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Make the Most of Your Meals in 2018

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Number 1 in Louisiana, Number 10 in America

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EJGH Awarded Four Star Rating

EJGH Awarded Four Star Rating

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Volunteer of the Month: March 2018

Sandra Duvic

Since she started volunteering in January of 2016, Sandra Duvic has already made in indelible impression on our organization and the community. Beginning by volunteering one day a week in the Volunteer Services Department, Sandra then expanded to three days a week in three different areas. In fact, her “work” in Volunteer Services and the Emergency Department was so inspiring, when the EJ Women’s Clinic needed a volunteer one day a week, they specifically requested if Sandra could fill the role. She did and has not stopped impressing everyone with whom she comes in contact. Sandra, like so many of our volunteers, embodies the very best of our hospital, our community and our nation. She is selfless and committed to contributing to a greater good. We thank her for her commitment.

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The Pain Management Institute is an MPSI practice managed by East Jefferson General Hospital.

The Pain Management Institute offers a multidisciplinary patient centered approach to the treatment of chronic pain, including surgical and non-surgical pain solutions such as: including physical therapy, cognitive therapy, medications and injections.

Pain Management is dedicated to helping those with chronic pain improve their quality of life by controlling their pain. Adequate pain control is important to an individual's physical and mental health. Untreated pain can cause lost sleep, depression, anxiety, irritability, lost productivity and the inability to do things they once enjoyed. Pain decreases the body's ability to fight disease and can prevent an individual from participating fully in his or her own care.

Conditions Treated

Just as there is no single source of pain, there is no single treatment that works for everything. The conditions listed below represent only a handful of the most commonly treated forms of pain treated at the Pain Management Institute. If you have pain of any kind that is impacting other aspects of your life, it is worthy of examination. The Pain Management Institute treats a number of different conditions including, but not limited to:

Cancer Pain

Low Back Pain

  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Post-Operative Back Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Sacroiliac and Facet Joint Disease
  • Vertebral Body Compression Fractures

Neuropathic Pain

  • Peripheral Neuralgia
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Post-Herpetic Neuralgia (Shingles)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD/CRPS)


Robert McMyne, M.D.

Dr. McMyne received his Doctorate from Louisiana State University Medical School, completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation from Louisiana State University and his fellowship in pain medicine from Louisiana State University. He began practicing in July 2013 at the Pain Management Institute at East Jefferson. 


Joseph T Crapanzano Jr., M.D.

Dr. Joseph Crapanzano received his Doctorate from LSU Medical School and completed his residency in Anesthesiology from Charity Hospital in New Orleans, where he was Chief Resident. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologist, Internal Anesthesia Research Society, Louisiana Society of Anesthesiologist and New Orleans Anesthesia Society. He is currently the President of Parish Pain Specialists and has more than twenty years of experience in Anesthesiology. Dr. Crapanzano has been recognized by New Orleans Magazine and Louisiana Life as a “Top Doctor” in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine for ten consecutive years.

A variety of treatment options and therapies are available to patients of The Pain Management Institute. These procedures include:

  • Complementary and Alternative Therapies
  • Acupuncture & Massage - In the past decade, strong evidence has been accumulated regarding the benefits of mind-body therapies such as acupuncture, and some nutritional supplements for treating pain. Other alternative therapies such as massage and accupuncture. Like all our procedures, no one curative approach is right for everyone. But having these solutions available is important as we try to provide pain relief targeted specifically to each individual patient.
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks - Peripheral nerve blocks are a type of regional anesthesia. The anesthetic is injected near a specific nerve or bundle of nerves to block sensations of pain from a specific area of the body. Nerve blocks usually last longer than local anesthesia. They are most commonly used for surgery on the arms and hands, the legs and feet, or the face.
  • Botox for Migraine Headaches - Best known as a cosmetic therapy to banish facial frown lines, botulinum toxin type A, or Botox, was approved to prevent migraines in 2010, but only for patients who experience 15 or more migraine headaches a month.
  • Selective Nerve Root Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections - An injection of local anesthetic and steroid into the epidural space, which surround the spinal cord and the nerves around it. The purpose of this injection is to help relieve your pain by decreasing the inflammation and swelling of the nerves in the spine and the surrounding tissue.
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections - An injection of local anesthetic and steroid into the sacroiliac joint with the purpose of relieving your pain. This is accomplished by reducing the swelling and inflammation of the joint.
  • Facet Joint Injections - An injection of local anesthetic and steroid int ot he facet joints, which are the joints located at the back of your spine that allow the spine to bend and twist. The purpose of this injection is to help relieve your pain by reducing the swelling and inflammation of the joint.
  • Medial Branch Blocks
  • Rhizotomy - Sympathetic N Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is the most common nerve surgery for symptoms related to cerebral palsy (CP). During SDR, a surgeon cuts the skin over the lower part of the spinal cord. The surgeon then finds and cuts the nerves in the cord that are causing muscle tightness in the legs.erve Blocks
  • Vertebroplasty - Recommended for those who have suffered stress fractures, after giving you a local anesthetic, the doctor puts a needle into your vertebrae and injects a substance that works like cement. Stress fractures usually cause dull pain around the site of the fracture. This pain usually worsens while exercising, walking, or standing. Another symptom is swelling in the area. The doctor guides the needle using fluoroscopy. This is a test that can be used to position a needle for a procedure. Vertebroplasty takes 1 to 2 hours. The injection usually takes only about 10 minutes. The cement mixture hardens in about half an hour. You likely will go home the same day. You may take some pain medicine for a couple of days.
  • Kyphoplasty - This surgery can be used to return your vertebrae to a more normal shape. The doctor may numb the area, or you may get medicine to make you sleep. The doctor makes a small cut in your back and puts a balloon device into the fractured vertebra. The doctor inflates the balloon and then deflates it. Then he or she puts the cement substance into the space created by the balloon. It takes 1 to 2 hours to treat each vertebra. You may go home that day, or you may spend the night in the hospital.
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation - When other pain treatments have failed, spinal cord stimulation may be an option. Spinal cord stimulation is a procedure that delivers low-level electrical signals to the spinal cord or to specific nerves to block pain signals from reaching the brain. During spinal cord stimulation, a device that delivers the electrical signals is implanted in the body either surgically or percutaneously (through the skin). The patient may turn the current off and on or adjust the intensity of the signals. Most people describe the feelings from the simulator as being pleasant and tingling.
  • Provocative Discography

These treatments along with pharmaceutical, psychological, acupressure, acupuncture, exercise, physical therapy and holistic methods are all taken under consideration as the right path is determined to treat your pain.