Hello, my name is Dr. Jorge G. Mendez, MD. Welcome to Ivy League Pain Management Center.Working together with our partners, our team approach to pain management is one of the keys to our success in creating treatment plans that really work. For patients, the first step is to understand that more often than not, chronic pain can only be managed, not cured. Step two is to seek high quality pain management early. Unfortunately there are many unscrupulous or under trained pain doctors out there. Even more frustrating is that the average chronic pain patient can't tell the difference until it is too late. If you have been, or are being treated for acute or chronic pain and you don't feel like you're getting anywhere with your treatment; you may benefit from a plan of care evaluation. Our approach to pain management is focused on a multidisciplinary approach with emphasis on appropriate interventional techniques while minimizing or terminating the use of longterm opioid use. Carefully tailoring a regimen of skilled physical therapy and psychosocial support along with the latest in advanced pain management techniques is the only way to manage complex pain. Let us at Ivy League Pain Management Center guide you through this difficult journey.