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Back & Neck Pain

FirstHealth Back & Neck Pain offers a fully integrated, comprehensive pain management clinic with state-of-the-art technologies. We pride ourselves in having a professional, experienced team that cares for patients in a compassionate, low-stress environment. 

MISSION STATEMENT

As board-certified anesthesiologists with specialized training in pain management, we strive to use our experience to help determine a patient's source of pain so we can customize a treatment plan. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, we are able to target pain in a variety of ways, from more conservative options to interventional procedures. With a team approach including physicians, physicians assistants and nurse practitioners, our overall goal is to improve the quality of life for our patients. 

 

Our Providers

John Berry, M.D.

John Berry VII, M.D.

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Matthew L. Oldroyd, M.D.

Matthew L. Oldroyd, M.D.

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Jacland F. ReVille, M.D.

Jacland F. ReVille, M.D. 

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Aaron Seller, D.O.

Aaron R. Seller, D.O.

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Lauren N. Sylvester, M.D.

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Brian K. Thwaites, M.D.

Brian K. Thwaites, M.D.

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James V. Winkley, M.D.

James V. Winkley, M.D. 

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Steven B. Collins, P.A.

Steve Collins, PA-C

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Tracy Overton Pritchard, N.P.

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Robert L. Thomas, P.A.-C

Rob Thomas, PA-C

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Lauren Williams, PA-C

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TYPES OF PAIN WE TREAT

  • Chronic back pain (disc pain, facet and nerve root pain)
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Knee, shoulder, hip and sacroiliac joint pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Herpetic and Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Cancer-related pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Failed back syndrome
  • Post-traumatic pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Workplace injuries
  • Acute exacerbations of chronic pain syndromes
  • Migraines

 

TYPES OF TREATMENT

Because each patient's needs are unique, we offer innovative clinical techniques for treating a variety of conditions, including: 

  • Cervical, thoracic, lumbar and caudal epidural steroid injections
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Sympathetic ganglia nerve blocks such as sphenopalatine, cervicothoracic, lumbar sympathetic, celiac plexus, superior and inferior hypogastric and ganglion of impar
  • Intra-articular facet injections
  • Medial branch blocks (cervical, thoracic and lumbar)
  • Radiofrequency thermocoagulation (cervical, thoracic and lumbar)
  • Coolief radiofrequency ablation (knees, hips, sacroiliac joints, shoulders)
  • Neurolytic procedures for peripheral nerves
  • Trigger point injections
  • Neuromodulation techniques with implantable technology for the peripheral or central nervous system (spinal cord stimulation)
  • Minimally invasive lumbar decompression
  • Botox for migraines
  • Ketamine infusions for the treatment of both pain and depression

 

 

What to Expect at Your First Appointment

Our pain physicians are experts in the prevention, assessment and treatment of pain. First established in 1995, we are the longest standing practice of pain management specialists in the Sandhills. The team at FirstHealth Back and Neck includes seven board-certified anesthesiologists who also specialize in pain medicine and four advanced practice providers who combine for more than 40 years of experience as clinicians. 

Initial appointments might include one or more of the following: a physical exam, interview about your medical history, pain assessment and diagnostic tests or imaging. We will work together to determine a diagnosis and then develop a comprehensive treatment plan. 

Improvement of chronic pain commonly requires a combination of treatments including physical therapy, medications and interventional procedures. We work with our patients to develop the best treatment plan for their pain and lifestyle. Our goal is for our patients to have improvement not only of their pain, but also sleep, mood, physical activity and relationships. 

Prior to scheduling you for a procedure, we will review your past medical history and current medications thoroughly to ensure safety. You will have time with our team to review the possible risks and benefits of each procedure before proceeding. Our goal is to make your experience with us as stress-free as possible. 

Some of the procedures we perform do require sedation through an IV, which will require you to stop eating and drinking at midnight the day of the procedure. There are also certain medications (blood thinners, in particular) that should be stopped prior to a procedure. Our team of nurses will give each patient a specific list of instructions prior to a procedure to ensure safety and seamless experience. 

 

PATIENT RESOURCES

Pinehurst Anesthesia Associates
MyCoolief.com
MildProcedure.com
Spinal Cord Stimulation

 

Contact Information & Locations

 

Pinehurst
Main Phone Number: (910) 715-1794
FirstHealth Specialty Centers Building
Address: 35 Memorial Drive
Pinehurst, NC 28374

 

Raeford
Main Phone Number: (910) 715-1794
Address: 4565 Fayetteville Road
Raeford, NC 28376

 

Sanford
Main Phone Number:  (919) 774-0665
Address: 2919 Beechtree Drive, Suite 3300
Sanford, NC 27330

 

Troy
Main Phone Number:  (910) 715-1794
Address: 522 Allen Street, Suite 103
Troy, NC 27371

 

Asheboro
Main Phone Number:  (336) 308-0915
Address: 208 W. Salisbury Street
Asheboro, NC 27203 

 

 

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