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.