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PCET Welcomes Martha J. Smith, MD

Pain Consultants of East Tennessee is proud to welcome Martha J. Smith, MD to its team! Dr. Smith graduated from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry in 1998. She went on to earn her Medical Doctor degree from the University of...

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Darren McCoy on Non-Opioid Research and News

by Darren McCoy, FNP-BC, CPE In late June, a report in Bloomberg Businessweek highlighted the work of researchers at Centrexion, whose work includes trying to develop non-opioid analgesics based on capsaicin (the “hot” chemical in pepper plants).  While the focus of the Bloomberg article was on the potential value of such...

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Taking Back Control: Part 2

Do you feel like chronic pain controls your life? People with chronic pain often feel what they want to do takes a backseat as the chronic pain drives what really gets done in during the day. Those days where the pain level is higher can lead to feeling like...

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Taking Back Control: Part 1

Do you feel like chronic pain controls your life? People with chronic pain often feel that what they want to do takes a backseat to their chronic pain.  For individuals with chronic pain, how much activity they can do is determined by their pain level.  When they are experiencing...

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