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Pain management program

Orthopedic pain management for chronic conditions

We understand that everyone experiences pain differently. If you’re living with chronic pain and struggling to get through your day, expert care can help you restore function. The TRIA Pain Management Program uses the most current and effective treatment options tailored to your unique situation.

Our doctors, physical therapists, psychologists and pain experts use evidence-based treatments to reduce pain, including medications, procedures, physical therapy and holistic treatments. We treat patients in a supportive environment where you can improve the way your body functions and decrease the burden of pain. Our goal is to improve your overall quality of life so you can enjoy the things you love.

All medical and medication questions can be directed to the Pain Nurse at 952-806-5389.

Conditions we can treat with medical pain management

We can diagnose and treat a wide variety of painful conditions, including:

  • Centralized Pain Syndrome
  • Cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lumbar radiculopathy (sciatica)
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Pain in the low back, neck and joints
  • Post-whiplash headaches
  • Spinal stenosis

Treatments we use to manage pain

We use the latest scientific evidence to create individualized pain management programs for every patient, and our treatment plans use alternatives to opioids whenever possible. Most of our patients have treatment plans that don’t use any prescription opioids.

We offer a wide variety of treatments and interventions to help manage pain, including medications, physical therapy, behavioral care, and minimally invasive injections or nerve blocks. We’ll work with you to find the best way to manage your pain and get you back to your daily routines and favorite activities. In most cases, you’ll have a care plan that includes multiple types of treatments.

We also provide integrative medicine options. Integrative medicine is a holistic approach to managing pain that uses scientifically proven treatments to stimulate your body’s natural healing abilities.

What you can expect from your first visit

If you are referred for a clinical consultation with the Pain Management Program, the first visit is a comprehensive evaluation. Our patients are often able to schedule their initial encounter as a video visit. You’ll get the same personalized attention and high-quality medical care during a video appointment that you would in-person.

Before you meet with us, it’s helpful to think about your specific functional goals. During your evaluation, our pain specialists will talk with you about your symptoms, perform an exam and discuss your goals. In some cases, we may need additional tests to get a better understanding of your condition.

Once your evaluation is complete, we’ll use that information to create a personalized treatment plan to manage your pain and work toward achieving your goals.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Yes, we do require a referral for all patients in the Pain Management Program. If you’re interested in this program, make an appointment with one of our orthopedists. We’ll be able to direct you to the best treatment option for you, including pain management options.

Many different types of doctors can help you manage your pain. Our team includes physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors, anesthesiologists who are fellowship-trained in pain management, psychologists, physical therapists, and certified nurse practitioners.

Our team will work closely together to provide comprehensive care for all types of pain. If you need specialized care to treat your pain, we will refer you to one of the hundreds of specialists at HealthPartners and Park Nicollet.

We accept most health insurance plans, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, CIGNA, HealthPartners, Medica, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, PreferredOne and many others.

You can check with your insurance to see if your plan covers part or all of the services needed. Don’t have your card in front of you? Here are member services numbers to help you get started: