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Monday-Friday: 8am – 5pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed


(435) 216-7000

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617 E. Riverside Dr Ste. 301
St. George, UT 84790


At Desert Pain Specialists, we are dedicated to providing our patients with clear and accurate information with in-depth educational resources to insure we are on the same page in treating your pain.

Our providers and staff will always do their best to make sure your questions are answered, but if you have questions, please feel free to contact us.

What insurances do you accept?

We currently accept all major insurances.

Is my physician a specialist?

Yes. Dr. Empey is an MD, or medical doctor that has completed his training in anesthesiology and has subspecialized in pain medicine by completing a pain fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. This is the highest level of training that a pain specialist can have. Dr. Wells earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Louisville where he also stayed on to complete his training in anesthesiology and is a board certified anesthesiologist.

Do you provide medical management in addition to interventions?

Yes. We are committed to provide each patient with medical management in addition to interventions. With each patient, we discuss all options for pain control and often will send patients for physical therapy.

Where are procedures performed?

Most of our procedures are performed right in the St. George or Mesquite office in our state-of-the-art fluoroscopic Suites. But some procedures may be performed in an ASC outpatient surgical center.

Can I receive sedation for the procedure?
Yes. We offer conscious sedation that minimizes pain and discomfort through the use of pain relievers and sedatives. A period of amnesia may erase any memory of the procedure. You must have fasted, nothing to eat or drink for 4 hours prior to the procedure.
What are some common side effects of the steroid that is used?

Increase in blood sugars
Water retention
Increased muscle cramping
Increase in blood pressures
Flushing (hot flashes)
All of these are transient and generally only last for a few days.

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