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When you’re in pain, your quality of life decreases dramatically – and every aspect of your everyday life is impacted. Just because you have a condition that causes pain, it doesn’t mean you have to live with the pain day in and day out. The pain management specialists at the University of Miami Health System can help you get relief.

We offer state-of-the-art pain relief and education for acute (comes on suddenly) and chronic (long-lasting) pain. Because we are part of an academic health center, you’ll find innovative treatments here that you can’t get anywhere else in the region. Our team is closely involved with a variety of research studies, so we can deliver the latest pain management treatments to you, more quickly and safely.

Conditions we treat include:
  • Accident-related injury
  • Back, neck, head, and facial (dental) pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Diabetes pain
  • Foot, leg, and hand pain
  • Joint (including arthritic) pain
  • Low back pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Myofascial pain and other pain syndromes
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Pelvic pain
  • Post back surgery pain syndrome
  • Postsurgical pain
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Shingles

Who is a Candidate?

Anyone with acute (comes on suddenly) and chronic (long-lasting) pain can benefit from pain management care.

What to Expect

Pain is a complex medical problem that can have profound effects on your physical and mental well-being. Our goals are to help you:

  • Decrease the level of pain you feel on a daily basis
  • Return you to your maximum level of functioning and independence
  • Restore your quality of life

You will receive an independent medical evaluation, a multidisciplinary analysis of your pain syndrome, and a course of treatment tailored to your individual needs.

Pain treatment methods include:

  • Acupuncture, relaxation and meditation
  • Anesthetic nerve blocks
  • Aqua therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive or behavioral therapy
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Joint injections
  • Medications (pills, patches, suppositories, or injections)
  • Minimally-invasive procedures
  • Physical therapy
  • Radio frequency treatments

Why Choose UHealth?

World-class care in an academic health center. As a research and teaching institution, we treat children and adults with proven, leading-edge procedures based on clinical studies performed at the Miller School of Medicine. Our doctors, residents, nurses, and therapists work together to improve health care.

Relief and comfort for chronic pain conditions. Due to our renowned expertise, we receive referrals for patients from all over the world. Our doctors are dedicated to providing best practice pain management services and a customized treatment plan to each patient through the most comprehensive pain interventions offered in South Florida.

Specialized pain management care for cancer patients. Our pain management team provides evaluations and treatments, personalized to your unique needs and condition. The newly planned Oncology Pain Clinic at our Sylvester Cancer Center is staffed with the leading pain specialists in the southeastern United States, with a primary focus on cancer-related pain.

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