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29101 Center Ridge Road
Building 2, Suite 425
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Call: (440) 827-5058

Overview

The Pain Management Center at St. John Medical Center was established to meet a tremendous need for a specialized provider of medical services to individuals who suffer with chronic, acute or cancer pain conditions. The program provides a comprehensive evaluation of each patient, and offers innovative therapies to individuals suffering from a large range of syndromes associated with pain.

We offer a multi-disciplinary team approach to the treatment of chronic pain — working in tandem with hospital services such as physical therapy, among others.

Our Goals

  • Determine the cause of your pain
  • Eliminate pain by using state-of-the-art medical and interventional treatments
  • Improve patients functional capabilities through aggressive physical therapy and assist patients to cope with pain as well as regain control of their life
  • Patients usually seen within 24 to 48 hours after the first call to the office

We can help if you suffer from any of the following:

  • Severe back and neck pain (including herniated discs, spinal stenosis or fibromyalgia)
  • Headaches
  • Cancer pain
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) complex regional pain syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN)
  • Diabetic and vascular neuropathy
  • Chronic abdominal and pelvic pain
  • Muscle and joint pain associated with nervous system disorders, including trigeminal neuralgia (facial pain)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome or Failed Back Syndrome: recurrences of back or leg pain following back surgery – when surgery is no longer an option
  • Pain associated with AIDS
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Intractable spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injuries
  • Pain associated with osteoporosis and vertebral compression fracture

Procedures

All pain procedures are performed with x-ray and fluoroscopy guidance to improve efficacy and accuracy of treatment. Placing the needle at the exact location of the problem improves treatment success rate.

Types of procedures performed:

  • Acupuncture
  • Auricular Therapy
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Discography
  • Facet Joint Medial Branch Ablation with Radiofrequency (RF)
  • Facet Nerve Block
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Intrathecal Pain Pump
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Nucleoplasty (percutaneous disc decompression)
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Thoracic Epidural
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve
  • Stimulation (TENS)
  • Vertebroplasty

Meet Abdallah Kabbara, MD - Medical Director

Abdallah Kabbara, MD, is the Medical Director of The Pain Management Center at St. John Medical Center. He is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine through the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is currently an Assistant Professor and Anesthesia Consultant at Case Western Reserve University. He completed his internship in internal medicine and residency in anesthesiology at MetroHealth Medical Center. His fellowship in pain management was completed at University Hospitals. Dr. Kabbara has extensive experience in radiofrequency ablation of the neck, thorax, back and peripheral nerves. He also inserts and maintains intrathecal pumps and spinal cord stimulators, as well as provides nucleoplasty and discograms.



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