasizing restoration of function, patient education, and behavioral modification.
The majority of the procedures are performed on an outpatient basis.
Most procedures do not involve surgery and are performed as x-ray guided injections with local anesthesia and sedation. Each patient’s individual needs are taken into careful consideration before deciding upon a treatment plan.
Pain represents a tremendous amount of human suffering, with both physical disability, and emotional distress. Through pain management we are trying to bring you as much relief as possible, and assure your return to a functional quality of life.
Causes of Pain
One of the most common causes of pain is an inflammation due to tissue damage in a muscle, disc or joint. The pain can be experienced at a distance from the damaged area, as in the case of a nerve involvement (e.g.: sciatica caused by the inflammation of a herniated disc is felt in the leg). The area with tissue damage and inflammation is called the “pain generator”.