About Us

The Premier Pain Treatment Institute is one of the leading providers of pain management services in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas. We specialize in the treatment of pain caused by chronic medical conditions and cancer. Our goal is not only to provide pain relief, but more importantly to improve quality of life. With every patient evaluation, we develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will optimize your ability to regain lost function and relieve physical and emotional distress. Your plan of care will be shared with your other healthcare providers and therapists to help coordinate a team approach that will provide you with the best possible outcome.

The board certified providers at PPTI are expertly trained to treat a wide variety of painful conditions affecting the spine, joints, muscles, and nervous system. We treat many different disorders of the neck, mid back, and low back, including disc herniation, compressed nerves, and arthritis of the facet joints and sacroiliac joints. We offer cutting edge treatment options for arthritis and other conditions affecting the joints of the arms and legs. Common problems involving the nervous system that are commonly treated in our practice include Diabetic peripheral neuropathy, complex regional pain syndrome, pain following shingles, and chronic nerve damage from injuries. Our providers also have innovative treatment plans for patients that continue to suffer from pain following surgery, including neck and back surgery and total joint replacements.


Meet the Practitioner

Michael Danko

Michael Danko


Dr. Michael Danko is an interventional pain medicine physician who is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2008. Then, he completed his residency and fellowship training at the University of Cincinnati in 2013. Following training, Dr. Danko has worked in private practice in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas for Advanced Pain Treatment Center and Comprehensive Pain Specialists. He has also served as a sub-investigator for clinical research trials for lumbosacral radiculopathy, opioid-induced constipation, opioid dependence, and spinal cord stimulation. In 2016, Dr. Danko left CPS to open the Premier Pain Treatment Institute.

With multiple publications and presentations at national conferences, Dr. Danko brings cutting edge, evidence-based care for his patients. He is also known for his calming and compassionate demeanor while providing safe, patient-centered therapies. Dr. Danko's comprehensive treatment plans include focused medication management and clinically appropriate interventional pain procedures. Dr. Danko is committed to ensuring that patients and referring providers in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas have a high quality solution for pain management services.

Dr. Danko is an active member of the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati, American Society of Regional Anesthesia, North American Neuromodulation Society, and Internal Neuromodulation Society. He also holds hospital staff privileges at Anderson Mercy, Clermont Mercy, and Bethesda North Hospitals.