In addition to the Capital Caring Adler Center, the Van Metre Campus is also home to Capital Caring’s Center for Pain & Palliative Care, which offers the most advanced diagnostic technology for pain management in the world: the C-Arm X-Ray, which allows doctors to focus pain management on the exact source of the pain, rather than through oral or intravenous analgesics.

Precision Pain Relief

The Center provides comprehensive interventional pain and palliative care consulting services for patients with advanced disease symptoms which impair their capacity to fully enjoy life.

Experience Matters

26 Years in Interventional Pain Management

Dr. Michael Byas-Smith is the Medical Director of the Capital Caring Adler Center and the Center for Pain and Palliative Care. Prior to joining Capital Caring, Dr. Byas-Smith spent 22 years at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, where he served as Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, as well as the Director of the Winship Cancer Institute Cancer Pain Clinic.

Common Interventions Performed in CPPC:

  • Autonomic Nerve Blockade for Long-Term Pain Relief (Neurolysis)

    Stellate Ganglion, Celiac Plexus, Lumbar Plexus, Superior Hypogastric, Ganglion Impar

  • Intrathecal Therapies

    Therapies include Morphine, Clonidine, Baclofen, Bupivacaine (includes trial, catheter insertion, pump or port implantation and management)

  • Intrathecal Neurolytics Phenol

    For advanced cancer conditions

  • Fluid Aspiration

    Including Paracentesis, Thoracentesis

  • Lymphedema Therapy

    Cancer and Non-Cancer Related Conditions

  • Major Joint Injection

    Sacroiliac, Hip, Knee and Shoulder

  • Joint Desensitization

    Radiofrequency Ablation (Facet Joints, Hips and Knees)

  • Epidural Injection

    Interlaminar and Transforaminal (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, caudal)

  • Vertebroplasty

Easy Access

The CPPC is located off Highway 50 near South Riding, just across the street from the Health South Rehabilitation Hospital and two blocks south of the StoneSprings Hospital Center.

For more information, call 800-869-2136.