Advanced Pain Clinic Targets Acute and Chronic Pain at its Source
Charles, age 77 was referred to Dr. Byas-Smith by his doctor when the pain from his myeloma became unmanageable. A golf-enthusiast, Charles was struggling to maintain a normal lifestyle that involved his favorite activities. “I met with Dr. Byas-Smith and his team, and after a couple of treatments, I felt much better and am now able to go for long walks and play golf.”
Advanced Pain Clinic
Capital Caring Health’s Advanced Pain Clinic, located at the Adler Center on the Van Meter Campus in Aldie, VA, with a satellite office at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC, offers patients the most advanced diagnostic technology for pain management. Minimally invasive treatments that target the source of pain, provide relief to patients with cancer, neurological diseases (Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, ALS), and co-occurring conditions including congestive heart failure, neuropathy, osteoarthritis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
According to the National Cancer Institute, nearly 80 percent of patients with advanced-stage cancer have moderate to severe pain that negatively affects their functional status and quality of life. Compounding the problem are the side effects of drugs and treatments, which can produce new issues including swelling, nausea, shortness of breath, even depression.
Interventional Instead of Pharmacological Pain Relief
Dr. Michael Byas-Smith, medical director of Capital Caring Health’s Advanced Pain Clinic is uniquely qualified for perform targeted interventional (minimally invasive) therapies that treat pain at its source, rather than through oral medications including opioids.