Chronic pain is a complex medical condition which can affect the physical, mental, social, and economic well-being of patients, and their loved ones. I believe in using a multi-disciplinary care approach in treating my patients. This includes evaluating and diagnosing patients, and then developing a plan of care. Many times, this may require; Lab work, Imaging studies, such as MRI, Cat scan, Bone scan, or x-rays, and EMG/NCS. Once a diagnosis is confirmed, we then can put together a treatment plan which may include a combination of the following ; Injections, medications, physical therapy, psychological counseling, spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal pain pump, or if necessary, referral to a specialist such as neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeon, rheumatologist, psychologist, or endocrinologist.
Dr. Wynndel Buenger graduated from the St. Louis University of Medicine in 1991. He continued his education with post graduate training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. While in training, Dr. Buenger was decorated with awards and honors including Magna cum Laude, Chemistry; Outstanding Junior and Senior, American Institute of Chemistry; Leopard Marcus Award, American Chemical Society; Best Anesthesia Resident Award, Cleveland Clinic; and Outstanding Resident, Akron Children's Hospital. Dr. Buenger is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine. He travels the United States educating Physicians in Spinal Cord Stimulation, Intrathecal Drug Therapy, Vertebral Augmentation, Vertebroplasty, and Radiofrequency Ablation. He holds staff privileges at Alton Memorial Hospital and Jersey Community Hospital.