News Release: Local Pain Practice Expands
The Albany Center for Pain Management Opens New Office and Expands Practice in Albany, New York To Provide Advanced Pain Treatments for Patients
Local physicians offer comprehensive approach to pain management for area residents
Albany, New York – December 20, 2010 – The Albany Center for Pain Management is opening its new location in the Greater Capital area. Recognized for their multi-disciplinary approach, the physicians with The Albany Center for Pain Management provides patients who suffer from chronic pain conditions a broad spectrum of care. Therapy options range from minimally invasive pain care to advanced treatments such as spinal cord stimulation (SCS).
The Albany Center for Pain Management are moving on the 23rd and will start seeing patients on the 27th.
Offering a specialized approach to diagnosing and treating back pain, neck pain, leg pain and other painful conditions, the physicians at The Albany Center for Pain Management design each patient’s program around the mission of improving function, alleviating pain, and enhancing the quality of life for people living with chronic pain.
“The new facility in Albany, New York will allow our practice to extend advanced services to a larger base of patients who suffer with chronic pain,” said Dr. Edward Apicella, Medical Director. “The recent advancements in pain management treatments have given us the opportunity to offer our patients more options and targeted solutions.”
The doctors at the Albany Center for Pain Management have extensive experience and are Fellowship Trained in Interventional Pain Management.
About chronic pain
Chronic pain is a largely under-treated and misunderstood disease that affects millions of people worldwide. It is defined as moderate to severe pain that persists for one or more months longer than would generally be expected for recovery to a specific disease, injury or surgery. The American Pain Foundation estimates that chronic pain affects 76.5 million people in the U.S., while the National Institutes of Health estimates that chronic pain costs the U.S. economy $100 billion a year in lost work time and medical expenses.
About spinal cord stimulation
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) devices are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a method of pain control for the treatment of chronic pain of the arms, legs and trunk, or pain resulting from failed back surgery. Although it is not a cure, SCS therapy can be successful in reducing pain that is the result of dysfunction or damage to the nervous system caused by injury, disease or localized trauma.
About The Albany Center for Pain Management
Located at 116 Everett Road, The Albany Center for Pain Management serves the chronic pain patients of the Greater Capital Area. For more information, please visit www.ASCPM.com or call 518-463-0171.