The Pain Center is a multidisciplinary entity, which allows professionals from diverse fields to bring their abilities to bear upon the needs of each individual patient.
Failed back surgery syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome, and facial pain are common examples of chronic pain conditions that may respond quite well to neurosurgical intervention. Spinal cord stimulation and implantable infusion pumps are powerful tools that pain neurosurgeons may use to ameliorate severe, chronic pain.
The Pain Center team also has specialized expertise in the treatment and management of a range of other syndromes including anesthesia dolorosa, headache, hemicrania continua, intercostal neuralgia, low back pain, neck pain, occipital neuralgia, pelvic pain, postherpetic neuralgia, and trigeminal neuralgia.
Led by Dr. Christopher Winfree, the Pain Center is a multidisciplinary entity. This allows professionals from diverse fields to bring their abilities to bear upon the needs of each individual patient. For example, many chronic pain conditions are actually caused by peripheral nerve injuries [Peripheral Nerve Center]. Thus, the combination of peripheral nerve and pain neurosurgical techniques allows for the optimal management of these disorders.
The Pain Center Team
Two things can be said of neurosurgeon Christopher Winfree; he is focused, and he hates the word "no". “I know what I want and I am going to do it,” he says, “ I just systematically take steps to make it happen.” “As a kid,” Winfree says, “ I made a long list of things I wanted to do in my life and I have systematically gone through it.” These things included becoming a doctor and running a marathon. “I've checked all kinds of (things) off my life list,” says Dr. Winfree.