BVH - Pain Management

Pain Management Center in Kansas City

Living with chronic pain can have detrimental effects on one’s physical and emotional health. In addition to preventing an individual from participating in routine activities and special occasions, chronic pain can lead to sleep problems that compound the already exhausting effects of constant pain, as well as to a lack of physical activity and resulting musculoskeletal and cardiovascular decline. The psychological effects of chronic pain can likewise be debilitating. Untreated chronic pain is strongly linked with depression (which can in turn lead to an intensification of pain), and can also lead the sufferer to become isolated from family and friends.

The Pain Management Center at Blue Valley Hospital employs a comprehensive approach to treating pain that cannot be resolved through the care of a primary physician. Our experienced pain specialists design an individualized treatment plan for each patient in order to address his or her specific injury or chronic condition. We also offer comprehensive diagnostic imaging through our full on-site radiology services. A leading pain management clinic in the Kansas City area, we are committed to identifying the cause of your chronic pain and providing interventional treatment options that offer long-term relief.

An important note for migraine sufferers: Blue Valley Hospital’s commitment to patient success translates to staying on top of the newest interventions for chronic pain management. For sufferers of chronic migraine headaches we now offer Botox injections, which have the potential to yield fewer headaches beginning only a few days following the first treatment. Qualifying patients for Botox injections are those who experience more than 15 headaches monthly, each lasting four hours or longer. Treatment consists of Botox injections given every 12 weeks in-clinic, and may prevent up to nine headache days a month after only two treatments (24 weeks).

Pain Management Services and Therapies

Blue Valley Hospital specializes in a number of pain management therapies that can be tailored to the individual needs of each patient. Prospective patients should schedule a consultation to determine which of our pain treatments or procedures is appropriate to your unique condition. Depending on the nature of your chronic pain, one of the following interventions may be right for you:

  • Lumbar discography
  • Nerve blocks
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint injection
  • Joint injection
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Percutaneous disc decompression
  • Chiropractic manipulation under anesthesia
  • Sacroiliac joint fixation for hyper-mobility

Our Kansas City Pain Management Clinic also offers short-term opiate pain management during evaluation for interventional treatment options.

Our Kansas City Pain Management Team:

The physicians at the Pain Management Center at Blue Valley Hospital are some of the most experienced and accomplished pain management specialists in the Greater Kansas City Area. Our Director of Pain Management, Dr. Anthony LaSalle, has been one of the most prestigious pain management practitioners in the Kansas City area for nearly 40 years. Lane C. Peterson, DO specializes in interventional pain management, and possesses additional expertise in the areas of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Deborah Ruggles, MD coordinates the Headache Management Clinic, and in addition to working with chronic headache sufferers has a diverse background in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. A specialist in interventional pain management services and procedures, Dwayne E. Jones, MD is committed to helping his patients overcome chronic pain. Possessing extensive experience in non- and minimally-invasive approaches to treating chronic pain, he is a leading area expert in spinal cord stimulation and peripheral neurostimulation.


Pain Management Physicians:

Anthony LaSalle, DDS

Director of Pain Management

Lane C. Peterson, DO

Interventional Pain Management

Deborah Ruggles, MD

Pain Management


Dwayne E. Jones, MD

Interventional Pain Management

Alma Navato, MD

Pain Management

Mark Pinkerton, MD

Interventional Pain Management

Contact The Pain Management Clinic to Get Started

Patients seeking the aid of a pain specialist in Kansas City should schedule an appointment with BVSA’s Pain Management Clinic for a comprehensive review to determine the most viable course of treatment. For more information, or to set up an appointment with a pain management specialist, call 913-378-1365. You can also visit our Pain Management Center at 12880 Metcalf Avenue, in Overland Park, Kansas.

Blue Valley Hospital is a Missouri Medicaid provider and is able to receive patients quickly for a consultation with one of our experienced, professional pain management specialists.


Learn more about Pain Management:


Blue Valley Hospital Pain & Migraine Center
12880 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66213
Phone: 913-378-2100
Referral Fax: 913-428-5574