Frequently Asked Questions

What is Interventional Pain Management?

Interventional pain management is a highly skilled area of medicine and a distinct subspecialty of pain management (designed in 2002 by CMS). Interventional pain specialists aim to limit or avoid patient dependence on pain medication and extreme surgical measures. Interventional pain management focuses on finding the cause of the pain using a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach and provides a full range of services and treatment options to relieve, reduce or manage pain to improve patient quality of life.

What Makes Summit Pain Management Unique?

Since pain facilities vary significantly in size, philosophy, and treatment approaches, you need to know what sets Summit Pain Management apart from other pain management practices.
 
We strive to exceed your expectations. We have a specialized group of expert physicians and physician extenders who will treat you as an individual.

1. Multidisciplinary Practice

At Summit Pain Management, physicians from different fields of medicine work as a team to provide care to the individual patient. We also co-manage patients with other specialists.

2. Comprehensive approach

At Summit Pain Management, we treat the whole person, not just the pain. Our physicians and mid-level providers work with the patients to develop a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan that may include:

  • Interventional Procedures

  • Psychological therapies

  • Medication management

  • Co-management of patients with physical therapy, chiropractic care, and occupational therapy

  • Lifestyle modification (such as exercise, diet, and smoking cessation) 

  • Complementary and alternative medicine.

3. Solely Dedicated to Pain Management

Our doctors focus exclusively on treating pain and devote their efforts full-time to pain management.

4. Board Certified Physicians in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
5. Focus On Education
6. Actively Involved on Clinical Research
​When is it Appropriate to Refer a Patient to Summit Pain Management?

Many patients may benefit from a consultation with a pain management physician. Specifically patients experiencing acute or chronic pain or those who have had recent physiologic, functional, psychological, or neuromusculoskeletal changes due to a painful condition, unusual reactions to treatment, or medication management.

Do you want to refer a patient to Summit Pain Management? 

It's easy! Use our online resources at www.summitpainfw.com to request a packet of referral forms, or download a single referral form, print and fax it! It is a simple, convenient way to get your patients the care they need at Summit Pain Management.

What Are the Painful Conditions You Treat?
  • Abdominal Pain

  • Back Pain

  • Cancer Pain

  • Carpal Tunnel

  • Cervical Radiculopathy

  • Coccydynia

  • Compression Fractures

  • CRPS (RSD)

  • Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Diabetic Neuropathic Pain

  • Disc Herniation

  • Facet Joint Syndrome

  • Facial Pain

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Groin Pain

  • Headaches

  • Herniated Disc Hip

  • Joint Pain

  • Knee Pain

  • Kyphosis

  • Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatical)

  • Neck Pain

  • Pain Bulging Disc

  • Pelvic Pain

  • Postherpetic Pain (Shingles)

  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Spinal Stenosis

  • Spondylolisthesis

  • Sports Injury

  • Thoracic Pain

  • Work Injury

Does Summit Pain Management Accept ‘Medication Management’ Patients?

Yes. Summit Pain Management's goal is to use a diagnostic test to find the cause and then relieve, reduce or manage the pain while minimizing the number of medications taken. We want to help patients return to everyday activities quickly and without heavy reliance on medications.
 
Of course, if any medications are necessary, they will be prescribed. However, patients sign an agreement and undergo a drug screening test to monitor for appropriate use. If they abuse the system, they may be discharged.

Does Summit Pain Management Utilize Urine Drug Monitoring?

Yes. Summit Pain Management contracts with specialized tox-screen laboratories that perform drug screening tests. These amounts are monitored to ensure patients take the correct medications within the prescribed doses.

Does Summit Pain Management Coordinate Care With Other Specialists and Medical Providers?

At Summit Pain Management, we believe that patients come first, and we often find that coordinating care with other medical professionals can benefit the patient and help the patient find pain relief more quickly. Our years of experience have demonstrated that interventional procedures combined with medication management, physical therapy, chiropractic care, surgery, and other specialty services (massage, acupuncture, etc.) can often lead to better patient outcomes than just one single line of service.