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 SSM Pain Care 

If you’re living with chronic pain, you’re not alone. One in 10 people suffers from debilitating chronic pain – including back pain, sciatica, headaches and arthritic pain. The pain is often downright unbearable. It can make getting through the day nearly impossible. It interferes with every aspect of your life, from work and relationships to walking and activities.

SSM Pain Care Can Help
Dr. Michael Boedefeld and Dr. Chad Shelton, our board-certified pain medicine specialists, and our multidisciplinary SSM Pain Care team start by pinpointing the source of your pain. We then begin the most appropriate treatments – from conservative medical management to state-of-the-art interventions – to address your pain symptoms. We monitor your progress as we work to return you to the most functional, productive lifestyle possible. 

Real Improvement
Many of our patients see dramatic pain relief after their first treatment. Patients often tell us how they are a “new person” after treatment or how we gave them their life back. That’s what we like to see. Real pain relief. Real results. 

What We Treat
Dr. Boedefeld, Dr. Shelton and the SSM Pain Care team provide treatments for:

  • Low-back pain
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Spine and hip pain
  • Shingles pain
  • Shoulder and arm pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Multiple sclerosis pain
  • Arthritic pain
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy

The Widest Range of Treatments 

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Selective nerve root blocks
  • Trigger point injections
  • Blocks with radiofrequency energy
  • Facet joint injections
  • Spinal cord stimulators
  • Implantable medication pumps
  • Vertebroplasty for vertebral compression fractures

About Dr. Boedefeld
Dr. Michael Boedefeld is board certified in anesthesia and pain medicine. He is a 1999 graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska, where he also completed an internship in general surgery. He underwent additional training in anesthesiology at University of Wisconsin in Madison from 2001 to 2004. He then completed a fellowship in anesthesiology and pain medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

About Dr. Shelton
Dr. Chad Shelton is board certified in anesthesia and pain medicine. He is a 2001 graduate of the University School of Medicine in Columbia. He completed a residency in anesthesia in 2005 followed by a fellowship in pain medicine in 2006, both at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

SSM Pain Care is located on the St. Joseph Building on the St. Clare Health Center campus at:

1055 Bowles Avenue, Suite 200
Fenton, Missouri 63026

To find out how SSM Pain Care can help you, call us at 636-496-3900.