906 Tusculum Blvd | Greeneville, TN 37745
Phone: 423.787.0400 | Fax: 423.787.0403
What We Treat

Stop Hurting and Start Living. At Pain Solutions of Greeneville, we understand that living with pain can be frustrating and often depressing.  Pain can consume your life by making even the simplest tasks very difficult. Our goal is to treat not only the type of pain, but the patient as a whole. Patients can suffer from just one or multiple types of pain.

The types of pain conditions we treat include:

If you suffer from any of the following pain conditions, call Pain Solutions of Greeneville today at
(423) 787-0400. Our caring staff and professional providers are here to help.

Back Pain  Back Pain
Back pain is often separated into two groups: Thoracic Pain and Lumbago. Thoracic Pain is pain below the neck and through the shoulder blades while Lumbago is a term used to describe pain in the lower back. Back pain can range from mild to excruciating and can affect people of all ages. Men and women who perform heavy physical work are commonly affected by pain in the mid to lower back. The elderly population also seem to be more susceptible to this type of pain.

Signs of back pain include mild to severe pain across the mid or lower back sometimes radiating into the buttocks and legs. Other symptoms include: difficulty in bending forward and leaning back, tingling or numbness in the back, buttocks or legs, changes in posture, muscle spasms or loss of bowel (in severe cases) and bladder control.
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Neck Pain
There are several causes for neck pain and many do not require medical attention. Some issues such as muscle strains, arthritis, nerve compression, and sudden injuries may not improve without the proper medical treatment. Neck Pain

Muscle strains are a by-product of overuse such as hunching over a steering wheel or computer keyboard. This repeated overuse can result in chronic pain. Even such minor things as reading in bed or grinding your teeth can strain neck muscles. Muscle pain tends to be tender to the touch and painful with movement. In some cases, it can be relieved with massage, but not all muscle pain will respond to massage therapy.

Neck vertebrae tend to experience wear and tear with age, which can cause osteoarthritis in your neck. This type of arthritis is quite painful with various movements. Also, a variety of problems within your vertebrae can reduce the amount of space available for nerves to branch out from the spinal cord. This can cause arm pain and numbness.

Rear-end automobile collisions often result in whiplash injuries. Whiplash refers to an injury sustained when the head is jerked forward and then backward, stretching the soft tissues of the neck beyond their limits.  Soft tissue damage can cause significant pain, which may occur immediately or after an extended period of time.
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Fibromyalgia  
Fibromyalgia is a common chronic pain disorder that affects 2% of the United States population. Women are much more likely to develop this condition than men and the risk of fibromyalgia increases with age. Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain and tender points located throughout the body. The pain associated with fibromyalgia is described as a constant dull ache, typically arising from muscles, ligaments, and tendons. A mix of other co-existing symptoms such as fatigue, cognitive problems, sleep disturbances, stiffness, depression or anxiety commonly occur in patients who suffer from fibromyalgia.

While the specific cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, it is believed that many factors play a role in its involvement such as genetics, emotional or physical trauma, and certain infections. In addition, certain risk factors such as age, sex, sleep patterns, family history, or rheumatic disease can contribute to the development of the disease.
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Diabetic Neuropathy  
Diabetic Neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occur when you have diabetes. High blood sugar can injure nerve fibers throughout your body, but diabetic neuropathy most often damages nerves in your legs and feet.

Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from pain and numbness in your extremities to problems with your digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels and heart. For some, these symptoms are mild with occasional non-painful numbness.  For others, diabetic neuropathy can be painful and disabling.
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Nerve Conditions (Sciatica)

Sciatica is a symptom and not a true disorder. It is a type of pain that runs along the path of the sciatic nerve. Pain that radiates from your lower back to your buttock and down the back of your leg is the hallmark of sciatica. Discomfort can be felt almost anywhere along the nerve pathway. This pain signals a problem involving the nerve and varies from a mild ache to a sharp, burning sensation or excruciating discomfort. Sometimes it may feel like a jolt or electric shock. It may also worsen when you cough or sneeze or stay in one position for an extended period of time. There are several possible causes and treatments for sciatica. Treatments can vary from physical therapy to surgery.
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Failed Back Syndrome  
Failed back syndrome is a general term that refers to chronic severe pain experienced after unsuccessful surgery for back pain. Failed back syndrome can have any number of causes. For example, the original cause of the pain can recur or there may be complications during surgery. The nerve root causing the pain may be inadequately decompressed, joints or nerves may become irritated during the surgical procedure, or scar tissue may compress or bind nerve roots.

In addition, nerve damage, either prior to surgery or during the procedure, will not heal and can contribute to ongoing pain. In some cases, nerves may regenerate to some extent, but even this can cause pain if the regeneration is abnormal. Inadequate or incomplete rehabilitation and physical therapy, especially in patients whose back muscles are out of shape, can cause chronic pain as well. Symptoms with failed back syndrome vary depending on the surgical procedure and the original condition. The pain, which ranges from a dull ache to sharp stabbing pain, may be localized to one region of the back or may extend to the legs.
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Chronic Painful Muscle Conditions
Chronic muscle pain or myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) refers to pain and inflammation in the body's soft tissues. It is a chronic condition that affects the connective tissue that covers the muscles and may involve either a single muscle or an entire muscle group. Sometimes the area where a person experiences the pain may not be where the actual injury is located. The site of the injury or the strain prompts the development of a trigger point that causes pain in other areas.

Muscular pain may develop from a muscle injury or excessive strain on a particular muscle or muscle group, ligament or tendon. Other causes include injury to intervertebral disc, general muscle fatigue, repetitive motions, chronic medical conditions (including heart attack, stomach irritation, etc.), and lack of activity (such as a broken arm in a sling). Myofascial pain symptoms usually involve muscle pain with specific tender points. The pain may worsen with activity or elevated stress.
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Chronic Arm and Leg Pain
Chronic arm and leg pain can result from many medical conditions including, but not limited to, diabetes and arthritis.  Symptoms include numbness, tingling, pain in the joint, stiffness, dull "toothache type" pain, and soreness.
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Migraines  Migraines 
Migraines are a common type of headache that can occur with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light. The headaches are most likely to appear in childhood to middle adulthood. Migraine sufferers are more often women than men and they may also run in families. Although the exact cause of migraines are unknown, scientists know that migraines are a form of abnormal brain activity. This activity could be triggered by stress, certain foods, environment, and many other factors. In the past, doctors believed that migraines occurred because of changes in blood flow inside the brain.

Currently, medical experts believe the pain actually begins in the brain and involves various nerve pathways and chemicals. That in turn affects the blood vessels and surrounding tissues.

Migraine headaches can be dull or severe. The pain may be felt deep inside the head, behind the eye or in the back of the head and into the neck. There is no cure for migraine headaches and many treatments are ineffective. The goal is to prevent symptoms by avoiding what triggers the pain initially.
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Arthritis
While there are more than one hundred types of arthritis, the most common is osteoarthritis (OA) or degenerative joint disease. Osteoarthritis is common, especially as we age. Causes include, but are not limited to, aging joints, previous injury, and obesity. Symptoms of osteoarthritis include joint pain and stiffness. Osteoarthritis may affect any joint, including the hand, wrist, neck, back, knee, and hip. Symptoms of OA vary greatly from patient to patient. Some patients are debilitated by their symptoms while others may have remarkably few symptoms in spite of dramatic degeneration of the joints.
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