Pain at The Clinics of St. Alexius

We understand what it is like for you to live with pain. Look to us to help you find the path to relief.

The staff at St. Alexius Pain Clinic offers proven therapies ranging from conventional treatments to new innovations, all to most effectively control your pain. Our dedicated and caring providers specialize in managing chronic pain, restoring function and improving your quality of life. 

Common conditions we treat:

  • Cervical arthritis, stenosis or disc disease
  • Complex regional pain syndrome or reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Thoracic arthritis, stenosis or disc disease
  • Lumbar spine arthritis, stenosis or disc disease
  • Hip pain
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer pain
  • Knee pain and arthritis
  • Shoulder/elbow pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Common interventions we offer:

After a comprehensive interview and physical examination and review of diagnostic tests, we may offer one or more of the following interventions:

Physical Therapy:

  • To reduce muscle pain/tension
  • To mobilize painful joints
  • To strengthen muscles
  • To encourage a return to optimal daily function

Spinal injections:

  • Facet blocks
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation

Spinal cord stimulation

Implantable pain pumps

Joint injections:

  • Shoulder/elbow wrist
  • Hip/knee/ankle

Pharmocologic treatment

We may prescribe opiods (narcotics) for pain management although we are aware of the potential for addiction in many patients. Although these medications may be necessary for some patients, we strive to find more successful alternatives to treat pain (as outlined above). Our primary efforts will focus on returning patients to a productive and enjoyable lifestyle and eventually transfer their care to their primary caregiver.

Appointments 

To schedule an appointment at the St. Alexius Pain Clinic, call (701) 530-3105 or (800) 422-0801. The Pain Clinic is located on the third floor of Medical Arts Plaza.

Pain Clinic Physician
Gary Johnson, MD
Lori Klabunde, PA-C
Stephen Markewich, MD

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