Treating Chronic Pain Responsibly

Family Health West Pain Specialists are experts in treating long-lasting pain that can’t seem to be managed by other methods. We know struggling with pain can quickly take over your life. Not only can pain keep you from doing the things you love, but it can be mentally taxing as well.  

Relief has arrived

By combining specialists from different areas, we are able to offer multiple paths to treating your pain effectively and responsibly. We offer narcotic-free, non-surgical, and minimally invasive techniques proven to help quickly manage your chronic pain.

Full body solutions to stubborn pain

The first stop for pain in the abdominal region of the stomach or the pelvis is often physical therapy or surgery. If these options are not providing relief, we can offer alternative solutions. This type of pain is often neuropathic, meaning it is caused by damaged nerves or a tissue injury. We have a variety of treatment options available, from steroid injections to nerve blocks. 

By examining the type of pain you are dealing with, we are able to tailor the solution that best fits you.

These types of treatments are often helpful for:

  • Radiating or burning pain
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Chronic pain that has not responded to other treatments
  • Neuropathic pain related to damaged or dysfunctional nerves

We can help treat pain in the hips and knees that is not responding to other methods like physical therapy or weight loss, or when procedures like a knee replacement are not an option. 

Chronic or arthritic knee and hip pain can be extremely limiting and make everyday tasks like walking, sitting, or standing up difficult. There are several treatment options that can provide immediate, long-lasting relief. 

These treatments can be effective with:

  • Radiating or burning pain
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Pain-related to Arthritis
  • Chronic pain that has not responded to other treatments
  • Neuropathic pain related to damaged or dysfunctional nerves

Back and neck pain are very common problems and can have many different causes. Sometimes pain can be treated by surgery or physical therapy, but if it can't be managed by these options, it may be neuropathic in nature. 

We have a number of treatments specifically for treating difficult, long-lasting pain. Acupuncture, steroid injections, nerve blocks, and spinal cord stimulators can all help relieve pain at the neuropathic level and can provide fast-acting relief.

These treatments can be effective for:

  • Chronic pain that has not responded to other treatments
  • Burning, radiating, or tingling pain
  • Numbness
  • Pain related to previous surgeries, or Failed Back Syndrome 
  • Neuropathic pain related to damaged or dysfunctional nerves

If you are experiencing radiating or burning pain that spreads through your limbs, it could be neuropathic in nature. Neuropathic pain is caused by damaged nerve fibers that can cause nerves to fire false pain signals and can be complex and long-lasting. 

Neuropathic pain may include shooting and burning pain, or tingling and numbness. It can be caused by things like:

  • Amputation (phantom limb pain)
  • Chronic neuropathic abdominal and pelvic pain
  • Chemotherapy-induced neuropathy
  • Facial nerve problems
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS or RSD)
  • Shingles (Postherpetic Neuralgia)
  • Spine surgeries

Vertebroplasty & Kyphoplasty are outpatient procedures that stabilize compression fractures in the spine, often as a result of osteoporosis. Both are usually recommended after less invasive treatments have been tried and found ineffective. 

  • Vertebroplasty uses an injection of cement mixture to support the spine
  • Kyphoplasty involves inserting a balloon into the fractured bone to create space that can then be filled with a cement mixture

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Changes to FHW Pain Specialists &
Outpatient Procedures

You might have heard of some changes coming to FHW Outpatient Procedures, and we want to answer all your questions. While Dr. Lewis and Christopherson have expanded with a new organization, rest assured they will continue to provide services at Family Health West.

Nope. Dr. Christopherson and Dr. Lewis have expanded and partnered with a new organization in town, Lynx Healthcare, which is not currently affiliated with FHW.

Both doctors will continue providing services at FHW and Lynx Healthcare.

Nope. Our clinic is in full operation and is happy to continue serving you and your family.

Your appointments are not changing, and there is no need to reschedule. We will continue to see new and established patients at FHW, Monday through Thursday, 8 am-4 pm.

Family Health West Outpatient Procedures is NOT moving. You can continue to expect the same great service and care in the same familiar location on the second floor of the hospital at 300 W. Ottley Ave. in Fruita. 

Nope. As a patient, you have the right to choose where you receive your care.  Dr. Lewis and Dr. Christopherson will continue to see patients right here at Family Health West

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