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Responsible pain management

Welcome to the Pain Clinic of Michigan. We have two clinics located in Sterling Heights and Rochester Hills. At the Pain Clinic of Michigan, we provide patients with a thorough consultation and the formulation of treatment plans individually tailored to help get your function back and improve your daily living. We offer a high level of expertise and experience in the field of pain management.

The physicians and staff at the Pain Clinic of Michigan are committed to improving the health of the patients we serve. The patients are the cornerstones of our practice and we take pride in serving them with the care and compassion they deserve. We look forward to scheduling a consultation with you so you can get back to enjoying life again.

About Us




Therapeutic joint injections are a minimally invasive treatment option used to relieve pain caused by inflammatory joint conditions.

peripheral nerve block


A nerve block is a procedure used to treat or diagnose severe pain

caused by the nerve.

trigger point injections


Trigger point injections are a treatment option for pain in areas that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax. 

selective nerve block


A therapeutic nerve block is used to treat pain and often contains a local anesthetic that will relieve pain.

steroid injections


Epidural steroid injections, or ESIs, are a minimally invasive treatment that has been used for decades to temporarily relieve pain.

sympathetic nerve blocks


A sympathetic nerve block involves the injection of a medication to numb a nerve and interrupt the pain signals it sends to the brain.



A discography, also known as a discogram, is a diagnostic test performed to determine whether back pain is a result of certain spinal disc abnormalities.



A medial branch block is a minimally-invasive procedure to diagnose and treat neck or back pain. 




An epidural blood patch is an injection of your own blood into the epidural space, which surrounds the spinal cord. It is done for patients experiencing severe headaches after receiving a spinal injection. 



A spinal cord stimulator is an electronic device that is implanted in the body to help relieve chronic pain.

Our Services
Our Doctors

OUR providers

dr. Rakesh Vakhariya
Dr. Jason Peter
Dr. Harry Sukumaran
Dr. Aman Upadhyay

nurse practitioners & physician assistants

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Maxine Hawk
Erin Hartsmith
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Maeghan Murphy

our approach

At the Pain Clinic of Michigan, we believe in taking each patient’s individual needs into account first before exploring various pain treatment options. For some patients, it is as simple as managing medications properly or exploring physical or chiropractic options, while for others we may explore alternative options available from an interventional standpoint. For most people, a combination of medical management along with intervention helps to maintain pain levels at a minimum.

We will coordinate and work with all your physicians to establish a comprehensive treatment program to provide maximum pain relief and improve your quality of life. This is always our goal.

We also believe in always making ourselves accessible to you, should you need us. While the Pain Clinic of Michigan has many trusted and highly qualified secondary health providers there for you, you can always reach one of our certified pain physicians. This is important to us. We invest in our relationship with you so that you can relax and focus on bettering your quality of life.If you suffer from pain and would like to explore your options for pain relief, please call the Pain Clinic of Michigan for a consultation. We are always happy to help you take those first steps to improving the quality of your life. We accept a variety of insurance programs, including Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, HAP and Priority Health. Please call to inquire if your insurance plan is one of our currently accepted plans. We are associated with The Oakland Surgi-Center next our Rochester Location, a surgery center that offers the latest in high-technology support of our treatment options for the management of your pain.​


Love this office!!!! The staff and Doctors are caring, also has the best bed side manners... Dr. V is been my life saver for well over 10 to 12 yrs. The pain pump made my life have meaning again!! Which I just had my 5 yr. Battery change last week!!! I have no problem to not worry about major surgery with this Dr. V and staff I know my life is in the BEST HANDS OUT THERE!!!!

Dr. Mounayer and his staff are a blessing for me. I have suffered from chronic pain due to arthritis and several knee surgeries for the past 20+ years. The staff takes the time to ask me direct questions about how I’m feeling on each visit and Dr. Mounayer takes the extra time with me on each visit to explore options and follow ups on how to better manage my daily routines. I wish I could give them an extra star for my experiences at this clinic-because they go beyond in taking care of me.

Dr. Peter and ALL of his staff in the office and the entire surgery team are the best you could ever ask for!!!! They are all very caring, friendly and knowledgeable. I've been going to the Pain Clinic of MI since about 2003 and wouldn't think of going anywhere else!

Patient Feedback


Pain Clinic of Michigan
2820 Crooks Road Suite 100
Rochester Hills, MI 48309

Pain Clinic of Michigan

(Dr. Aman Upadhyay Patients)
1431 Airport Rd. 
Waterford, MI 48329 
Phone: (248) 479-6150

Fax: (248) 710-2200

Pain Clinic of Michigan

(Dr. Rakesh Vakhariya Patients)
2820 Crooks Road Suite 100

Rochester Hills, MI 48309

35634 Dequindre Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48310

Phone: (586) 977-7246

Fax: (586) 977-1492

Pain Clinic of Michigan

46325 W. 12 Mile Rd. Suite 335
Novi, Michigan 48377
Phone: (248) 654-8492

Fax: (248) 710-2200

Pain Clinic of Michigan

(Dr. Jason Peter Patients)
2885 E. Long Lake Rd. Suite A-B 
Troy, MI 48085
Phone: (248) 266-9137

Fax: (248) 710-2200

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