The Advanced Pain & Spine Institute provides a wide array of procedures and services designed to treat your pain. We utilize interventional approaches to treat painful conditions such as but not limited to: herniated disc, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, vertebral fractures, CRPS, post herpetic neuralgia, spinal arthritis, and facet pain, whip-lash, joint pain, occipital headaches, and sympathetic nerve pain.
In addition to our interventional approach, APSI comprehensive management includes full spectrum of treatments that are non-interventional. These include medication management and behavioral therapy and other complimentary therapies with the goal of improving your function and quality of life as well as reducing your pain. We also provide advanced interventions such as spinal cord stimulation, radiofrequency ablation, and kyphoplasty.
"I have Multiple Sclerosis (MS). In anyone else's book that would be enough. not in mine. I was then diagnosed with seizures and other strange things, sending my pain and turmoil stricken mind boggling, to say the least. At first, I was able to tolerate most of the pain no matter the intensity. Then, I lost my mind trying to stop the madness within. I once more was told of another condition causing me havoc inside: Fibromyalgia. I searched for a long time for someone to help me find relief. Let's just say there wasn't too many who wanted to take me on. Then, I requested to see a pain specialist willing to deal with my complete medical challenges and the unknown reaction within me. The doctor must be as highly specialized as I and also believe in their abilities within their field. I found her - Dr. Kerschner. Dr. Kerschner and staff took on my case, not knowing what a challenge they all would face. Their skills and compassion is a force to be reckoned with when it came to dealing with me. I have gone from a life of tears and pain constantly to the point of being able to once more be laughing and enjoying the thoughts of working in my garden. I recommend this special doctor, Dr. Kerschner, and her staff to anyone who wants to have a life with many pleasures. After my second visit I could tell my pain was much less severe. Unreal. I am on my way to having my life again. I have dug in dirt, planted gardens, and even been able to stand almost as though I have no problems. Dr Kerschner and her staff are God sent, and they lovingly put up with me with the utmost respect and professional skills I have ever encountered. If your life has been crippled by pain, call Dr. Kerschner. Begin your journey to a more pain manageable life!"
- Jo Ellen
"On my first visit to Advanced Pain and Spine Institute , I was skeptical at best, but the constant sciatica pain had gone on too long. So, I decided to give this a shot as I figured, 'what do I have to lose'? After the initial visit, the stringent inquisition (which I feel is good and necessary), I had to wait a few days. Then, the time came and I went to receive the injection and was treated very well by the staff and doctors and got the injection in my SI joint. I was told to take it easy for a couple of days, which I did. I had some minor pain, but this went away with exercise and I feel great. Thanks so very much, Dr. Kerschner and staff. I very much appreciate everyone here!"
"I was sent to Advanced Pain and Spine Institute by my family doctor. At the time, I was in severe pain and could hardly walk. After two visits the pain was mostly gone and I am able to function normally. I am self-employed and have been able to return to work. I would recommend this procedure (Radiofrequency ablation) to anyone that has back problems. I work eight hours a day as a painter again thanks to the help of Dr. Kerschner."
"I have been able to return to work since I have been seeing Dr. Kerschner. She has been treating me with injections and radio frequency. I feel like I'm getting my life back to a normal state with Dr. Kerschner's pain control treatments. God bless her and her assistants. Thank you so very much."
"I, her husband, can say that since her visits, my wife has done so much more activity and feels much better. Her mood is also much happier."
"Dr. Kerschner has done remarkable work on my back, neck, as well as successfully treated my long standing leg pain. She is the right doctor to come and see for spine and joint pain. She will do everything for you and make you better."
"Where have you been for the last ten years of my life?! Thanks to the shots, I don't have to use my cane anymore!"
"Dr. Kerschner has given me tremendous relief of pain in my neck and lower back. I have suffered for over 30 years and this flare up was excruciatingly painful. I had been to chiropractors and surgeons but had no relief. I still have some pain but she was able to reduce the extreme pain. Her staff is very caring and attentive. I recommend her service and staff for future patients."
"Thank you, Dr. Kerschner, from the bottom of my heart. You have helped me dramatically improve my quality of life, and I function so much better. Since I am a single mother, this means so much to me."
"I have been a patient of Dr. Kerschner's for several years! There has never been anyone that has helped me the way she has! Pain is a terrible thing, and with her help, I am having a better life. The staff here is so great. They are kind, understanding, helpful and always smiling. Anyone who has pain, call Dr. Kerschner and she will discuss everything with you and see that she can help you. Give it a try, you can't go wrong, I'm living proof! I am now 87 years old, and with her help and treatments, I plan to live much more! God bless her!"
"My wife was diagnosed with R.S.D. and C.R.P.S in early 2006 and for the first time since then I can see signs of her old self with the radio frequency and injections given by Dr. Kerschner’s office. She has truly been a God send, not only to my wife, but also to me and our family. Thank you, Dr. Kerschner."
"Dr. Kerschner is a miracle worker. I have been going through this for over 6 years. Dr. Kerschner has gotten me back to having a life. If anyone needs a great doctor when in severe pain, she is the one to come to. Without her, I don’t know what I would have done. With her, I can live pain free. She is a wonderful doctor. No one like her! The office is like a home and the staff that work there are like family. I love them all."
"Before I came to see Dr. Kerschner, I was in so much pain that I couldn’t get off the couch. I couldn’t even go for a drive more than 30 minutes. I was in severe pain. I had back surgery that did not help my pain and the pain pills I was given didn’t work. When I came to see Dr. Kerschner, she cared, listened to me, and started the injection therapy. What a change for me. I was able to feel alive again. I could get out for a drive, take walks, and started doing light house work. I was finally enjoying life again. I am so thankful for her for giving my life back. Thank you, Dr. Kerschner!"
"Dr. Kerschner has helped very much with her injections treatment. I can walk without my cane or walker. I can’t believe the difference! I get around up and down. I would tell anybody how well it works. I also don’t need pain meds, which is great!"
"I have been diagnosed with sarcoidosis for over four years. With this, I have suffered severe pain for about six years. I have been taking a lot of narcotic pain relievers without much relief, with continued increase in the medications. Since coming to Dr. Kerschner, I have had the most relief that I have ever had, and have been able to return to my normal daily activity without so much pain and have actually been able to decrease the pain meds. Dr. Kerschner and her staff are very caring and have an understanding of how pain can be so debilitating. I have recommended Dr. Kerschner to others and they had the same relief as I. I would recommend Dr. Kerschner to anyone with pain."
"I have been a patient of Dr. Kerschner for more than four years. Before I was her patient, I suffered terribly with chronic back pain, as I have a bulging disc in my back along with arthritis and osteoporosis. I received the Radio Frequency on both sides of my back in May of 2012. The pain scale after the frequency on my lumbar and cervical area dropped from an eleven to a one. Oh my, what a relief! Life is so much better for me because of Dr. Kerschner, I swear by her. This procedure lasted about sixteen months. I am just finishing my second round after sixteen months. Take it from me, she is wonderful. I have recommended her to everyone I know who is suffering from chronic pain. I followed her from Brown County to Maysville and am so glad I did. Thank you, Dr. Kerschner!"