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New Pain Management Clinic at Carroll County Memorial Hospital

July 07, 2016

CARROLTON, Mo. -- Carroll County Memorial Hospital is introducing a new Pain Management Clinic to our expanding Outpatient Clinics. Dr. Dennison R. Hamilton MD, MPH, will begin seeing patients Friday, July 15, in the new CCMH Medical Plaza. Dr. Hamilton is a Board Certified Orthopedic and Interventional Pain Management physician with his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

For most people, surgery is not the first or only option—and many patients don’t want to assume the risks, recovery time or costs that come with the operating table. When appropriate, minimally invasive techniques, or interventional pain management, can restore function, manage pain and prepare them for other therapies or even avoid surgery altogether. Interventional pain management can help reduce pain and swelling enough so patients can undergo physical therapy.

“By using a variety of medications and/or injection procedures to identify and help control pain, direct treatment can be recommended,” said Tim Braun, RN, CCMH Assistant Administrator. “The goal is to get patients back where they want to be, without pain.”

Using state-of-the-art diagnostics, the interventional pain management physician identifies the causes of pain and tailors a personalized treatment plan to relieve the patient of back and neck pain, joint pain, including hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder pain, knee pain and injury, foot, ankle and hip pain, disc bulges, protrusions and extrusions, as well as back and neck pain that failed to respond to surgery.

The interventional pain management physician works closely with referring physicians, neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons, chiropractors and other health care providers to manage pain, increase mobility and improve health.

“Most of us either struggle with managing pain or know somebody who does on a daily basis,” said Jeff Tindle, CCMH CEO. “This Clinic will be a real game-changer for them.  We have not had this type of service in the past and our patients have had to drive long distances to get relief.  We are so happy for them to now be able to get that relief close to home.”