Pain management service expands to Walla Walla

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Pain management is the focus of a new service that opened in August.

After serving patients in the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas, Pinnacle Pain Center has expanded to Walla Walla, 120 Birch St., suite 14.

The office provides a full spectrum of non-operative orthopedic and pain management services, including medication management, steroid injections, Botox injections, prolo-therapy and platelet rich plasma therapy. The office will begin offering stem cell therapy early next year. Its regenerative treatment options are designed to alleviate pain, and often reverse the needs for surgery, according to an announcement.

Three physicians and a staff of medical aides run the operation.

Dr. Matthew Peterson is the owner and medical director. Dr. Stephen Dechter and Dr. Mo Khan joined over the summer. Physican Assistant Nadean Pulfer, a Walla Walal resident, has been with Pinnacle Pain Center in Kennewick for six years and has been treating fibromyalgia and chronic pain conditions, managing medications and providing non-operative procedures.

Until the opening on Birch Street, many clients had been traveling from Walla Walla to the Tri-Cities. For more details visit pinnaclepaincenter.com or call 509-591-0070.

Workers with disabilities are the unsung heroes being honored through the month of October in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

The Lillie Rice Center and its staff and businesss partners are spreading the word about disability employment and the contributions to America’s workforce by those with disabilities.

“Lillie Rice Center is proud to be a part of this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month,” said Executive Director Christine Daudt in an announcement. “We want to spread the important message that a strong workforce is one inclusive of the skills and talents of all individuals, including individuals with disabilities.”

The annual event is led by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, though its true spirit lies in the observances held at local levels across the country, the announcement explained.

The nonprofit Lillie Rice Center, 2616 Isaacs Ave., has provided employment and support services for those with developmental disabilities since 1966. To learn more visit lilliericecenter.org or follow on Facebook under Lillie Rice Center - Blue Mountain Industries.

Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at vickihillhouse@wwub.com or 526-8321.

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