Calming the “Pain Brain”

Many people with pain are so overwhelmed that they can’t function well— physically, emotionally and/or cognitively. A major contributing factor to this “meltdown” is a hyperaroused nervous system, which manifests as feelings of anxiety and stress. If it were possible...
Kamal Ajam, MD

Kamal Ajam, MD

Kamal Ajam, MD Dr. Kamal Ajam is a pain physician at the Carolinas Pain Institute and The Center for Clinic Research. He is also a clinical adjunct faculty in the Department of Anesthesiology at Wake Forest University. As a member of the Carolinas Pain Institute and...
James Deering, MD

James Deering, MD

James Deering, MD Dr. James Deering is a fellowship trained pain physician at Carolinas Pain Institute and Center for Clinic Research in Charlotte. After completing his residency training in Anesthesiology at the University of Virginia and becoming a board-certified...
Nancy I. Faller, DO

Nancy I. Faller, DO

Nancy I. Faller, DO Dr. Nancy Faller is board certified in anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology. She also is certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Emory University in Atlanta,...
Christopher Gilmore, MD

Christopher Gilmore, MD

Chris Gilmore, MD Dr. Christopher A. Gilmore, a magna cum laude graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis. He then completed a residency in anesthesiology at the...
Carrie Johnson, MD, PhD

Carrie Johnson, MD, PhD

Carrie Johnson, MD, PhD Dr. Johnson is a board-certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Medicine physician specializing in Cancer Pain Management. She received her B.S. degree in biology with distinction from Duke University in 2001. She continued at Duke for her medical...