Pain Management

Detroit Medical Center is dedicated to and focused on the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with conditions resulting in chronic pain, including pain from cancer and cancer related treatments. We are committed to helping you regain any loss of mobility, with the ultimate mission being to improve your quality of life.

Our approach coordinates the efforts of a specialized, multidisciplinary team with extensive pain management training. Your team will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is designed around your needs and goals, focusing on quality, individualized care.

We require a physician referral to begin treatment. To schedule an appointment, call 1-888-DMC-2500.

We specialize in treatment for:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Pain associated with injuries and accidents
  • Failed back syndrome
  • Facial and headache pain
  • Radiculopathy/Sciatica
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Cancer pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Extremity pain
  • Neuropathies

Treatments options include: 

  • Patient evaluation and management
  • Medical management of underlying pain etiology
  • Therapeutic and diagnostic nerve blocks, including sedation and a fluoroscopic procedure room
  • Radiofrequency ablation – rhizotomy
  • Pharmacological management
  • Implanted intraspinal drug infusion pumps
  • Implanted spinal cord stimulators
  • Patient education
  • Percutaneous disc decompression
  • Acupuncture

Functional Recovery Program

Located at the Oak Park DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital Outpatient Center, the Functional Recovery Program began in 1989 to help patients who have chronic pain as a result of:

  • Personal injury or accidents
  • Illness
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Extremity pain
  • Chronic Regional Pain Syndrom (CRPS I & II, formerly RSD)
  • Postsurgical pain (laminectomy, fusion, fractures and others)
  • Work-related injuries

The seven-week, comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation program is staffed by a specialized team of professionals, including a neurorehabilitation psychologist, physical therapist, occupational therapist and vocational counselor. Treatment includes:

  • Medical management
  • General physical reconditioning
  • Strength training
  • Biofeedback
  • Relaxation training
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Vocational counseling
  • Extensive pain management education

For more information on the DMC Functional Recovery Program, call (248) 968-5393.