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Pain Clinics Nashville TN

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Action Chiropractic
(615) 953-0128
6410 Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Franklin Chiropractic Ctr
(615) 829-6955
128 Holiday Ct Suite 107
Franklin, TN
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Thomas Colwell Thomas, MD
(615) 327-7870
110 29th Ave N Ste 202
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: St Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tn
Group Practice: Anesthesia Medical Grp

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Benj Wilbur Johnson Jr, MD
(615) 936-1206
Dept Of Anesthesiology
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Horizon Med Ctr, Dickson, Tn; Vanderbilt Med Ctr, Nashville, Tn
Group Practice: Primary Care Pain Relief Ctr

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Melinda J. Borthick
(615) 297-8900
1410 17th Avenue South
Nashville, TN
Services
Stress Management or Pain Management, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Issues
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Tenn St U
Credentialed Since: 1999-04-19

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Elite Wellness Center
(615) 861-3900
360 Cool Springs Blvd. Suite 100
Franklin, TN
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Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Benj Wilbur Johnson, MD
(615) 327-9543
2410 Patterson St Ste 500
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1980

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John Weeks Culclasure, MD
(615) 327-9543
1916 Patterson St
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1983

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Lucia Daiana Voiculescu, MD
1301 22nd Ave S
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Inst De Med Si Farm, Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr.Myron Towns
(615) 973-2933
2416 21st Avenue South, Ste 206
Nashville, TN
Gender
M
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Multidisciplinary Pain Management Programs

 

Multidisciplinary or “interdisciplinary” pain centers provide the most comprehensive care and often see patients with chronic pain only after they have endured several years of pain, failed surgery and left work—in many cases on compensation.  Patients whose low-back pain persists for more than eight weeks are at high risk of developing a chronic condition.

Based on Marketdata Enterprises' proprietary October 2003 survey of pain program directors, 77% of pain programs use a multidisciplinary approach.

In a typical multidisciplinary pain clinic, a patient will be treated by the following specialists.....

  • Physician or neurosurgeon

  • Anesthesiologist

  • Psychologist.. using cognitive and behavioral treatment methods, including training in biofeedback and relaxation, self-hypnosis, assertiveness and stress management.

  • Physical Therapist... using TENS, a pool, or exercise groups, with a goal of encouraging patients to pursue an independent exercise program.

  • Occupational Therapist.... work simplification and energy conservation.

  • Therapeutic Recreation Specialist...  will teach patients how to constructively use their leisure time.

  • Dietitian.... nutritional assessment and counseling, educates patients about weight control and the effects of certain foods in relation to pain levels.

  • Social Worker....  will assist patient with family and home situations.

  • Nurse....  educates and monitors the inpatient.

The range of other personnel used is quite broad, including: exercise physiologists, dentists, biofeedback specialists, vocational counselors, chiropractors, physician assistants, recreation therapists, physiatrists, pharmacists, family therapists, speech therapists, and case managers.

Typical Goals of A Pain Treatment Program…

  • Reduce patient's level of pain, achieve effective use of pain control techniques, when possible.

  • Resolve/lessen psychosocial and family problems resulting from chronic pain.

  • Eliminate/reduce usage of medication and substance abuse associated with chronic pain.

  • Involve patient in a physical reconditioning program, providing instruction in postural control, appropriate body mechanics, work simplification and stress management.

  • Obtain surgery when appropriate.

  • Help patient set realistic lifestyle and job-related goals.

  • Reduce patient's feelings of being alone and being depressed.

  • Develop and follow a discharge plan for the patient.

How Programs Work - Typical Phases & Patient Activities…

At one of the top programs in the nation, the Mensana Clinic, the following is an outline of their pain management program....

One physician, the Clinical Director, manages all patients from evaluation to discharge.  He meets with patien...

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Pain Clinics

When Did They Appear?

Apparently, the treatment of chronic pain is a relatively new field, since fully 43% of all pain clinics responding to Marketdata's first 1992 mail survey were founded during the 1984-86 period, with another 21% started during the 1970s. The oldest clinic was founded in 1960.  Of some of the more well-known programs, the Mensana Clinic was founded in 1978, the Pain Control & Rehabilitation Institute of Georgia moved into private practice in 1985, and the New York Pain Treatment Program at Lenox Hill Hospital was founded in 1984.

How Many?

Currently, there are approximately 384 "accredited" pain management programs, clinics and pain centers in the country (vs. an estimated 410 in 1997 and 439 in 1995).  A total of 122 are now accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (C.A.R.F.), which has developed standards for multidisciplinary programs along with the American Pain Society.  This figure is down from 208 in 1999. CARF-affiliated programs are staffed by a multi-disciplinary team. 

Another 47  individuals and pain clinics are accredited by the American Academy of Pain Management (vs. 80 in 2001).  Another 215 programs are estimated to be housed in JCAHO-accredited hospitals.  It’s important to note that the hospital itself is accredited by JCAHO--not the pain program.   Another 250 or so non-accredited programs exist, usually smaller in size in terms of the depth and expertise of their staffs.

In addition to these chronic pain programs and centers, there are an estimated 2,900 anesthesiologists nationwide who are active in pain therapy.  This is up from an estimated 2,752 in 1997, as these professionals continue to move into the pain management field. Anesthesiologists practice in most cases as solo practitioners.   We know that there are, at minimum, at least 2,834 anesthesiologists  certified in pain therapy as of November 2003, by the American Board of Anesthesiology. 

Marketdata estimated that 8% of ALL anesthesiologists in the nation were active in pain management in 1997.  We believe this share to have risen to 10.6% today. The American Society of Anesthesiology reports that they have 24,326 active, practicing or resident anesthesiologists members in the United States (of a total membership of 38,707).  The larger figure includes retired doctors, students, past presidents, affiliates, and some foreign professionals not living in the U.S.

Marketdata therefore estimates that there are 3,549 pain programs, clinics, centers and/or specialists now active in the field, up from 3,411 in 1997 and 2,356 in early 1995.   Added to this figure, there are an undetermined number of chiropractors, stress and biofeedback centers, massage therapists, physical therapists, dentists, radiologist...

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