COVID-19 precautions have imposed restrictions on travel and in some cases patients may no longer be able to see their Provider for chronic pain management including chronic opioid therapy. If you are one of these patients, we are pleased to provide you with emergency medical management via HIPPA secure Tele-Health consistent with DEA guidelines during this National Emergency. Referral from a Provider is not required at this time. The patient must download and complete our intake forms and medical records will be requested in addition to a Prescription Monitoring Program inquiry. A smart phone or other computer device with audio-visual access is required. Please use this link https://crisphealth.doxy.me/painmanagement to access our on-line forms and call 229-276-3651 to establish an on-line visit.
- Living with pain is a way of life for many people, and maintaining a full and active life may seem impossible. If you suffer from chronic pain, over time, it can wear you down physically, mentally and emotionally. There are, however, measures you can take to help manage your pain and return to activities that may be missing in your daily routine. We are here to help bring enjoyment back to your life with fulfillment for you through family, friends and your chosen vocation.
Crisp Regional Pain Management
910 North 5th St. Suite D
Cordele, GA 31015
Chronic pain is any type of pain that continues for more than six months and is often difficult to manage without specialist care. Ask your Provider about a referral.
Modern medicine has made remarkable advances to eradicate some diseases, cure others and extend life. Likewise, there have been positive advances in helping people manage their pain. Working with you and using a variety of measurements, interventions and strategies for self-management, our pain management specialists offer a complete pain management program including assessment, treatment, communication, education and follow-up.
Dr. Lee specializes in interventional pain management techniques, and medication management. Ancillary services such as physical rehabilitation and counseling to lessen your pain and any related conditions may be indicated.
- Head (including mouth or face) or neck pain
- Upper extremity pain (shoulder, hand and wrist)
- Abdominal/pelvic pain
- Back pain
- Joint pain
- Lower extremity pain (legs and feet)
- Post-surgical pain
- Malignancy (cancer pain)
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) or complex regional pain syndrome
Dr. Lee works along with the patient to lessen pain, restore function and ultimately achieve and maintain a better quality of life. A comprehensive treatment approach includes options such as injection therapy of the spine and related areas, medical management of pain, physical therapy modalities and psychological assessments.
Dr. Lee offer numerous types of injection therapy, medication management, and spinal cord stimulation therapy when indicated. TENS unit therapy, diagnostic injections including discograms, and selective nerve root blocks are also available as appropriate. Patients may be referred for physical therapy and/or surgical evaluation as well, if needed.
Meet Our Team
Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Management, AddictionologyCrisp Regional Pain Management
910 North 5th St. Suite D
Cordele, GA 31015
Services available Monday-FridayDr. Lee is a Georgia native and has lived in Cordele since 1995. He graduated AOA (Highest Honors) in 1991 from the Medical College of Georgia. He has over 29 years of experience in medicine including medical management, interventional therapies, addictionology, and personalized medicine.
CERTIFICATION & CREDENTIALS
- Diplomat National Board of Medical Examiners 1992
- Diplomat American Board of Anesthesiology 1996
- Diplomat American Board of Pain Medicine 1997
- FIPP Certification in Interventional Pain Procedures 2005
- ABIPP Certification in Controlled Substances Management 2006 – 2016
- ABIPP Certification in Coding, Compliance and Practice Management 2006 – 2016
- Diplomat American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians 2006 – 2026
- M.I.L.D. Certification 2009
- Diplomat American Board Addiction Medicine 2010 – 2020
- ABIME Certified Independent Medical Examiner 2011 – 2015
- Medical Review Officer Certification (MROCC) 2012 – 2017
- Tardive Dyskinesia and Schizophrenia (unpublished) 1988
- CCK and Huntington’s chorea (unpublished) 1990
- Andrea M. Trescot, M.D., Sukdeb Datta, M.D., Marion Lee, M.D., Hans Hansen, M.D.: Opioid Pharmacology, Pain Physician, 2008; 11;S133-S153.
- Sairam Atluri, M.D., Sukdeb Datta, M.D., Frank J.E. Falco, M.D., Marion Lee, M.D.: Systematic Review of Diagnostic Utility and Therapeutic Effectiveness of Thoracic Facet Joint Interventions, Pain Physician, 2008;11; 611-629.
- Matthew P. Rupert, M.D., M.S., Marion O. Lee, M.D., Laxmaiah Manchikanti, M.D., Sukdeb Datta, M.D., Steven P. Cohen, M.D.: Evaluation of Sacroiliac Joint Interventions: A Systematic Appraisal of the Literature, Pain Physician, 2009;12; 399-418.
- Sukdeb Datta, M.D., Marion O. Lee, M.D., Frank J.E. Falco, M.D., David A. Bryce, M.D., Salim M. Hayek, M.D., PhD: Systematic Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy and Therapeutic Utility of Lumbar Facet Joint Interventions, Pain Physician, 2009;12; 437-460.
- Marion Lee, MD, Sanford Silverman, MD, Hans Hanson, MD, Vikram Patel, MD, Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD: A Comprehensive Review of Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia, Pain Physician, 2011;14; 145-161.
- Marion Lee, MD, Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Salahadin Abdi, MD,PhD, Sairam Atluri, MD, et al.: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) Guidelines for Responsible Opioid Prescribing in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: Part 1 – Evidence Assessment, Pain Physician, 2012;15;S1-S66.
- Marion Lee, MD, Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Salahadin Abdi, MD,PhD, Sairam Atluri, MD, et al.: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) Guidelines for Responsible Opioid Prescribing in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: Part 2 – Guidance, Pain Physician, 2012; 15;S67-S116.
- Marion Lee, Jr., M.D.: Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia, Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, October 2012;18(7); 325-326.
- Marion Lee, MD, Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Salahadin Abdi, MD,PhD, Sairam Atluri, MD, et al.: An Update of Comprehensive Evidence-Based Guidelines for Interventional Techniques in Chronic Spinal Pain. Part II: Guidance and Recommendations, Pain Physician, 2013; 16;S49- S283.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is chronic pain? How do I seek treatment?
Chronic pain is any pain that continues for more than 3-6 months. Your primary care physician or other specialist may refer you when it is felt that pain management will be beneficial for you. Referrals are not required during COVID-19 National Emergency. Acute pain may also be seen for treatment but will necessitate a Provider referral.
What are the treatment options?
There are numerous treatment options, depending on your specific pain source and location. Treatment may include injection therapy, medication management, spinal cord stimulation, or intrathecal pump therapy. Other options include diagnostic injections such as discograms and selective nerve root blocks. We may also refer you for physical therapy, surgical consultation and/or TENS therapy (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation).
With injection therapies, precision-guided medication delivery targets nerves in your body using various types of medications. Other treatments utilize heat or electrical stimulation to reduce pain or “block” pain signals.
- Epidural injections (in all areas of the spine): the use of anesthetic and/or steroid medications in the epidural space of your spine to relieve pain or diagnose a condition.
- Nerve root and medial branch blocks: Injections used to determine if a specific spinal nerve root or joint is the source of your pain. These injections can also be used to reduce inflammation and pain. Normally, this treatment is administered as a series of injections.
- Rhizotomy: This procedure blocks pain signals through the use of a heated electrode applied to specific nerves that carry pain signals to the brain. Rhizotomy usually relieves pain from four months to two years.
- Discography: We look into the discs of the spine to determine if they are the source of your pain. Dye is injected into one or more discs and examined.
- Spinal cord stimulation: Electrical impulses are used to block pain from being perceived in the brain.