Paris, TN – Chad Galle, a certified registered nurse anesthetist at Henry County Pain & Spine Clinic, recently passed the NBCRNA certification exam for Non-Surgical Pain Management, which allows him to add NSPM-C to his credentials.
“While it is not mandatory to earn this certification to practice pain management, it can help boost the confidence of providers and their patients,” said Galle.
Galle is certified in all forms of interventional pain procedures, including cervical/lumbar epidurals, cervical/lumbar medial branch blocks and radiofrequency, transforaminal epidurals, sacro-iliac joint injections, genicular nerve blocks and radiofrequency, and intra-articular shoulder/hip/knee injections.
Located in the Center for Wellness and Rehabilitation on the Henry County Medical Center campus, the Henry County Pain & Spine Clinic is providing pain relief for patients who are unable to use narcotics or wish to pursue another treatment options. HCMC previously treated patients with low back pain at the spine clinic, but now are able to provide relief for pain in any number of areas of the body.
“We treat anywhere from headaches, neck and hip pain, lower and middle back pain, and joint pains that people have as they get older,” said Galle. “The side effects of medications are far greater than doing a procedure or injection. Also, these procedures don’t limit your daily activities while narcotics often leave the patient drowsy and lethargic.”
Galle is working closely with Kristopher Gulish, PA, who has 17 years of experience in helping orthopedic patients at Innovative Orthopedics. Often, Gulish is the first stop for patients dealing with pain.
Additionally, Henry County Pain & Spine Clinic can provide patients with a psychologist to help with coping strategies while dealing with their pain, as well as physical therapy to aid overall functionality. For more information on the Pain and Spine Clinic or to make an appointment, please call (731) 644-8484.
About Henry County Medical Center
Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region. Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Additionally, HCMC owns and operates 7 provider clinics in various specialties. Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.