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Mark Kenji Yamaguchi MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology
1950 Curve Crest Boulevard W; Suite 100
Stillwater, MN
(651) 430-3800

Dr. Mark Yamaguchi practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Robbinsdale, MN, Stillwater, MN, and Burnsville, MN. In his practice, Dr. Yamaguchi focuses on pain management. Dr. Yamaguchi is affiliated with North Memorial Health Care. He honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Yamaguchi is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology
1950 Curve Crest Boulevard W.; Suite 100
Stillwater, MN
(651) 430-3800

Dr. Louis Saeger is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Stillwater, MN. In his practice, Dr. Saeger focuses on pain management. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Saeger attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Pain Managemnt

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Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), Interventional Pain Medicine
1701 Curve Crest Boulevard; Suite 104
Stillwater, MN
(651) 439-8807

Dr. Nancy Henry-Socha works as a rehabilitation physician and interventional pain specialist in Brainerd, MN, Oak Park Heights, MN, and Stillwater, MN. Dr. Henry-Socha attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. She honors Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Essentia Health and Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO).

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
1950 Northwestern Avenue; Suite 102
Stillwater, MN
(651) 430-3800; (651) 232-3111

Dr. Daniel Sipple's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. His professional affiliations include HealthEast St. John's Hospital, Littleton Adventist Hospital, and Parker Adventist Hospital. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sipple honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Sipple has received the distinction of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2015 Edition.

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What is Pain Medicine?

Pain medicine is a specialty closely related to, but separate from, anesthesiology. Whereas anesthesiologists typically work to relieve a patient’s pain during surgery or another medical procedure, pain medicine specialists work to relieve their patients’ pain as they are out living their lives.

Pain medicine specialists treat patients who have acute or chronic pain. The pain may be a symptom of their problem (e.g. they are hurting because they were in a car accident), or the pain may be the problem itself (e.g. they are having migraine headaches). The pain specialist’s goal is to prevent pain from interfering with a patient’s quality of life.

Pain medicine specialists must have a thorough understanding of the physiology of pain, how it is caused, and what effects it has on the body. A good pain medicine specialist is able to evaluate patients who are hurting and who may not always be able to communicate their problems very well. To gain more information about their patients’ condition, pain medicine physicians can interpret specialized imaging tests. Using this information, pain medicine specialists must be able to prescribe a balanced treatment plan.

There are several treatments that pain medicine specialists may use to alleviate pain for their patients. They can prescribe medication, perform certain procedures, and refer patients to rehabilitation services. Often they will recommend multiple treatment methods to be used simultaneously. Some of these pain treatments include:
  • Implantable devices (intrathecal pump, spinal cord stimulator)
  • Injections (corticosteroids)
  • Medications (Percocet, Vicodin)
  • Nerve blocks (anesthetic injected into a nerve)
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery
  • Alternative medicine therapies, such as biofeedback, acupuncture, and hypnosis

Being in pain takes away your enjoyment of life. It can lead to depression and stop you from engaging in even everyday activities. Because pain can’t be seen or tested for, it is sometimes overlooked by others. A pain medicine specialist works to safely restore your quality of life.
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