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Vidant Pain Management Center

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain is persistent, lasting three to six months, or more, and does not respond to typical medical treatment. Interventional pain management involves treating the site of the pain. This strategy is often effective even when other treatments have failed.

We routinely see patients from teenagers to seniors with fibromyalgia, nerve damage (neuropathy) caused by diabetes, pain in the arms and legs, pain resulting from trauma, and back pain. The center offers two outpatient programs that function separately but collaboratively.

Our health professionals include anesthesiologists, nurse practitioners, nurses and radiology technologists. Our treatment includes:

  • Independent medical exam
  • Joint/trigger point/bursal injections
  • Impairment ratings
  • Modalities: cervical and lumbar traction, TENS, soft tissue massage, joint mobilization
  • Nerve blocks
  • Spinal injections
  • Pharmacologic recommendation
  • Myofacial release
  • Psychological services including testing
  • Land-based activities/strengthening
  • Aquatic exercise program

Physical therapy services

  • Land-based activities: Stretching, strengthening, cardio exercises, education and modalities as indicated
  • Aquatic exercise programs: Stretching, strengthening, cardio, balance exercises
  • DM education and treatment of peripheral neuropathy with infrared therapy and exercise programs for ROM, strengthening and balance
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulators - TENS
  • Iontophoresis
  • Cervical or lumbar traction

Referrals

All patients must be referred by a physician. We encourage referring physicians to stay involved in the patient's care. After evaluation and treatment, we return patients to follow-up with the referring physician. Physicians may call the main number listed below to refer a patient or to get more information.

Contact information for all services

Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday, by appointment only.
Phone: 252-847-5222 or 1-866-910-5222
Address: 2010-A West Arlington Boulevard, Greenville, NC 27835
Parking available in front of the building.

About Us

Our Pain Management Center is a collaboration between Vidant Medical Center, East Carolina Pain Consultants and Carolina Rehabilitation and Wellness Center.

Pain management doctors at Vidant Medical Center:

Firnhaber, Juan B., MD
Furimsky, Melany, DO
Grubb, Christopher T., MD
Johnson, Lynn R., MD
Minard, Raymond B., MD
Nunez, Ann C., MD
Dudley, Margaret, ANP
Williams, Jill, ANP