The Team Approach to Pain Management

The Pain Management Center at Missouri Baptist is a leader in the multidisciplinary approach to the management of chronic pain, and is located on the first floor of the hospital. Because pain is a complex problem patients need to have a primary care physician or a specialist currently involved in their care and is willing to work with the pain management center, to develop the plan of care.

The Pain Management Center was established to provide relief for those who suffer from chronic and acute pain. Patients receive individualized treatment and the most advanced interventional treatments for pain available.

The primary goals of treatment include:

  • Decreasing pain
  • Increasing mobility
  • Diminishing dependency on pain medication
  • Decreasing medical complications of pain
  • Decreasing length of hospital stays and frequency of visits
  • Allowing patients to be involved in their own pain management

The Pain Management Center is staffed by five board-certified Washington University Pain Management Specialists and a full time clinical pain psychologist, who coordinate patient care through regularly scheduled pain management patient conferences. Additional information including patient education and other videos on conditions and procedures are available at pain.wustl.edu.

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