Health Alert: Pain Management Alternatives

NewsWatch 12's Alicia Rubin sits down with Dr. George Johnston of Pain Specialists of Southern Oregon to talk about managing chronic pain.

Posted: Nov 2, 2018 1:05 PM
Updated: Nov 3, 2018 3:19 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Pain Specialists have many have different ways of treating pain without the need of opioids.

Doctor George Johnston of Pain Specialists of Southern Oregon says they prescribe medications that include opioids, but us a lot of non-opioid medications.

They also perform other interventional procedures like spinal injections, treatment for chronic pain, and arthritis procedures.

Doctor Johnston says they are opening a new facility called Crater Lake Surgery Center.

"We are very excited about this," Dr. Johnston says, "Because this is going to allow us to not only provide better care for our patients, but to make cost efficient care more available to them."

Pain Specialists of Southern Oregon also works with the latest technologies to combat pain and other conditions.

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