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Dr. Shanele N. McGowan

Shanele N. McGowan, M.D. of Chicago

Dr. Shanele N. McGowan

Dr. Shanele N. McGowan is a double board-certified physician specializing in pain management, neurophysiology, and neurology. She received her doctorate of medicine from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She went on to complete residency training in neurology at the University of Chicago, followed by fellowship training in neurophysiology (concentrating in nerve conduction studies/electromyography) at the University of Chicago. She then completed a second fellowship in interventional pain management at New York University, Dept. of Anesthesiology. Dr. McGowan is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with board certifications in neurology and pain medicine. Additionally, she is board-eligible in clinical neurophysiology.

Dr. McGowan uses her unique and diverse training background to integrate electrodiagnostic with interventional and non-interventional pain management techniques, to diagnose and treat a wide variety of painful conditions. These include but are not limited to: peripheral neuropathy, including diabetic neuropathy and carpal tunnel syndrome; central pain syndromes, including post-stroke pain, pain related to multiple sclerosis, and pain after spinal cord injury; headache syndromes, including migraine headache, tension headache, and cluster headache; as well as atypical facial pain/cranial neuralgias, chronic pelvic pain, neck pain, back pain, complex regional pain syndrome, and a multitude of peripheral joint pains – hips, knees, etc. Additionally, she can assist you with an accident and work-related injuries.

Dr. McGowan is a meticulous diagnostician and understands that relief of painful conditions cannot begin without a thorough consultation, examination, and medical workup. Following an accurate diagnosis, Dr. McGowan utilizes a variety of interventional techniques to treat pain, including epidural injections, radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulation, nerve blocks, BOTOX, joint injections, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy, etc. Dr. McGowan believes in a multimodal approach to the treatment of pain, and therefore supplements these techniques with medication management, behavioral/lifestyle modifications, physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture, etc.

As a native Chicagoan and firm believer in a physician/patient team approach to wellness, Dr. McGowan looks forward to working with you at one of our several Chicagoland locations!

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