Chronic Pain Management

    Overview

    Chronic pain is longstanding pain that persists beyond the usual recovery period or that accompanies a chronic health condition. Because this pain is not protective and is not a result of an ongoing injury, it is referred to as "pathological" and is therefore treated as a condition, not as a symptom. Chronic pain may prevent people from working, eating properly, participating in physical activity, or enjoying life.

    Chronic pain management is a sub-specialty of medicine that focuses on the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of persistent, chronic pain. Whether the pain is the result of injury or disease such as arthritis, pain management aims to improve your comfort and quality of life.

    Our doctors

    Provider

    Priyanka Bhandari, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Airn Etherton, FNP-BC

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Louis Graham, MD

    Physiatrist and Rehab Physician Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Amanda Krus-Johnston, DO

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Ruta Kulys, LCSW

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker Psychiatry
    319 E Madison St 3rd Floor Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Lauri Lopp, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Nichole Mirocha, DO

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Danielle Oros, FNP-BC

    Certified Nurse Practitioner Plastic Surgery
    302 West Hay Street Suite 200 Decatur, IL 62526
    Provider

    Zachary Sims, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    C. Leslie Smith, MS, MA, LAc, MD, DABMA, DNCCAOM

    Integrative Medicine Doctor
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Waiz Wasey, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702

    Why SIU

    Continually learning

    With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.

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    Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.