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Our fellowship-trained and board-certified physiatrist at EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Region consistently delivers exceptional interventional pain care to the residents of Asheville, South Asheville, Hendersonville, and the surrounding communities.

Interventional physiatry is a multidisciplinary branch of medicine focused on diagnosing the source of spine and musculoskeletal pain and employing nonsurgical treatments to effectively reduce or alleviate pain. The practice of interventional physiatry employs a wide range of treatment methods, including epidurals, facet injections, X-ray-guided and/or ultrasound-guided injections, stimulators, and more, to treat the wide range of pain experienced in patients.

At EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Region, our physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor or physiatrist is a medical expert who is dedicated to helping our patients with pain by using his advanced training and education to assess, diagnose, and treat simple and complex conditions and injuries.

The symptoms of an injury or condition can indicate if you need to see a specialist, the type of condition you may have, or how severe your injury may be. Take note of symptoms you are experiencing, especially if they are similar to those listed below. This will be valuable information to share with your physician since it can help to properly diagnose your ailment and find the best treatment for you:

  • Mild to severe pain
  • Sharp to dull pain
  • Sporadic, episodic, or continuous pain

These symptoms could indicate that you have sustained one of the following injuries or conditions that can be treated by our experts at one of our four convenient locations in Asheville – McDowell, Asheville – LivingstonSouth Asheville, or Hendersonville.

  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Low back pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Other spine and musculoskeletal conditions
  • Sciatica
  • Shingles
  • Sports-related injuries

Excellence & Exceptional Pain Management in Asheville

At EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Region, we understand that choosing the best doctor to treat your pain is an important decision. It requires you to consider several things; most notably, the doctor’s knowledge and experience in treating conditions and injuries, which is why we pride ourselves in having the most fellowship-trained doctors and surgeons in the Asheville region.

Our interventional physiatrist, Dr. Daniel Hankley, is fellowship-trained in spinal injection procedures and specializes in the nonoperative management of neck and back pain. Our doctors intimately understand how to treat your issue and will help guide you to a better quality of life through reduced or eliminated pain. They also benefit from the collective knowledge of our entire staff of orthopedic experts in conservative care, surgery, and therapy, which allows them to discuss cases, share knowledge, and bring the best treatment options to you. Regardless of your diagnosis and the treatment you receive, our doctors are committed to working with you every step along your journey to reduce or eliminate pain, and they always recommend conservative treatment first before offering surgery options.

If you feel the time is right for you to meet with an expert to discuss your condition or injury, you can make an appointment online or call us at (828) 258-8800. We also offer an orthopedic urgent care for injuries or conditions that can't wait for an appointment. Please click here for the availability of our Orthopedic Urgent Care locations in Asheville, South Asheville, and Hendersonville.

For more information on injuries and conditions, please visit our Athlete and Parent’s Online Guide to Sports Medicine