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Phillip Zappa
Phillip Zappa

Pain Management

If you have chronic pain that has become unmanageable, then you may be a good candidate for the Pain Management Clinic of RCH.

The Pain Management Clinic of RCH addresses chronic pain that interferes with your quality of life and your ability to carry out normal functions. We provide a team approach to individualized pain management with your doctor, rehab professionals, and our CRNA pain specialist Phil Zappa.

Phil will be able to help with chronic pain in the neck, shoulders, back, and knees.

Some of the common conditions associated with pain that can be treated include:

Back & neck pain
Complex regional pain syndrome
Disc herniation & spinal stenosis
Spinal disorder pain (spondylosis, degenerative disc disease, etc.)

Phil brings with him nearly 25 years of pain management expertise. Graduating from Decatur Memorial Hospital in Illinois in 1999, he specializes in interventional pain management treatments as a non-opioid provider.

Having been with RCH since March 2020, Phil provides anesthesia, labor epidurals, ultrasound guided blocks, and a wide variety of comprehensive anesthesia services. With the pain clinic, he will be able to focus on helping patients with chronic pain.

The type of treatment you receive will be based on your specific condition and symptoms.

The Pain Management Clinic of RCH will offer:

Injections - Some common types of injections are Epidural Steroid Injections (ESI), Facet Joint Injections, and Trigger Joint Injections. Each of these injections target different pain spots in the body. Injections include a numbing agent and a steroid.

Nerve Ablations - This treatment is usually used to treat back and neck pain. It's a technique that uses a radio wave to produce an electric current which is used to heat an area of nerve tissue. This method decreases the pain signals from that area.

Pain not only causes physical discomfort, but it can also affect your relationships, mental well-being, work, and other aspects of your life. The Pain Management Clinic of RCH will be able to help you find relief so you can feel like yourself again. It's important to manage expectations and remember that pain management isn't about a quick fix. Together with your pain management team of experts, we will do everything possible to guide you on your journey to relief.

Your primary care provider will need to order your pain management consultation with our clinic. For any questions, please contact the Pain Management Clinic of RCH at 785-527-6024.
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