Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What Causes My Pain?


A: It is estimated that nearly 3 out of every 10 people in the United Stated suffer from some form of chronic pain. Unlike acute pain, which goes away after the body has healed, chronic pain lingers despite a lack of ongoing tissue damage and is usually the result of trauma or a physical condition. Chronic pain is serious and can affect your ability to sleep, work, exercise, socialize, and concentrate.


At Comprehensive Pain Specialists, we specialize in caring for a wide variety of types of chronic pain including:

  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Arm and Leg Pain
  • Fibromyalgia / Myofascial Pain
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (CRPS I and II)
  • Phantom Pain/Amputee Pain
  • Shingles
  • Abdominal and Pelvic Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Spinal Compression Pain

With the help of Comprehensive Pain Specialists, you won't have to live with your chronic pain any longer.



Q: Will I be pain-free after treatments are complete?

A: Our goal is to reduce your pain as much as possible to allow you to return to your normal activities. Some patients do experience the elimination of pain. In most cases, the patient’s pain is greatly reduced.



Q: Will I be awake for the procedures?

A: You will be awake for your procedures but will be given a light sedative to minimize discomfort.



Q: Will my insurance cover the treatment?

A: We accept all major insurances including Medicare and Workers’ Compensation. In most cases, insurance companies pay for the initial consultation and three treatments.



Q: Can you cure my pain?

A: Very often, yes. Some conditions may not be cured but are able to be controlled such as heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes.



Q: Am I a candidate for the Pain Clinic?

A: Your referring physician can help you assess if you are a candidate for our services. Refer to our conditions treated page.



Q: How do I become a patient at Comprehensive Pain Specialists?

A: A physician needs to refer you. Referral forms may be obtained from any of our offices.

Q: How soon can I get an appointment?

A: Once we receive the referral with all the appropriate paperwork, you will be scheduled for a consultation within 1-2 weeks.



Q: What can I expect at my first appointment?

A: You will be thoroughly evaluated by one of our skilled physicians or a highly trained nurse practitioner.  Recommendations will be made as to the appropriate intervention and/or medical management for your individual needs.


Bay City
4 Columbus Ave.
Suite 320

989.625.0050 TEL

989.778.1892 FAX




3400 Fleckenstein Dr.
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4450 Fashion Square Blvd.
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4901 Towne Centre Rd.
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989.498.5100 TEL

989.498.5122 FAX



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