It is estimated that 15% to 33% of the U.S. population, or as many as 70 million people, are affected by chronic pain. It disables more people than cancer or heart disease and costs the American people more than both combined. Pain costs an estimated $100 billion a year in medical costs, lost working days, and workers compensation.
At ESSMC, we are a vital component in the team approach to Pain Management where we oversee the physical therapy component which works in conjunction with other procedures and techniques such as epidural injections, PRP injections and Stem Cell injections. Most clinicians agree that the reason to perform an invasive injection is to bring about healing and pain relief such that the patient can then embrace exercise more rigorously addressing deficits in motion, strength, gait and function.
The Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill provides a tremendous opportunity for patients with leg or back issues to walk pain-free. We off-load the percentage of the patient’s body weight that allows for pain-free activity. It is truly like “walking on air.”
We work collaboratively with the following Pain Management physicians and groups:
Rehabilitation and Pain Specialists
- Paul Lieber, MD
- Marc Adelsheimer, MD
- Jesse Sally, DO
DNA Advanced Pain Treatment Center
- Yeshvant A. Navalgund, MD
- Brinda K. Navalgund, MD
- Maria Cirillo, DO
Allegheny Health Network Pain Management
- Ryan Flannery, MD
- Jack Kabazie, MD