The Pain Management and Painful Neuropathy Experts
How It Works
The MAP Program was developed by Lags Medical Centers as a way to effectively treat patients suffering from chronic pain using minimal opioids
This is accomplished by treating the underlying causes of a patients chronic pain rather than by simply covering up the symptoms with opioids. MAP minimizes patient surgeries, as Lags believes that most surgery is medically unnecessary, often makes the patient worse, and should only be used as a last resort after minimally invasive options have been tried.
Three Primary Sources of Pain
- Pain Caused by Metabolic conditions, such as painful neuropathy
- Pain Caused by Anatomical conditions
- Pain Caused by Psychological conditions, such as depression, or substance abuse
Each new patient undergoing the MAP program will be given a complete Metabolic, Anatomical, and Psychological Assessment
Diabetes Risk Assessment, Blood Panel, ENFD
Physical Examination, EMG/Nerve Conduction Velocity Testing, Imaging such as X-rays, MRI’s, ultrasound, SDAF
Confirmatory Urine Tests, Opioid Misuse Screening, Clear Assessment, ASI Evaluation, ACE Evaluation
By assessing the pain sources, we are able to treat the root causes of the problem rather than simply prescribing opioids. Based on your assessment we find the treatment that best suits your pain causes. Through Metabolic treatments, Nerve Blocks and anatomical treatment, and through counseling and Medically assisted mental health treatment.
Learn more today by coming into a location or calling to make an appointment.
At Lags Medical Centers, we use state-of-the-art diagnostics to help in creating individualized treatment plans to effectively manage and alleviate pain.
We understand that everyone is different and pain affects us in different ways. With constant advances in medicine, Lags realizes that you have to heal the whole person with the use of classic holistic, and modern treatments.
We strive to reduce the total cost of care by avoiding emergency room visits, unnecessary surgery, procedures and pharmacy costs.
We are uniquely qualified to treat your pain. Fellowship Director Dr. Francis P. Lagattuta is our leader in treatment of spine, joint, and muscoloskeletal pain and a registered IMR reviewer, with more than 20 years of experience.
Chronic pain can have a debilitating effect on your life. Lags Medical Centers can help:
•Assist in reducing your pain
•Provide various methods of pain control
•Restore ability to live an active lifestyle at work and home
•Assist in managing your stress, depression and anger
•Aid your family in the awareness of pain management
Lags focus on functional recovery and attention toward the total wellness of each patient can be seen through the relationship built with each patient and the care provided in a restorative treatment process.