Pain Control Center
Everyone experiences pain at some point. For many, pain is a part of life, affecting all that they do and robbing them of simple pleasures. Fortunately there is help available.
Here at the Memorial Pain Control Center, our experienced and highly skilled staff of physicians and registered nurses utilize the most up to date treatment protocols and state of the art equipment to help those suffering from pain. Although some types of pain respond better to treatment than others, our objective is to work with you to reduce or, if possible, eliminate your pain and help you reclaim control of your life.
Learn more about
- How to work with us
- How to contact us
- Our mission
- Types of pain we treat
- Our multi-disciplinary team
- Treatment options we offer
Consultation at the Memorial Pain Center is by physician referral only. Ask your physician today about how the Memorial Pain Center can help ease your pain.
621 Memorial Drive, Suite 617
South Bend, IN 46601
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Our mission at the Memorial Pain Control Center is to help people suffering from pain; specifically to minimize pain and improve function. Here at the Pain Center, Board Certified Anesthesiologists use Interventional Pain Management in the form of "injection therapy" as a way to manage symptoms. Injections may be utilized in two ways; diagnostically and therapeutically. Diagnostic injections are used to help identify the origins of pain, further refining treatment recommendations. Therapeutic injections are used to treat specific types of acute as well as chronic pain.
Conditions that can be treated effectively at the Memorial Pain Control Center include:
- Back Pain
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSDS)
- "Failed Back" Syndrome
- Myofascial Pain
- Head and Neck Pain
- Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
- Acute Herpes Zoster
- Headaches (coordinated with the patient’s Neurologist)
- Cancer pain (coordinated with the patient's Oncologist)
The Memorial Pain Control Center offers a multi-disciplinary team approach to pain management. Board certified anesthesiologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, registered nurses and a pain management counselor, along with your family physician, work together to help decrease or eliminate pain. Our goals for you are to increase functional independence, teach pain management techniques and improve quality of life. This team approach provides you with an effective treatment plan, as well as the instruction and guidance needed for a healthier lifestyle while managing pain.
- Daniel Cooke, M.D., Medical Director — Board certified in anesthesiology and pain management
- Jonathan Eash, M.D. — Board certified in anesthesiology
- Steven Schroeder, M.D. — Board certified in anesthesiology
- Harriet Hamer, M.D. — Board certified in anesthesiology and emergency medicine
- Valarie Pompey, MS, ANP-BC — Board certified adult nurse practitioner
Our team of registered nurses and support staff are trained in pain management and are here to help guide you through your office experience. We utilize a "Primary Nurse" approach to your care from check in, during your procedure and check out. Including a phone call two business days after treatment to evaluate how you are doing.
Our Anesthesiologists are Board Certified and utilize their specialized training and years of experience to help guide you through the evaluation process on how best to treat your pain. We use state of the art equipment and offer a number of different techniques to treat acute and chronic pain, including:
- Interventional Pain Management
- Sympathetic Nerve Blocks
- Epidural Injections
- Peripheral Nerve Blocks
- Trigger Point Injections
- Spinal Cord Stimulators
- Radio Frequency Ablation