Welcome to Tri-State Pain Institute, where pain
relief is our specialty. Let us ease the
suffering, and get you back to enjoying a pain free life. At Tri-State Pain
Institute, our goal is to improve our patients' quality of life, giving them
the ability to be productive, and enjoy their daily activities. We take an
innovative approach to pain management, providing consultation and treatment to
individuals with a variety of pain problems. The care that you will receive at
Tri-State Pain Institute focuses on treating the whole person. Our goal is to
return patients to their normal day-to-day activities or to as normal of a
lifestyle as possible, as quickly as possible. The Tri-State Pain Institute
emphasizes an individualized pain-control plan, assessment and frequent
reassessment, and the use of pain relief medications to alleviate pain.
We have always and will continue to stay on the cutting edge of new techniques as well as state-of-the-art equipment and supplies to give our patients the best care possible.
MEET DR. THOMAS
The director and founder of Tri-State Pain Institute, Joseph M. Thomas, MD, is a recognized expert in comprehensive treatment of acute and chronic pain.
Board certified both in pain management and anesthesiology, Dr. Thomas also served fellowships in pain research and anesthesiology.
For more than 25 years, he has dedicated his practice to innovative and highly successful pain management.
American Medical Association
American Board of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Pain Society
International Spine Intervention Society
Pain Research, University of California, San Diego, CA
Anesthesiology, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, OH
Anesthesiology - Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY
Anesthesiology, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, NY
MD, University of Medicine of New Jersey
BS, Biology, Rutgers University
Call today to schedule your consultation/appointment with
Dr. Thomas to get back to a pain-free life.
Jamestown, NY office appointments, call us at (716) 661-3687
Corry, PA office appointments, call us at (814) 664-4641
Or email us with a request for a consultation or appointment, or with any questions you may have. Please include your name and phone number and a brief message regarding your pain. We will call you within 48 hours (Monday - Friday) to set up your visit with Dr. Thomas: email@example.com
We are open 7 days a week. Evening appointments are available. Most insurance plans are accepted, but not required. We accept Visa/MasterCard.
2/17/11: "Dr. Thomas is one of the best
doctors around. He's caring, compassionate and really attentive to your needs.
I would highly recommend his services to anyone. I know numerous people that
he's helped over the years and they all have great things to report! "
1/20/11: "It's a good experience to go to Dr.
Thomas because he takes you at face value. In other words he runs tests and
gives a variety of choices for treatment. Too many drs. think they know the
right way to treat you. This group treats you as the individual that you are,
not a herd of cattle!!! It may sound funny, but when you suffer from real pain
it's wonderful to get the personal treatment that's available to you and to
only you. Thanks all of you at tri state pain institute. You have made a
difference in my life."
1/3/11: "Excellent care. Treated me for
chronic back pain. Been pain free for 4 years now. Very accommodating of my
12/22/10: "I think he is a very caring and
wonderful doctor that really listens."
11/30/10: "GOOD DOCTOR & OFFICE STAFF.First of all, the office staff is efficient & fairly pleasant. I've
been to enough doctors where that isn't the case. I have pain & weakness in
my arms after a cervical fusion. I've been seeing Dr Thomas for over 2 years.
He's sharp, and he's a good guy, but you have to get to know him. He does an
epidural now & then when the pain flares up. He's really good at what he
does, but sometimes he's moody. I just overlook it because overall he's helped
me and been supportive."
11/11/10: "DR. Thomas is like no other dr. I
have ever seen. He is honest upfront and very unconventional. If your feeling's
come in ahead of your problem...don't go to him. He helped me a great deal by
sending me to a very good surgeon and I am on my way to recovery and getting my
life back. In my case I was able to shed my prudish behavior realize that Dr.
Thomas is a caring man that is also a hoot! Give the doctor a pass on personality
and appreciate good results for your well being."
10/6/10: "I saw this doctor when I first had
back problems with sciatica. It took my family doctor over a year to decide
maybe I had a lumbar disc problem, order an MRI, and refer me. Dr Thomas did 2
epidurals and ordered PT. I recovered about 85% in 3-4 months. Not perfect but
I was able to avoid surgery. I definitely would see this doctor again if I had
9/18/10: "Knows his stuff as far as diagnosis...
He is just a bit intense."
12/7/09: "I have been a patient of Dr.Thomas
for almost 2 years now. When I was referred to his practice I could hardly walk
with my hip pain. His WONDERFUL staff had me scheduled within 3 days and now
with his treatment I can walk with little restriction(s),work & enjoy my
grandchildren to the fullest. I have never been to a Dr. who cared so much for
his patients including the follow up that his staff gives. His staff is
fabulous & I wish other doctors could use Dr. Thomas and his staff as a
template on how to develop there practice. Dr.Thomas you are a wonderful Dr.
& I can not thank you and your staff enough for the time &
consideration given to me. Thank you very much EK"
4/27/08: "I have been a patient of Dr. Thomas
for many years, through many of his office moves, finally to his new facility.
He is THE best pain management professional you could ever have. He sees right
through any sham and helps you in the best possible way he can. We will not go
to anyone else. His staff has a HUGE responsibility which they handle (mostly)
very well. Oh yeah, love his bedside manner!!"
3/27/08: "Dr. Thomas is a very caring pain management Doc. The staff is very efficient and always on time. I was a patient of his for several years. If in need of a paint management doctor for epidurals, etc. I would very much recommend him."
Are you experiencing...
- -Acute and chronic cancer related pain
- -Pain from tension or migraine headaches
- -Pain lasting for weeks or more
- -Neck or back pain that radiates into arms or legs
- -Pain not controlled with standard treatment
- -Pain after back or other surgery
- -Pain that keeps you from going about your usual routine
Our physicians treat patients experiencing chronic pain using both surgical and non-surgical techniques. Advanced treatments are utilized to help make pain more manageable. There are a wide variety of chronic pain conditions that we treat, including:
- -Cervical and lumbar disc injuries and strains
- -Spinal conditions
- -Muscular pain
- -Rheumatoid Arthritis
- -Shingles (herpes zoster and post-heretic neuralgia)
- -RSD (reflex sympathetic dystrophy, complex regional pain syndrome)
- -Diabetic Neuropathy
- -Peripheral neuropathy
- -Neuropathies and nerve injuries
- -Myofascial pain
- -Phantom limb pain
- -Spinal facet arthritis
- -Post-laminectomy syndrome
- -Degenerative spinal conditions