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Chronic pain affects millions of Americans, negatively impacting their energy levels and overall quality of life. The ACH Pain Management Clinic is designed to address the unique needs of chronic pain sufferers, providing diagnosis of and treatment for chronic pain with either a targeted or comprehensive full-body approach.
Dr. Lok is a double board-certified pain physician/anesthesiologist who has trained in interventional pain fellowship to provide minimally invasive pain procedures. He has taught residents and fellows at SUNY Upstate Medical University for a decade and has been in private pain practices (Orthopedic East and New York Spine and Wellness Center) for 12 years. He and the ACH Pain Management Clinic Team work to maximize chronic pain relief and regain functionality through optimizing medications, providing minimally invasive techniques, and educating patients.
Jason Lok, MD, FASA
Dr. Lok graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University in 1994 and did his internship in general surgery and completed his Anesthesia Residency with Fellowship training in Pain Medicine. He is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has taught residents and fellows in anesthesiology and pain medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University for more than 10 years. Dr. Lok has practiced Pain Medicine with Orthopedics East, and with New York Spine & Wellness Center for 12 years. He is also the president of the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists.
Education: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Fellowship: Department of Anesthesiology, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Residency: Department of Anesthesiology, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Board Certifications: American Board of Anesthesiology
Location: 17 Lansing Street, 1st Floor, Auburn, NY, 13021
Pictured left to right: Eleiga Lawrence, Clinic Coordinator; Beth O’Hara, Registered Nurse; Rebecca Tallarico, Nurse Practitioner; Michelle Johnson, Nurse Manager; Samantha Merical, Nurse Assistant; Jason Lok, MD, Pain Physician/Anesthesiologist
The ACH Pain Management clinic provides a personal treatment plan for chronic pain. Patients and referring physicians receive expert evaluation and advice on the appropriate resources for treating all chronic pain disorders. We offer everything from non-opioid medication management to diagnostic testing to interventional procedures to referrals to appropriate specialists. Patients are usually referred to us by orthopedists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, ER physicians, primary care physicians, and chiropractors.
Low back pain
Failed back surgery
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD or CRPS Type 1)
Causalgia (CRPS Type 2)
Spinal arthritic pain
Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections
Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
Thoracic Epidural Injections
Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
Caudal Steroid Injections
Medial Branch Block for Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine
Facet Joint Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injections
Sacroiliac Radiofrequency Neurotomy
Genicular Radiofrequency Neurotomy for Chronic Knee Pain
Intercostal Nerve Blocks
Trigger Point Injections
Third Occipital Nerve Block
Stellate Ganglion Block
Lumbar Paravertebral Sympathetic Block
Splanchnic Block for Abdominal Pain
Learn more about Medtronic spinal cord stimulation treatment for chronic pain. Find information on the trial period, implant procedure and daily living with the therapy.
Visit Boston Scientific’s page to learn everything you need to know about living with a spinal cord stimulator, including frequently asked questions and recovery guidelines.
Abbott’s Proclaim™ DRG System treats CRPS 1 or CRPS II from lower extremity injuries.
The Mild® Procedure for LSS has been performed on thousands of patients to provide lasting pain relief and increased mobility.
Our ultimate outcome is to have patients A) completely discontinue their opioid medication, B) be able to return back to work, and C) be able to better tolerate their daily-living activities (ADLs). Your pain management plan may incorporate a combination of the following treatment approaches.
Reduce or Eliminate Opioid Dependence; Use Pain Nerve Stabilizers (Anti-Epileptics); Use of Anti-Depressants; Use of NSAIDs
Physical Exams; Imaging; EMG Studies
Epidurals; Nerve Blocks; Radiofrequency Ablations; Spinal Cord Stimulator; Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulator; Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)
Muscle Strengthening; Range of Movement Improvement; Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
Spinal Manipulation; Spinal Decompression
Cognitive Therapy; General Counseling; Biofeedback; Visual Distraction
The following links will take you to patient resources on the main Auburn Community Hospital website.
The ACH Pain Management Clinic is conveniently located on the first floor of Auburn Community Hospital. Free parking is available in the hospital parking garage.
To speak with a member of our team, please call (315)-255-PAIN (7246).
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
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