Dr. William Durrett has been serving Aiken for years in various practices, but recently said he saw a need that wasn’t being met. That’s why Durrett, the owner of The Pain Center, purchased Aiken Neurosciences to form The Pain & Brain Center at Aiken Neurosciences & Pain Management.
The Pain and Brain Center now has two locations: the Aiken Medical Center, 410 University Parkway Suite 2360; and the Village at Woodside, 440 Society Hill Drive, Suite 201.
According to a press release, the two companies have already been working together for several years. Durrett said he used to treat many Aiken residents while working at the MCG Pain Management Department. That experience motivated him to pioneer a pain-management program in Aiken and he went on to work with the Surgery Center of Aiken and six years ago, started with Aiken Neurosciences.
“Pain is very real, and so many people are afraid to deal with it. It is rewarding to get people active again,” he said.
The practice combines the latest techniques in treating chronic pain patients with an interventional approach. Once the source of pain is identified, Durrett designs an individualized treatment program for each patient. This program can include massage therapy, aquatic therapy, physical therapy, injective therapy, and, at times, medication management.
The Pain & Brain Center comprises five board-certified physicians: Durrett specializes in pain management, anesthesiology and perioperative medicine; Dr. Richard Eisenberg, Dr. Will McCutchen, Dr. Khaled Kamel, and Dr. Melvin Haas are neurologists, and Haas specializes in sleep medicine.
Durrett added, “When a patient is dealing with pain, the last thing they need is to commute out of Aiken to find relief.”
For more information, visit www.aikenpain.com or call 803-642-6500.
Derrek Asberry is a beat reporter with the Aiken Standard. He joined the paper in June 2013. He is originally from Vidalia, Ga., and a graduate of Georgia Southern University. Follow him on Twitter @DerrekAsberry.