Precision Pain Care – Helping Chronic Pain Sufferers “Get Back to Better”

Precision Pain Care is a premier interventional pain management practice that helps adults with musculoskeletal or neuropathic conditions regain strength, mobility, and function while avoiding narcotics and without resorting to major surgery. Specifically, we excel in nonsurgical treatments and minimally invasive procedures for neck and back pain, regenerative medicines for joint pain, and advanced solutions for other forms of chronic pain, such as radiculopathy, nerve pain, whiplash, and migraines. With a staff of compassionate professionals and an easily accessible location, Precision Pain Care is ready to help you “Get Back to Better.”

Precision Pain Care was established in 2006 by Dr. Graf Hilgenhurst, a board-certified pain medicine specialist and anesthesiologist with decades of experience helping adults overcome discomfort from various types of acute and chronic pain conditions. He has achieved the highest qualifications possible in the pain medicine specialty and is the past president of the Tennessee Society of Interventional Pain Medicine Physicians, where he educated other physicians in advanced pain relief techniques. Dr. Hilgenhurst is also on the board of the Tennessee Pain Society and is the founder of Rutherford County’s only interventional pain surgery center that specializes in minimally invasive spinal procedures.

Not all pain is the same. This is a fact that Dr. Hilgenhurst knows well, which is why he tailors his treatments to the specific needs and preferences of each patient. When you visit Precision Pain Care, you can be assured that Dr. Hilgenhurst will get to the root cause of your pain and suggest real solutions, not quick fixes or a never-ending regimen of manipulations or narcotics.

Our friendly associates will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our practice in Smyrna, our providers, and how we can help you return to the activities you enjoy.

Call Precision Pain Care at 615-223-6200 or request an appointment online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hilgenhurst.

Middle Tennessee’s Premier Spine and Pain Surgery Center.

Founded by Dr. Graf Hilgenhurst, Spine and Pain Physicians Surgery Center provides minimally invasive procedures to relieve spine and pain discomfort associated with disc herniations, sciatica, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, compression fractures, and other painful conditions.

What Do Most Patients Want to Know About Interventional Pain Management?

Interventional pain management is a department of pain management that specializes in an array of pain blocking techniques often in the form of injection therapies.
An interventional pain anesthesiologist should be double board certified in both anesthesiology and pain management. This type of physician can treat all levels of pain through minimally invasive techniques such as injection therapy, radiofrequency ablation or spinal cord stimulation.
Interventional pain anesthesiologists provide treatments such as epidural steroid injections, nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulation, facet joint injections, lumbar sympathetic plexus blocks, and trigger joint injections. All procedures are done on an outpatient basis.
When pain interferes with your daily routine and cannot be managed through conservative therapies, you may seek the advice of an interventional pain management specialist to determine if you are a good candidate for these therapies.
To determine if you are a suitable candidate for interventional pain management treatment, your physician will administer a series of assessments including diagnostic and imaging tests, a review of your medical history, and a physical exam.
Interventional pain management specialists use a multidisciplinary approach to pain management. Your interventional pain management specialist will work in close association with your primary care physician and any other medical field that could integrate with your new treatment plan.
Interventional pain management is different from other pain management practices because it emphasizes the importance of a precise diagnosis so treatment can begin immediately. Rather than just prescribing medication or only recommending physical therapy, an interventional pain management specialist utilizes all sources of treatment to eliminate pain in the fastest and most effective way possible for each individual patient.
An interventional pain management specialist can help patients with any level of pain, regardless of how long they’ve been suffering with it.
Interventional pain management treatment utilizes therapeutic approaches to alleviate pain without the use of prescriptions. The majority of pain sufferers will have pain relief by multidisciplinary approaches. However, some patients will have better results with the use of prescribed medications.
In most cases, your doctor will recommend a discontinuation on your current medications before undergoing a procedure. Please consult with your interventional pain management specialist to determine which medications you should not take. Medicines such as Courmadin, Plavix, Pradaxa, and Ticlid should all be ceased before a pain procedure.
No. In fact, some interventional pain management treatments manage diabetes’ symptoms. Your doctor can determine if treatment will be safe and effective based off the patient’s initial exam.
Interventional pain management specialists treat symptoms closely related to chronic pain. These can range from discomfort, difficulty sleeping, soreness, and tightness, to burning, aching, or electrical feelings. Treatments can help relieve pain related to Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, neuropathy, headaches, bone pain, back pain, and muscle pain.
Yes. Fibromyalgia symptoms can be managed with interventional pain therapies.
Acute pain is typically the result of an injury, illness, or surgery. In most cases, acute pain can be relieved in less than six months. Chronic pain is persistent pain that lasts longer than six months even after an injury has been healed. One in five adults are living with what they describe as chronic pain.
Before any procedure, your doctor will go over the risks of surgery or injection and the guidelines that every patient should follow. Patients will know what they can and cannot do prior to their surgery or injection, and what will happen once they have received treatment.
If you have received a sedative for your procedure, you are required to have someone available to drive you home afterwards. We recommend that a patient who has received an interventional pain management treatment take it easy following their procedure. The patient can then determine what their limitations are for getting involved with certain activities.
Yes, they are successful for most patients. Some patients will have post-procedural pain where they have received treatment. However, that pain often quickly resolves. Based on the severity of your pain, further treatments may be required for effective results and significant pain reduction.