Pain Management at Hannibal Regional Medical Group

Do you suffer from chronic pain, which includes arthritis, degenerative disc disease, low back pain, neck pain, headaches, cancer pain, shingles, sympathetic dystrophy, nerve problems, RSD, CRPS, knee pain or leg pain? Chronic pain affects an estimated 100 million American adults. 

Pain management is a medical specialty focused on the diagnosis and treatment of pain and related disorders.  Medical providers apply interventional techniques to manage various types of pain. Focusing on chronic pain rather than acute pain, these techniques can work independently or in conjunction with other treatment. 

The primary goal of pain treatment is to return the patient to optimal function.

Diabetes Related Neuropathy Pain and HFX™ 10 kHz Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) System

According to the latest data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 34.1 million people in the United States age 18 and older have been diagnosed with diabetes. The World Health Organization projects that there are 422 million adults suffering from diabetes worldwide. One of the most common complications related to diabetes is nerve damage (neuropathy), which can cause numbness and pain. Nerve damage most often affects the feet and legs but can also affect your digestion, blood vessels, and heart.

Dr. Luvell Glanton Jr., board certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Specialist with Hannibal Regional Medical Group, is the only physician in northeast Missouri and the surrounding area offering HFX to treat Painful Diabetic Neuropathy (PDN). HFX is the first and only spinal cord stimulator (SCS) approved by the FDA to treat PDN.  HFX™ for PDN, a Senza spinal cord stimulation system that uses 10 kHz Therapy to treat pain from diabetic neuropathy.  The HFX™ Solution for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy (PDN) provides significant pain relief without the side effects of conventional medical management and provides a non-drug treatment for diabetes related neuropathy pain. 

HFX provides physicians and patients with a comprehensive solution to treat the complex and dynamic nature of chronic pain. As the nature of pain can change over time, vary in intensity or occur in different parts of the body, HFX provides the most flexible platform that allows patients to have access to all SCS frequencies and the most waveforms over the long term. Physicians no longer have to choose between traditional SCS therapy or 10 kHz Therapy. With HFX, they get both.

Chronic Pain Management Center

When you need specialized care, the Hannibal Regional Medical Group's Chronic Pain Management Center, led by Dr. Luvell Glanton, can guide you through the complex issues of pain management. 

The Chronic Pain Management Center can expedite and streamline surgical and non-surgical care for patients. Patients can access interventional pain management, orthopedic specialists, internal medicine providers, rehabilitation services, and nursing.

As a patient, we will assess your condition and recommend a treatment plan.  Treatments range from physical therapy, aggressive non-surgical management to surgery tailored to your unique condition.

What is the Difference Between Acute Pain and Chronic Pain?

Acute pain is of sudden onset and is usually the result of an injury, surgery, or medical illness and often goes away with the healing process. Chronic pain persists for weeks or months and is usually associated with an underlying condition, such as arthritis. The severity of chronic pain can be mild, moderate, or severe.

What are some Common Symptoms of Chronic Pan That Can Be Treated?

  • low back pain 
  • neck pain 
  • headaches 
  • cancer pain 
  • shingles 
  • sympathetic dystrophy 
  • nerve problems 
  • arthritis 
  • painful diabetic neuropathy

What Services are Available?

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Caudal Steroid Injections
  • Intra-articular Injections
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant
  • Celiac Plexus Blocks
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Intrathecal Pump Implant
  • Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • HFXTM 10 kHz Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)

Why Choose Dr. Glanton?

Dr. Glanton is Board Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and specializes in Pain Management.  He received his medical degree from University of Tennessee College of Medicine and completed his residency at State University of New York - Buffalo, NY.  Dr. Glanton has been in practice for over a decade and has helped thousands of patients feel better.

Dr. Glanton offers hope for pain relief. Give his office a call today  573-629-3363.

What Insurance do you Accept?

Hannibal Regional Hospital and Hannibal Regional Medical Group accept a variety of insurance plans.  If the insurance plan you have is not listed below, please contact our Patient Access representative.  Alternative payment options are available.  We are committed to do our best to ensure patients can experience excellent services available through Hannibal Regional Healthcare System.  For more information, call (573) 248-5453.


  • Aetna
  • Allied National
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Carpenters Health & Welfare
  • Coventry
  • Current Healthcare
  • First Health
  • Great West
  • Health Alliance
  • Healthlink
  • HFN
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare

Medicaid HMO

  • Aetna Better Health of MO
  • Missouri Care
  • Home State

Medicare Advantages

  • All Medicare Advantage PFFS policies

Our Pain Management Provider

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