With recent changes in healthcare, you have may noticed the expanding role of mid-level providers on your Pain Management team. Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are specialized mid-level providers with multiple years of experience and training combined with an undergraduate and master’s degree. At Cahaba Pain and Spine Care, we currently employ 3 Nurse Practitioners and 1 Physician Assistant.
Mid-level providers play an important continuing role in your pain management journey. Nurse practitioners may be involved in new patient visits, follow up visits, telephone encounters, and other routine visits. When seeing a mid-level provider, be assured we have reviewed your medical record and discussed your health information with the physician. We will go over your diagnoses and past treatment successes and failures in conjunction with the physician to determine the best course of treatment for your pain.
Pain Management Goals
Our team of providers will be there executing and adapting your treatment plan as needed. Your treatment plan may include Physical Therapy, Medication therapy, appropriate consultations such as surgical referrals. We also perform procedures such as medial branch radiofrequency ablation, epidural steroid injections, lumbar medial branch blocks, sympathetic blocks, botox treatment, spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion spinal cord stimulation, and kyphoplasty. Our goal is to use a multi-modal plan to improve your pain, function, and quality of life.
We strive to form relationships with our patients and treat them as we would our own family. We believe in a collaborative, compassionate, and holistic approach to pain management.
At Cahaba Pain and Spine, our team of mid-level providers have treated thousands of patients yearly. We are committed to being there for you as a patient and providing quality care. Pain management is a journey and our team would love to help guide you through it.
– Natalie Chism, CRNP with T. Wade Martin, MD