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Pain Management

Pain ManagementPain management is a branch of medicine employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with chronic pain.The typical pain management team includes doctors and nurse practitioners. The team may also include other mental-health specialists and massage therapists. Pain sometimes resolves promptly once the underlying trauma or abnormal pathology has healed, and is treated by one practitioner. Effective management of chronic pain, however, frequently requires the coordinated efforts of the management team approach.

Medicine treats injury and pathology to support and speed healing; and treats distressing symptoms such as pain to relieve suffering during treatment and healing. When a painful injury or pathology is resistant to treatment and persists, when pain persists after the injury or pathology has healed, and when medical science cannot identify the cause of pain, the task of medicine is to relieve suffering. Treatment approaches to chronic pain include medications, interventional procedures, physical therapy, application of ice and/or heat, and psychological measures, such as biofeedback.

UHS Pain Management Welcomes To Our Team
Matthew Bennett, MD (formerly of Tier Orthopedic Associates)

Matthew Bennett, MDDr. Bennett is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and pain management specialist who has practiced in the Southern Tier for more than 13 years. A graduate of Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, he completed fellowship training in orthopedic spine care at the Texas Back Institute near Dallas and today makes pain management the focus of his medical and surgical practice. Whatever type of acute or chronic spinal pain you are dealing with, improving your quality of life through the latest comprehensive pain management, spinal injections, radio frequency ablations or other pain management treatments is Dr. Bennett’s top priority.

If you are a current or former patient of Dr. Bennett’s and would like your medical records transferred to UHS Pain Management, please call 748-0398. Dr. Bennett joins the following providers on the UHS Pain Management team:

Javaid Malik, MD
Robert Patterson, MD
Sajid Khan, MD
Cori Pane, NP
Xiao Fang, MD

All providers are welcoming new patients.

UHS Pain Management

(Formerly Comprehensive Pain Relief)
200 Front St.
Vestal, NY 13850
Call for more information, or for an appointment: 607-748-0398

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