What is the difference between acute pain and chronic pain?

Acute pain comes on suddenly when caused by something specific such as injury or illness. It is most advantageous to treat pain aggressively during the acute stage in order to avoid it from migrating to a chronic state if possible.
Chronic pain is identified as pain lasting longer than the expected amount of time for healing, typically 3 months or longer. Chronic pain is consistent and ongoing much like any other disease process.

Will my treatment be painful?

Most procedures at Advanced Pain Medicine Associates have little to no pain associated with them. Some treatment may cause a level of pain or discomfort and in those cases, we will offer a local anesthetic to assist in making the process easier for you. Always feel free to ask your nurse or provider what you can expect from your procedure.

How do I know when it's time to seek out a pain managment specialist?

If your pain has not responded to typical medicine or treatment regimens and pain control has become unattainable, it may be time to look into consulting with a pain specialist. Call us to inquire about getting an appointment.

If I start taking narcotic painkillers/opiods, will I become addicted?

We take great measures to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients when prescribing an opioid regimen. Medications are monitored closely by requiring signed medication contracts, monthly pill counts and random urine drug screens.

I'm going to be getting an injection (epidural, sacroiliac, or nerve block)- how long will it take?

Injections are typically quick to perform with the average “table time” being 10-15 minutes to complete. Some insurance policies require prior authorization, which can delay the time frame for getting scheduled. Depending on your particular insurance company, the authorization process can take several days to several weeks before receiving an answer. We encourage all patients to check with their insurance companies to see what their plans may require.

Where are you located?

Our address is 3715 N Oliver, Wichita KS 67220. We are on the southwest corner of 37th St N and Oliver Ave, across from the Goodwill.

What are your hours?

We are open from 7:30am-5:00pm Monday through Thursday, and on Fridays from 7:30am-12:00pm (noon). We are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

Why should I choose Advanced Pain Medicine Associates?

Advanced Pain Medicine Associates is an independent, freestanding practice that has been in business since 2000. We offer a comprehensive approach to treating all types of pain, and serve patients from all over the state of Kansas, extending across bordering state lines. Our providers are experts in all pain types with the ability to personalize treatment unique to the patient’s diagnosis.

If you are searching for the hope of pain relief and want the quality of life you deserve, choose Advanced Pain Medicine Associates to discover your possibilities.