Lasting strategies for pain relief are not usually as simple as taking a pill, a methodical process is required. This requires a thorough clinical evaluation, review of tests and the customization of a treatment plan. No two patients are identical to the plan must fit the patient's needs.
Sadly drug abuse and "Pill Mill pain clinics" are widespread, We are a registered Kentucky Pain Clinic and try our best to help those with chronic pain; we do however not tolerate drug abuse and are NOT a "pill mill"! Our goal is to eliminate or dramatically reduce suffering while avoiding whenever possible the long term use of narcotic medications.
Typically we rely heavily upon interventional strategies using X-ray guided procedures. We believe that such treatment is more effective in the long term that long term narcotic therapy. While narcotics can be very effective in the short term they are more often than not ineffective as a long term strategy. We do prescribe narcotics in the short term while patients undergo investigations and treatments. When appropriate we do as a last resort maintain appropriate patients on narcotics long term.
Dr. Harries is a 1986 graduate of the University of Wales College of Medicine in Great Britain. While in Great Britain he obtained extensive surgical experience particularly in Neurosurgery. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) (Glasgow). Dr. Harries also has a Masters in Pain from the University of Newcastle, Australia. After moving to the United States he completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of Kentucky. He has subsequently worked in pain private practice in the Lexington area. Dr. Harries is Board Certified in PM&R and in Pain.