Physical pain is among the most unpleasant of human experiences and at times can limit personal accomplishments. Our pain management doctors help you learn how to manage your pain and improve your ability to be active and function optimally. Our pain management program is designed to provide you with the tools and techniques to help improve your quality of life, and can include:
Interventional pain therapy
Depending on what is causing your pain, our team of pain management specialists may have an injection or procedure to help you. Injections and other procedures are performed at one of our three outpatient locations, and most people are ready go home after a short stay in our recovery area (within an hour).
Psychological and behavioral therapy
Our pain management doctors know that chronic pain can have a significant impact on your life: your ability to work at your job, work around the house and yard and activities you do for fun. Our pain psychologists specialize in the management of pain, and can work with you in different ways to improve your quality of life.
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. Learn more about the Pain Center's clinical trials here.
For appointments to see one of our pain management doctors, call:
Center for Advanced Medicine: 314-362-8820
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital: 314-996-8631
Missouri Baptist Medical Center: 314-996-7200
Our pain management specialists, in associate with St. Louis Children’s Hospital, also treat children and adolescents with acute and chronic pain. Learn more about pediatric pain management.
For more information about our pain management specialists and treatment, visit the Washington University Pain Center website.