Pain Management Clinic

"We care about you and are dedicated to treating your pain so that you can get back to living."


The Pain Management Clinic at Blue Mountain Hospital provides you expert, local help to treat and relieve pain. Our professionals understand the disruptive effect constant pain can have on your life and they will use all of their resources to address that pain.

Pain Treatment: The clinic treats hip, knee, shoulder and lower back spinal conditions. We want to alleviate or ease your pain whenever possible to improve your quality of life.

Treatment Method: We offer epidural steroid injections that can be more effective than oral medications, lessening the need for anti-inflammatory drugs or narcotics.

Arthritis and bursitis of the hip and knee are common indications for steroid injections. Patients with shoulder pain from adhesive capsulitis, impingement syndrome, rotator cuff tendinosis, joint arthritis, and bursitis may benefit from steroid injections.

Our team also is skilled in lumbar facet, intralaminar, transforaminal and sacroiliac joint pain management.

About Your Team: Rolf Jarnes and Rod Carpenter are certified registered nurse anesthetists and have advanced training from AANA Jack Neary Advanced Pain Management. Both have well-established practices at Blue Mountain Hospital.

Rod grew up in John Day and returned to the area in 2012 with his wife and four children. He enjoys hunting, fishing and skiing. He obtained his B.S. in nursing in 2003 from Intercollegiate College of Nursing (Spokane, Washington) and his master of anesthesiology education in 2009 from Gonzaga University (Spokane, Washington).

Rolf joined the hospital staff in 2009 and lives in Canyon City with his wife. He enjoys biking, kayaking, camping and woodworking. He obtained his B.S. in nursing in 1975 from Southern Adventist University (Collegedale, Tenn.) and his master of anesthesia degree in 1979 from Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia.

Financial: Some insurance plans do not require a referral so you may call us directly to make an appointment. If your insurer requires a referral for pain treatment, your primary care physician can help make the necessary arrangements.

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What can we help you with? You may contact the Pain Management Clinic at (541)575-1311.