Delnor provides pain relief opportunities

By on April 12, 2010

Geneva—Persistent pain is often a misunderstood health issue that affects nearly 75 million Americans. Patients experiencing pain can find relief through Delnor’s Center for Comprehensive Pain Management, offering state-of-the-art interventional pain therapies and individualized pain treatment for patients suffering from a wide variety of painful conditions.

Under the new direction of Sundar Cherala, M.D., board certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist, the center offers the latest technologies that have been proven effective in the management of many chronic pain conditions. Dr. Cherala has been providing comprehensive pain management services in the Fox Valley area since 1989, and is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Prior to moving to the Fox Valley, he was assistant professor of anesthesia at Northwestern University and the University of Alabama.

Treating simple, complex pain problems
“The goal of pain management is to treat and/or reduce pain to a level of acceptance by the patient,” Dr. Cherala said. “Early intervention is crucial to the positive outcome of many pain-related problems.”

Delnor’s Pain Center utilizes a multidisciplinary approach in establishing a protocol for patients that includes medical, psychological and interventional treatments.

Delnor’s Center for Comprehensive Pain Management offers help to patients experiencing conditions such as back and neck pain, including herniated discs, spinal stenosis and tumors, chronic abdominal pain and pelvic pain, complex regional pain syndrome, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), painful peripheral neuropathy, shingles and trigeminal neuralgia (facial pain), pain from poor circulation and pain associated with cancer.

Treatments range from the simple to the complex. Some of the treatments used may include spinal drug delivery systems, spinal cord stimulation, nerve ablation with radio frequency, nucleoplasty and peripheral and sympathetic nerve blocks.

“Each patient receives an individualized treatment plan designed to eliminate or reduce pain so that they can return to their optimal level of function as soon as possible,” Dr. Cherala said.

For more information
For more information about Delnor’s Center for Comprehensive Pain Management, call (630) 208-4224. The center is located at 351 Randall Road, Suite 304, Geneva.

One Comment

  1. RM

    April 13, 2010 at 8:44 PM

    We seem to have a plethora of pain management doctors in the area. Reimbursement is absurdly high for this specialty and some of the treatments are temporary or unproven. Things like this are the reason healthcare costs are so high. Yes – it’s a legitimate specialty and does a lot of people some good, especially those who just want to be able to get on with life. But a lot of folks are just looking for drugs and disability. Most of us have pain as we get older. Take a few OTC drugs and move on.