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Pain Management Specialist

Johnston Pain Management, P.A. -  - Pain Management

Johnston Pain Management, P.A.

Pain Management located in Jacksonville, NC, Sneads Ferry, NC, & New Bern, NC

Effective pain management makes the difference between spending every day struggling to move and enjoying a full, thriving life. The experienced team at Johnston Pain Management, P.A., takes an integrative approach to pain management, providing an extensive range of treatments that safely and effectively relieve acute and chronic pain. If you need expert pain management, call one of the offices in Jacksonville, New Bern, or Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, or book online today.

Pain management Q & A

What is pain management?

Pain management improves your quality of life by easing severe and chronic pain that persists despite standard medical treatment. The team at Johnston Pain Management, P.A., takes an integrative and comprehensive approach to managing your pain.

Your provider completes intensive diagnostics to determine the root cause of your pain. Then they provide customized care, directly targeting the underlying cause with interventional treatments and incorporating supportive and complementary therapies.  

What conditions benefit from pain management?

Many conditions cause chronic pain, and they can all improve with pain management. Examples include:

  • Arthritis
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Facet joint disease
  • Radiculopathy
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Tendonitis
  • Cancer
  • Neuralgia


Neuralgia encompasses many pain conditions caused by damaged or irritated nerves. 

What treatments might I receive during pain management?

The team at Johnston Pain Management, P.A., reviews your medical history, talks about your symptoms, and completes a physical examination. Your provider may perform additional diagnostic tests. For example, they may perform a diagnostic nerve block to identify the nerves transmitting pain signals or a discography to identify disc problems.

After diagnosing the root cause of your pain, they recommend a personalized pain management plan. Your plan may include one or more of the following:


Your provider recommends the most appropriate medication based on the underlying cause and severity of your symptoms. They choose from many types of over-the-counter and prescription medicines, ranging from anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving medications to muscle relaxants, anti-seizure medications, and drugs that balance brain chemicals.

Interventional treatments

Interventional treatments frequently performed by the team at Johnston Pain Management, P.A., include:

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Sympathetic nerve blocks
  • Radiofrequency nerve ablation
  • Intrathecal pain pump
  • Trigger point injections
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Joint injections
  • Kyphoplasty

These treatments directly target the root cause of your pain, such as specific nerves, muscles, and vertebrae.

Supportive treatments

As integrative health care providers, the team may recommend a wide range of treatments such as nutritional counseling, physical therapy, acupuncture, and massage therapy.

Psychological treatment

Severe and ongoing pain significantly impacts your mental and emotional well-being. Many people need psychological treatment for anxiety and depression. Additionally, some types of therapy can help you learn to manage or reduce your pain.

When you need exceptional pain management, call Johnston Pain Management, P.A., or book an appointment online today.