Ongoing pain impacts each person differently and when unrelieved can take away what is most important to us—the ability to live meaningful and productive lives. When initial efforts at treatment of the underlying condition do not improve quality of life, it may be time to consider evaluation by a pain specialist.
At the UW Center for Pain Relief we have an unmatched world-renowned combination of expertise, diversity, experience, and skills in our multispecialty clinical team focused on the diagnosis and treatment of people with ongoing pain. We provide a wide range of individualized treatment options such as the most current procedures guided by advanced imaging (3-D CT scanner, fluoroscopy, ultrasound), non-opioid medication, integrative medicine approaches, training in relaxation and coping skills, and multispecialty coordinated care. Our services are offered in a collaborative manner with your healthcare team and our UW colleagues to provide state of the art and best practice Pain Medicine diagnosis and treatment. In recognition of our team, the UW Center for Pain Relief has received the prestigious American Pain Society "Center of Excellence" award in 2010 and 2015.
We see a wide array of patients at the UW Center for Pain Relief with many different pain conditions at many stages of their chronic pain. Each person’s experience of pain is unique, and their treatment should reflect their values, preferences, medical situation, and specific circumstances. That is why we don’t have a fixed way of treating patients, instead our team is able to match treatment approaches to you in a customized way that makes the most sense medically and individually. For patients who live at a distance, or who have an established care team we provide consultative services to referring medical providers.
The types of problems we commonly diagnose and treat include complex and persistent pain from specific medical illnesses (such as arthritis and rheumatologic disorders, diabetes, cancer, neuropathy), surgery (spinal, orthopedic, neurosurgical, thoracic, abdominal, gynecological), and syndromes (such as chronic headaches, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, visceral and pelvic pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).
Our mission focuses on treatment, innovation and education. UW provides one of the highest regarded medical education systems in the United States, so we attract the best and brightest learners at every stage of education. Most healthcare providers receive very little formal education in pain medicine. We want to train the best future providers of pain care, so out team includes students, residents (doctors who have graduated from medical school who are in training), and fellows (doctors who have completed specialty training and are focused on additional education in Pain Medicine). During your visit, members of this team may be involved in your care. This means more minds focused on you in coming up with a treatment plan. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
* Note there are two similar buildings next to each other in this location: This clinic is located in the south or downhill building, 4225 Roosevelt. The north or uphill building is 4245 Roosevelt.
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