The WVU Medicine Center for Integrative Pain Management strives to treat the whole person, not just the physical symptoms of pain. Our trained providers take the time to figure out the underlying causes of your pain and develop an integrative and individualized plan to target the affected area, to provide relief from pain, and improve your quality of life.

Our integrative approach combines the latest medical treatments with individual and group behavioral therapy, nutritional counseling with a registered dietitian, movement therapy with an exercise physiologist, and natural treatments like acupuncture, massage therapy, and chiropractic care.

The Center for Integrative Pain Management is now offering Nevro HFX™ for painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) performed by pain management specialists Richard Vaglienti, MD, and Rolando Garcia, PA-C. Proven to be the most effective treatment for PDN, it is the only spinal cord stimulation system approved by the FDA with a specific indication for PDN. This minimally invasive procedure allows patients to go home the same day.

The Center for Integrative Pain Management was also the first in the region to implant the Medtronic SynchroMed™ III System, which offers patients experiencing chronic pain, cancer pain, or severe spasticity a new level of relief and personalized treatment.

Conditions We Treat

WVU Medicine Center for Integrative Pain Management providers treat all forms of acute and chronic pain, including:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Back pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Myofascial pain (chronic muscular pain)
  • Neck pain
  • Neuropathy (nerve disease causing numbness or weakness), including painful diabetic neuropathy and chemotherapy-induced neuropathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Sacroilitis (inflammation of sacroiliac joint(s)
  • Shingles
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Tension headache
  • Trauma
  • Whiplash headache

Treatments and Services

All patients will go through our intake process (see our new patient information guide), and our team will construct an individualized treatment plan to help you through your pain management journey. Your treatment plan may include a combination of different therapies, including:

  • Acupuncture
  • Behavioral medicine
  • Chiropractic medicine
  • Fast track spine care
  • Interventional therapies
  • Massage therapy
  • Medical management
  • Movement therapy
  • Non-surgical and pre-/post-operative knee pain treatments
  • Nutritional counseling

If your provider determines that you would benefit from pain injections, we offer a variety of traditional injection methods, including but not limited to:

  • Cryotherapy (freezing of painful nerves to stop pain)
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Nerve blocks
    • Celiac plexus (treats pain associated with nerves in abdomen)
    • Diagnostic facet (determines if your back pain is caused by facet joints)
    • Lumbar sympathetic (treats pain in the lower back)
    • Stellate ganglion (affects pain caused by nerves in the neck)
    • Therapeutic facet (addresses back pain caused by facet joints)
  • Rhizotomy (radiofrequency waves and heat destroy problematic nerves)
  • Trigger point injection
  • Sacroiliac joint injection
    • Minimally invasive spine procedures

Pain Management Resources

Appointments and Directions

855-WVU-CARE (855-988-2273)
Self-referrals accepted

Phone: 304-598-6216
Fax: 304-598-2602

1075 Van Voorhis Road
Suncrest Executive Plaza
Morgantown, WV 26505

Clinic Hours
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm

Fairmont Gateway Clinic
100 Stoney Hill Road
Fairmont, WV 26554

Clinic Hours
Wednesdays, 8 am — 4:30 pm; Fridays, 8 am – 4 pm