On June 24, 2024, we will be implementing an upgrade to our electronic medical record (EMR) system with the OracleHealth Cerner CommunityWorks platform.
On June 24, 2024, we will be implementing an upgrade to our electronic medical record (EMR) system with the OracleHealth Cerner CommunityWorks platform.

Pain Center

Pain Center

Welcome to JCH Pain Center. We offer a multidisciplinary approach to your pain. We feel treating the whole patient is essential to the success of your pain management. Your active participation is an important part of your healthcare and to our approach. Without active participation, we will not be able to achieve our goal: Improving your Quality of Life.

When treating chronic pain we treat more than just the damaged area(s) of the body. You may have to live with a certain amount of pain, but achieving small victories one step at a time will ultimately improve your Quality of Life. We want you to enjoy life again – whether that means returning to work, going fishing or shopping with a friend, or playing with your children or grandchildren.

Back pain

Our Non-Invasive Services:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Licensed Social Worker

Our Procedures:

An epidural injection is a long-lasting steroid and numbing agent. This reduces inflammation when injected into the painful area. There are several approaches:

  • Epidural Injections
    • Translaminar
      A needle is placed between (2) vertebrae directly into the middle of the back delivering medication to the nerve roots on both the right and left sides at the same time.
    • Transforaminal
      A needle is placed to the side of the vertebrae just above the opening for the nerve root. This method treats one side at a time (and is preferred for patients who have had previous spinal surgery).
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
    This is very similar to nerve blocks. A probe will be placed at the location of the nerves and then cauterized. The area will be numbed before treatment of the nerves.
  • Facet Joint Injection or Medial Branch Blocks
    Injection targeted therapy or Dermatome directed therapy. A dermatome is the area of sensory nerves near the skin.
  • Trigger Point Injections
    Injections that treat the painful area of muscles.
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
    Injections used to treat low back and buttock pain that may sometimes travel to the legs.
  • Large Point Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
    This is an implanted neuromodulation device used to treat certain pain conditions.
  • Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty
  • The Mild Procedure
    A short, outpatient treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) that restores space in the spinal canal to help improve back and leg pain.
  • The Intracept Procedure
    A minimally invasive outpatient treatment which specifically tackles chronic low back pain caused by degenerative disc disease.

Our Providers:

Our Locations:

Dr. Thom’s office is located in Jersey Community Hospital at 400 Maple Summit Road, Jerseyville, IL.

Tammie Blevins and Melissa Kulp are located in the East Annex Building at 220 East County Road Jerseyville, IL.

To schedule an appointment, call (618) 498-2273.