DCH to Offer Chronic Pain Management Outpatient Clinic

Starting July 1, DCH will welcome a new Outpatient Clinic provider to our team. Chandra Brown, ARNP, FNP-C, will offer Chronic Pain Management services and deliver exceptional care, close to home.

Chandra will start at DCH on July 1st and 29th, and will visit on the 1st Monday and 3rd Friday of each month starting in August.

The following services will be available in this new clinic:

  • Chronic pain medication management, for a diagnosis that has lasted longer than 3 months with failed attempts of natural approach or NSAIDs.
  • Guidance on using NSAIDs, Gabapentin/Lyrica, muscle relaxers, lotions/creams.
  • Referral and advice for the use of ancillary services including physical therapy, labs, radiology, drug screenings, etc.
  • The clinic will have a focus on muscle/skeletal disorders; cervical pain w/wo radiculopathy, thoracic pain, lumbar pain w/wo radiculopathy, SI joint dysfunction, chronic hip pain, chronic knee pain, myofascial pain, muscle tension, muscle spasms and fibromyalgia.
  • Injection regimen, physical therapy services, chiropractic therapies, massage therapy, dry needling therapy and psychotherapy for patients with mental aspect included.
  • New imaging on all new patients. Patients will need updated imaging within 3-5 years.
  • Trigger point injections for myofascial pain; using Bupivacaine and/or Depo-Medrol/Kenalog. Dr. Brown is able to perform trigger point injections for increased muscle pain, headaches (TPI for cervical), lateral thigh for meralgia paresthetica, and lumbar muscle pain.
  • Assistance to Fibromyalgia patients utilizing non-narcotic options to decrease pain. Narcotics are not recommended for patients with Fibromyalgia. The use of Lyrica and Trigger point injections are ideal.
  • Referrals to physician for interventions (pain pumps, neural stimulators, etc.) and injections for lumbar ESI, cervical ESI, facet joint injections, SIJ injections, median branch blocks with possible radiofrequency, etc.

If you feel you can benefit from these services, call our Outpatient Clinic at 641-446-2285 to schedule your appointment. A referral is not necessary. For more information about stay tuned to www.decaturcountyhospital.org and our Facebook page @DecaturCountyHospitalIowa for more information as it becomes available.