Central Arkansas Pain Center - Hot Springs
Central Arkansas Pain Center - Hot Springs
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General FAQ’s

How do I contact Central Arkansas Pain Center?

The office number is 501-262-1000. Our office hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm and Friday 8:30 am until noon. If the office is closed, you may leave a message and your call will be returned during our office hours. If you have a medical emergency or an urgent problem you should go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

What happens at the first appointment?

At your first visit, you will meet with a nurse who will review your pain problem and medical history. Dr. Boos will then perform a history and physical examination and then review any test or x-ray results. He will then offer a treatment plan based on his assessment.

Will Dr. Boos act as my primary care physician?

No, Dr. Boos will only take care of your chronic pain issues.

Do you prescribe chronic pain medications?

Yes. This clinic is often asked to evaluate or establish medication regimens for patients with chronic pain. This can usually be established in one or more office visits. Medications alone aren’t enough to treat chronic pain. Other treatments (injections) may be more effective than medications and/or medications may be more effective with injections.

How do I go about having my medication refilled?

How do I go about having my medication refilled?

What is a pain clinic or pain center?

A pain clinic or center is a health care facility that focuses on the diagnosis and management of chronic pain.  Some clinics specialize in specific diagnoses or in pain related to a specific region of the body.  Central Arkansas Pain Center specializes in chronic spinal pain.

What strategies are utilized for pain relief and management?

At a pain clinic, your therapy plan will be tailored to your specific needs and circumstances.  Depending on the cause of your pain, treatments may include one or more of the following:

  • Non-Aspirin Pain Relievers – These drugs, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), relieve minor pain and are sometimes combined with other drugs to provide greater pain relief.
  • NSAIDS – Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.  These are available over the counter or by prescription, and these drugs including Ibuprofen (Motrin) or Naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn) are used to treat pain and inflammation.
  • Steroids – Available only by prescription, these drugs are used for more severe inflammatory conditions.
  • Opioid Pain Medications – These drugs are often prescribed short term for acute pain or for cancer pain.  Occasionally they are prescribed for chronic pain.
  • Antidepressants – These drugs can be useful for relieving certain types of pain and also may promote sleep, which can be difficult when you are in pain.

Medications alone aren’t enough to treat chronic pain.  Other treatments may be more effective than medications and medication may be more effective when combined with other treatments.

  • Injections – Local anesthetics, sometimes combined with steroid, may be injected around nerve roots or into muscles and joints to relieve irritation, swelling, and muscle spasms.  If a group of nerves causes pain to a specific organ or body region, injections with local anesthetics may be useful for blocking the pain in that area.  Please see our education tab for explanation of procedures.

Phone: (501) 262-1000

Central Arkansas Pain Center
307 F Carpenter Dam Road
Hot Springs, AR 71901