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Musculoskeletal pain limits your range of motion. It can affect your feet, ankles, hands, wrists, hips, knees, shoulders, elbows, back or spine. Our caring team of pain management experts is here to help you. From arthritis to muscular pain, we offer treatments to restore you to better health.

Musculoskeletal and joint pain conditions we treat

We treat a wide range of conditions and injuries, including:
  • 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.
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS): Excess pain and swelling that lasts longer than normal after an injury to an arm or leg.
  • Chronic pain: Ongoing pain that lasts longer than 6 months. Some common examples are frequent headaches, nerve damage pain, low back pain and musculoskeletal (bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments) pain.
  • Diabetic nerve pain: A serious and common problem that can happen with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. It's a type of nerve damage caused by long-term high blood sugar levels.
  • Fibromyalgia: Widespread muscle pain and tenderness. Often includes fatigue and altered sleep, memory and mood.
  • Joint pain: Discomfort, aches and soreness in any of the body's joints. Sometimes, joint pain is the result of an illness or injury. Arthritis or inflammation (swelling) of one or more joints is also a cause of joint pain.
  • Lupus: A disease where the immune system attacks its own tissues. It causes inflammation (swelling) in the body.
  • Lyme disease: An illness caused by bacteria. It can be passed to humans through a tick bite.
  • 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 pain: Affects the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and connective tissue. Can be in one area or widespread. Lower back pain is the most common type of musculoskeletal pain.
  • Myofascial pain syndrome: Pain and tenderness in your muscles and fascia (thin, white connective tissue that's wrapped around every muscle). The pain is often related to one or more “trigger points.
  • Nerve pain: Also called neuralgia or neuropathic pain, the pain can feel like stabbing, burning or tingling.
  • Pelvic pain: Occurs mostly in the lower abdomen (stomach) area. Both men and women can have pelvic pain.
  • Post-surgery pain: Can be caused by 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.
  • Psoriatic arthritis: A kind of arthritis that tends to affect people with psoriasis.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: Another disease that happens when your immune system attacks your own body by mistake. It causes joint pain and can damage other parts of the body, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart and blood vessels.
  • Shingles pain (postherpetic neuralgia): A painful, blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus. The virus may be inactive in the body and later become active in the form of shingles. Postherpetic neuralgia is shingles pain that continues even after the rash has resolved.
  • 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.

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 medication 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.

Your extended care team

Our doctors, nurses and other specialists work together to understand your needs and create the best plan of care for you. Your team may include:

  • Doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners focus on finding relief for your pain, oversee your care and recommend treatments.
  • Physical therapists offer therapy to help with strength and movement.
  • Occupational therapists help you face challenges with day-to-day tasks like opening jars and cupboards, using pens and phones, and more.
  • Counselors help you cope with pain and manage stress.

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Frequently asked questions

Patient resources

Below are some of the departments and facilities we partner with and may refer (send) you to. Together, we’ll work to 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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