Answers to commonly asked questions about Spine Treatments
1. Where are you located?
Center for Interventional Pain & Spine has several locations throughout Delaware and Pennsylvania to conveniently serve our patients.
Silverside Corporate Carr Center 405 Silverside Road Suite 104 Wilmington, DE 19809 844-365-PAIN(7246)
Brandywine Town Center 3401 Brandywine Parkway Suite 202 Wilmington, DE 19803 844-365-PAIN(7246)
Sandhill Plaza 118 Sandhill Dr. Suite 203 Middletown, DE 19709 844-365-PAIN(7246)
The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Rd. Suite 1200 Newark, DE 19713 844-365-PAIN(7246)
Limestone Building 5936 Limestone Rd. Suite 202 Hockessin, DE 19707 844-365-PAIN(7246)
Halpern Medical Plaza 1197 Airport Road. Second Floor Milford, DE 19963 302-503-3432
Horsham Business Center 300 Welsh Road Building Two Horsham, PA 19044 844-365-PAIN(7246)
Fort Washington Plaza 535 Pennsylvania Ave. Fort Washington, PA 19034 844-365-PAIN(7246)
Abington Surgical Center 2701 Blair Mill Rd. Suite 35 Willow Grove, PA 19090 844-365-PAIN(7246)
Main Line Health & Fitness Bldg 931 East Haverford Rd. Suite 202 Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 844-365-PAIN(7246)
Exton Medical Complex 100 Arrandale Blvd Ste 103 Exton, PA 19341 844-365-PAIN(7246)
North Pointe Medical Complex 160 North Pointe Blvd Ste 208 Lancaster, PA 17601 844-365-PAIN(7246)
Grand View Health Outpatient Facility 270 Main Street, Suite 2, Harleysville, PA 19438
2. What are your hours of operation?
Hours of operation for each Center for Interventional Pain & Spine location is Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. -4:30 p.m. National holidays may affect location hours.
3. Will my insurance cover your services?
It is important to familiarize yourself with your insurance plan so that you are aware of your deductibles, copays and coinsurances. Being familiar with your insurance plan will prepare you for the associated costs of your visit. If your insurance has a deductible, you will be required to pay the full balance of that deductible before your insurance will activate and pay for the rest of your care. If your insurance has a copay, you will be required to pay that amount at the time of your visit. If you have a coinsurance, you will be expected to pay an agreed-upon percentage toward your visit that is reinforced by your insurance policy. Center for Interventional Pain & Spine accepts a wide variety of insurances, including:
- Amerihealth Caritas
- Auto Worker’s Compensation
- Aetna Medicare
- Amerihealth Administrators
- All BCBS plans
- Health Options
- Independence Administrators
- Keystone Health Plan East
- Keystone Care 65
- Railroad Medicare
- Optimum Choice
- Personal Choice
- Traditional Medicaid of Delaware
- Tricare for Life
- United Healthcare
4. What should I expect during my first consultation?
We know you chose the Center for Interventional Pain & Spine to get the pain relief you deserve. We want your first appointment to be a stress-free experience where our physician can complete a comprehensive evaluation and walk you through our process thoroughly. A typical consultation will go like this:
- Your weight and vital signs will be taken, similarly to any doctor’s office visit
- Your physician will talk to you about your medical history and goals
- Your physician will perform a physical examination of your affected areas
- If necessary, your physician will order any additional tests, such as blood tests and imaging if needed for an accurate diagnosis.
- Our staff will assist you in scheduling appointments and choosing locations for any diagnostic imaging tests needed
- Depending on their insurance and health condition, some patients may be eligible to have their procedure on the same day as their consultation. However, in most cases, treatments will need to be scheduled later out.
5. What conditions do you treat?
The spine is a complex system composed of muscles, nerves, ligaments and bone all working in perfect conjunction to provide pain-free movement. When one of these parts becomes misaligned or injured, we experience pain or discomfort. At Center for Interventional Pain & Spine, we specialize in pain treatment. The following are some of the common conditions that we treat:
- Primary and secondary headache disorders
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
- Other facial pain syndromes
- Neck pain and cervical spine pain syndromes
- Degenerative disc disease
- Sacroiliac joint pain
- Lumbar spine pain
- Herniated discs
- Post-surgical hip pain syndromes
6. What parts of the body do you treat?
At the Center for Interventional Pain & Spine, we treat the parts of the body controlled by the central and peripheral nervous system. This includes the brain, spinal cord, neck, cervical spine, lumbar spine, and hips. We also treat parts of the body affected by osteoarthritis which includes the knees, shoulders, and elbows in addition to the hips and spine.
7. What is a TENS unit?
A transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation unit or a TENS unit delivers small electrical pulses directly to the affected parts of the body to help alleviate pain. The electrical current it produces runs through small electrodes attached to adhesive pads and helps stimulate the nerves for therapeutic purposes. Patients can use a TENS machine as often as they’d like in their pain management plan, and our staff can help patients understand the different settings.
8. What does a back brace do?
A back brace helps reduce spinal pressure and lessen muscle tension in the lower back. Physicians may recommend a back brace for patients who have had a lumbar spine injury to help restrict movements, such as twisting or bending while the spine heals. A back brace is also a great resource to help increase spinal function while engaging in daily activities. They also help provide additional spinal support and reduce micro-motion between vertebral segments, reducing overall pain.