HICKORY, N.C., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Southeast Pain Care (SEPC), a division of the national medical group American Anesthesiology, and Blue Ridge HealthCare have opened a new pain center in Hickory at 2134 14th Ave. Circle NW. The new location is already accepting new patients.
Founded in Charlotte in 1997, Southeast Pain Care treats a wide variety of patients' pain needs, from back pain to diabetic neuropathy, using interventional pain techniques. The goal is to provide patients with non-surgical options, while simultaneously decreasing and/or eliminating the amount of pain medication necessary to control their pain. Some examples of interventional pain techniques include: injections, nerve blocks, radiofrequency and spinal cord stimulators.
The Hickory location is the Southeast's 13th pain center in the Southeast.
"I'm excited to be a part of the team opening this center in Hickory with Blue Ridge HealthCare," said Dr. Martin Evans, medical director of the new facility. "This endeavor will build on our already highly successful working relationship to enhance the quality of pain care for patients in Hickory and the surrounding region."
All Southeast Pain care physicians are fellowship trained in pain management as well as double board certified/eligible in anesthesiology/neurology and pain management. Southeast Pain Care accepts self-referrals for patients suffering from the following types of pain: neck, back arm, leg, sciatica; nerve, headaches, migraines; CRPS (or RSD); arthritis, post-surgical, failed back surgery; fibromyalgia and shingles. Patients suffering from other conditions must be referred by a physician. To learn more, call (828) 580-2280 or visit www.sepaincare.com.
ABOUT SOUTHEAST PAIN CARE
Southeast Pain Care treats patients with a wide range of pain conditions, including acute pain from back injury, headaches and pain resulting from accidents, injuries or disease processes, such as diabetes. Physicians and staff at Southeast Pain Care provide patients with custom, multi-faceted treatment plans for addressing pain. www.sepaincare.com.
ABOUT AMERICAN ANESTHESIOLOGY
American Anesthesiology has more than 650 anesthesia providers, including more than 300 physicians and 350 CRNAs and anesthesia assistants practicing in five metropolitan areas in the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia, with administrative offices in Raleigh, NC, and Sunrise, FL.
ABOUT BLUE RIDGE HEALTHCARE
Blue Ridge HealthCare (www.blueridgehealth.org) is a not-for-profit community healthcare system, providing advanced healthcare and wellness services from more than 35 locations across a three-county region of Western North Carolina. BRHC's family of services includes hospitals, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, a wellness center, home health care, and a continuing care retirement community. The primary care physicians, physician specialists and extenders in the Blue Ridge Medical Group combine with other physicians on the Medical Staff to serve patients across the region. In partnership with area physicians and the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, BRHC's two hospitals provide graduate medical education programs for medical school graduates and students. Blue Ridge HealthCare is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System (www.carolinashealthcare.org), one of the nation's leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, providing area residents with ready access to more specialized care when needed.
SOURCE Southeast Pain Care