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Why Pain Management?

Headache & Migraine

Headache & Migraine

Novel approaches such as intravenous drug therapy, nerve blocks and breakthrough combined occipital and supraorbital stimulation can be effective in many patients.

Back & Neck

Back & Neck

Advanced techniques help manage a range of back and neck pain by addressing the cause and relying on effective treatment rather than simply prescribing medication.

Post-Trauma

Post-Trauma

Advanced pain management can help address many kinds of pain resulting from traumatic injury.


Shingles

Shingles

Pain from shingles, even after the rash heals, can be severe and require therapies to improve quality of life.

Cancer Pain

Cancer Pain

No patient should suffer. Cancer pain can be treated by a range of approaches, from drug therapy to nerve blocks, that are tailored to each patient.

Compression Fractures

Compression Fractures

Minimally invasive procedures such as kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty are among the procedures available for spinal fracture.

Why Choose Us?

You don’t have to suffer. At North Fulton Pain & Spine Center, fellowship-trained physicians deliver advanced therapies and procedures to manage pain and improve quality of life.

Meet Our Providers

Doctors

Learn more about our providers below.

Ravi Dammanna, MD »
Kenneth H. Joel, MD »
Shazad Wada, MD »

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Testimonials

I have been a patient of North Fulton Hospital’s Pain and Spine Center for 14 years.  I found them after other centers in Atlanta were unable to help me, and they have been great!  The doctors keep up with all the new medications and techniques and are willing to try new things.  I just tried using Ketamine at their suggestion, and I haven’t needed any of the other pain medications since the second day after the treatment!  Sometimes trying something new is all it takes.

Kevin Hopper

2013-05-10T07:22:07+00:00

Kevin Hopper

I have been a patient of North Fulton Hospital’s Pain and Spine Center for 14 years.  I found them after other centers in Atlanta were unable to help me, and they have been great!  The doctors keep up with all the new medications and techniques and are willing to try new things.  I just tried...
There is no finer bunch of people in a hospital than the nurses and doctors at North Fulton Hospital’s Pain and Spine Center.  They have given me my life back!  I was disabled, walking with a cane, and barely able to breathe because I was in constant pain.  The spinal stimulator that they recommended is awesome!  In the few months I have had it, I’ve been able to live a normal comfortable life, even traveling with my family to the beach.  20 years ago, bowling was my favorite thing to do, and I can’t wait for the day I am cleared to bowl again.  I am so happy I chose the Pain and Spine Center!

James Thompson

2013-05-10T07:21:47+00:00

James Thompson

There is no finer bunch of people in a hospital than the nurses and doctors at North Fulton Hospital’s Pain and Spine Center.  They have given me my life back!  I was disabled, walking with a cane, and barely able to breathe because I was in constant pain.  The spinal stimulator that they recommended is...
My wife and I were referred to North Fulton Hospital’s Pain and Spine Center 10 years ago.  We especially appreciate the skills and very pleasant demeanor of Doctor Wada and his staff, especially Kathy. Dr. Wada was able to diagnose and greatly improve the very painful post-operative condition of Brenda’s knee after many had mis-diagnosed and told us to live with it. The center has also treated Brenda for back, hip, foot and thigh pain. A neuro-stimulator inserted surgically helped tremendously in these areas. We are grateful to all at the center who have given us their support. We have both been treated successfully at the center and recommend it highly.

Jim Gisclair

2013-05-10T07:20:57+00:00

Jim Gisclair

My wife and I were referred to North Fulton Hospital’s Pain and Spine Center 10 years ago.  We especially appreciate the skills and very pleasant demeanor of Doctor Wada and his staff, especially Kathy. Dr. Wada was able to diagnose and greatly improve the very painful post-operative condition of Brenda’s knee after many had mis-diagnosed...
When Rita Swaye began to experience lower back pain in 2005, she explored a variety of treatment options to manage the pain. “I tried everything from injections to radiofrequency lesioning, but nothing helped,” says Rita. “The pain I was experiencing was tremendous and kept me from enjoying life.” Finally, she decided to undergo surgery at North Fulton Hospital in 2008. From her first consultation to discharge, Rita was very pleased with her experience.“ Everyone I met was so helpful and caring, especially the surgeons,” says Rita. “I was impressed by the private recovery rooms and how spotless everything was. The staff and environment immediately made me feel more at ease—it was like I was at home.

Rita Swaye, Tennis Enthusiast, Personal Chef, and Our Patient

2013-04-15T15:15:04+00:00

Rita Swaye, Tennis Enthusiast, Personal Chef, and Our Patient

Rita Swaye Testimonial
When Rita Swaye began to experience lower back pain in 2005, she explored a variety of treatment options to manage the pain. “I tried everything from injections to radiofrequency lesioning, but nothing helped,” says Rita. “The pain I was experiencing was tremendous and kept me from enjoying life.” Finally, she decided to undergo surgery at North Fulton Hospital in 2008. From...