Insight Pain Management Center

Insight Pain Management

Are you in pain? We can help!

We are a multidisciplinary clinic that specializes in the treatment of chronic pain. We specialize in back pain but we are able to treat pain of all varieties. Whether you suffer from chronic headaches, back pain, joint pain, or sciatica, we have a treatment plan for you. We can help you alleviate your pain through a multitude of modalities, ranging from medication management, injection therapy, interventional procedures, to physical and aquatic therapy. We are able to offer what no other pain management clinic can because we are a part of a larger institution with neurosurgery, MRI, physical therapy, chiropractic, spa, and fitness facilities all under one roof. We pride ourselves in making the patient experience and satisfaction our top priority.

How can we help your back pain?

First, let us explain a little bit about the make-up of your spine.

Your spine is comprised of 24 ring-like bones called Vertebrae.

The “rings” of each vertebra align to form a column in your back; which is referred to as your Spinal Column.

Your “Spinal Cord” extends from the base of your brain and runs down the length of your spinal column, ending at the top of your lumbar spine where it continues further down your spinal column as a bundle of nerves.

Your spinal cord is protected by a thin membrane called Dura Mater.

The Epidural Space is a small space that surrounds the dura mater.

Nerve Roots branch off of your spinal cord and exit your spinal column through and opening called the neural foramen. These nerves extend into your arms, back, and legs. If something is irritating your nerve roots, such as a bulging or herniated disc, pain can be felt along the entirety of the nerve.

Anesthesia Services

We understand that undergoing an injection can be a nerve-racking experience. In an effort to relieve any anxiety and discomfort, we have an on-duty certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) to provide sedation for almost every procedure.

What We Do

Medication Management

We have 2 physicians and 1 nurse practitioner who can manage your pain with both prescription and non-prescription methods. Together with your physician, we will determine a medication regimen that appropriately manages your pain. It is our primary goal to get you out of pain and do so as effectively as possible while keeping you safe. Therefore, we follow strict federal and state guidelines in our prescribing practices and each patient is subject to a urine drug screen (UDS) at each visit. The UDS is explained further on the “Narcotic Agreement and UDS” tab at the top of the page.

Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections

A diagnostic and therapeutic injection that offers pain relief by targeting specific nerve roots that if damaged can cause radiating or shooting pain down an extremity

Epidural Steriod Injection

A diagnostic and therapeutic injection of local anesthetic and steroid into the epidural space of your neck and/or back to alleviate pain in your neck, arms, back, and legs.

Facet Blocks

A facet is a joint between two vertebrae. These joints can become arthritic and cause localized back pain. Pain relief can be brought about by performing a facet block, which is an injection of local anesthetic and/or steroid into these joints.

Rhizotomy / Radio Frequency Ablation

Commonly referred to as an RFA, is a therapeutic procedure that uses radiofrequency waves to desensitize the nerve and stop the transmission of pain signals.

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Botox Injections

Deep wrinkles form around the eyes and forehead over time due to muscle movement. Botox is FDA approved to reduce  muscle activity at injection site, working to smooth out those fine lines.

Trigger Point Injections

A trigger point is a focal area of muscle spasm that can be relieved by injecting a local anesthetic and/or an anti-inflammatory directly into the trigger point.

Intra-Articular Joint Injection (Hip/Knee/Shoulder)

If you suffer from pain joint pain, such as your shoulder, hip, or knee, we are able to injection medication directly into the joint to help alleviate your pain. There are numerous medications we can inject, including anesthetics, steroids, and a specialized medication specifically formulated for joint pain called sodium hyaluronate.

Discogram

A diagnostic procedure used to identify if a specific intervertebral disc is the source of your back pain.

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Treatment for Shingles

There is no cure for shingles, but treatment may shorten the length of illness and prevent complications. Treatment options include:

  • Antiviral medicines to reduce the pain and duration of shingles.
  • Pain medicines, antidepressants, and topical creams to relieve long-term pain.

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Kyphoplasty

Kyphoplasty:  Your vertebral body can become fractured and compressed as a result of trauma, osteoporosis, and certain cancers.  In this case, we can relieve your pain by performing a kyphoplasty which stabilizes the fracture by injecting a cement like substance and restores some or all of the height loss due to the compression fracture.

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Spinal Cord Stimulator

Spinal Cord Stimulator:  If you suffer from chronic, intractable pain, a spinal cord stimulator might be an option for you.  A spinal cord stimulator (SCS) sends signals to mask your pain signal from reaching your brain.

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Pain Management Team

Salah Eldohiri, MD

Salah Eldohiri, MD

Anesthesiologist, Pain Management Physician

Dr. Salah Eldohiri is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management and finished medical school at Mansoura, Egypt in 1996. He later completed his residency at State Suny New York, New York in 2003. Dr. Eldohiri is part of the Genesys PHO an..

Vincent Rampersaud, MD

Vincent Rampersaud, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Pain Management Physician

Dr. Rampersaud has been practicing Orthopedics and Pain Management since 1998. He trained in Orthopedics at Wayne State University and has had extensive training in pain, spine, joints and hand injuries. He has been focused on pain management in priv..

Sushruth Shenava, MD

Sushruth Shenava, MD

Pain Management Physician

Dr. Shenava has been trained in Anesthesiology and Pain Management and has been in practice since 2011. After Anesthesiology training, he has focused solely on Pain Management. Dr. Shenava offers a variety of procedural, behavioral and medical option..

Siva K. Sripada, D.O.

Siva K. Sripada, D.O.

Anesthesiology & Pain Management Physician

Dr. Sripada is board certified in Anesthesiology as well as in Pain Management. He completed his medical training at the University of North Texas HSC in Forth Worth, Texas. He then went on to complete his anesthesia residency at Parkland Hospital in..

Allison Piatt, ACNP-BC

Allison Piatt, ACNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Allison Piatt ACNP-BC is a board certified Nurse Practitioner with a specialty in Acute Care. She completed her nurse practitioner degree with honors from Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri. She did her nursing degree at University of Mi..

Yi-Wen Huang, AGACNP-BC

Yi-Wen Huang, AGACNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Yi-Wen Huang, AGACNP-BC is a board certified in Nurse Practitioner with the specialty in acute care gerontology. Yi-Wen is originally from Taiwan. She finished her bachelor’s degree as a registered nursing at Taipei Medical University in Taipei, Ta..

Lavonne Alexander, FNP-BC

Lavonne Alexander, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

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Joe Danko, AGACNP-BC

Joe Danko, AGACNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Joe Danko, AGACNP-BC is a board certified Nurse Practitioner with a specialty in acute care gerontology. He finished his Bachelors degree as a registered nursing at Oakland University, in Rochester, MI. He went on to complete his Masters Degree at Ma..

Racheal Smith

Racheal Smith

Pain Management Manager

Racheal earned her Bachelor‘s Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Michigan-Flint in May of 2014. She joined Insight Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience in May of 2014 as the front desk medical assistant at Insight Imag..

Kris Swanson

Kris Swanson

Director

Kris Swanson earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Alma College in May 2001 and later earned his Masters in Business Administration from Central Michigan University in May 2002. Since then he has been a manager for 13 years a..

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