Your Search for The Best of Pain Management is Over | Dr. George Hanna
Do you have, or think you may have, chronic pain? Any pain, whether from injury or illness, that lasts or recurs for 3 – 6 months or longer qualifies as chronic pain. Whereas acute pain is a short-lived, beneficial pain that alerts us to possible injury, chronic pain is persistent and harmful. When you suffer from chronic pain, you know how it can affect everything from your mobility, to your mood and energy. If your pain is severe or significantly affects your life, you can’t afford to delay treatment. Seeing a board certified pain doctor at a pain management medical center can help to lessen and relieve your pain.
With Pain Treatment Specialists, you’re in good hands. Located at 1117 Route 46, Suite 205, Clifton, NJ 07013, the pain treatment clinic offers state-of-the-art pain management. Most health insurance plans are accepted and no referral is required. Pain Treatment Specialists are trained in the most advanced techniques and procedures to treat all kinds of painful conditions, including neck, back, shoulder, hip, and knee pain. Expect no downtime, and to resume your regular activities the same day. Open Monday through Thursday from 9 am – 8 pm, and Friday from 9 am – 4 pm, Pain Treatment Specialists will work with you to accommodate even the busiest of schedules.
Dr. George Hanna is a nationally recognized pain management specialist, educator and author, and the clinic’s Medical Director. He provides an individualized, expert, and compassionate touch to patient care. He is a native of NYC, and has trained at Cornell, Penn, and Harvard. He is double board-certified with the American board of anesthesiology, and pain medicine and interventional pain management. He is a member of American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Academy of Integrative Pain Management, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, and the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. During his time at Harvard, Dr. Hanna was appointed as Director of Pain Innovations & Technology. He has also served as Medical Director of Pain Management at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, and Chairman of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at Chilton Medical Center, Atlantic Health System in New Jersey.
Why Visit Dr. George Hanna in Clifton, NJ?
Dr. George Hanna will work closely with you to customize your comprehensive treatment plan, making sure you receive the best care and services you need. To schedule an appointment, please call (973) 240 – 8421, or simply request an appointment online at our website. One of our team members will reach out to you right away to answer any questions you may have regarding pain management or insurance coverage.
Upon arriving at the clinic, Dr. George Hanna will meet you for your scheduled consultation. At this time, he will have the opportunity to talk with you about your overall health and your specific pain symptoms. After getting to know you and your pain better, Dr. Hanna will perform a physical examination with gentle and attentive bedside manner. He may even order some lab tests, diagnostic tests like nerve conduction studies, or imaging studies such as an x-ray or MRI. With this information, he will be able to diagnose your pain condition. He will then begin working with you on designing a treatment plan to best meet your needs. A wide array of neck, back, shoulder, hip, and knee pain treatment options are available, including those outlined below that only a pain specialist can offer.
Neck, Back, Shoulder, Hip, and Knee Pain Treatments
- Epidural: Pain physicians administer еріdurаl, a combination of a corticosteroid injection and local anesthetic medication, to treat neck, low back, and leg pain.
- Steroid Injection: Corticosteroid injections are delivered by a pain doctor into the facet joints of the spine of the neck or the back, the shoulder or knee joints, or the sacroiliac joints of the hip, to treat pain and swelling.
- Iovera: Pain physicians deliver this cold therapy, known as “cryotherapy,” to freeze peripheral nerves that cause joint pain. This freezing of the nerve deactivates it from feeling pain.
- Platelet Rich Plasma: Pain medicine specialists inject your own blood platelets and growth factors into painful, damaged tissue to accelerate the natural healing process.
- Trigger point injections: Pain medicine specialists inject a small needle containing saline, local anesthetic and possibly cortisone, botox, or platelet rich plasma into painful “trigger points” to treat jaw, low back, pelvic, arm, and leg pain. Trigger points feel like painful knots beneath the skin, and are associated with a condition known as myofascial pain syndrome.
- Nerve Block: Pain medicine specialists use ultrasound and a local anesthetic medication to block the cervical, lumbar, scapular, sacroiliac, or genicular nerves from feeling neck, back, shoulder, hip, or knee pain.
- Radiofrequency Ablation: Ablation procedures are used for intractable pain. Radiofrequency ablation of the cervical, lumbar, scapular, sacroiliac, or genicular nerves allows pain doctors to block and remove painful nerves. Additional cooling technology can be applied for a more effective treatment.
- MILD Procedure: MILD, or “Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression,” is a special procedure performed by pain physicians to treat lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). LSS is narrowing of the spinal canal that compresses the spinal cord and nerves of the lower back. With a very small lumbar incision and imaging guidance, small pieces of bone and excess tissue are removed to decrease nerve compression.
At the end of your visit, you will meet with a member of our billing department. She will help explain to you your treatment insurance coverage and benefits. Before any treatment is done, you will be given a detailed outline of how much you will owe (if anything). We will work directly with your insurance company to help you get treated as soon as possible. You can rest assured that there will be no surprise bills or hidden costs. Schedule an appointment with Dr. George Hanna, one of the best pain doctors in New Jersey, today.