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New Pain Management Patients

What you can expect at your first PPG – Pain Management appointment. 

Once you've been referred to PPG – Pain Management, planning for the first appointment is simple.

  • The first appointment begins with a confirmation of a diagnosis, utilizing a thorough history and physical examination as well as using screening tools such as risk assessments, X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, nerve conduction studies, EMGs and lab work. It is preferred to have risk assessments, X-rays, CT scans, MRIs and other diagnostic tests completed prior to this initial appointment, but not required.
  • Narcotics are NOT prescribed during your first visit. You must qualify as a safe candidate prior to narcotic therapy.
  • During the first visit, you are scheduled with one of our experienced psychologists who is on-site and integrated into clinic practices.
  • PPG – Pain Management does not treat severe mental illness or substance abuse.
Pain management treatments and procedures

Learn more about treatments and procedures the PPG – Pain Management team takes to help you manage your pain.

See all conditions and treatments