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Pain Management in North Carolina

Don't live in pain when treatment is available. We recognize that pain affects all aspects of patient and family life. Our physicians work with you as a unique individual to help you manage and reduce pain with multiple modes of treatment. We will help you return to doing all the activities that you love.

We will meet you wherever you are on your recovery path. You may have a new injury, or a medical problem that is causing pain, or a chronic condition that has proved resistant to your previous efforts, our physicians will thoroughly evaluate to develop your treatment plan. Our emphasis is on treatment of the whole patient and we will use every treatment, medication, and therapy necessary to reduce or eliminate the need for opioids, while improving your overall health and well-being.

Why Solas Health Should be Your Choice for Pain Management

Choosing the right partner in your pain management journey is critical, and when you choose Solas Health, you’re choosing a leader that offers a unique blend of multidisciplinary expertise, personalized care, and an extensive support system. Our deep commitment to providing industry-leading pain management care is why our patients choose us to help them find respite from their pain. Reach out today to discuss your needs with our experts, and take the first step to a more comfortable life.

Treatment of the Entire Spectrum of Pain

We treat complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) among other painful conditions. Some of the specific issues, that we treat include:

After your first appointment, you will be moving in the right direction with expert clinical support and a treatment plan to follow. It’s simple to get started, call us at 910-295-7246.

Anyone who struggles with pain knows that it’s more than a symptom of some other underlying cause, it’s an entire experience unto itself that can drastically change the quality of an individual’s life. At Solas Health, we are deeply familiar with the complexities of pain, as well as the challenges it poses to daily activities, mental well-being, and general satisfaction with life. Our pain management program is specifically created to address the underlying sources of pain, to craft comprehensive plans that go beyond temporary relief.

We believe in a highly personalized approach to managing pain, and we recognize that the experience of each individual will be unique. Our specialists work in a collaborative environment and craft tailored treatment plans that address your specific and exact needs and circumstances. In the end, our goal is not just to relieve the pain but to restore function and boost the quality of life.

Our team is composed of experts in various fields that span the practice of medicine, with each working in unison to provide a completely holistic and integrated approach to pain management. From the first consultation to continued care, we strive to ensure that every patient we work with is supported during each and every step of their recovery from pain. With a focus on both time-tested treatments with decades of research behind them, to more innovative treatments that may lack substantial clinical evaluation but can still create effective pain management solutions, Solas acts as a point of light and hope for those struggling with pain but who want to reclaim their lives.

We’re going to take a closer look at pain and at the intricacies of living with and treating pain. We’ll dig into the multifaceted approaches to managing it, and we’ll even demonstrate how Solas Health can be your educated partner in health and wellness.

A Closer Look at the Different Types of Pain

Pain is a complex and multi-faceted experience that can also serve as an important signal that something critical may be wrong in the body. The type of pain, as well as its intensity, can vary tremendously from one person to another.

Pain is the body’s natural response to harmful stimuli, signaling that something is wrong. Pain can generally be categorized into three different types, acute pain, chronic pain, or neuropathic pain. Each type will have unique characteristics and possible underlying mechanisms.

Acute Pain

Acute pain is a sudden, sharp sensation that alerts the body to possible injury or disease. This pain acts as a powerful biological warning signal that should prompt the individual to find some sort of help or at the least, avoid further harm.

Acute pain will typically occur soon after an injury, surgery, or possibly even during an illness and it’s usually short in duration lasting just a few moments but up to a few weeks. Acute pain also usually has a clear or definitive cause, such as a burn, cut, abrasion, or bone fracture, and it will generally recede as the affected body part heals.

Acute pain can be incredibly intense and even overwhelming, acute pain is critical for the survival of our species as it forces immediate reactions and helps us prevent further bodily injury or damage.

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is considerably different from acute pain, and will typically persist for a much longer period, generally overshooting the expected healing time. Chronic pain often lasts for months or even years, and will often be the result of ongoing conditions like arthritis or back problems, even long-term afflictions like cancer.

However, unlike acute pain, it may or may not be linked to a particular injury or visible, tangible damage. It is often the result of prolonged disease processes, the aftermath of a disease, or partial recovery from an injury, but in some cases, there is no identifiable reason.

Chronic pain will frequently lead to significant physical and psychological distress, sometimes even impacting an individual’s ability to perform activities of daily life, altering their mood or emotional state, and taking a toll on the overall quality of life they experience. Chronic pain can be difficult to manage, and will often require a comprehensive approach to crafting a treatment plan. This includes medical treatment, psychological support, and even adjustments to your general lifestyle.

Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain is caused by dysfunction or damage to the nervous system, and it can be present even in the absence of an obvious injury, disease, or condition. Those who live with neuropathic pain often describe it as a burning, tingling, or shooting pain that can be extremely debilitating. Conditions like diabetes, which is known for damaging peripheral nerves, and spinal cord injuries, are the most common ways to develop or experience neuropathic pain.

Neuropathic pain can be particularly challenging to treat because it doesn’t always respond to conventional pain relief treatments or medications. The most effective type of neuropathic pain management plan will typically involve a combination of pharmacological, psychological, and physical therapies.

One of the most important things to remember is that the physical sensation of pain is only part of the whole story, which is an entire emotional and psychological experience. The full impact of pain reaches well past the typical physical symptoms to affect the mental health, personal relationships, and overall quality of life of those living with it. We know that getting a clear grasp on the various types and causes of pain is just the first step to addressing such a complex condition on an individual basis.

The Solas Approach to Pain Management

At Solas Health, we know that truly effective pain management requires a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach. Our team of pain specialists includes physicians, nurses, therapists and counselors, physical therapy agents, and specialized mental health professionals who all collaborate and work together to forge effective, individualized treatment plans. These plans ensure that both the physical and mental aspects of pain are addressed.

Personalized Treatment Plans

We know that everyone’s journey and experience with pain is unique, and that’s why we prioritize personalized, compassionate care. The first step is a complete and thorough assessment, which includes a detailed medical history, physical exam, and diagnostic testing so that the underlying cause or causes of your pain can be understood as clearly as possible. This helps us to create a perfectly tailored treatment plan that is fully aligned with your specific needs, lifestyle, preferences, and ultimately, long-term goals.

Our Multidisciplinary Approach

Our treatment is based on the complementary effects of a multidisciplinary approach. Having experts from various medical specialties helps us get a wider range of input and potential treatment options, which can range from traditional treatment and management techniques to newer and more innovative procedures and therapies. We feel this collaboration is crucial not only for the effectiveness of the pain relief options themselves but also for promoting more efficient recovery and improved long-term wellness.

Integrated Treatment Options

At Solas we’re proud to offer a variety of treatments that include the management of medications and traditional physical therapy, but also interventional treatments such as nerve blocks and epidurals. Since we take a holistic approach, the most effective pain management plan for your needs may also include alternative therapies like massage, acupuncture, and even chiropractic care. This allows us to provide a more well-rounded regiment for managing pain for all types of individuals living with countless different pains.

Continuing Education & Support

Education is a cornerstone of the Solas Health pain management program, and we believe in helping empower our patients with knowledge about their health. Ongoing support and education are provided through regular follow-ups and check-ins, pain management education, and lifestyle health counseling. One of our primary goals is to make sure our patients are actively involved in their own care and are equipped with the tools they’ll need to manage their pain more effectively going forward.

Chronic Pain Treatment Options Available at Solas

The comprehensive array of pain management treatments offered at Solas Health is specifically created to help alleviate pain, restore lost or diminished function, and improve the overall quality of life for our patients. Below, we’ll talk about some of the treatment options that we offer, running the gamut from traditional medical approaches to innovative, research-backed therapies, to give our patients an effective and holistic pain management plan.

Medication Management

Our approach to medication management relies on precision and caution and focuses on finding the right balance of each to lower pain with minimal effects. We leverage medications when needed, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and similar over-the-counter pain relieving agents, muscle relaxants, neurochemical balancing medications, and only when necessary, opioids.

Physical Therapy & Rehab

Another major component of many of our treatment plans is physical therapy, which is a cornerstone for pain management in many situations. Our medication team is highly skilled at making sure the medications prescribed are only what is needed, and they are constantly monitored and adjusted to retain peak effectiveness.

Interventional Procedures

When patients are in such persistent pain that does not respond to other treatments more aggressive modes of pain management are available. Some of these options include:

  • Nerve Blocks: These are injections that stop nerves from sending pain signals entirely.
  • Epidural Steroid Injections: These are administered to stop inflammation that may be causing pain in the spine.
  • Radiofrequency Ablation: This technique uses heat to destroy nerves that are responsible for feeling pain.
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation: This is an implant that sends electrical impulses to the spine to control pain.

These procedures are only performed by our skilled specialists, using advanced imaging equipment to ensure precise placement and optimal effectiveness.

Behavioral Health Support

We’ve mentioned previously that pain isn’t limited to physical sensations, and that there are psychological and emotional effects as well. At Solas Health, we provide behavioral health support to help patients cope with the emotional effects of chronic pain. We offer cognitive-behavioral therapy, counseling, stress management, and more.

Technology’s Impact on Pain Management

Another advantage of partnering with Solas Health is our use of cutting-edge technology to improve the outcomes for our patients. We leverage high-tech solutions at all stages of the treatment process, from diagnosis through aftercare.

  • Advanced Diagnostic Tools: Our facilities are equipped with advanced diagnostic equipment such as MRI, CT, and nerve conduction studies to develop targeted treatment plans that address each patient’s specific needs.
  • Telemedicine Services: Not everyone has the time or ability to physically get to medical appointments, and our telemedicine services increase healthcare accessibility significantly.
  • Digital Pain Management Programs: Digital pain management programs include things like apps and online platforms to track pain levels, medication schedules, and physical exercise or activity. This generates valuable data that can be used to help fine-tune your treatments.
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques: We’re able to use procedures like laparoscopic surgery, radiofrequency ablation, and spinal cord stimulation to create positive outcomes with lower levels of pain, shorter recovery periods, and even lower risk of complications in many cases.

20 Years of Pain Management in North Carolina

Dr. Corrigan has specialized in the practice of pain medicine and the treatment of complex pain conditions for 20 years in North Carolina and Solas Health has offices in:

But we also provide remote/telehealth care to those who do not have access to our centers. Call 910-295-7246 to get started today.

We Serve all of North Carolina 

If you live in North Carolina, we can help. We accept all forms of insurance (including North Carolina Medicaid and Medicare) and our fees are designed so anyone can receive treatment.

Don't live in pain anymore when we can help. After you work with our doctors and get the benefit of their counseling and pain management backgrounds, you will be moving toward a life free from pain.

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Our mission is to improve lives and help you get better.

Addiction, pain, and mental health challenges interfere with the joys of living, but we can help. Dr. Corrigan, and the whole team at Solas Health, will help.

If you are in need of help, please call us at: 910-295-7246 or message us.

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