Pain Services

Pain Services

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Drs. Bruning (left) and Eubanks (right)

We are your specialists for neck, back, hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow and wrist pain!

At PainCARE, we are pain specialists. Our physicians, Dr. Bruning and Dr. Eubanks, believe you don’t have to live with debilitating pain. We help our patients reduce or eliminate pain while helping to increase their daily activities and mobility. We focus not only on minimizing pain, but also on finding its source. Our goal, is to relieve pain caused by injury or neurological disorders by utilizing interventional pain management techniques; not oral pain medications. Because treatment for back and neck pain is frightening to some individuals, Dr. Bruning and Dr. Eubanks offer sedation with most procedures. We accept all major medical plans and most Medicare Replacement Plans. We also offer financing for pain procedures.

It’s not just what you know, but who you know.

Our physicians pride themselves on being part of Kansas City’s medical community for over 37 years. By working closely with other doctors in the area, Dr. Bruning and Dr. Eubanks have developed a referral base of excellent surgeons, rehabilitation specialists, primary care physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, acupuncturists and podiatrists. This knowledge of other healthcare providers makes sure that each of their patients receive quality, individualized and coordinate multi-specialty care for their unique needs.

We focus not only on minimizing pain, but on finding its source.

Treatments Available

  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Transforminal Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Sacroilliac Joint Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Shoulder Injections
  • Elbow Injections
  • Diagnostic Facet Nerve Block Injections
  • Radio Frequency Ablation
  • Discography
  • PRP therapy
  • Hip Injections
  • Wrist Injections
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Shingles
  • Knee Injections
  • Ankle Injections
  • Coccyx Injections

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

PainCARE offers innovative Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) for chronic conditions that might otherwise require surgery. This technique accelerates the healing your body does on its own, with minimal downtime.

By injecting concentrated platelets from your own blood into an area of injury, we can force the body to heal more aggressively and quickly.  We believe that utilizing PRP therapy provides a treatment option for injuries previously deemed untreatable, helps heal chronic injuries, slows the progression of more serious injuries, decreases the overall time of healing and may be an alternative to surgery.

  • Minimal down time
  • Very few contraindications
  • Acceleration and enhancement of healing process
  • Longer lasting results
  • Greatly reduced risk compared to surgery
  • Shorter recovery time compared to surgery
  • Reduced trauma and inflammation compared to surgery
  • Cost effective treatment when compared to surgery

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression

If you suffer from lower back pain that is relieved by leaning forward — such as on a shopping cart — or sitting down, you may be experiencing the symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis.

LSS is a degenerative, age-related narrowing of the lower spinal canal that causes pressure on the nerves and leads to pain and immobility. LSS is a common condition diagnosed in 1.2 million Americans each year.

In the past, if conservative pain treatment using medications, physical and chiropractic therapy and epidural steroid injections failed, all that was available was open spine surgery.

Now there is a new band-aid procedure called Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression that doesn’t change the stability of the spine.

During the MILD procedure, the physician removed the bone or tissue causing pressure on the nerves through a puncture the diameter of a pencil. There are no incisions, implants, stitches or staples — only a band-aid is required

The procedure has a very high success rate for the right patients, and in most cases patients can go home the same day. There is no down time or rehabilitation as there is in traditional LSS surgery.

  • Outpatient procedure done under mild sedation
  • Recovery without rehabilitation
  • Treats the cause of pain
  • High success rate
Does Insurance cover MILD?

Yes.  Medicare and Medicare Replacement Plans DO cover the MILD procedure.  Commercial Insurance Plans do cover the MILD procedure in some cases, for more information related to Commercial Insurance Plans, please contact our office for the most up-to-date coverage information.