Monthly Archives: September 2013

Dr. Wilson Speaks at Patient Advocacy Summit

Robert B. Wilson, II, MD, participated as a featured speaker at the Inaugural Patient Advocacy Summit on September 20, 2013. Dr. Wilson presented, “The Role of Interventional Procedures: How Do We Optimize Procedural Safety and Efficacy?”

Also the Chairman of the North Carolina Advocacy Committee, Dr. Wilson is continuously working to set the highest standards […]

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    What type of technology is used to diagnose and treat pain conditions?

What type of technology is used to diagnose and treat pain conditions?

The objective of any medical procedure is to maximize efficiency while minimizing damage to the body. The proper medical expertise, technology and treatment options are often irreplaceable for an optimum outcome. Piedmont Interventional Pain Care is dedicated to providing the highest level of care and providing the latest technology for the diagnosis and treatment […]

What is a pain medicine physician?

The specialty of Pain Medicine is a discipline within the field of medicine that is concerned with the prevention of pain, and the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of persons in pain. Some conditions may have pain and associated symptoms arising from a discrete cause, such as postoperative pain or may be conditions in which […]

What is acute pain? What is chronic pain?

Acute pain begins suddenly, is usually sharp in quality, and does not last longer than six months. It is the pain one might experience after breaking a bone, receiving a burn or cut, during childbirth, or after surgery. Acute pain should disappear once the underlying cause heals. If the pain does not subside after […]

Sympathetic Nerve Blocks

A sympathetic nerve block may be used to diagnose or treat a patient who suffers from chronic nerve-related pain, including pain associated with amputation, spasms in the blood vessels after frostbite, chronic tail bone pain (coccydynia), shingles, complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy and Raynaud’s syndrome. The block contains an anesthetic solution that numbs […]