Your First Pain Management Appointment

Northwest Indiana Pain Management Doctors

If you are suffering from chronic pain that is impacting your quality of life, it’s important that you seek help from a professional pain control doctor. At Pain Control Associates, LLC, our doctors take a holistic approach to pain management. If you have made an appointment with our team, here are some things to be aware of when preparing for your first pain management appointment. If you have any questions about our services, what to expect, or how to prepare for your appointment, please reach out to us directly at your convenience. 

Review and Complete the New Patient Forms Found on Our Website

One way to improve your in-office experience is to complete our new patient forms before coming into our office. While we are happy to provide the forms for you at the time of your appointment, it may be more convenient for you to access the forms online, print them at home, complete them before your appointment, and then bring them to your first appointment with you. New patient forms that we ask our patients to complete include:

  • New patient intake form
  • Patient initial evaluation history and physical form
  • PCA narcotics agreement
  • Notice of privacy practices
  • Discrimination policy 

Important Information You’ll Need When Filling Out our New Patient Forms

Whether or not you fill out our new patient forms in your home at your leisure or in our office, you’ll need to be prepared with some important information. Data that you’ll need to fill out these forms accurately and in full include:

  • Emergency contact information
  • Your health history, including times of your last appointments related to pain management and the names of previous doctors
  • Insurance information
  • The name of your primary care physician
  • Your primary language spoken
  • Any other important details about your condition and your health history

What to Expect During Your First Appointment

At Pain Control Associates, LLC, our goal is to provide comprehensive care to our clients. In order to do so, your first appointment will involve getting to know each other a little bit better — we’d like to learn more about your pain, your previous injuries, your lifestyle, why you’re seeking care, and who you are, and we want you to have the opportunity to get to know our doctors, too. After getting to know you and going through your full medical history together, we’ll perform a physical exam. Throughout your appointment, you will interact with one of our pain management doctors as well as a nurse. Following your appointment, we may order additional testing or a future exam.

Call Pain Control Associates, LLC Today

You shouldn’t have to live with chronic pain. At Pain Control Associates, LLC, we want to help. To learn more about our services, how to prepare for your first appointment, or to make an appointment with one of our doctors, please call us directly or use our website to connect.

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Services

Neck Pain

  • Herniated disc
  • Spondylosis (Axial Neck Pain)
  • Failed Surgical Neck Syndrome
  • Biomechanical (Postural) Pain
  • Whiplash

Musculoskeletal Injuries

  • Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD)
  • Herpes Zoster Radiculopathy (Shingles)
  • Fibromyalgia

Low Back Pain

  • Spondylosis (Axial Back Pain)
  • Compression Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Internal Disc Disruption (Annular Tear)
  • Spondylosis (Axial Back Pain)
  • Facet-Mediated Pain
  • Compression Fractures
  • Scoliosis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis
  • Failed Surgical Back Syndrome
  • Biomechanical (Postural) Pain

Headaches

  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Occipital Headache

Work Injuries

  • Prompt diagnosis and treatment
  • Close coordination with case workers
  • Facilitate early return to work

Spinal Interventions

  • IDET
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Racz Catheter Lysis of Adhesions
  • Radiofrequency Facets
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
  • Occipital Nerve Blocks
  • Stellate Ganglion Blocks
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks
  • Discography (Lumbar & Cervical)
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections

Psychological Treatment

  • Behavioral Strategies to Help Manage Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Strategies to Improve Sleep
  • Biofeedback & Relaxation Training
  • Management of Depression

Surgical Treatment

  • Neuromodulation (Spinal Cord Stimulation)

Medication Management

  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications
  • Neuropathic Medications
  • Opioid Medications

EMG/NCV

  • Electrodiagnosis of nerve-related injuries and disorders

Physical Therapy

  • Skilled Manual Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture
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