Pain Management Center

The Pain Management Center at University Hospitals St. John Medical Center was established to meet a tremendous need for a specialized provider of medical services to individuals who suffer with chronic, acute or cancer pain conditions. The program provides a comprehensive evaluation of each patient, and offers innovative therapies to individuals suffering from a large range of syndromes associated with pain.

We offer a multidisciplinary team approach to the treatment of chronic pain, working in tandem with hospital services such as physical therapy, among others.

We can help if you suffer from:

  • Severe back and neck pain (including herniated discs, spinal stenosis or fibromyalgia)
  • Headaches
  • Cancer pain
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) complex regional pain syndrome
  • Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN)
  • Diabetic and vascular neuropathy
  • Chronic abdominal and pelvic pain
  • Muscle and joint pain associated with nervous system disorders, including trigeminal neuralgia (facial pain)
  • Post-laminectomy syndrome or failed back syndrome: recurrences of back or leg pain following back surgery when surgery is no longer an option
  • Pain associated with AIDS
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Intractable spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injuries
  • Pain associated with osteoporosis and vertebral compression fracture

Our Goals

  • Determine the cause of your pain
  • Eliminate pain by using state-of-the-art medical and interventional treatments
  • Improve patients functional capabilities through aggressive physical therapy and assist patients to cope with pain as well as regain control of their life
  • Patients usually seen within 24 to 48 hours after the first call to the office

Types of Procedures 

Procedures we perform include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Auricular therapy
  • Celiac plexus block
  • Cervical epidural steroid injection
  • Discography
  • Facet joint medial branch ablation with radiofrequency (RF)
  • Facet nerve block
  • Intercostal nerve block
  • Intrathecal pain pump
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar epidural steroid injection
  • Lumbar sympathetic block
  • Nucleoplasty (percutaneous disc decompression)
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Stellate ganglion block
  • Thoracic epidural
  • Trigger point injection
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • Vertebroplasty


All pain procedures are performed with x-ray and fluoroscopy guidance to improve efficacy and accuracy of treatment. Placing the needle at the exact location of the problem improves treatment success rate.

Whatever the source of your pain, you can benefit from the Pain Management Center at UH St. John Medical Center.

The Pain Management Center at UH St. John Medical Center
29101 Center Ridge Road Building 2, Suite 425
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Complimentary valet parking services are available at Visitor Entrance.

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

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