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Our chronic pain physicians are on the cutting edge of minimally invasive interventional techniques and medical management of pain. Their efforts are augmented by the talents of our physician assistants and a host of complementary treatment providers.

These complementary treatment providers illustrate that the treatment of chronic pain is not the sole focus of Logan Health Wellness & Pain Management. By working together in one location with immediate access to their colleagues, these experts collaborate to maximize our patients’ wellness.

Our Wellness & Pain Management Services

Our services are designed to bring together leading health care providers in an effort to deliver the best possible care to people with chronic pain. Our providers, and those with whom we work closely, are uniquely skilled in the following areas:

  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Medical Pain Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • Chiropractic
  • Psychology/Counseling

The benefits of this approach are immeasurable to the quality and effectiveness of our patient care.

Pain Management Treatments and Procedures

Logan Health Wellness & Pain Management patients can access a comprehensive range of treatment options with our entire team of pain specialists dedicated to helping you navigate through your treatment journey. Our mission is to relieve chronic pain and restore health, so you can get back to doing what you love.

Once a diagnosis is confirmed, our pain specialists will develop a highly individualized and effective treatment plan to address your specific issues.

For a full description of the procedures offered at Logan Health Wellness & Pain Management, click here.

Our team performs:

  • Botox
  • Bursa Injection
  • Celiac Plexus Blocks
  • Caudal Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Discogram
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Genitofemoral Nerve Block 
  • Ilioinguinal Nerve Block
  • Intercostal Nerve Blocks
  • Intraarticular AC (Acromioclavicular Joint) Shoulder
  • Intrathecal Pump Trial and Implant
  • Lateral Branch Block
  • Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Blocks
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Lysis of Adhesions Epidural
  • Medial Branch Block
  • Occipital Nerve Block, Greater and Lesser
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Peripheral Nerve Simulator Trial and Implants
  • Piriformis Injections
  • Radiofrequency Thermocoagulation (Ablation)
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Selective Nerve Root Blocks (SNRB)
  • Spermatic Cord Nerve Block
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial and Implant
  • Stellate Ganglion Blocks
  • Suboccipital Decompression
  • Superior Hypogastric Plexus Block
  • Synvisc One 
  • Trigger Point Injections 
Education & Support

The Dangers of Opioids

Your provider may choose to reduce or eliminate your opioid pain medications to improve your pain management. The reasons for this are many:

  1. There is no consistent, high-quality, scientific evidence that supports the use of these medications for chronic noncancer pain.
  2. Daily use of these medications will likely result in physical dependency. Your body may become so dependent on the opioid chemical that it will be difficult to determine if it is relieving pain or just maintaining the dependency.
  3. Daily use of these medications can result in hyperalgesia. This means that your nervous system becomes more sensitive to pain because of the pain medications.
  4. Regular use of these medications can lead to increased growth rates for tumors.
  5. Higher doses of opioid pain medications have been proven to result in greater risk of overdose and death.
  6. Regular use of these medications can cause harmful changes in hormone levels.
  7. There is a significant risk of addiction and abuse of opioid medications.
  8. These medications are known to cause many side effects, including nausea, vomiting, constipation, memory problems, dizziness, decreased sleep quality and breathing problems.
  9. Selling these medications or having them stolen is a major public health issue in Montana and nationwide. It is your health care provider’s responsibility to limit the use of these medications as much as possible.
  10. In most cases, alternatives are available that make opioids the last resort for managing chronic pain. Fortunately, The Montana Center for Wellness & Pain Management offers some of the most comprehensive pain and wellness care in the United States.

Medication Holiday

medication holiday, or opioid holiday, is a limited period of time designated to remove a patient from all opioid medications to reset the body’s pain receptors and establish the effectiveness of those medications. The goal is to provide more effective pain relief with or without opioid medications.

A medication wean is a scheduled decrease of opioid medication, working toward an opioid holiday, directed and supported by prescribing provider.

  • Slow wean – The schedule for a medication wean can be paced slowly. This may decrease the intensity of symptoms of the narcotic leaving the body.
  • Fast wean – A faster-paced wean may result in greater intensity of symptoms, but over a shorter period of time.

Possible side effects and symptoms of a medication holiday include: agitation, anxiety, muscle aches, increased crying, insomnia, runny nose, sweating, yawning, abdominal cramps or diarrhea. Withdrawal medication can be prescribed to decrease some of the withdrawal symptoms.

After the patient has completed the medication holiday, their pain is assessed and treatment can be modified as needed. If narcotics are part of the treatment, the medication will be started at a lower dose due to lack of tolerance.

Contact Us

Logan Health Wellness & Pain Management
245 Windward Way
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 756-8488
Fax: (406) 758-3234

Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Preparing for Your Appointment

Imaging and Records
Please bring any MRI reports/films and relevant medical records to the appointment, or have them sent by your referring provider.

Medications
Please bring all medications that you are currently taking in their original containers. The decision to prescribe medications at your initial visit will be made by the health care provider with whom you are scheduled.

Referrals
A referral may be required for pain management treatment, while a referral is usually not needed for complementary treatments such as chiropractic or acupuncture. If you have questions, talk with your primary care provider or contact us.

For Referring Providers

Referring providers may call us or use the following forms:
Interventional Pain Therapies