Pain Care in Scranton PA

A new opportunity at living a pain free life

Pain is the number one reason patients seek medical care. Experiencing chronic pain can negatively impact sleep patterns, work productivity, and ultimately your overall quality of life. As Scranton’s leading pain management specialist, our mission is to provide long-lasting pain relief by not only resolving the symptoms but treating the source of your pain. 


We are dedicated to integrating cutting-edge pain relief technology with both compassion and understanding. Using modern medical procedures, our clinic is proud to provide you and your loved ones with quality pain relief solutions. 


We strive to provide the utmost care, comfort, and transparency from your very first visit. MVM Health offers a wide variety of advanced pain procedures and alternative treatments including Neuromodulation Treatments, Interventional Pain Procedures, Minimally Invasive Procedures, and Ketamine Infusion Therapy.

Scranton Pain Management Patient

Scranton Pain Management

Atypical Facial PainIliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)Piriformis Syndrome
Biceps Tendonitis (at the Elbow)Interstitial CystitisPost Concussion Syndrome
Bone & joint painLateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)Post Surgical Pain
Bursitis of the hip (Trochanteric Bursitis)Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)Post radiation pain
Carpal Tunnel SyndromeMedial Epicondylitis (Golfter’s Elbow)Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Cervical Facet Joint SyndromeMigrainesPost-Whiplash Headaches
Cervical RadiculopathyMotor Vehicle AccidentPudendal Neuralgia
Cerviogenic HeadachesMuscle Strain of the Upper BackSacroiliac Joint Pain
Chronic Abdominal PainMyalgia of the pelvic floorScoliosis
Chronic Fatigue SyndromeMyofascial Pain SyndromeSpinal Stenosis
Chronic VulvoaginitisNeuropathySpondylolysis
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)Occipital NeuralgiaTMJ
Compression Fractures of the SpineOsteoarthritis of the HipTailbone Pain (Coccydynia)
Cubital Tunnel SyndromeOsteoarthritis of the KneeTension Headaches
De Quervian’s TenosynovitisOsteoarthritis of the SpineTrigeminal Nueralgia
Degenerative Disc DiseasePain after cancer surgeryVertebral compression fracture
Discogenic PainPelvic CongestionVulvodynia
DyspareuniaPelvic HerniasWhiplash
EndometrosisPelvic and abdominal pain from abdominal cancersWork Related Injuries
FibromyalgiaPeripheral NeuropathyWrist Pain
Herniated DiscPhantom Pain 

Harvard-Train Physicians Committed to the Pain Relief

Trust, comfort, and transparency are the foundation of an effective and healthy physician-patient relationship. With pain fellowships from Harvard, our physicians are committed to maintaining the highest levels of accreditation and pursuing ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in pain management and wellness. We understand that everyone experiences pain differently, but we believe that your story matters. By coupling evidence-based clinical expertise with compassionate care, we will work with you to achieve the most optimal outcome for your chronic pain.

Pain Care in Scranton PA
Pain Care in Scranton PA
Pain Care in Scranton PA

Neuromodulation Treatments

Neuromodulation is the use of medication or technology to alter pain signaling in the body with the goal of reducing pain, improving function, and positively impacting your overall quality of life. This term often refers to technological devices that are surgically implanted in the body to help with chronic pain problems. Neuromodulation treatments at MVM Health include Wireless Peripheral Nerve Stimulation, Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Therapy, and Spinal Cord Stimulation.

The Wireless Peripheral Nerve Stimulation procedure is designed to relieve pain caused by a damaged peripheral nerve, such as the intercostal, dorsal scapular, and ilioinguinal nerves.  The wireless peripheral nerve stimulator is the smallest implanted stimulator system. Introduced through a needle under X-ray or ultrasound guidance, the implant utilized electrical pulses to disrupt pain signals. The external wearable antenna transmits power wirelessly to the stimulator.

Dorsal root ganglion stimulations use a small device that is implanted under the skin. Small electrical pulses are sent through the device causing pain signals to be disrupted or delayed. This creates either a comfortable tingling sensation in the area of pain or resolves the pain completely.

Spinal cord stimulation is a procedure in which a small device is surgically placed under the skin and sends a mild electric current to your spinal cord. Thin wires carry current from a pulse generator to the nerve fibers of the spinal cord. The pulses then stimulate the nerves in the area where your pain is felt. As a result, pain is then reduced because the electrical pulses disrupt and mask the pain signal from reaching your brain.

Interventional Pain Procedures

Interventional pain management is a method that utilizes pain-blocking techniques to aid in the reduction of pain patients may be experiencing. This will ensure that day-to-day activities become less difficult, and effectively restore the quality of life for patients. Surgery, electrostimulation, nerve blocks, or implantable drug delivery systems may be used as part of the treatment process. Interventional pain management is generally used to treat patients that are continuing to experience pain after other treatment types have failed.

A joint injection is a non-surgical procedure in which a solution of anesthetic is utilized to inject corticosteroid directly into damaged joint tissue. The injection can be applied to any joint, such as the knee, hips, shoulder, or wrist. This can provide you with the relief you need to improve your range of motion and participate in physical therapy exercises that were too difficult for you before.

Nerve blocks are a type of anesthesia that can be used to block pain signals from traveling along certain nerves. This can be done either temporarily or permanently, depending on the type of nerve block used. Nerve blocks are often used as an effective way to provide relief for chronic pain sufferers who have not found relief with other methods, such as medication or physical therapy.

Epidural steroid injections are utilized to deposit steroids and/or other medications in the epidural space of the spine. The epidural space contains nerves, blood vessels, and fat; and surrounds the dura, a sac around the spinal cord. Epidural steroid injections may be given in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, or sacral regions of the spine.

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a procedure that utilizes heat to destroy tissue. For pain management, radio waves are sent through a precisely placed needle to heat an area of the nerve which prevents pain signals from being sent back to your brain. RFA is considered for long-term pain conditions, especially of the neck, lower back, or arthritic joints that haven’t been successfully treated with other methods.

Minimally Invasive Procedures

A minimally invasive procedure is a collective variety of techniques doctors may utilize as an alternative to open surgery. Limiting the incision size can greatly reduce the healing time as well as reduce the risk of infection and potential pain.

Radiofrequency Neurotomy (Endoscopic Method) is a procedure in which heat from radio waves is used to treat painful facet joints in your lower back. It eases the pain that isn’t helped by medications or physical therapy.

SI Joint fusion is a surgical procedure in which the damaged or inflamed sacroiliac joint is removed and replaced with a metal implant. This will allow the joint to regain stability as well as alleviate pain.

The Vertiflex Superion interspinous spacer is a minimally invasive device that is implanted to restore the space between vertebrae. The Superion spacer is put in place using a small tube the size of a dime. This outpatient procedure minimizes tissue damage and blood loss, allowing for a faster, more comfortable recovery.

This is a minimally invasive procedure in which excess ligament tissue is removed through a tiny incision. This will not only restore space in the spinal canal, but it will also alleviate pain.

An intrathecal pain pump implant is often utilized to relieve several kinds of chronic pain or cancer pain. Pain medication is sent through a thin, flexible tube that is inserted into the space around the spinal cord. Once the medication reaches the nerves in the spine, pain signals begin to decrease and delay, resulting in pain relief.

Kyphoplasty is a surgical procedure that is used to treat compression fractures of the spine.  This procedure is performed using a balloon catheter to create a cavity in the vertebrae. This space is then filled with a specialized cement, which stabilizes the fracture and restores the height and alignment of the vertebrae. Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that can be done on an outpatient basis.

Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Ketamine infusion therapy is an innovative and powerful solution to address chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and stress. Ketamine infusion therapy involves IV administration of the medication and works by blocking NMDA receptors in the brain. This action leads to decreased pain and improved mood.

Preparation for Patient Pain Consultation 

Prior to your new visit, please fill out the following forms: Release of Medical Record Information, HIPPA Notice of Privacy Practices, Consultation Attendance Policy, and New Patient Pain Consultation form. These documents will be emailed or mailed to you prior to your visit. 

Please bring the following items to your new patient visit

  • Current Medication List
  • ALL diagnostic imaging results of the area in question: CT Scans, X-ray, MRI
  • ALL EMG/Nerve Conduction results of the area in question 
  • Medical history or hospitalizations
  • Mental health records, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Last 2 Office Visit Notes/Progress Notes
  • Documentation of any recent therapies for your chronic pain (physical therapy, chiropractic care, injections, and others)
  • Any pertinent surgical records

What to Expect During your Consultation?

  • Check in 15-30mins prior to your appointment time to ensure all prior documentations have been completed
  • A photo identification document and insurance card will be reviewed by the front desk prior to your check in.
  • After check in, a clinical assistant at MVM Health will measure and record your blood pressure, weight, height and medication list. You will be asked some details about your pain symptoms as well as source of referral (if applicable).
  • You will have a short wait while your primary symptoms are presented to the physician responsible for your visit.
  • The physician will see you, perform a thorough physical exam, discuss some of the potential causes of your pain, then finalize your individualized plan of care
  • Prior to your departure, we may discuss the prior authorization process for therapeutic interventions, arrange for additional referrals for diagnostic (imaging) or treatments (physical therapy) or schedule you for a follow up evaluation.
  • The clinical notes from your new visit and follow up visit will be sent to your referral source or primary care provide.

Pain Care in Scranton

Our MVM physicians, Dr. Mohamed Osman, Dr. Vwaire Orhurhu, and Dr. Miriam Salisu are Harvard-trained professionals that are committed to empowering our patients to be involved in decisions surrounding their care. Our all-encompassing approach to pain management ensures that our patients receive up-to-date care by providing novelty treatment options to help grant patients a new opportunity to achieve a better quality of life. With over 130 published peer-reviewed articles, our physicians understand the importance of education and are focused on providing the latest research methods and modalities within pain management. We understand that everyone experiences pain differently. We believe that transparency and trust are the foundation of a healthy physician-patient relationship and your needs are our top priority. We are proud to serve the communities of East Stroudsburg, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and Lehigh Valley, PA. Our clinic features innovative technology and equipment that makes it possible for our physicians to provide exceptional patient care. 

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