Pain Management

World-Class Pain Management Care Begins at the Region's Most Preferred Orthopaedic Practice—EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region

Our specialty-trained pain management doctors, Dr. Luke Robinson and Dr. Robert Westrol, are dedicated pain management specialists committed to providing patients with the compassionate, world-class care they deserve and need to emerge stronger.

Our pain management doctors are medical experts who are highly skilled in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating as well as managing conditions that involve acute or chronic pain.

How Our Pain Management Doctors Help Patients Emerge Stronger

When our pain management specialists develop an individualized treatment plan for a patient experiencing pain, their first step is to perform an evaluation and find the source of the pain. Our doctors will then determine a diagnosis and develop a pain management plan using treatments such as physical therapy, injections, or other pain medicine techniques.

Our pain management doctors have undergone extensive training in pain management and specialize in a variety of treatments that can be used to treat or manage pain, including the following:

  • Fluoroscopic-guided epidural steroid injections
  • Fluoroscopic-guided facet joint injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Sympathetic nerve blocks
  • Trigger point injections
  • Ultrasound-guided interventional procedures  

Our pain management specialists understand that patients sometimes have questions about their medical treatment options, which is why they are dedicated to spending time to educate and provide patients with an understanding of their pain condition, the available treatment options, and how each medical treatment can benefit them. They also makes sure to answer any questions the patient might have about their pain condition or recommended treatment plan.

Do You Need World-Class Pain Management Care?

If you are noticing any of these symptoms, you should consider consulting with a doctor, physiatrist, or pain management specialist:

  • Acute pain
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Neck pain or stiffness
  • Nerve or neuropathic pain
  • Pain that keeps you up at night

Patients with chronic pain or any of the above symptoms often seek help from a doctor specializing in pain management, pain medicine, or physiatry who may diagnose them with one of the following injuries or conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated disc
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Neuropathy
  • Pinched nerve
  • Spinal pain caused by deformity, such as scoliosis

If you have chronic pain or have suffered an injury that has resulted in pain, our pain management specialists are ready to provide you with the world-class pain management care you need. Schedule an appointment with our doctors specializing in pain management and pain medicine by calling (828) 324-2800 or requesting an appointment online.

We have eight offices located throughout North Carolina—our offices include Granite Falls, Hickory, Lenoir, Marion (AccessOrtho Only), Morganton, Newton, Taylorsville, and Valdese.

Emerge Stronger, Healthier, and Better at EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region

At EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region, our patients are always our top priority. Our entire team, from our pain management and physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors and orthopaedic surgeons to our physical therapists and additional providers, is focused on providing you the compassionate, world-class orthopaedic care you need to emerge stronger and get back to doing the things you love.

Our pain specialists will be by your side through every step of your journey to pain relief, from diagnosis and nonoperative treatment to recovery and rehabilitation. Whether you have chronic pain or back pain or you need a type of pain management, our doctors will be right beside you.

If pain management treatments fail to reduce or alleviate your pain problem and surgery is required, our pain doctors will refer you to one of our surgeons. All of our surgeons are board-certified and fellowship-trained or specialty-trained within their medical specialty and are highly skilled in performing a variety of surgical procedures.

Visit Our Spine Center

Our Spine Center is designed to provide our patients with comprehensive spine education as well as world-class spinal care from our spine doctors and surgeons, helping patients get back to enjoying life faster.  

From answering frequently asked questions to allowing our surgeons and doctors to provide the latest and most advanced treatment options available, our Spine Center brings together and combines all of our spine team's experience, knowledge, and expertise to provide one dedicated center devoted to meeting all of our patients' spinal needs.

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