Chronic pain event attended by vets, local media

We want to thank U.S. Army veteran Justin Minyard for sharing his story about his experiences with chronic pain with veterans and their families who attended our special event  last week.

Also a special thank you to the local media for sharing Justin’s important message that vets who suffer chronic pain have treatment options and are not alone.

Remember: If you’re in pain, we can help! Call us today for a consultation.

Justin Minyard featured on YourErie

Army veteran Justin Minyard, the featured speaker at tonight’s FREE event for veterans and their families, was interviewed by YourErie.

Watch the full interview here.

Justin Minyard first developed chronic back pain following a severe back injury during recovery efforts at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. Minyard was a first responder at the Pentagon that day, desperately moving huge pieces of rubble and concrete in an effort to find victims. His back issues worsened following a series of injuries during deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Justin struggled for years with serious chronic pain. During that time he developed a dependence on opiates provided to him as treatment.

Ti-State Pain Institute invited Justin to come to Erie to talk with veterans, their families and friends about his experiences at tonight’s free event, which will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Ambassador Conference Center, 7792 Peach St. The event will focus on  chronic pain and treatment options. The event will also feature local pain management experts and veterans groups.

We hope to see you there!

Free veterans program Tuesday, Aug. 1

Tri-State Pain Institute recognizes the special needs and issues of veterans suffering pain.

That’s why we’ve organized a free educational program for military veterans and their families on Tuesday, Aug. 1. The program will feature guest speaker Justin Minyard, a first responder at the 9/11 Pentagon attack.

The presentation will be held at the Ambassador Conference Center, located at 7794 Peach Street in Erie. Set to begin at 5 p.m., the program agenda includes exhibitor tables with local veteran groups, a meet-and-greet with special guest military veterans, Minyard’s presentation, and a panel discussion with Tri-State Pain Institute pain experts and fellow veterans, Dr. Joseph Thomas and Dr. Paul Diefenbach.

In addition, Michael De Yoanna, the director of the film “Recovering,” will show a preview of his film, which features young, war-weary troops who begin healing together through a series of arduous team bike rides.

Please RSVP by calling (814) 833-7246 or email

We hope to see you there!