USA Interventional Pain Clinic
Drs. Brad Steffler and Lewis Coumanis, both interventional radiologists at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, say low back pain is the most common complaint they hear from their patients.
With this in mind, USA Physicians Group has recently established the USA Interventional Pain Clinic in the newly renovated Mastin Professional Building.
In the office, patient care is provided by two interventional radiologists, Drs. Steffler and Coumanis, who have expertise in performing minimally invasive procedures using image guidance. Dr. Steffler said the technology they use is rapidly advancing and he sees this approach as a highly effective tool in helping patients with pain, including back pain.
Dr. Coumanis said there are several options for treating low back pain, such as therapy, injections or in some cases surgery. "Low back pain is such a common condition, and injections are a less invasive option that we provide for our patients," said Dr. Coumanis, who is an assistant professor of radiology at USA. "We are able to provide quick relief and patients find this to be a great option, especially for someone who doesn't want to go through surgery and recovery. Our patients can usually go back to work the next day."
"For back pain, we typically schedule a series of visits in a four to five week period," said Dr. Steffler, who is an associate professor of radiology at USA. "Usually, after the first visit, patients experience a large reduction in pain."
Please note that this clinic does not administer prescribed drugs.