Pain Management

Pain Management

The Lowcountry Orthopaedic and Pain Management practice, led by interventional pain specialists Shailesh Patel, MD, and Christopher Merrell, MD provides innovative and comprehensive pain therapies, including interventional spinal procedures, sports medicine, and regenerative medicine.

Pain Management

Pain Management Updates

Treat Your Pain

The Lowcountry Orthopaedic and Pain Management practice, led by interventional pain specialists Shailesh Patel, MD, and Christopher Merrell, MD provides innovative and comprehensive pain therapies, including interventional spinal procedures, sports medicine, and regenerative medicine.

Located in North Charleston, Summerville, and Daniel Island, our pain management services include:

  • a fully-equipped state-of-the-art fluoroscopy suite for spinal injections
  • musculoskeletal ultrasound to treat challenging soft tissue and joint problems
  • highly skilled interventional pain specialists
  • a multidisciplinary orthopedic surgery team
    regenerative medicine therapies
  • Workers Compensation program

Schedule now for rapid pain relief of the neck, shoulder, back, hip, knee joint, foot/ankle, wrist/hand, and elbow.

Pain Management Treatments

Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy
A type of injection procedure used to treat facet joint pain; small joints between the vertebrae in the back of the spine.
Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy
Treats nerve pain in the neck and/or shoulder; “turns off” the specific nerve that carries information about pain.
Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
Delivers steroids into the epidural space surrounding spinal nerve roots to help alleviate pain in the upper spine/neck.
Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
A treatment for chronic back pain; may be used to reduce the inflammation around the spinal nerves.
Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
Treatment option for back and leg pain; used to relieve pain arising from irritated nerves in the lumbar spine.
Medial Branch
Block
A procedure in which an anesthetic is injected near small medial nerves connected to a specific facet joint.
Spinal Cord Stimulation (Paddle Lead)
Electrical impulses relieve chronic pain of the back, arms, and legs, which prevents pain signals from being received by the brain.
Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant
An implanted device that sends low levels of electricity directly into the spinal cord to relieve pain.
Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant (Trial Procedure)
A candidate for spinal cord stimulation is scheduled for a trial run involving the insertion of thin wires with electrodes attached.

Lowcountry Orthopaedics’ Pain Management Team

Shailesh Patel, MD

Christopher Merrell, MD

Kelly Merrell, ANP-BC

Alyssa Grant, MSPAS, PA-C

Christina Chandler, PA-C

Kathleen Bukowsky, PA-C

Pain Management Videos

Arm and Elbow / Head, Neck and Spine

Contact Us

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Office Phone

(843) 797-5050

Office Headquarters

2880 Tricom Street
North Charleston, SC 29406

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