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PinnacleHealth Opens Pain Management Center on the West Shore

HARRISBURG, Pa. (September 23, 2013) -- PinnacleHealth Pain Management Center added a second location in the Fredricksen Outpatient Center in Mechanicsburg. Both the East Shore location on the PinnacleHealth Polyclinic Campus and this new location can offer hope for pain sufferers.  
Jean Santo, MD, president of Advanced PainCare, and her partner Matthew Krebs, MD, are fellows in pain management and partner with the Pain Management Centers to provide a full continuum of advanced pain management.  They lead a team of nurses and technicians to offer everything from initial diagnosis to individualized treatment.  The most common patient complaints are for back, neck and joint pain, but others include nerve pain and pain related to cancer.
“We are on the forefront of providing ultrasound guided nerve blocks – precise, image-guided injections that relieve pain while exposing patients to less radiation than conventional nerve blocks,” explains Dr. Santo.
“A therapeutic cold laser allows us to treat many types of pain noninvasively, while spinal cord stimulator trials allow patient to determine if permanent implantation of these electronic devices that intercept pain signals to the brain is appropriate for them.  Everyone living with pain deserves to be evaluated by a chronic pain specialist to find out if an intervention could make a difference in their life,” adds Dr. Krebs.
The East Shore location is on the Polyclinic Campus at 2501 North Third Street in Harrisburg and can be reached at (717) 782-6829. The newest office is located on the Cumberland Campus at 2005 Technology Parkway, Medical Office Building, Suite 255, and can be reached at(717) 791-2850.
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PinnacleHealth is a pioneer not-for-profit healthcare system dedicated to providing and improving the health and quality of life for the people of Central Pennsylvania since 1873. A proven leader in medical innovation, PinnacleHealth offers a wide range of services from primary care to the most complex surgeries and Magnet recognition for nursing excellence. The healthcare network includes four campuses (Community, West Shore, Harrisburg and Polyclinic) and medical services, including family practice, imaging, outpatient surgery and oncology, at multiple locations throughout the region. For a complete list of services, visit our website at