Welcome to the Pain Procedure Center at Capital Medical Center
Our clinic is dedicated to the compassionate, innovative, and up-to-date care of acute and chronic pain. Our number one goal is to bring together different modalities of pain-relieving therapies to help our patients achieve a more normal, enjoyable, and productive life.
Our treatments are delivered by a fellowship-trained, double board-certified physician, along with a competent and caring supporting staff of nurses and assistants.
Contact Information: Hours of Operation:
3900 Capital Mall Drive Southwest Phone calls & scheduling: 9am – 4pm, M-F
Olympia, WA 98502-5026 Clinic Days: 8am – 3:30pm, Wed and Fri
Fax: 360-956-2539 New patients are scheduled by referral.
Pain Disorders Treated:
Atypical Chest Pain
Chronic Post-Operative Pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or Reflex Sympathetic dystrophy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Failed Back/Neck Surgery
Head and Neck Pain
Neuropathic Pain Syndromes
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Phantom Limb Pain
Pain-Relieving Procedures Performed in our Clinic:
Botox Injections: offers many benefits for those who endure muscle spasms, headaches, neck, and back pain.
Brachial Plexus Block: Often used before surgery to control pain, but has also been shown to help desensitize nerve pain due to CRPS, peripheral neuropathy, cancer pain, or nerve entrapment.
Celiac Ganglion Block: Often used for those suffering from diseases of the abdomen, including pancreatic cancer. Chemical neurolysis of the celiac plexus can also be performed for longer lasting relief if initial block is effective.
Chemical Neurolysis: chemical destruction of targeted nerve for nerve-mediated pain syndromes.
Discography: Diagnostic test for back pain of intervertebral disc origin.
Epidural Blood Patch: Used to treat post-dural puncture headaches. Immediate relief of headache is the expected result.
Selective Nerve Root Block (Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar): A diagnostic and sometimes therapeutic intervention for neck, back, and extremity pain. Local anesthetic and corticosteroid injected along the exiting nerve roots from the spinal canal under real-time x-ray guidance.
Epidural Steroid Injection (Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, Caudal): Injection of a corticosteroid into epidural space near spinal canal for treatment of pain in the neck, back, and extremities.
Facial Nerve Block: Injection of local anesthetic around a nerve in the face for treatment of neuropathic pain syndromes.
Ilioinguinal/Genitofemoral/Iliohypogastric Nerve Block: Used to treat lower abdominal or pelvic pain caused by nerve entrapment. This may occur following hernia surgery or abdominal procedures.
Implantable Programmable Pump Delivery Systems: Used in select patients for treatment of refractory, chronic pain. Pump is placed under the skin and is programmed to deliver pain medication directly to the spinal cord and brain, reducing overall medication usage and side effects.
Intercostal Nerve Block: Local anesthetic is injected around the nerves which transmit pain from the ribs. These blocks are effective in treating pain from acute rib fractures, post-herpetic neuralgia/shingles, and radiating thoracic pain.
Joint Injections: Used to treat pain and pain associated with arthritis of the major joints of the body: the ankle, knee, hip, wrist, elbow, or shoulders.
Lumbar Sympathetic Block: Used to treat leg pain arising from such diseases as complex regional pain syndrome or reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
Medial Branch Nerve Block: Diagnostic test which determines if inflammation or irritation of the facet joints in the spine are the source of your neck or back pain. If pain is relieved after the injection a more permanent procedure (Radio-frequency Ablation) may be appropriate.
Occipital Nerve Block: Local anesthetic combined with a corticosteroid is injected around the greater and lesser occipital nerves to treat specific types of headache and neck pains.
Douglas Taylor, M.D. is a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist and Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained Interventional Pain Management Physician. After obtaining a medical degree at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, he completed both a residency in Anesthesiology, and a Fellowship training program in Interventional Pain Management at Northwestern University. Dr. Taylor has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy), Cancer Pain, Neurostimulation, Back and Neck Pain, and Neuropathic (Nerve-mediated) pain. He has presented research on different pain topics at national conferences and is a member of the following organizations:
-American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
-American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
-International Spine Intervention Society
-American Society of Anesthesiology
-American Medical Association