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Pain Management

Inpatient and Outpatient Care


Conemaugh Neuroscience and Pain Institute 
Conemaugh East Hills
1450 Scalp Avenue, Suite 2100
Johnstown, PA 15904
Phone: (814) 269-5211
Fax: (814) 269-5233


Conemaugh Health System's Outpatient Pain Management Program offers innovative outpatient therapies to patients suffering from ongoing pain caused by illness, injury, or chronic conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Failed Back Surgeries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches

Treatment Methods

Conemaugh Health System’s unique approach may include one or more of the following treatment methods:

  • Medical and/or Surgical Therapy, including nerve blocks, trigger injections at the pain site, botox injections to relax muscles and reduce pain
  • Minimal interventional procedures including epidural steroid injections and nerve blocks
  • Trial spinal cord stimulators
  • Botox injections
  • EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Radiofrequency Neurotomy to prevent spinal nerves transmitting pain signals to brain
  • Physician supervised medical management
  • Referral to Physical and Occupational Therapies
  • Lifestyle modifications

A physician referral is required for treatment.


Inpatient Pain Management

Conemaugh's Pain Team includes Anesthesiologists, Clinical Pharmacists, Registered Nurses, and Certified Surgical Technologists with special training in pain management. Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center follows The Joint Commission pain assessment and management standards. Patient pain management satisfaction is monitored by HCAHPS (Hospital Compare) surveys. Conemaugh's Pain Committee of physicians and nurses continulously work to improve pain management based upon feedback from patients. 

Physicians may request one of two pain management methods of patients:

  1. Nerve block - The Regional Block Team can place a nerve block for some surgeries to help control pain during and after surgery.
  2. Medication management - Pain Management consult can provide a pharmacy physician to assist with medication in addition to nonpharmacological pain management options.

Medication on Demand Device (MOD)

A medication on demand device is used on some nursing units as an innovative way to provide patient-controlled pain management at the bedside with a simple and secure dispencing device. 


Substance Abuse

Adequate pain management can be a challenge, especially during times of opioid crisis. Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center is an active member of the Cambria County Drug Coalition, which provides education to healthcare providers on opioids, nonpharmacolgical pain options, and assistance for patients with a substance abuse concern.