Pain Management

If you suffer from chronic pain, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans endure pain that lasts for months, sometimes years.

Fillmore County Hospital’s Pain Management Program understands the negative impact of pain on your quality of life and state of mind. That’s why they offer a range of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches with your unique needs in mind.

The pain management program offers an interdisciplinary team of health care providers – including orthopaedics, interventional radiologists, physical and occupational therapists, nutrition services and integrated health professionals – to design individualized treatment plans.

The goal is to find the right treatment approach to help you control your pain and get back to enjoying an active life.

Offering Pain Management Solutions for

Migraines & Headaches

Migraines and headaches can be very debilitating and affect your quality of life. Common symptoms include the following: Throbbing or pounding pain, increased pain when moving or bending over, nausea or vomiting, sensitivity to light or sounds.

Leg Pain

Leg pain can be constant or intermittent, develop suddenly or gradually, and affect your entire leg or a localized area, such as your shin or your knee. It can take a number of forms — stabbing, sharp, dull, aching or tingling. Some leg pain is simply annoying, but more-severe leg pain can affect your ability to walk or to bear weight on your leg.

Knee pain

Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Medical conditions — including arthritis, gout and infections — also can cause knee pain.

Hip pain

The hip joint is a large joint where the leg joins the pelvis. If this joint experiences arthritis, injury or mechanical stress, one may experience hip, buttock, leg or low back pain.

Elbow pain

Most elbow pain can be contributed to two conditions commonly known as “tennis elbow” or “golfers elbow”. Contrary to their namesake, many people who suffer have never even picked up a tennis racket or golf club. Medically known as epicondylitis or tendonitis, this pain is caused by overuse and repetitive motion of the elbow or other parts of the arm or hands.

Shoulder pain

Shoulder tendonitis is one of the most common forms of shoulder pain. Shoulder tendonitis is caused by overworking or straining the tendons and muscles in the shoulder. This is common in people who consistently work overhead or consistently lift weight. This strain causes microscopic tears in the tendons, causing swelling and pain.

Back pain

Your spine is a column of bones (vertebrae) held together by muscles, tendons and ligaments and cushioned by shock-absorbing disks. A problem in any part of your spine can cause back pain. For some people, back pain is simply an annoyance. For others, it can be excruciating and disabling.

Getting Started

You can access our specialized providers after visiting your primary care provider, or after an appointment with one of our Orthopaedic PA’s for a consultation to help guide your approach to diagnosis and treatment.  Both Maggie and Natasha have backgrounds in primary care which is helpful when it comes to a holistic approach to tracking down potential origins of pain.  They collaborate with our multidisciplinary team and will help create an appropriate treatment plan for you.

Contact: or (402) 759 – 3167 ext 508

Maggie Johnson, PA-C

Physician's assistant

Natasha Frei, PA-C

Physician's assistant

Interdisciplinary Team