Duke pain experts alleviate your chronic pain using a combination of advanced treatments. Whether your pain is a symptom of aging, disease, or injury, or the cause is undetermined, we provide solutions to help you find long-term relief from debilitating pain.
Multifaceted Approach to Pain Relief
We offer the full realm of pain relief treatments, including medication, physical therapy, steroid injections, biofeedback, and more. If you need more advanced techniques, we have the training, skill, and experience to perform a variety of procedures, including nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation, and radiofrequency ablation. Our goal is to understand your condition and recommend the most effective treatments to alleviate your pain quickly and consistently.
Our team specializes in the disease of pain from every source. We offer you relief whether you experience chronic back pain, nerve-related discomfort, or pain from injury, cancer, or another source. Our skilled specialists include neurologists, anesthesiologists, physical therapists, and psychologists who work with you to create a personalized pain-management plan.
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Before prescribing treatment for chronic pain, our team of specialists performs a comprehensive physical evaluation, taking into account your personal health history and current symptoms.
Why Choose Duke
Living with chronic pain affects body, mind, and spirit. We consider the big picture and fix more than just aches and pains; we treat your whole person using a variety of mind-body techniques.
Responsible Medication Management
If medications like morphine and other opiates are recommended, we offer ongoing counseling and guidance to avoid the risk of addiction or overdose. We also provide advanced options for drug delivery that limit side effects. This includes intrathecal pump therapy, which minimizes the dose you need by delivering the medicine directly to the source of your pain.
If the source of your pain is a condition or injury that is treatable, you have access to Duke’s highly skilled surgeons and orthopaedists.
More Alternatives for Treatment
Through Duke's wellness programs, you have access to options like acupuncture, meditation, and yoga to help you cope with pain and the anxiety associated with persistent pain.
You are the most important member of your team. We ensure you and your caregivers are well informed about your treatment options and any associated side effects.
Specialized Care for Veterans
Because our team of providers includes ex-military personnel who understand the unique pain challenges veterans face, many soldiers from the Fort Bragg U.S. Army base choose us for their care.
Access to Clinical Trials
You may be eligible to participate in clinical trials that are evaluating novel treatments for pain relief. This gives you access to options that are not widely available.
The debilitating effects of serious illness are often magnified by physical, mental, and spiritual pain and suffering. Our palliative care experts partner with you, your family, and your medical team to help you find relief.