Fast Track Pain Management
311 West 24th St., Suite #303
Erie, PA 16502
Office: (814) 454-1530
Fax: (814) 452-7792


At Pain Management Associates of NWPA, we are dedicated to serving the needs of patients with acute or chronic pain.

We believe that pain relief is an important component of an individual's quality of life. We understand that this goal requires specialized treatment planning and we will work with our patients to develop an individually tailored treatment plan. | LEARN MORE


Our primary concern is helping you decrease your level of pain and improve the quality of your life.

Our pain management team is dedicated to treating you with dignity and respect. We understand and will do our best to help you cope with the physical and psychological aspects of your pain. LEARN MORE


We pride ourselves on our ability to offer a myriad of treatment options.

Patients referred to us soon after the initial onset of pain have the benefit of an earlier diagnosis and more effect treatment options. Our staff members will do all they can to assure that you make the right choice with Pain Management Associates. | LEARN MORE


At Pain Management Associates, we are committed to diagnosing the primary source of your pain.

Pain Managment Associates specializes in advanced interventional pain managment with CRSD (RSD), spinal cord injury, cancer, fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy and herniated discs using pain pumps, neurostimulators, disc decompression and radiofrequency nerve ablations. | LEARN MORE


When You Come In:

All patients must have a referral from their primary care physician. The office must have your medical records from the referring physician prior to your appointment. Please have all the necessary information requested completed in full and with you. To better expedite your visit, please review the information below on what will happen at your initial consultation. LEARN MORE

What is Interventional Pain Management?

Interventional pain management is an area of medicine that focuses on treating illnesses, conditions or injuries that cause pain and limit function. The unique advantage of this specialty is that it involves minimally invasive procedures that minimize patient discomfort while avoiding many surgical and anethetic risks and expenses. | LEARN MORE

Below is a list of procedures that might prove beneficial to patients:

  • Trigger point injections
  • Epidural steriod injections
  • Transforaminal steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Facet and scroiliac joint radifrequency nerve abiations
  • Intercostal nerve blocks

Physician Profile —
Dr. Carnes

After completing his residency at the University of Washington in Seattle, Dr. Carnes became board certified in anesthesiology with a special interest in pain management.

He has been in private practice since relocating to the Erie area in August of 2002. | LEARN MORE