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Southern Pain Specialists

115 Blarney Drive #111

Columbia, SC , SC 29223

Phone: (803) 419-5345

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Stephen M. Tuel, M.D., and staff

Chronic pain has always been a challenge for both patients and their physicians — a challenge magnified by concerns about opiates. Southern Pain Specialists, LLC, provides the personal attention needed for optimal pain care. Compassionate, but responsible opiate management avoids high and escalating doses. An emphasis on exercise, physical treatments, and non-opiate medications can successfully minimize opiate dependence.

At Southern Pain Specialists, the staff is friendly and efficient because waiting for hours and dealing with grumpy staff does not help chronic pain. They avoid unnecessary testing and procedures that simply drive up costs to the patient.

Stephen M. Tuel, M.D., has more than 20 years experience in clinical treatment of chronic pain. He is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a specialty that encompasses musculoskeletal medicine and peripheral neurophysiology. He participated in cutting-edge central neurophysiology research at Baylor College of Medicine, and he administered multi-center clinical trials while at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Tuel provides customized management of chronic pain syndromes, including:
• back and neck pain, with fluoroscopically guided injections;
• central pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia, post-stroke pain, Parkinson’s pain, complex regional pain syndrome, trigeminal neuralgia, and post-herpetic neuralgia;
• peripheral neuropathies, such as diabetic and pre-diabetic neuropathy, with diagnostic neurophysiology (EMG and nerve conduction studies); and,
• musculoskeletal pain with trigger points injections and hyaluronic acid knee injections.

Let Southern Pain Specialists help you manage chronic pain.