New Patients Start Here

We are currently accepting new patients.  Patients are often times referred by a physician who is educated about the benefits of Interventional Pain Management. Our frequent referring physicians represent a broad array of medical specialties that include Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Orthopedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Occupational Medicine, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians.  Patients are also welcome to contact us directly.
     Most diagnostic and treatment services are covered by insurance plans. We are BCBS of Alabama PCD providers and accept Medicare and TriCare. Many patients also personally pay directly for their treatments and a finance plan is available. 
The First Visit
We hope you come prepared by online downloading, printing and filling out as much of the new patient paperwork as you can. If not, expect to fill out one hour’s worth of paperwork. We ask that you bring any x-rays and MRIs that you have had in the past with you no matter how old.  You will first be put in an exam room and the nurse will take vital signs. Next, we will take a thorough history. We want to know when your pain started, the severity and quality, and if it radiates. We also want to find out what doctors you have you been to and any past treatments that you have received, along with what tests have been done and the results. Some patients find it helpful to write down some of this information prior to our meeting.
Next, the Doctor performs a very thorough physical exam. Many of our patients tell us that our Doctor's perform the most thorough exam that they have ever had. We test balance, flexibility, range of motion, and strength. We perform orthopedic tests, neurological tests, palpation tests, and more.  At this time, the Doctor will then order new imaging if necessary. The last step is to order modality therapy to be done in the office, including cold laser, electrical stimulation, diathermy, ultra sound, heat or ice and physical stretching and exercise.  If the Doctor believes medication to be necessary (in the case of an emergency), a few days’ supply will be prescribed while awaiting urinalysis results. We usually do not give medications on the first visit, but will gladly prescribe medication after the drug screen is negative.  

he Next Visit (Report of Findings)   
On your second visit, you will typically again receive therapies and therapeutic modalities. Then, the Doctor will review your findings and the results of your tests and imaging with you. Our patients tell us they love that our Doctors talk to them and explain everything. The Doctor will then recommend a care plan personalized to your problems. You and the Doctor will agree on a treatment plan and start you on the road to "Results that Change YOUR Life." A full treatment plan may require several visits that can be scheduled on successive days. 

Subsequent Visits
Our goal is to get you out of pain, which means discovering all of the pain generators. Pain is like an onion: through treatment, we can discover and resolve the pain layer by layer. However, getting out of pain is only part of the story. Most of our patients have had pain for years and many have "given in to the pain" and ceased or slowed activities due to the pain. Our team of dedicated therapists starts to treat the rest of the story by working on balance, flexibility, and range of motion, strength, and endurance. We look at activities of daily living and determine a program that can improve your life and well being. Many patients tell us that they have had physical therapy in the past and that it only causes them more pain. This is because the pain was not decreased enough before the physical therapy started. Our physical medicine addresses not just the pain, but also improves your activities of daily living so you are able return to your normal life.

Some patients require procedures. Many procedures such as IMS (intramuscular stimulation or “dry needling”), trigger point injections, joint injections can be performed in out onsite state of the art facility. More advanced procedures such as epidural blocks, discography, and radio frequency therapy require anesthesia and are therefore done at local hospitals or surgery centers. Those procedures are performed on an outpatient basis that means that patients are in those facilities for less than 8 hours.  Patients may require transportation after the visits and are usually able to return to work the following day. Fasting is usually necessary.

New Patient Paperwork

Please download and print the forms below completed to your first visit.

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