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We reach for more so you can too.

We are on the forefront of proven methodologies that can loosen the grips of pain.
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We reach for more so you can too.

We are on the forefront of proven methodologies that can loosen the grips of pain.
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OUR COMMITMENT TO
EXCELLENT CARE.

At Elite Pain Management, we lead the way in excellence. Our staff have been on advisory boards and developed protocols used in healthcare systems based upon quality evidence. Let our team be on your side to get you in shape and lead the life you deserve.

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TREATING WITH COMPASSION AND UNDERSTANDING ALLOWS US TO DO WHAT’S TRULYBEST FOR YOU.

In our initial consultation, our doctor and team will analyze your prior record, x-ray and MRI scans. They will conduct a medical exam and then decide a comprehensive plan that may include further testing or treatments. We create an individualized treatment plan for you based upon your needs.

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USING TRUSTED AND EMERGINC MEDICINE TO GIVE YOU THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS, AND MINIMIZE RELIANCE ON PAIN MEDS.

We have advanced technology developed within the last decade to maintain and heal your body. One of the newest and exciting features is the use of regenerative medicine.

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TREATMENTS

We take a multimodal team approach that incorporates injection therapy with physical training.Each patient has an individualized treatment plan determined by Dr. Cheng and his team and tailored to help you achieve your goals. These are some of the methodologies we use to successfully care for patients:

Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection

This is a minimally invasive injection near the tailbone that helps with pain in the lower back or sacrum. It is done with fluoroscopic guidance.

Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection

This injection helps with pain from a pinched nerve in the neck. It is highly accurate using fluoroscopic guidance to help decrease inflammation in the spine.

Facet Injection

These injections help with pain in the neck or back that resulted from inflammation in the facet joints. It frequently occurs in sports that require repetitive twisting such as volleyball, tennis, or golf.

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Joint Injections

Advanced ultrasound guidance and fluoroscopic guidance is needed to ensure proper placement of medicine into injured joints. We have the technology and expertise to do the perfect injection.

Lumbar Discography

This injection of dye is used to put into the discs of the spine and assess for damage. Our highly trained specialists are one of the few doctors that perform this procedure.

Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

This injection of steroid can help improve pain from a pinched nerve. Our highly trained specialists are able to perform this procedure safely using our advanced fluoroscopic technology.

Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation uses heat energy to cause micro-destruction of the nerves. Disuse to treat chronic pain from facet joints.

Lumbar Sympathetic Block

This nerve block is directed into a very special plexus of nerves to treat pain in the legs from CRPS.

Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection

This injection is highly accurate using fluoroscopic guidance to place medicine near a pinched nerve in the spine.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelets in our blood contain more than 30 growth factors that help boost healing and growth. This rich supply of nutrient can be processed from your blood and injected in injured areas to accelerate healing.

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Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection

The sacroiliac joint is responsible for maintaining pelvic stability during running, twisting, jumping. Many sports cause aggravation of the joint and imaged guided injections improv the symptoms quickly.

Stellate Ganglion Block

This is an injection into a bundle of nerves near the neck in order to treat neuropathy.

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Spinal Cord Stimulator

For patients with severe pain resulting from failed back surgery, the spinal cord stimulator electrical technology to soothe pain.

Stem Cell Injections

Stem cells carry a power to help regrow parts of her body that is injured. It can enhance muscle, joint, or ligament strength.

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STEM CELL &
REGENERATIVE
THERAPY

WHAT THEY ARE.

Stem cells are powerful cells which can regulate your body tissues to regenerate and heal. These powerful cells exist throughout our own body to constantly repair injury.

WHY WE USE THEM.

The natural regenerative approach is used to avoid further damage and strengthen our body. We use stem cells and regenerative PRP to rebuild cartilage, ligaments, and muscle. By catching conditions early on, patients can avoid surgery through regenerative means.

HOW WE USE THEM.

Cell therapy is injected using advanced image guidance by board certified doctors. The procedure is minimally invasive with same day return to work. Your doctor will schedule a follow up consultation to manage your progress.

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What Our Patients Are Saying...

“I have been suffering from chronic back pain for 20 years. I have been to several pain specialists and Dr. Cheng is hands down the best! I have 2 small children and thanks to Dr. Cheng and his staff I am able to be more active with them with less pain. I highly recommend Dr. Cheng to anyone suffering from chronic pain who wants a doctor that is invested in helping you with your pain to have a better quality of life.”

What Our Patients Are Saying...

“EPM is the best!! I have been a patient of Dr. Cheng and Elite Pain Management for several years now. I have chronic pain from injury, surgery, arthritis and degenerative disease. These brilliant and conscientious doctors and staff, live up to their name and much more! Everyone is committed to focusing on excellent patient care, appropriate diagnosis, specialist referral, appointment accommodations and insurance advocacy. The Dr.’s, PA’s and medical assistants, take time to really get to know you as a patient. They treat the whole person, focused on relieving your pain and enhancing your quality of life. ...As long as I need pain care, I want to be a patient of the team at Elite Pain Management!”

What Our Patients Are Saying...

“Dr. Cheng and his staff have drastically improved the quality of my life. I came from another practice that was like a "pain mill"-they got you in and out as fast said possible. Dr. Cheng's office is just the opposite! Whether seeing Dr. Cheng or his nurse practitioner, Irma, I have gotten compassionate care with the time I needed. They have explored other methods of pain control, not just handed me a prescription for drugs and sent me out the door! They truly see the whole person and want you to have optimal overall health, with the most appropriate pain control possible. I'm so very grateful for having found this office!”

What Our Patients Are Saying...

“Always trying new help me eliminate my pain! Dr. Cheng is a new doctor for me, I’ve had 2 very major surgeries for my neck (C3-7 fusion) and shoulder (rhomboid and trapezius tear). I struggle with constant, severe pain. Dr. Cheng is kind and always willing to talk with me about what he can do to make me feel better. If we try something and the result isn’t quite right, he’s ready to talk to me about a new option. His primary goal is to get me pain free. I love it. I know that I’ve chosen the right doctor to eventually reach my goal of being pain free. There has been relief but his goal is to get me 100% pain free, which I’m excited for!”

What Our Patients Are Saying...

Dr. Cheng is an excellent physician. A great staff as well. I have been a patient of Dr. Cheng for a number of years now. He was recommended by top lumbar back specialist and he has been successfully treating my condition. I am very thankful and I would highly recommend this physician to anyone seeking high-quality treatment.

What Our Patients Are Saying...

“Dr. Cheng is a phenomenal doctor. I give 5 stars plus! Caring, listens, 5+ stars on bed side manner, knowledgeable, up to date with medical technology and medicine and solution-driven. Helps with my severe pain always. Staff is also amazing I would definitely recommend to my friends family and business associates.”

What Our Patients Are Saying...

“I have been a patient of Dr. Cheng and Elite Pain Management for several years now. I have chronic pain from injury, surgery, arthritis and degenerative disease. These brilliant and conscientious doctors and staff, live up to their name and much more! Everyone is committed to focusing on excellent patient care, appropriate diagnosis, specialist referral, appointment accommodations and insurance advocacy. The Dr.’s, PA’s and medical assistants, take time to really get to know you as a patient. They treat the whole person, focused on relieving your pain and enhancing your quality of life.”

What Our Patients Are Saying...

“Always a good appointment! It's not just a good doctor that is needed to manage your health and wellness. It takes an amazing team, and Dr. Cheng has that team! Dr. Cheng has made my life more manageable than I could have ever hoped! And a BIG thank you to Jocelyn, for always making a painful day into a day with smiles! Top notch people ONLY in this office!”

What Our Patients Are Saying...

“Dr. Cheng is OUTSTANDING! I have been seeing Dr. Cheng for about 18 months for low back from a bad spinal fusion, and for neck pain. Dr, Cheng and his staff are fist class all the way and he is an OUTSTANDING Dr. His mother is the office manager and is a great woman who is very comforting and professional. I would rate him 10 stars if the survey went that far!”

What Our Patients Are Saying...

“Dr. Cheng is such a caring doctor and treats his patients like he really cares for them. I really like that he works independently, that way I always see him, not a different doctor each visit, which is how my previous Pain Doctor office. Dr.Cheng's office staff is always polite and very helpful no matter what additional assistance I ever need. I highly recommend Dr Marc Cheng to anyone in need of a pain doctor, he is the best.”

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CONDITIONS

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conditions we treat.