Chronic Pain Specialist

Carolinas Center for Advanced Management of Pain

Board Certified Anesthesiologists and Pain Management Specialists located in Anderson, Greenville, Spartanburg, and West Columbia, SC and Asheville and Gastonia, NC

You don’t have to suffer from chronic pain. The specialists at the Carolinas Center for Advanced Management of Pain are pioneers in pain management, and the center is one of the largest pain management clinics in North and South Carolina. With six locations to choose from, it’s easy to find chronic pain management near you. Call or book an appointment online today for diagnosis and treatment of your chronic pain condition.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain describes persistent pain lasting longer than six months. This type of pain often results from an injury, the natural wear-and-tear of aging, or a long-term medical condition. You can experience chronic pain as headaches, joint pain due to arthritis, and overuse injuries like carpal tunnel. Some forms of back and neck pain can also become chronic.

When left untreated, chronic pain can lead to a variety of adverse symptoms, such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Poor sleep or insomnia
  • Loss of interest in daily activities
  • Mood changes like anxiety, depression, and irritability

Chronic pain can also negatively affect your quality of life.

How is chronic pain managed?

The board-certified doctors at the Carolinas Center for Advanced Management of Pain have specialized training in pain management. Pain management focuses on diagnosing, preventing, and treating painful health conditions.

Pain management can support your care in a variety of ways, including:

  • Locating your pain sources and identifying the best course of treatment
  • Managing your long-term medications safely
  • Helping you avoid surgical procedures by introducing cutting-edge therapies
  • Effectively controlling pain conditions that haven’t responded to traditional treatments
  • Assisting your rehabilitation after surgery

To provide the best treatment for your chronic pain, your doctor at the Carolinas Center for Advanced Management of Pain provides on-site care for the full range of chronic pain issues and spinal conditions.

How are chronic pain conditions diagnosed?

The specialists at the Carolinas Center for Advanced Management of Pain leverage their experience with chronic pain conditions to reach an accurate diagnosis. They perform a full medical, musculoskeletal evaluation, or a surgical examination. Additional tests might include X-rays, MRIs, neuropsychological exams, or electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies.

How is chronic pain managed?

As pioneers in pain management, the doctors at the Carolinas Center for Advanced Management of Pain offer the most innovative therapies available.

Based on your condition, they might recommend a variety of treatments, such as:

  • Spinal cord stimulators
  • Trigger point injections
  • Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET)
  • Percutaneous spinal disc decompression
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic peripheral nerve blocks
  • Pulsed and standard radiofrequency nerve ablation

The specialists also work with you to manage the psychological distress that’s often associated with chronic pain. To provide comprehensive, whole-body pain management support, the Carolinas Center for Advanced Management of Pain has a psychiatrist and psychologist on staff to provide counseling and support.

To find out how the Carolinas Center for Advanced Management of Pain can relieve your chronic pain, call or book an appointment online.