Anesthesiology | Male | 52 years old
ARCH ADVANCED PAIN MANAGEMENT
856 Waterbury Falls Dr Ste 100
O Fallon, MO 63368
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Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Arch Advanced Pain Management ( AAPM ) is a clinic dedicated to the treatment of acute / chronic pain and sports medicine /work related pain issues. The staff combined has decades of experience in this area.
Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. In 2011, at least 100 million adult Americans had chronic pain conditions, a conservative estimate since it does not include recent pain or children in pain. Chronic pain is pain that exist beyond the normal healing process.
AAPM is a holistic pain program that takes the entire patient into focus. Patients seeking treatment at AAPM are assured of receiving only the finest and up-to-date care through the use of rehabilitative techniques, imaging, medications, and interventional techniques when necessary.
AAPM was founded by Dr. James Sturm. He is triple board certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Interventional Pain Management. He performed his anesthesia training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and his pain fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 1996. The pain fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation was the largest in the world.
Our mission goals are:
It is important not to let pain become chronic. Seeking early care can increase the success rate of treatment.
Dr. Sturm keeps up with the latest breakthroughs in pain related therapy by traveling to multiple conferences and performing his own research. Dr. Sturm continues to lecture at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford each December and is awaiting a research affiliated appointment at Saint Louis University in the Department of Neurosurgery. We believe that AAPM is setting the standard for Pain Medicine in Eastern Missouri and Western Illinois. Dr. Sturm receives multiple patients who have had treatment failures in other pain practices.
Arch Advanced Pain Management was founded by Dr. James Sturm. Dr. Sturm was born and raised near Canton, Ohio. He went to Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio for Medical School. Dr. Sturm at Ohio University helped developed a technique which later received NIH funding for single nerve cell injections to trace out the pathways responsible for hearing. Dr. Sturm graduated second in his medical school class.
Dr. Sturm performed his anesthesia training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and his pain fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 1996. The pain fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation was the largest in the world. While at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, he was exposed to patients from across the world with some of the most complex pain related issues and the most advanced treatments for them. Since completing his fellowship, he has continued to seek out for the most advanced techniques available to assist his suffering patients. Dr. Sturm has had several newspaper articles written about him about on the successes that he has had treating patients. In addition, he has had a radio interview with Chicagos B96 on the Chicago Connection show about the Arthrocare Spinewand for vertebral body cancer radiofrequency ablations. Listed below are the web addresses to the articles from the Rockford Register Star
Dr. Sturm has continued to lecture at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford on a yearly basis as a non-salaried professor in the Department of Surgery.
Head and Neck Pain
Low Back Pain
Pelvis and Groin pain
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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Graduated in 1990
Completed in 1995
Completed in 1996
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