Pain Neurosurgery Program
The Pain Neurosurgery Program provides a comprehensive and technologically advanced approach to the treatment of pain. Patients are referred to the program after failing to achieve adequate control of their pain with tolerable doses of oral pain medications. The program works closely with the Center for Interventional Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesia to insure that optimal therapeutic interventions are provided to each patient. These approaches may include a new and innovative medication regimen, an implanted analgesic pump, a spinal cord stimulator, a motor cortex stimulator, a deep brain stimulator, or open surgery to interrupt pain signaling pathways, thereby treating pain. Patients under consideration for device-based therapies typically will undergo a trial of therapy prior to permanent implantation of a pain-modulating device.
Patients with uncontrolled pain due to cancer, nerve and nervous system injury, stroke, failed back surgery, limb amputation, trigeminal neuralgia, and other causes may all be candidates for these advanced pain therapies.
Appointment Number: 734-936-7010
A. Alfred Taubman Health Care Center
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Floor 2 Reception: G
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5338
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