Center for Pain Medicine
Robinson Health Center at Kent
411 Devon Place
Kent, Ohio 44240
When chronic pain sets in, your life shrinks to fit your pain. Your health, work and relationships suffer. You become less active. Often, you can't sleep or suffer from depression. Living with chronic pain is difficult, and the anxiety, stress and anger that accompany it can make the pain even worse. The entire staff of specialists at the Center for Pain Medicine can help you conquer your pain with sophisticated new treatments and compassionate, professional care.
We understand that each patient is unique and our treatment plans are developed for each person's specific pain. This can include traditional and non-traditional pain remedies and treatments. We utilize a multidisciplinary approach, giving you a broad spectrum of understanding how the pain is impacting your life.
This manner of healthcare diagnosis and delivery provides you with many treatment options, helping to alleviate your suffering but also keeping you active and healthy. We work closely with you to identify the causes of your pain and treat conditions using injections, medical procedures, behavior health, physical therapy and appropriate diet and education in addition to appropriate medications. The fact is, one size does not fit all and we work with you to determine what the best treatment options are. You don't have to suffer with unbearable chronic pain or headaches. We provide the latest innovations in comprehensive pain treatment at the Center for Pain Medicine.
The Center for Pain Medicine, located on the Robinson Health Center at Kent campus, provides 100 percent patient-centered pain treatment. Led by a nationally-recognized pain medicine physician, the Center for Pain Medicine offers:
• Comprehensive range of procedures by four pain fellowship trained physicians
• Integrated behavioral health team
• Full-service therapy services
• Spinal and joint injections
• Convenient hours
Samer Narouze, MD, PhD, FIPP
Dr. Narouze specializes in treating various types of pain and chronic headaches that don't respond to pain medicines - a practice that has drawn patients from across the country. He has also pioneered the use of ultrasound-guided nerve blocks in pain management, which allow for a safer injection without radiation. Dr. Narouze's research is widely published, and he serves as a visiting professor both nationally and abroad. Dr. Narouze is also the chairman of the Center for Pain Medicine at Summa Western Reserve Hospital.
Syed Ali, MD
Dr. Ali's medical interests and practice include geriatric pain, low back and neck pain, spinal stenosis, herniated disc treatment, facet joint syndrome, cervical and lumbar radiculopathy, sciatica, musculoskeletal pain, diabetic neuropathy, neuropathic pain, joint pain, complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy, shingles, failed back/post-laminectomy syndrome, and interventional pain management including spinal cord stimulation and kyphoplasty.
Tim Sable, MD
Dr. Sable focuses on interventional and multi-disciplinary pain management, including spinal cord stimulation, for a variety of conditions including chronic back and neck pain secondary to spinal stenosis, herniated discs, facet syndrome, radiculopathies, sciatica and failed back surgery syndrome. He is also trained in the management of various other painful conditions including abdominal pain, joint pain, musculoskeletal pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis, chronic post-surgical pain and complex regional pain syndrome or RSD.
Dmitri Souzdalnitski, MD, PhD
Dr. Dmitri's clinical interests include advanced interventional management of abdominal and pelvic pain, joint and diffuse myofascial pain, neck and lower back pain. Dr. Dmitri also has training in reflex sympathetic dystrophy, neuropathic and cancer pain and management of chronic pain. Dr Dmitri's research has been published in more than 50 papers, abstracts and book chapters in medical journals and textbooks. He serves as a teaching faculty at regional, national and international pain management symposiums.