Treatments We Perform

Our certified physicians specialize in world class pain relief therapies

Our Care Team

Meet our pain management care team, serving the greater West Virginia region

Clinical Research

Developing new methods for the advancement of pain management

The Spine & Nerve Centers

The Spine & Nerve Centers Pain Management Experts

Timothy Ray Deer, MD, DABPM

Timothy Ray Deer, MD, DABPM

Dr. Deer is the president and chief executive officer of The Spine & Nerve Centers in Charleston, West Virginia. The Spine & Nerve Centers treats more than 3400 chronic pain patients…

Christopher K. Kim, MD

Christopher K. Kim, MD

Dr. Kim earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond…

Pain Management Doctor Alyson Engle, MD

Alyson Engle, MD

Dr. Alyson Engle is a board-certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain physician who specializes in opioid-free pain medicine. She has dedicated her life’s purpose to solving…

Pain Management Doctor Brad Lindsey, MD

Brad Lindsey, MD

Dr. Brad L. Lindsey is a native of Arkansas and attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences then completed a residency in Anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic…

Pain Management Doctor Brian Slater, MD

Brian Slater, MD

Dr. Brian Slater is a board-certified anesthesiologist and fellowship trained interventional pain medicine physician. Dr. Slater completed his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh…


Former Army Officer Implanted with Neurostimulator for Chronic Pain

“I’d gone through so many surgeries, tried so many medications, and each doctor I went to said, ‘This is the best that there is out there. If we can’t do this you’re just going to have to live with it’, but that was unacceptable to me.”

– Adam Hammond

DRG Therapy: A Different Approach to Pain Relief

Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) therapy is a new type of neurostimulation therapy designed to manage difficult-to-treat chronic pain in specific areas of the lower body, such as the foot, knee, hip or groin.

DRG therapy may be an option if you have:

  • Chronic pain that has lasted six months or more
  • Isolated chronic pain in a lower part of the body, such as the foot, knee, hip or groin, following an injury or surgical procedure
  • Little or no relief from traditional neurostimulation, surgery, pain medications, nerve blocks or other pain management therapies