Pain is a common symptom of many neurologic conditions, but it doesn’t
have to affect your quality of life. Marcus Neuroscience Institute now
offers on-site pain management services to help you feel better.
Experts with our new Comprehensive Pain Center are focused on interventional
pain management. This means our team works with other Marcus Neuroscience
Institute doctors to customize your treatment plan based on your other
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What conditions are helped by our Comprehensive Pain Center?
Our team offers a range of pain management options for people with:
- Spine injury
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Spinal disorders
We also develop pain management plans for people undergoing brain or spine
surgery or treatment for certain types of neurologic cancers.
Finding the cause of pain
To find the right pain treatment for you, our team works to understand
what’s causing your pain. We do this by asking questions about your
symptoms and your health history. Our team may also order blood tests,
X-rays or other imaging tests—all performed here at our center—to
look for problems that could be causing your pain.
How is pain treated at Marcus Neuroscience Institute?
Once the source of your pain is identified, our experts work together to
develop a treatment plan. Pain management treatments we offer include:
- Medication therapy
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Spinal cord stimulation
We also work closely with our neurorehabilitation team and often recommend
physical therapy as part of your pain management plan.
Our approach to pain management
At Marcus Neuroscience Institute’s Comprehensive Pain Center, patients
meet directly with our board-certified pain medicine physician. This one-on-one
attention gives you the chance to share your story and play an active
role in developing a treatment plan that meets your needs.
Who benefits from pain management?
Anyone experiencing pain may benefit from a consultation with our Comprehensive
Pain Center. Our team works with individuals who have chronic pain or
those who develop pain due to certain treatments or changes in their condition.
What is radiofrequency ablation, and how is it used to treat pain?
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a procedure that uses radiofrequency energy
to generate heat and destroy pain-causing nerve tissue.
RFA procedures are performed on site at our Comprehensive Pain Center.
During RFA, a needle is positioned near the nerve being targeted. This
needle is then used to pass a small electric current to stimulate and
generate heat to the nerve. RFA procedures can take up 15 minutes, and
patients are able to go home the same day.
How does spinal cord stimulation work?
Spinal cord stimulation uses an implanted device to deliver low levels
of electricity directly to the spinal cord. These electrical impulses
can reduce pain.
Patients with an implanted spinal cord stimulator use a remote control
to deliver electrical impulses as needed.
Meet the team
Our Comprehensive Pain Center is led by a board-certified pain management
Seif Elbualy, M.D., Director of Interventional Pain Management
The Comprehensive Pain Center is located within a newly expanded section
of Marcus Neuroscience Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital.
800 Meadows Road, Boca Raton, FL 33486