The Pain Center
Welcome to The Pain Center! We are a comprehensive pain management practice that utilizes advanced therapies to effectively diagnose and treat chronic pain. Founded in 2002, The Pain Center puts a heavy emphasis on in-depth diagnostic evaluations, highly integrated physician teams, and multidisciplinary, therapeutic approaches to care.
The team at The Pain Center understands that chronic pain not only affects the sufferer, but all of those who depend on or care about a person with a chronic pain condition.
Our mission at The Pain Center is to provide unsurpassed medical care with compassion and hope to patients and their families.
History of the Practice
Founded in 2002, The Pain Center has always believed in a comprehensive approach to pain management. Each specialist performs a thorough examination before recommending treatment.
The Pain Center is committed to excellent medical care that sustains the practice’s mission and vision.
Since the very beginning, we have focused our attention on healing patients as a whole; meaning, the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of patients are taken into account during each appointment and treatment session. Although The Pain Center has hit some major milestones throughout its lifetime, it’s our goal to continue providing nationally recognized interventional pain care.
- 2002 TPC is founded by Dr. Steven M. Siwek
- 2002 TPC opens its first clinic in Deer Valley
- 2003 TPC hires its first physicians, Dr. Matthew W. Doust
- 2007 TPC opens its centralized, administrative corporate office
- 2009 TPC introduces Pain News, a health and lifestyle periodical that educates patients and referral resources
- 2010 TPC expands outside the Valley to Tucson
- 2011 TPC expands outside the Valley to Prescott
- 2011 TPC aligns with Hope Research
- 2013 – 2016 TPC is voted Arizona’s #1 Pain Management Clinic
- 2014 TPC purchases and opens Arizona Surgical Specialists Center — Tempe
- 2015 TPC opens Arizona Surgical Specialists Center — West Phoenix
- 2015 TPC launches on-site, LCMS labs in clinics
- 2015 Alliance HealthCare Services purchases TPC
For many patients, it takes years to receive the right care for their chronic pain. At TPC, patients are treated by physicians who specialize in pain management.
116 million Americans suffer from chronic pain
$635 Billion annual costs to the US economy
Pain does not respect age, gender, sex, or ethnicity
3x More Likely
To develop depression & anxiety with chronic pain
Becomes the #1 cause of death among adults 18-45
How We Help
Our pain management physicians look at the total “pain picture” before administering therapies that address the cognitive, emotional, and physical barriers of pain.
We understand the crux of the pain management problem: society’s limited understanding and compassion for patients affected by chronic pain. While many pain clinics attempt to mask the problem with prescription pills and invasive procedures, we aim to develop solutions through integrated pain care.
At The Pain Center, it’s our mission to develop strong patient-provider relationships before recommending therapies for pain. Once we’ve administered a thorough evaluation, we use a number of pain management techniques to tackle your pain head-on. Simply put, your needs are always made a top priority.
Pain management lab tests are crucial to understanding the complexity of a patient’s pain condition. At The Pain Center, we offer lab services to expedite test results so patients can receive treatment as soon as possible. Our labs also aid in therapeutic monitoring to ensure medications and other therapies are used safely and responsibly. Lastly, the labs at The Pain Center adhere to the highest quality standards set by nationally recognized accrediting agencies.
Interventional procedures at The Pain Center help diagnose and treat chronic pain conditions. After receiving a comprehensive evaluation from a Pain Center physician, patients are given recommendations for treatments that may be effective for their pain. Depending on the patient’s condition and symptoms, a pain management specialist may suggest a steroid injection, nerve block, or minimally invasive spinal procedure. Patients can review all of the treatments offered at The Pain Center when they visit our Services & Programs section.
The Pain Center understands the use of opioids for pain management is highly scrutinized by many professionals in the field of medicine. While we prefer to reduce or eliminate a patient’s pain through interventional procedures, we acknowledge pain medications are a viable treatment option for some people. As a result, our pain management specialists utilize a number of minimally invasive procedures and complementary therapies in conjunction with pain medications to ensure complete relief. Patients experience a reprieve from their pain from an array of treatment options, including but not limited to, steroid injections, spinal cord stimulation, acupuncture, physical therapy, and more.
At The Pain Center, clinical research is considered a critical component of quality patient care. When you think about modern medicine and how it has evolved over the years, it’s important to recognize the role medical research has had on the field. New and improved treatments, interventional procedures, and medications cannot be made available to the public without undergoing rigorous trials. Having said that, The Pain Center is doing its part in the development of interventional therapies by participating in numerous ongoing studies. If you are interested in being a part of a clinical trial, please speak to your Pain Center provider.
Unfortunately, injuries at the workplace can happen, and if they do, it’s important to get them evaluated right away. If the pain from your injury becomes chronic, schedule an appointment at The Pain Center. Our specialists understand the importance of long-term, quality care having worked with pain patients for more than 15 years. Let us take the pain out of handling worker’s comp claims as well, so you can Get Back Into Life.
Are you looking for pain relief? Our expert pain specialists are trained in state-of-the-art, minimally invasive treatments and surgeries sure to give you an edge over your chronic pain.
Why The Pain Center?
Every medical practice or healthcare system begins as an idea. Over time, that idea becomes a reality; paving the way for new processes and discoveries alike. When you consider the inner workings of the healthcare system today, it may be fascinating to explore how mankind was capable of developing such a robust system in the first place.
Moreover, that the medical cornerstones of our communities flourish from the minds of individuals who dedicate their lives to helping others: physicians.
The Pain Center puts a heavy emphasis on in-depth diagnostic evaluations, highly integrated physician teams, and multidisciplinary treatments.
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See what our patients are saying
This is the best pain center ever. I have been going to see doctors since 1996 [because] I have had so many back surgeries. Dr. Mattew W. Doust is a great doctor. He takes time with you and lets you know how he can help you.
My experience at the Prescott Pain Center has been remarkable….
They all care very much, providing not just professional and excellent care, but making me feel welcome and as if my conditions were important to them.