July 23, 2009

Mercy Opens Newly Renovated Pain Management Facility

Canton, Ohio: On Tues., July 28, Mercy Medical Center will hold a blessing ceremony and open house for newly renovated Mercy Pain Management, located on the second floor of Mercy Surgery Center. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. with an open house immediately following until 1 p.m. Mercy employees, physicians, volunteers and visitors are invited to attend.

According to David P. Gutlove, M.D., medical director of Mercy Pain Management, the new office improves the hospital’s ability to provide procedural pain management intervention.

He says, “Because the office and procedural areas are combined, Mercy is able to offer patients better medical management and seamless transition of care, making the assessment and treatment of a patient’s pain easier and more timely.”

Mercy Pain Management offers the latest therapies for individuals suffering from pain, providing comprehensive, multi-disciplinary evaluation and treatment of severe back pain, headaches, chronic joint pain, pain caused by malignancies, neuropathic pain and other pain-related conditions.

The pain management team attempts to reduce or eliminate pain and improve a patient’s ability to work and quality of life. When appropriate, pain management may refer patients to other specialists and therapists. Treatments may include:

  • Physical and occupational therapy;
  • Nerve blocks and other injections;
  • Medication therapy; and
  • Psychotherapy services, such as vocational counseling, stress management, family and individual counseling and intensive behavioral management.

For more information about Mercy Pain Management, call 330-489-1478.

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