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KDMC Spine and Pain Center Awarded National Accreditation

{{8168}} ASHLAND, KY  — The King’s Daughters Spine and Pain Center has earned three-year accreditation from the American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM) following a recent survey.

Established in 1988, the AAPM awards accreditation to pain management programs that meet national, quality-based standards in the care and treatment of patients experiencing both acute and chronic pain. KDMC’s Spine and Pain Center is among 51 pain management programs to earn this national recognition.

AAPM accreditation recognizes pain programs that meet and exceed published quality standards for clinical and administrative operation. These standards, developed by recognized leaders in the field of pain management, require meaningful commitment to high levels of quality, concern for the patient as an individual who suffers from pain, and the use of outcomes measurement to continuously improve quality of care.

Briggs.LeonKDMC’s Spine and Pain Center is an outpatient clinic that helps patients with acute and chronic pain get back on their feet, back to work, and back to doing what they enjoy. This program treats patients with a variety of conditions, including:

  • lower back, neck or joint pain
  • nerve injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome or repetitive stress injury
  • spinal degeneration
  • cancer pain
  • spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal pump devices

“We are honored to have been awarded this level of national recognition,” says Leon Briggs, M.D., medical director of the Spine and Pain Center. “Pain management is vital, and is recognized as an essential component of the healing process. Our individualized treatment plans assist injured employees in returning to work sooner, and chronic pain patients to more productive lives. Our multidisciplinary team includes experts in anesthesiology, physiatry, neurology, neurosurgery, psychology, psychology, physical therapy, social work and nursing.”

KDMC’s Spine and Pain Center is located in Medical Plaza A, 617 23rd St., Suite 8B, Ashland. A physician referral is required to access services. For more details, please call (606) 327-PAIN (7246).

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