Pain Management – St. Anthonys

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Our goal is to try to improve your pain and return it to an acceptable level. It may not be possible to completely remove all of your pain, but our staff wants to provide you with the best treatment plan for you and we will work together as a team to explore all options. Please complete the form below and a representative will call you the next business day to schedule your appointment.

If you are having a medical emergency, call 911 or seek emergency help.

is to enhance the quality of your life.

Interventional Pain Management

It is our pleasure to welcome you to our clinic. We understand that living with pain can be disruptive to your life; it can affect your mood, work, and relationships.

There are as many levels and thresholds of pain as there are people. It can be just a nuisance or it can take control of your life. No matter what level of pain you are experiencing, St. Anthony’s Center for Interventional Pain Management provides a multi-disciplinary program that offers a full range of comprehensive pain management treatments in an outpatient setting.

Our Philosophy

We are committed to the complete non-surgical and minimally invasive management of pain syndromes. Our goal is to decrease your pain as well as to increase your daily activities and enhance the quality of your life. We will provide an evaluation, a diagnosis and treatment plan in which you, as the patient, are an active participant.

Our Philosophy Follows

  • Devote necessary time to listen to our patients.
  • Provide a caring approach to the management of each patient’s pain.
  • Develop a personalized treatment plan for each patient based on their unique pain disease and their goals for their treatment.
  • Educate each patient about their condition, treatment, options and progress.
  • Ensure that all procedures required are performed with the patient’s comfort and safety the top priority.
  • Support referring health care providers in the care of their patients.

Conditions We Treat

  • Spine Abnormalities
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Coccydynia
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Facet Joint Syndrome (Arthritis)
  • Herniated Discs
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
  • Peripheral Neuralgia
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Whiplash (CAD Syndrome)
  • Whiplash Headache
  • Muscle Pain and Muscle Spasm
  • Nerve (Neuropathic) Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Shingles (Post-herpetic Neuralgia)
  • Sports Injury Pain
  • Work Injury Pain
  • Headache – Occipital Botox for Migraines
  • Knee Pain/ Osteoarthritis and Pain after Replacement
  • Ilioinguinal Neuralgia
  • Bursitis, Trochanteric, etc.
  • Sacroiliac
  • Joint Osteoarthritis (Hips, Knee, Carpal Metacarpal Joint, etc.)

Interventional Techniques for Pain Control

  • Trigger point injections
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Cervical, thoracic and lumbar epidural steroids injections
  • Occipital nerve blocks
  • Trial and implantation of spinal cord stimulators
  • Bursa injections
  • Knee, hip, shoulder and other joint injections
  • llioinguinal and genitofemoral nerve blocks
  • Piriformis injections
  • Botox for Chronic Migraine
  • Facet blocks and radiofrequency thermocoagulation



Dr. Frank M Eaton, MD, is an Anesthesiology and Pain Management specialist in Effingham, Illinois. He attended and graduated from University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine in 1986, having over 34 years of diverse experience, especially in Anesthesiology. He also completed his residency at St. Louis University and was a part of the faculty for 10 years.

Our Approach

The Center for Interventional Pain Management offers a multidisciplinary approach for patients with acute and chronic pain.

We work closely with primary care physicians as well as many specialists to optimally coordinate the care of our patients.

All of our patients first undergo a thorough assessment to determine the issues contributing to their pain symptoms. We then develop an individualized treatment plan targeted to their specific problem.

We utilize the most advanced technologies and work to strengthen our patients’ emotional ability to cope with the debilitating effects of pain in order to help them quickly return to a fully productive life.

At St. Anthony’s Center for Interventional Pain, we feel that by providing the right diagnostic insights, comprehensive medical strategies, and new advanced treatments, pain and suffering can be dramatically reduced.

Do what you




We’ll help you understand your condition and consider all of your pain management and therapy options including surgery, acupuncture, chiropractic care, living a healthier life, physical therapy, behavioral therapy, patient education and occupation therapy.

We are very dedicated to providing all of our patients with the most effective pain management. We follow a course of conservative medical treatments before undertaking more invasive pain management therapies.


Our goal is to treat the whole person, not just the pain, body part or symptom. Our program is designed to help a person with pain become part of the treatment team and take an active role in regaining control of his or her life in spite of the pain. When your lifestyle is impacted by pain, injury, or serious illness, we focus on helping you regain control and to resume your daily activities.

Because not all patients share the same symptoms, every patient’s situation is analyzed and an appropriate therapeutic plan for their pain management is developed and activated.

Living Pain Free

Our goal is to try to improve your pain and return it to an acceptable level. It may not be possible to completely remove all of your pain, but our staff wants to provide you with the best treatment plan for you and we will work together as a team to explore all options.

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pain free.

Our pain specialist provides minimally invasive pain treatment services.  Treatment may include multiple sessions for consultations, injections, and/or diagnostic injections, and may include physical therapy and RS Medical evaluation. Please feel free to ask any questions regarding the treatments and we will be glad to answer to the best of our ability. Contact your insurance company to see if these services are covered on your plan before your appointment.

The first visit at the pain clinic will include an initial evaluation, medical history questionnaire, interpretation of tests and x-rays, and a physical examination. The practitioner will then discuss the recommended plan of treatment.

Please note: You may or may not receive an injection at your first appointment.

What Should You Bring To Your First Appointment:


Questionnaire Completed and signed


Detailed list of your current medications or the pill bottles and a list of medications covered by your insurance company. This enables us to obtain correct dosages and instructions of your medications.


Photo ID and Insurance Card

Our physicians may refer to other specialists for the treatment of your pain. Typical specialist involved in the evaluation and treatment of pain sometimes includes, but is not limited to: 1) Neurologist, 2) Psychologist/Psychiatrist, 3) Neurosurgeons, 4) Orthopedic Surgeon. These referrals will be at the discretion of the pain physician treating you.  If you are referred to another specialist, your continued treatment in the Center for Interventional Pain Management will require your compliance with these referrals.

Please notify the center if you cannot keep an appointment. This allows us to fill the spot for someone else.  If you do not show up or call to cancel your appointment, you will be charged a $25.00 fee (appointments canceled less than 24 hours will be considered a “no show”). Please note: repeatedly missed appointments may be cause for discharge from the Center.

We look forward to talking with you.

About Us

Since 1875, the health care needs of the sick and poor have been met by the Sisters, Medical Staff, colleagues, and volunteers of St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital. The hospital serves the Effingham community and the south-central region of Illinois.

St. Anthony’s approach to health care combines the compassion and human touch of more than a century of caring with the most modern technologies available today.

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HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital



HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital
503 N Maple St.
Effingham, Illinois 62401