How Animals Can Help Treat Chronic Pain

Written by, Heather Metz, AGNP-C (Yes, your furry friends do much more than offer companionship) Many people have pets whether it be man’s best friend, cats, birds, reptiles, rodents, and everything in between, but did you know there are health benefits to owning a pet? Even if you’re not enthusiastic about owning a pet yourself,…

Dr. Javery Top Docs

Dr. Javery give us some of your thoughts about you and your colleagues being voted “Top Docs” for Pain Management in West Michigan.   Well I can tell you one thing, I’m quite humbled, first of all what I’m told was that we were voted Top Docs in Pain Management among our peers. Our physician…

Frequently Asked Questions (Conditions)

Javery Pain Institute answers several questions that are often asked by patients and those curious about different chronic pain conditions.   What is Bursitis? A bursa is a small fluid filled sac near any joint. The bursa allow your joints to move smoothly. When the sac becomes irritated or swollen, this causes bursitis pain. Bursitis…

The Stigma Surrounding Chronic Pain

Written by: Heather Metz AGNP-C In my ten years as a registered nurse, pain was the sixth vital sign, something to take seriously and treat promptly. Pain is exactly what the patient states it is. I am now a practicing nurse practitioner, specializing in chronic pain management. During my practice many of my patients tell…

What I Have Learned In Private Practice

Written by, Dr. Josh Suderman   First, I want to state that my medical school education at the University of Virginia and my residency/fellowship training at the University of Michigan were both superb.  At these eminent institutions I learned the foundations of becoming a caring physician and pain management specialist.  In this post, I would…

Spinal Stenosis

Written by, Dr. Josh Suderman Spinal stenosis means narrowing around the nerves of your spine. This is often due to a gradual wearing down of the bones and joints of your spine due to arthritis. During this process over years the discs, which cushion the bones of your spine, as well as the joints can…

Patient Stories

Written by, Gen I have experienced unexplained, long term back pain for 17 years. A long line of doctors prescribed medications, rest, and physical therapy, but my pain did not resolve. After a car accident compounded my pain, I found Dr. Javery. I firmly believe that Dr. Javery has changed my life. He took the…

Midwest Society of Interventional Pain

Written by, Keith Javery, D.O.   Dr. Javery and Dr. Suderman were invited to present to the inaugural meeting of the Midwest Society of Interventional Pain Physicians in Chicago, Illinois the weekend of June 8  – 10, 2018.  This was a meeting of the top experts of interventional pain specialists from the entire Midwest and…

Sciatic Nerve Pain

Written by, Josh Suderman, MD Sciatic nerve pain is often referred to as “sciatica” and generally means pain beginning in the back and running down the leg.  This is commonly due to problems in your spine irritating the nerves in your back that travel into your leg.  These nerves normally control sensation and strength in…