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05/03/2016
By: Evon H.
Tri State Pain Institute
I've never experienced care like what I receive from Dr. Vanger and Dr. Janakowski. I've been in pain for a decade, with every other Doctor telling me I was making it up, or that I was too young to be in such pain. I was one of those people that looked healthy, and put on a smile; but life was barely tolerable. Dr. Vanger was the first doctor to take my pain seriously and search for a cause. Within a few months of care he found terrible undiagnosed injuries to nerves and disks in my back, possibly from a decade old car accident. He immediately gave me options for alternative care and for the first time in my life, I'm beginning to feel relief. I owe my quality of life to their care. And my sanity. They spend time with me in my appointments and talk to me with concern, and respect. I, personally, don't mind the long wait, because I know first hand the dept of their care. I don't speak for anyone else, this is just my experience.
09/04/2013
By: sabrina.wrightajack
Tri State Pain Institute
so I went here to see Dr. Stevens and had an 10AM appointment got there @ 945am and filled out the little paperwork. the parking was filled up. the waiting area was packed. they put me in a small waiting rm. I finally got seen and out the door around 12 noon,Dr. Steven was a pleasure to meet and helped me with my pain medicine refills. I was surprised because he even knew my previous Doctor that past away. I enjoyed speaking with the doctor and he was very pleasant with my husband and myself.
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04/27/2015
By: T T.
Tri State Pain Institute
bad on parking and wait times...great doctors..I feel nobody has any place to judge anybody elses pain level...just my personal opinion.
Tips & Advices
Several forms of pain management exist that are not approved typically treated by physicians or covered by health insurance plans. These include therapies like acupuncture, for example, or herbal preparations sold in stores. Before beginning any form of treatment or medication not approved by a doctor, it’s a good idea to still reach out to a physician or expert in alternative medicine for advice, or conduct some research online first.
Managing pain in children can be complicated, as kids may have more difficulty communicating their pain to doctors. Children also need to be more carefully monitored when taking most medications.
Health insurance might cover a selection of approved pain management therapies. Every insurance plan is different, so patients should check with their provider to make sure.
Patients might be instructed to continue therapy at home, either through regular exercise or specific treatment. Some people also find that getting frequent rest, taking warm baths or avoiding certain foods, for example, can help manage pain.
Side effects depend on the exact drugs and dosages used, as well as the disease being treated and many other factors. Some pain-relieving drugs, especially opioids, are known to cause drowsiness. Many antidepressants also cause a variety of adverse effects. Doctors must work closely with patients to minimize these side effects in the course of treatment.

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