The Pain Center of the Roaring Fork ValleyFor people living with chronic pain, daily life can be a challenge. Even more challenging is finding a specialist who offers pain management services. Aspen Valley Hospital offers a comprehensive program designed to serve the pain management needs of residents of the valley and outlying regions.
Using a multidisciplinary approach, The Pain Center cares for a variety of chronic pain patients, including those suffering from lower back pain, neuropathies, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, migraines, and sports-related injuries. The center also benefits cancer and hospice patients.
The Pain Center integrates a team of professionals, including primary physicians, mental health workers, physical therapists, and other complementary providers. Together, the team utilizes a variety of approaches to pain management.
Some of the innovative procedures used to treat chronic pain patients include fluoroscopically-guided injections, intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET), peripheral nerve stimulation (PSTIM), and radio frequency. Discograms are often used to pinpoint the location to be treated. Complementary methods of treatment—such as acupuncture, biofeedback, hypnosis, meditation, and guided imagery—can be used in conjunction with conventional treatments.
"This comprehensive approach to treatment is important because it increases the chances of a patient's improvement," says Giora Hahn, MD, Director of The Pain Center. "There is simply no one way of dealing with pain. Our team of experts works closely with the patients to find the most effective techniques in each individual case. Our ultimate goal is to lessen, or if possible, cure the pain and help to improve the patient's quality of life."
For more information on The Pain Center of the Roaring Fork Valley, please call 970.544.1146.