UCHealth Pain Management Clinic - Centerra

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Monday: 8:30am – 4pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 4pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 4pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 4pm
Friday: 8:30am – 4pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Your team
Connie Storholt, FNP
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Pain Medicine

Samantha Desenberg, MSN, FNP-BC
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Pain Medicine

George Girardi, MD
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Pain Medicine

Michael Brown, DO
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Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

Matthew Pouliot, DO
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Pain Medicine

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At UCHealth Pain Management Clinic – Centerra, our goal is to promote healthy activities and preventative care while returning patients to the most functional and productive lifestyle possible.

We offer interventional pain management services to patients experiencing chronic pain. Rather than utilizing temporary pain medications, we treat the cause of pain using procedures such as injections, aspirations, physical therapy, and implantations of neurostimulator electrodes. Our clinic also specializes in regenerative medicine for pain management, including stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma therapy to induce natural healing.

Because pain is unique to each patient, we recognize the importance of your input and participation in the development of personalized care and treatment plans. Our physicians have years of experience in advanced interventional pain management techniques and will present you with an honest opinion on your options.

Conditions we treat

Services we provide

  • BOTOX injections for chronic migraine.
  • Cervical facet radiofrequency neurotomy.
  • Cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injection.
  • Discography (lumbar).
  • Epidural steroid injection (ESI) in the cervical spine.
  • Facet joint injections.
  • Intrathecal pump implant.
  • Lumbar epidural steroid injection.
  • Lumbar sympathetic block.
  • Lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection.
  • Medial branch block.

Specialized treatments

Regenerative medicine

Our physicians are not only experienced in the field of regenerative medicine, but also have years of experience in interventional pain management.

Your initial visit with us includes a full workup with a physician, who will discuss many avenues of treatment in addition to, or in place of, regenerative procedures. While regenerative therapies have shown an improvement in many orthopedic conditions, they are not appropriate for all ailments. Your doctor will present you with an honest, expert opinion on your options, including procedures or treatments that may be covered by your insurance, or no treatment at all if that is what is in your best interest. Just like most medical procedures, results vary and there is no guarantee of what the results will be.

About regenerative therapy

What is regenerative therapy?

Regenerative therapy is the process of harvesting mesenchymal stem cells from a patient’s bone marrow and injecting it into various areas to treat orthopedic conditions. A simple definition of a mesenchymal stem cell is a basic precursor or “progenitor” cell capable of differentiating into tissues such as bone, cartilage, and muscle. Regenerative therapy aims to potentially reverse damage to cartilage and connective tissues due to aging and trauma.

Where do stem cells come from?

Stem cells are found throughout your body. The kind of stem cells that come from a lineage intended to end up as connective tissue such as joint cartilage or spinal discs are called mesenchymal stem cells, and these are found in very high concentrations in bone marrow. We only use your own bone marrow.

What does a procedure look like?

Most procedures take 30-60 minutes to perform, in a single office visit. You are brought to our in-office procedure room and we administer a light sedative. Your bone marrow is then carefully taken from the iliac wing (posterior hip) using live x-ray guidance, called fluoroscopy. The concentrated bone marrow is then injected into the areas to be treated, e.g., spinal discs, joints, or tendons, using either ultrasound or fluoroscopy to precisely inject the intended area of treatment.

Platelet-rich plasma therapy

What is platelet-rich plasma?

Blood is a tissue which contains many compounds, one of which is platelets. Platelets are packed with numerous factors (growth factor molecules and cytokines) that can attract cells to come into an injured area and for existing cells to “wake up” and accelerate healing. When healing has stalled, PRP has been shown to initiate tissue repair. It can activate tendon cells to heal, bone to regenerate, and can stimulate new blood vessel development and the wound healing process. It has even been shown to normalize the lining of joints and return them to a more youthful and less inflammatory state.

What does a procedure look like?

After a simple blood draw is performed, the blood is then spun in a centrifuge to separate and concentrate the platelet-rich plasma. The platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the area being treated under sterile conditions. It’s all completed in one clinic appointment.