Back Pain

Back pain is typically caused by injury to a ligament or muscle, and is usually characterized by pain in the lower back. While most back pain will resolve on its own in a matter of weeks, medicinal intervention and physical therapy may be required.

Pinched Nerve

Pinched Nerve

When a peripheral nerve is irritated or damaged, pain or numbness may begin to interfere with adequate functioning. Depending on where the nerve is located, treatment options may include pain medications, physical therapy, or surgical intervention.

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Chronic Pain

Over 3 million American adults suffer from chronic pain, which is characterized by persistent pain that lasts from several weeks up to several years. While chronic pain cannot be cured, there are numerous treatments that can significantly reduce symptoms.

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Spinal Arthritis

Spinal arthritis occurs when the cartilage between the joints and discs of the lower back begins to break down. Cartilage in the neck can also be affected. This condition typically causes pain and discomfort throughout the back, arms, and legs.

Herniated Disc

Herniated Disc

Herniated discs occur when the soft center of the spinal disc begins to push through the exterior casing, and can result in numbness, weakness, or pain throughout an arm or leg. In some cases, herniated discs have no apparent symptoms. In almost all cases, the condition can be successfully treated.

Neck Pain

Neck Pain

There are many potential causes when it comes to acute or chronic neck pain. Depending on the origin of the pain, it can be successfully treated with a combination of conservative treatment methods, such as pain relievers and physical therapy.



If an individual suffers from osteoporosis, new bone will not be generated to replace old bone, and existing bones will begin to weaken and break down. In most cases, osteoporosis is not detected until an individual sustains a bone fracture.

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Phantom Limb Pain

Phantom limb pain typically occurs in those who have recently undergone the amputation of a limb. This pain-related condition is characterized by dull, aching or sharp, shooting pain – the pain is very real, and can be crippling. There are numerous potential treatment options available.

Nerve Damage

Nerve Damage

In most cases, nerve damage is linked to an underlying condition (such as diabetes), and affects nerves throughout the peripheral nervous system.  However, nerve damage can also affect nerves throughout the spinal cord and the brain (autonomic nerve damage).


Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Myofascial pain syndrome typically occurs after repeated muscle injury or misuse, and is characterized by pain caused by pressure being put on sensitive parts of the muscles. This pain typically occurs in seemingly unrelated parts of the body, and symptoms include tender knots within the muscle (coupled with persistent pain).



Headaches are – by far – the most common pain-related disorder. Tension headaches are the most prevalent, though individuals may also suffer from cluster headaches or migraines. While most headaches resolve on their own, medical intervention is sometimes necessary.


Orofacial Pain (Jaw and Mouth)

Orofacial pain refers to any pain felt within the mouth or jaw, and is a very common symptom (stemming from any one of numerous potential causes). It is estimated, however, that over 95 percent of orofacial pain cases are directly linked to dental causes.

Diabetes Pain

Diabetes Pain

While there are several types of pain that can be related to diabetes, peripheral neuropathy is the most common. This disorder is characterized by numbness and tingling in the feet, legs, hands, and arms, and typically occurs at night. Peripheral neuropathy is linked to nerve damage, and can be successfully treated.


Tailbone Pain

Tailbone pain (also known as coccydynia), is characterized by persistent pain at the base of the spine, and is often caused by trauma to the tailbone. Trauma may be caused by injury, childbirth, and a number of other factors, and is often treatable with increased bed rest and pain relievers.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is characterized by a numbness or tingling in the fingers and hand, and is usually caused b y a pinched nerve within the wrist. When treating carpal tunnel syndrome, it is important that all underlying causes are uncovered and accordingly addressed.



Arthritis is characterized by the inflammation of joints throughout the body, which causes stiffness, pain, and a decreased ability to move. While arthritis is more common amongst women, individuals of any age and gender can be affected.


Cancer-Related Pain

Cancer-related pain can stem from a number of potential causes, such as treatment complications or pain resulting from a tumor pressing up against another part of the body. When treating pain related to cancer, it is crucial that the underlying cause is first determined, so that treatment will be as efficient and effective as possible.


Degenerative Disc Disease

When a disc within the spine becomes compromised, intense upper or lower back pain may result. In some cases, there may be no symptoms, while in others, symptoms may interfere with adequate day-to-day functioning. Fortunately, pain associated with degenerative disc disease can be treated.



Fibromyalgia is a common pain-related disorder, characterized by widespread pain and tenderness of the muscles. Fibromyalgia is also often accompanied by a host of other symptoms, including fatigue, mood dysregulation, and memory loss.

Muscle Pain

Muscle Injuries

Muscle injuries are exceedingly common amongst those who engage in regular strenuous activities (such as sports or heavy lifting). While many muscle injuries resolve on their own, some will require more intensive medical care.



There are several different types of neuropathy, though peripheral neuropathy is the most common. Neuropathy is characterized by damage to the nerves, and results in numbness, tingling sensations, and pain in numerous parts of the body.


Shingles Pain

Shingles pain is the result of nerve damage caused by a case of shingles in an adult patient. Shingles occurs when the chickenpox virus is reactivated, and can lead to a painful and tender rash affecting a specific part of the body.

Pain After Surgery

Pain after Surgery

Most post-surgical pain will resolve on its own as the surgical wound heals, though some cases of pain after surgery will require more intensive care. If you experience long-lasting pain after a surgical procedure, we are available to help.

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We are dedicated to quality patient care. Our goal is to provide effective pain relief and functional recovery to facilitate return to an active lifestyle.

Meet The Doctor


Dr. Gatz

Pain Management Specialist

Dr. Gatz has been practicing Pain Medicine for nearly 2 decades. He began his medical education by earning his Bachelors in Arts from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 1991. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska in1993.

After completing his internship at Creighton University Medical Center, in 1994, Dr. Gatz completed his Anesthesiology residency at Kansas University Medical Center and his Anesthesiology and Pain Management fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina, in 1998.

Why Choose Our Clinic?

Comprehensive Pain of the Palm Beaches uses a patient centered approach to develop an appropriate treatment plan to help each patient overcome their pain.

  • State-of-the-art Digital Imaging System
  • High Quality Pain Diagnosis
  • Nearly 2 decades of Pain Management Experience
  • Fellowship Trained in Pain Management
  • Board Certified in Anesthesia
  • On-site Procedure Rooms
  • Non-surgical and Surgical Care Customized to Your Needs
  • Individually Tailored Pain Management Treatment
  • Results Oriented Treatment
  • South Florida’s Dedicated Full-service Pain Management Clinic

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