Pain Management Physician Wyomissing, PA
Proper management of your painful condition requires extensive knowledge and the techniques necessary for treatment. As a board-certified pain management specialist, Dr. Jason Bundy uses a unique state-of-the-art pain management approach to provide a significant reduction or complete elimination of pain in most patients. The innovative methods and techniques for pain relief at the Center for Pain Control assist our patients to rapidly resume their desired lifestyle.
Our pain management team is caring and responsive to all of our patients. We are committed to providing quality pain management services in a cost-effective manner while maintaining the highest standards of medical care.
Call (610) 374-2927 or request an appointment online for pain management services at the Center for Pain Control in Wyomissing, PA.
Your First Visit
In order to provide you with the best possible care, Dr. Bundy will work and communicate closely with your referring physician and primary care doctor. Such coordination of care assists the diagnostic process and produces the best possible results.
You will receive a thorough medical evaluation from our board-certified pain management specialist before a treatment plan is established.
Your first visit includes:
- Detailed medical history and physical examination
- Review of past diagnostic, treatment, and surgical data
- Medication history
- Radiology imaging tests, such as X-ray, CT, MRI, or bone scans
- Neurological tests, such as EMG, NCV, and SSEP
- Laboratory tests, such as blood or urine tests
- Detailed pain treatment plan
Treating pain is a very individualized process. The type of pain treatment a patient receives depends on many factors, including the cause, severity, and location of pain. At the Center for Pain Control in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, an individualized treatment plan may include one or more of the follow pain management treatments:
Your doctor will use a live X-ray image (fluoroscopy) to carefully insert and guide a needle to the affected joint. A contrast dye is used to confirm the needle placement. Next, the medication solution is delivered to the joint, and the needle is removed. Although nerve blocks do not provide permanent pain relief, it can treat the source of pain and inflammation for long periods of time.
Our board-certified pain management doctor at the Center for Pain Control provides the following types of nerve blocks:
- Facet Block
- Ganglion Block
- Medial Nerve Block
- Sympathetic Nerve Block
Medication injections are a non-surgical treatment option for joint, muscle, and radiating pain. The procedure involves delivering pain medications directly to or near the source of the pain during a very short outpatient procedure. Medication injections can be a very effective form of pain relief for some people and may be repeated over time. For some, physical therapy rehabilitation is possible once the pain has been relieved.
The following types of medication injections are administered at the Center for Pain Control:
During acupuncture treatment, very fine sterile disposable needles are inserted into specific points on the body to help restore harmony and the free flow of energy (Qi). Acupuncture is a holistic therapy addressing the mind and spirit, as well as the body to encourage natural healing, including acute and chronic pain relief. The needles may be warmed, twirled, or stimulated to enhance the treatment benefits.
In cases of severe pain, medications taken by mouth may not be enough for adequate pain relief. Implantable infusion pumps allow pain medication to be delivered to the source of pain around the spinal cord. Morphine, Baclofen, local anesthetics, Clonidine are types of medicines that are administered by a pump that is surgically placed in the abdomen and sends pain medication through a tube to the area surrounding the spinal cord. The pain medication is refilled by injecting the medication through the skin into the pump's tank.
Physical therapists and occupational therapists teach patients exercises for strengthening, stretching, and overall conditioning that can help keep the back strong, improve posture, and ease pain. Exercise may be combined with therapeutic modalities, such as hot and cold therapies, ultrasound, iontophoresis, and TENS units, to relieve pain.
Psychological factors, such as behaviors, beliefs, and the ability to cope with pain can have a strong influence on depression, health-related quality of life, and disability due to pain. The Center for Pain Control offers psychological intervention to promote positive coping skills for patients with pain. Our techniques include biofeedback and relaxation training, as well as individual and group therapy.
Radiofrequency neurotomy uses heat to treat nerve pain by creating a lesion on the nerve. The lesion impairs the nerve's ability to transmit signals about pain. Radiofrequency neurotomy provides pain relief for about a year, but can last much longer for some people. Learn more about radiofrequency neurotomy.
Spinal cord stimulation involves a device implanted into the body that uses mild electrical impulses delivered to the spinal cord to stimulate nerves in the area. Its aim is to disrupt pain signals before they can reach the brain. This FDA-approved pain-relief technique can help patients manage chronic pain symptoms as a result of many different conditions, such as back and neck pain, and neuropathy. Neurostimulation technology such as spinal cord stimulation can also help relieve dependence on pain medications.