Pain Management in Falls City

Pain Management


Pain Be Can Debilitating. Let Our Specialists Help.

It can stop you in your tracks. It can make you miserable and take the joy out of life.

Pain is a wide spectrum of disorders. It ranges from acute pain to chronic pain. Pain can also be related to treatment of cancers. An appointment to see one of compassionate and empathetic specialists might just get you back to living and enjoying life.

Note – some procedures do require pre-authorization from insurance companies. Those authorizations can take up to 21 business days. Fortunately, we have two pain specialists in Falls City.

Our Location

3307 Barada Street

Falls City, NE 68355


Service Highlights

We offer interventional pain treatment and offer choices for pain control.

  • ESI (Epidural Steroid Injections)
  • Migraine Management
  • Spinal Cord Simulators (psychological evaluation is required before these can be authorized – this process takes several weeks or longer.)

**We do not offer long-term narcotic medication management.

What To Expect

  • Please arrive 15 -30 minutes prior to your appointment.
  • You will check in with our admissions team. Please have your identification (Driver’s license or ID card) and a current copy of your insurance card. The admission staff will direct to the Outpatient Department.
  • Each specialist has their own forms they want you to fill out. While we do have your information, their clinics have different information and questions they will ask you. We are working on online forms for your convenience.
  • When the staff member takes you back to your exam room, they will take your weight (we know, none of us like it but it is necessary information), blood pressure, oxygen level, and ask you about your medications. (An updated list of meds is a must, especially for a first-time patient.)
  • Wait times for your appointment can vary. Some clinic visits with certain providers are scheduled around surgeries. Sometimes, surgeries run longer than anticipated. Your patience and understanding in those situations are greatly appreciated.
  • Blood draws sometimes are required for appointments. If they aren’t arranged ahead of time, you may have to step over to our lab and one of our laboratory team members will take care of you.

Ruth Petros, DNP, CRNA, NSPM-C

Ruth Petros, DNP, CRNA< NSPM-C, specializes in non-surgical pain relief and does use epidural spinal injections (ESI).

Ruth Petros, DNP, CRNA, NSPM-C completed her Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist program at University of Kansas in 2016. Ruth practiced in Carroll, IA prior to joining CMC in April 2018.

Ruth completed a Chronic Pain Management Fellowship at Texas Christian University 2019.

Specialty: Anesthesia, Pain Management

Dr.  Karle Haake

Dr. Karl Haake uses ESI, spinal cord stimulators, and radiofrequency ablation depending on the needs of the patient.

Dr.  Karle Haake received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE and Resident, Anesthesiology from the University of Nebraska, Omaha. He uses a multi-disciplinary approach to treat patient’s pain, including interventional, behavioral and pharmacological options.

Why Turn To Community Medical Center of Falls City?

There are a lot of reasons to work with the incredible professionals at CMCFC. Our incredible facility, community engagement, and patient-centric approach—just to name a few. But some of the biggest reasons to work with our team are that we are:


Caring for our patients is our passion. When you come to CMCFC, you’re coming to a professional team that will always put your health first.


We will always listen. You know your health best, and when something is wrong we will hear you, believe you, and work with you to find a solution.


For over 100 years, Southeastern Nebraska has depended upon the Community Medical Center of Falls City for quality medical care. Our providers are experts in their fields and provide world-class care to our community.


Schedule an Appointment

Come to the team that will make your healthcare our priority. Contact the Outpatient Specialty Community Medical Center of Falls City to schedule an appointment today!


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