Pain Physicians of Wisconsin

Pain is a Word…… NOT a sentence. Pain Physicians of Wisconsin, SC (PPW Health) is a group of physicians and mid-level practitioners with nearly 100 years of collective experience in the field of minimally invasive spine care and pain management. Kostandinos Tsoulfas, MD and Thomas Stauss, MD are Board Certified, fellowship-trained, interventional pain management physicians who work with their mid-levels, Erika Palmtag, NP; Floyd Elftman, PA; Nancy Spangler, PA; Jill Pocious, NP; and Nancy Aiello, NP to provide custom, individual treatment plans to optimize patient outcomes, leading to decreased pain control and increased quality of life.

Our physicians are nationally recognized leaders in education, training, and research and have been part of several groundbreaking studies in the field of pain management. We use a multidisciplinary approach ranging from the least invasive conservative treatment to the most advanced, cutting-edge technology.

Whether you’re suffering from weekend warrior back, chronic pain conditions, or complex work-related injuries our goal is to work together with you to improve your pain control, get you moving again, and improve your quality of life.

If you are suffering from pain, whether acute or chronic, PPW Health providers can provide the most advanced treatment and acute diagnosis to relieve your painful condition. Management of your pain is our ONLY specialty.

Finding the cause of your pain early and working together increases your chances for an improved quality of life.

Conditions Treated

  • Back pain; neck pain; thoracic pain, herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, failed back surgery syndrome, sacroiliac pain, sciatica and sports injury.
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Post herpetic neuralgia (pain related to shingles)
  • Cancer pain

Treatment options will include but are not limited to:

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Sacroiliac injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Implantable drug delivery infusions
  • Diagnostic medical branch blocks
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Spinal spacer implants
  • Minimally invasive lumbar disc decompression
  • Neurolytic blocks
  • Stellate ganglion blocks
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Regenerative stem cell injections

Our Doctors

Thomas Stauss, M.D.
Thomas Stauss, M.D. Interventional Pain Management Physician
Kostandino Tsoulfas, M.D.
Kostandino Tsoulfas, M.D. Interventional Pain Management Physician


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6308 Eighth Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53143

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