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When you’re in pain, it’s hard to think of anything else. The expert pain management team at Atrium Health can help. Our doctors are board certified in pain management and anesthesiology or neurology. We treat thousands of patients each year with conditions ranging from arthritis to sciatica and can help you find the right pain treatment plan.

Helping patients better manage their pain is what we do every day. We’re here for you when you need us. Don’t wait in pain any longer.

Why choose Atrium Health for pain management care?

  • Convenient care and quick relief. With same-day and next-day appointments at 12 locations around Charlotte, NC, it’s easy to get the care you need, when you need it.
  • Expert care and experience. Our highly trained and caring experts know how to treat pain. We’ve been helping patients for over 30 years.
  • Your partner to find relief. Our pain specialists treat every condition from new aches to chronic pain. We listen, help you understand treatment options and create a care plan just for you.
  • Complete pain support. We care for the whole you, including your physical and mental health. If more specialized care is needed, we offer fast access to Atrium Health’s award-winning team of specialists.

Conditions and injuries we treat

No matter how or where your pain began, we can provide relief. From migraines to shingles to back pain, we treat a wide range of conditions that cause pain.

Here are some of the conditions we treat:
  • Arthritis: Painful swelling of one or more joints.
  • Back and neck pain: Back and neck pain can have many causes, from herniated discs to spinal cord injuries to stenosis.
  • Cancer-related pain: Pain that comes from cancer itself or the surgery, treatments and tests involved.
  • Chronic pain: Ongoing pain that lasts more than 6 months. Some common examples are frequent headaches, nerve damage pain, low back pain and musculoskeletal pain (pain in the bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments or nerves).
  • Fibromyalgia: Widespread muscle pain and tenderness. Often includes fatigue and altered sleep, memory and mood.
  • Migraines and other headaches: The pain can range from mild to severe. Migraines tend to cause pain on one side of your head. Symptoms include nausea, seeing spots or flashing lights, and sensitivity to light or sound.
  • Musculoskeletal and joint pain: Musculoskeletal pain affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. It can be in one area or widespread in the feet, hands, shoulders, hips, etc. Joint pain is discomfort, aches and soreness in any of the body's joints.
  • Nerve pain: Also called neuralgia or neuropathic pain, the pain can feel like stabbing, burning or tingling.
  • Post-surgery pain: Can be caused by the damage done to tissue by a surgical incision (cut), the procedure itself, the closing of the wound or any force that's applied during the procedure.
  • Sports injuries and weekend warrior pain: Sports injuries are often caused by overuse, direct impact or the use of force. This pain is sometimes called weekend warrior pain. It can happen to people who do intense physical activity mostly on weekends, when their bodies aren't regularly used to it.
  • Work-related injuries or occupational injuries: Any injury or condition that happens while on the job.

Patient care - what to expect at Atrium Health

Whether you’re talking to our office staff, sharing your pain symptoms with our providers or looking for a referral, we take the time to fully understand your needs so we can offer you the best possible care. We’ll also work with your insurance company to help you get the best coverage.

Here’s what you can expect from our team of experts:

  • Team approach. Our doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, referral partners and office staff work closely together. Our goal is to provide you a seamless experience.
  • Treatment near your home or work. We offer treatment at 12 locations in the greater Charlotte, NC, area so you can get the care you need – quickly and conveniently.
  • Treatment plans designed for you. To create the very best plan for you, we take the time to fully understand your unique needs and tailor your care to manage your pain. Our holistic approach to patient care means we can provide behavioral health services if needed.
  • Advanced pain management. We use the latest technology to provide the most effective care and offer advanced treatments that are safe. With our range of treatment options, many of our patients don’t need surgery.

Your first appointment

Here’s what we need from you at your first appointment:

  • Current medical records. Please ask your doctor to email or mail these to us.
  • A list of medicines, vitamins and supplements you are taking. Please bring any current medicine bottles with you to your first appointment.
  • X-rays, scans or ultrasounds related to your diagnosis (health problem). Please ask your doctor to email or mail these to us.
  • Health insurance information.
  • Completed new patient forms.

Our Providers

We’re dedicated to offering you the very best pain management care. Meet our team.

Frequently asked questions

Patient Resources

Below are some of the departments and facilities we team up with and may refer (send) you to. Together, we’ll provide the best possible approach to relieve your pain.

Atrium Health Musculoskeletal Institute

Atrium Health Musculoskeletal Institute offers specialized care for every musculoskeletal condition affecting your bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints and other connective tissues.

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Atrium Health Carolinas Rehabilitation

Whether you’re working to improve your range of motion or your ability to talk, Atrium Health Carolinas Rehabilitation will help you every step – and sound – of the way. They offer a wide range of condition-specific programs and services to help you or a loved one regain the highest level of functioning.

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Atrium Health Neurosciences Institute

Atrium Health Neurosciences Institute provides the region’s most comprehensive care for brain, spine and nervous system disorders. They combine the latest treatments with advanced research and highly respected specialty programs.

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