Chronic Pain Specialist

Premier Pain Solutions

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Asheville, NC, Columbus, NC, Wilmington NC, Southern Pines NC, Easley SC, & Greenwood SC

More than 20% of Americans have chronic pain, and the incidence steadily rises with age. At Premier Pain Solutions, leading interventional pain management specialists, including Javid Baksh, DO, and Christopher Mallard, MD, offer comprehensive treatment plans for chronic pain according to your needs. There are offices in Asheville, Columbus, Southern Pines, and Wilmington, North Carolina; and Easley and Greenwood, South Carolina, so call the office nearest you or click online scheduling to book your appointment now.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What is chronic pain?

Acute pain lasts for a few days, weeks, or months, while chronic pain lasts more than three months. If your pain persists when it shouldn’t, long after your expected recovery period, you have chronic pain. 

Chronic pain can last for months, years, or even your whole life without proper treatment. Unfortunately, chronic pain can frequently resist initial treatments, leading to serious frustration and feelings of despair.

The Premier Pain Solutions specialists understand what a terrible toll chronic pain takes on your body and mind. They offer all-encompassing care to help you recover, from accurate diagnostic testing to state-of-the-art procedures and treatments. 

How is chronic pain diagnosed?

There are well over 100 possible causes of chronic pain, with some common ones including arthritis, disc herniation, cancer pain, fibromyalgia, migraines, sciatica, and neuropathy, to name just a few. 

With so many possible causes of chronic pain, an accurate diagnosis is absolutely crucial. Premier Pain Solutions performs comprehensive pain evaluations, which include a thorough medical history review, physical exam, and imaging tests like X-rays, ultrasounds, and CT scans. 

Most chronic pain patients are referrals from other doctors, such as general practitioners. Premier Pain Solutions coordinates with your other doctors to ensure you get an accurate diagnosis and individualized treatment plan. You typically have your first appointment within just two weeks of your referral. 

How is chronic pain treated?

Premier Pain Solutions takes a truly comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to managing your chronic pain. They work with other specialists like neurologists, psychologists, orthopedic surgeons, physical medicine (physiatry) doctors, and others to design a personalized recovery plan just for you.


In addition to lifestyle changes like weight loss, activity modification, and physical medicine, the specialists offer medication management and procedures including: 

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Selective nerve root blocks
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Ketamine infusion therapy
  • Kyphoplasty
  • PRIALT® therapy
  • CornerLoc procedure
  • Vertiflex Superion® procedure
  • Racz caudal epidurolysis
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation   

This multidisciplinary approach gives you the most effective pain relief but often helps you to avoid major surgery such as a joint replacement. Ultimately, the goal is a better quality of life and improved general health. 

Premier Pain Solutions believes in addressing the cause of your pain, instead of just managing symptoms. If you want long-term results for chronic pain, call the office nearest you or click on the appointment booking link now.