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Spinal Cord Stimulation Helps Veteran with Chronic Back Pain

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"We see many chronic pain patients have a dramatic improvement in pain relief, increased activity and a more enjoyable lifestyle with the use of spinal cord stimulation (SCS)," says Robert. B. Wilson, MD, board certified pain medicine physician and medical director of Piedmont Interventional Pain Care (PIPC). "This minimally invasive approach helps reduce - or [...]

Be Aware of Differences in OTC Pain Relievers

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All over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers are not created equal! If you have particular health conditions, such as an ulcer or a heart condition, or you are on certain prescriptions, OTC treatments can cause side effects - some serious - so it is important to talk to your doctor or pharmacist before introducing a new pain [...]

It’s National PA Week! Get to know Kris Watson, PA-C

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The physician assistant (PA) profession is growing faster than ever at a time when Americans need quality medical providers in every community. Piedmont Interventional Pain Care is pleased to recognize Kris Watson, PA-C, during National PA Week, Oct. 6 – 12. Kris brings ten years of orthopedic experience to Piedmont Interventional Pain Care. His expertise [...]

“Control Your Pain” Event

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Join us at the "Control Your Pain" event and hear from a special guest who is currently managing chronic pain successfully. Presented by Robert Wilson, M.D., and Cecil Farrington , M.D. Thursday, October 15, 2015 6:00pm to 7:30pm Salisbury Business Center Auditorium 301 South Main Street Salisbury , North Carolina, 28144 To register for this [...]

Schedule an Appointment – No Physician Referral Required!

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Patients frequently want to know if they must obtain a physician referral before being seen in our office. Dr. Robert Wilson of Piedmont Interventional Pain Care is pleased to accept self referred patients. "Patients appreciate that they can call and make an appointment when they need us without having to schedule an extra appointment to get a [...]

1 in 4 Senior Women in U.S. Has Osteoporosis: CDC

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About 6 percent of men aged 65 or older also have the bone-thinning condition, report finds By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The weakening bones of osteoporosis greatly raise a person's odds for dangerous fractures , and a new report finds that one-quarter [...] Click here to view original [...]

Sympathetic Nerve Blocks

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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 painful [...]