The Ithaca Center for Pain
At the Ithaca Center for Pain
Management, we understand that patients suffering with chronic pain are under
considerable stress. We listen carefully, so that we can establish a
partnership with you and work effectively as your advocate.
Our approach here is multidisciplinary,
because in the treatment of chronic pain it is necessary to consider all of its
aspects—social, psychological, economic, physical, and spiritual. We frequently
recommend conventional medical treatment in combination with complementary or
alternative approaches. To learn more about the Ithaca Center for Pain
Management, just click on the links below.
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Our caregivers treat patients with a
variety of chronic pain problems including:
● neck and back
pain from spinal disorders, herniated disks, and osteoporosis
● myofascial pain
● chronic regional pain syndrome
● post-herpetic neuralgia
● intractable cancer pain
● post-operative pain that remains
The scope of pain management includes
both medical and non-medical therapies. Our pain management specialists treat
pain with medication, nerve blocks, and implanted technologies (such as dorsal column stimulators). The pain management team
also works closely with a number of physicians and area health-care practitioners
on a referral basis, including specialists in neurology, physiatry
(physical medicine specialists), psychology, physical and occupational therapy,
chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, and spiritual healing. An individual
treatment plan is designed for each patient, depending on the patient’s problem
Our pain management center is staffed by
our director, Dr.
Andrew Morpurgo, board-certified physiatrist and
medical director of the Medical Rehabilitation Unit at Cayuga Medical Center, and Dr.
Anthony Sanito, who is a board-certified
specialist in anesthesiology and pain management.
They are assisted by Christina Morse, NP and a staff of experienced registered
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We require a physician referral to our program. Your physician will need to provide us with current records including all MRI, XRay, or CAT Scan reports. This information may be faxed to 607-274-4288. Our physicians review each referral to insure that we can provide you with the care and treatment you require. Our office will contact you with an appointment.
We are located on the second floor within Cayuga Medical Center, near the visitor elevators. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. We can be reached at 607-274-4287 or firstname.lastname@example.org.