407 S. Schwartz Ave., Suite 101
Farmington, NM 87401
Pain happens. It’s a prime symptom of most injuries and illnesses. When the pain fades, you know that you’re getting better. But what happens when the pain does not go away–when it lingers for months or even years? Chronic pain is pain lasting three months or pain lasting longer than expected.
Dealing with chronic pain is never easy and nearly always requires more than one approach or treatment. A good pain management team can help you reduce your suffering even if the pain is never entirely eliminated. And, more important, pain management can help you learn to go on with your life.
Dr. Dmitry Garmaev, Dr. Jonathan Jones, and Eric Griffin are here to help you. Our doctors
specialize in Interventional Pain Management - including these areas:
Meet Our Team
Dr. Dmitry Garmaev
Dr. Garmaev attended Belarusian State Medical College in Minsk, where he graduated summa cum laude as a Physician Assistant. Eager to broaden his depth of medical knowledge he then went on to attend the Belarusian State Medical University, where he graduated summa cum laude with his Doctor of Medicine. After completing a diagnostic radiology residency at the Minsk City Clinical Oncology Center, he practiced as a radiologist until moving to New Mexico, where he quickly fell in love with the diversity of the land and the people. Continuing his desire to expand his knowledge and ability to serve others, he successfully completed an anesthesiology residency and a fellowship in pain medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque. He specializes in interventional pain management.
Dr. Jonathan Jones
Dr. Jones received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Arizona State University, and his medical training from the Medical College in Wisconsin. He completed a transitional internship, an anesthesiology residency, and an interventional pain management fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He also holds a master’s in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University. Dr. Jones is board certified in anesthesiology and pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is a fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiology, which is the highest acknowledgement given by the society. It shows dedication and leadership in anesthesiology and recognizes years of commitment to exceptional education, advocacy for the profession and patient safety. Dr. Jones is a member of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and the New Mexico Medical Association. He specializes in interventional pain management and focuses on neuromodulation and spinal cord stimulation.
Eric Griffin, PA-C
Mr. Griffin holds a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Heritage University in Toppenish, Washington. He attended Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg for his undergraduate studies, earning a Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a Public Health Emphasis.
Pain Management Q&A with Dr. Jones
Who can benefit from your services?
Dr. Jones: Most people who experience pain get better in four to six weeks, but for some people the pain will linger on and be detrimental to their lifestyle. That’s where I step in. If their pain becomes chronic and unmanageable, interventional pain management can become very helpful. It allows them to live a more fulfilling life.
Is interventional pain management the solution for everyone?
Dr. Jones: People will come in and they’ve had pain for ten to fifteen years and have tried a host of different treatments. Often times you can help those people. Although interventional pain management can’t fix everybody, it can fix a lot of people. What I can’t fix I work with neurosurgeons and other specialists to focus on what else can be done.
Do you have any tips that can help people reduce their pain levels?
Dr. Jones: Maintain a healthy weight, a healthy lifestyle in terms of exercise and activity, and to get enough sleep. Sleep is quite important for people to not have chronic pain.
If you or someone you love is suffering from chronic or acute pain, help is available. Call San Juan Regional Spine Center at 505.609.6595 to schedule an appointment.