PainCenter_ImageRTFOur Comprehensive Pain Center supports innovative research on the management of chronic painful conditions and clinical trials to improve patient function, treatment outcomes and quality of life.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Comprehensive Pain Center provides management alternatives for patients whose pain results from chronic conditions other than cancer or spinal injury or disease, such as:

  • Advanced arthritic pain of the hips or knees, pancreatic and other abdominal pain
  • Chronic kidney and bladder pain
  • Post-inguinal hernia repair pain
  • Intercostal neuralgia
  • Chronic regional pain syndrome (formerly known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy)
  • Sacroiliac pain
  • Facial pain
  • Migraine
  • Occipital neuralgia
  • Other chronic headache conditions

Physical therapy is an integral part of the center. We also use advanced procedures such as sacroiliac radiofrequency nerve ablation, neural field stimulator implantation for non-spine painful conditions, intrathecal drug delivery implantation for non-spine pain conditions and radiofrequency ablation of other peripheral sensory nerves.

At our Narcotic Reduction Clinic, clinic physicians determine a reasonable coordinated treatment plan to gradually reduce doses of pain medicine through a combination of medicine schedules, procedures, periodic intravenous infusions, referral to other therapies and substitution of medicines.

The Comprehensive Pain Center is a core component of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Neurological Institute, which brings together physicians, scientists, nurses and therapists to develop new technologies and better treatments for people with complex pain and headaches.

Our Leaders

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Steven Severyn, MD

Director, Comprehensive Pain and Headache Center, Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship, Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology

I am a board certified anesthesiologist and a Commander in the Medical Corps of the United States Army Reserve with extensive service in military hospitals in both the United States and abroad. My research focuses on the effect of continuous regional analgesia after combat injury and surgery on length of stay in intensive and intermediate care settings.


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