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Pain Management Center

The UNC Hospitals Pain Management Center is committed to helping patients improve their quality of life and restore their ability to function.  Each of our board certified anesthesiologists have received specialized training in pain management and are able to use this experience to help determine the patient’s source of pain and customize a treatment plan.  Using a multi-disciplinary approach, we are able to target pain in various ways from more conservative options to interventional procedures.  Our services are complimented by physical therapists, specialized pain psychologists and clinical pharmacists to address all aspects of a patient’s pain.

The UNC Hospitals Pain Management Center is located in Chapel Hill’s Southern Village.  Free on-site parking makes our clinic easily accessible to our patients.  Additionally, most of our interventional procedures are performed at the UNC Spine Center, another off-campus site with easy patient access.

Pain management services are available in Southern Village at:

410 Market Street, Suite 362
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone: (984) 974-6688
FAX: (984) 974-6793

 Driving Directions

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Types of Pain Treated

The Pain Management Center treates these types of pain:

  • Chronic back pain
  • Cervical neck pain, "whiplash"
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD)
  • Neuropathic Pain
    • Diabetic neuropathy
    • Herpetic and post-herpetic neuralgia
    • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Disc pain, facet and nerve root pain
  • Cancer related pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Post-surgical and failed back syndrome
  • Post-traumatic pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Workplace injuries
  • Acute exacerbations of chronic pain syndromes


For more information, call the UNC Hospitals Pain Management Center at: (984) 974-6688.

Types of Treatment

Because each patient's needs are unique, we offer innovative clinical techniques for treating an array of painful conditions. These include rehabilitation, behavior modification, relaxation techniques and biofeedback, pharmacological treatment, psychological evaluation and treatment, and other clinically proven, evidence based alternatives.

We also provide the expertise to implement a wide range of medical and surgical interventions both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Specifically, these include:

  • Cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and caudal epidural steroid injections
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Continuous infusion catheters (peripheral nerve, epidural, and intrathecal)
  • Sympathetic ganglia nerve blocks such as sphenopalatine, cervicothoracic, lumbar sympathetic, celiac plexus, superior and inferior hypogastric, and impar ganglia
  • Intra-articular facet injections
  • Medial branch blocks (cervical, thoracic, and lumbar)
  • Radio frequency thermocoagulation (cervical, thoracic, and lumbar)
  • Neurolytic procedures for peripheral nerves
  • Trigger point injections
  • Discography
  • Neuromodulation techniques with implantable technology for peripheral or central nervous system (intrathecal pumps or spinal cord stimulation)
  • Psychological evaluation and therapy



Meet Our Pain Management Team

Pain Management Physicians:




William S. Blau, M.D., Ph.D.
Pain Management

Manoj Bobby Wunnava, M.D.
Pain Management

Dominika James, M.D.
Pain Management

Justin Rountree, M.D.
Pain Management

Brooke Chidgey, M.D.
Pain Management


Andrew Lobonc, M.D.
Pain Management Fellow

Shelly Sharma, M.D.
Pain Management Fellow

R. Benton Pitkanen, M.D.
Pain Management Fellow


Clinical Pain Psychologists: 


Amy Goetzinger, PhD

Seema Patidar, PhD


        Clinical Pharmacists:

Lauren McKnight, PharmD, CPP, BCACP

Caron Misita, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, CPP

Jane Giang, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, CPP


Ashley Howard, MHA
Clinic Business Operations Manager 

Stephanie Crossgrove
Administrative Coordinator


UNC School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology Pain Management Division

eOrthopod Adult Pain Management Guides

Resources for Pain Management

UNC Hospitals Pain Management Referral Form 



Driving Directions to the UNC Hospitals Pain Management Center:


The UNC Hospitals Pain Management Center is located in Chapel Hill’s Southern Village. We are located at 410 Market Street (Building 410), Suite 362. We are in the same building as Edible Arrangements and the Merlion restaurant. Parking is available out front as well as underneath our building.

Directions to Southern Village: 

From I-40 West

• Exit #273 A (NC Hwy 54) toward Chapel Hill.
• Drive west on NC Hwy 54 for about 2.9 miles.
• Exit right for 15-501 South.
• Drive about 1.9 miles on 15-501 South.
• Exit on right for Pittsboro 15-501 South.
• Turn left at top of exit ramp onto 15-501 South.
• Drive about 1.2 miles and then turn right onto Market Street (4th traffic light) into Southern Village.

From I-40 East

• Exit #270 (15-501) toward Chapel Hill/Durham.
• Turn right at exit ramp onto 15-501 South.
• Continue of 15-501 South for about 5.3 miles.
• Exit on right for Pittsboro 15-501 South.
• Turn left at top of exit ramp onto 15-501 South.
• Drive about 1.2 miles and then turn right onto Market Street (4th traffic light) into Southern Village.

From downtown Chapel Hill

• Take South Columbia Street toward Fraternity Court.
• Turn right at West Cameron Avenue.
• Turn left at South Columbia Street/Pittsboro Street staying on this road as it crosses over. the highway and becomes NC-86/US 15-501 South.
• Drive about 1.1 miles and turn right onto Market Street into Southern Village.

From Pittsboro/Chatham County

• From Cole Park Plaza (intersection of 15-501 and Manns Chapel Road), follow 15-501 North about 2.8 miles.
• Turn left onto Market Street (at traffic light) into Southern Village.

Public Transportation

Chapel Hill Transit buses are free! Bus routes "NS" and "V" run frequently and stop at the Southern Village Park-and-Ride, which is just a few steps away from Market Street, our retail, dining & entertainment center. Route V travels between Southern Village and Meadowmont, while NS travels north on MLK Blvd. Both routes stop on or near the UNC campus, which is less than 15 minutes away from Southern Village by bus. Go to and click "Bus Routes" on the toolbar on the left hand side for specific schedule information.





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