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In-Office Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial

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In this fifteen minute video, Dr. Wilson performs a spinal cord stimulator trial for a patient with severe back pain. The video documents the minimally invasive aspect of the procedure which is done in the office. The patient is awake and comfortable. https://vimeo.com/160152116 Piedmont Interventional Pain Care utilizes spinal cord stimulation to treat many who suffer [...]

What Is an Intrathecal Pump Implant?

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An intrathecal pump relieves chronic pain by applying small amounts of pain medicine directly to the intrathecal space (the area around the spinal cord), thereby preventing pain signals from being perceived by the brain. After an effective trial period, a catheter and pump are implanted permanently within the body. These two devices work in conjunction [...]

Treatment Options for Chronic Pain Shows Our Commitment to Helping Veterans

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The medical and military community vow to examine all treatment options available for soldiers and veterans suffering from chronic pain. In 2014 the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Veterans Administration launched a study to examine treatment options for chronic pain sufferers in lieu of prescription pain medication. While chronic pain cannot be cured, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery and Older Patients

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Just as our name emphasizes, Piedmont Interventional Pain Care is committed to the least invasive techniques to manage pain. Recent studies suggest that exercise may help benefit those with chronic knee pain more than surgery. Our providers can discuss useful exercises to help reduce pain from osteoarthritis. If pain still persists with exercise (and/or physical [...]