Compass Pain Care

Compass Pain Care

Our main goal at Compass Pain Care is to improve your comfort, and keep you able to do the things in life you enjoy. Pain can be the result of an injury that has long since healed, or it can have no apparent cause or evidence of any damage.

No matter the cause, your pain is real, and we want to help you find relief! Persistent and complex pain conditions arise from many causes. However, there are specialized options to treat such pain. We believe in an individualized approach to pain management. Just as each person is unique, so is their pain. Additional Locations:

Address: 2270 Ashley Crossing Dr #155, Charleston, SC 29414
Phone: (843) 414-1224
Hours: M-F 8:30AM–5PM


Survey quantifies time burdens of prior authorization New details on the time physicians and staff pour into completing prior-authorization requests that delay and disrupt patient care.


Pre-authorization is hell. Here's why. If you're sick or trying to help the sick, get ready to wait.


High-Intensity Laser Therapy Improves Chronic Pain, Reduces Opioid Dependence

Would you be interested in us offering this therapy in our clinic? Send us a message and let us know.

Scientific evidence has been accumulating over the last 10 years regarding the usefulness of high-intensity laser therapy (HILT) for the treatment of a variety of acute and chronic pain syndromes. 12/18/2017

SC governor declares public health emergency over opioid epidemic Gov. Henry McMaster on Monday declared a statewide public health emergency as part of an effort to curb the rising death toll of opioid abuse in South Carolina.


Neuromodulation as an Alternative to Opioids in the Evolving Health Care Crisis

Ask us about neuromodulation/spinal cord stimulation The opioid epidemic is the most pressing health crisis of our time. President Donald J. Trump; US Surgeon General John M. Adams, MD, MPH; Gov Chris Christie (R-NJ); and the CDC have called for more treatment for the addicted, greater awareness among clinicians, and stricter guidelines for prescribin... 12/13/2017

Hospital-Employed Physicians Soaked Medicare, Study Says

Insurance companies continue directing patients to hospitals (that they often have a financial stake in) for procedures. There is no rationale for this and the cost is much higher for exactly the same procedure. Payment differentials based on location have motivated hospitals to acquire medical practices, according to the Physicians Advocacy Institute. But Medicare reimbursement policies are changing.


Physicians are not providers: An open letter to the AMA and medical boards Consider discouraging and terminating the use of the word “provider” in all communication, in place of “physician” when addressing a medical doctor. 12/11/2017

New Study Provides Extensive Recommendations To Curb Opioid Epidemic Reducing the supply of prescription opioids by adopting more conservative and evidence-based practices for prescribing opioids for chronic pain is just one of a host of recommendations advocated in a new report in JAMA (2017;318:423-424). 12/04/2017

CVS To Buy Health Insurer Aetna For $69 Billion

Why are so many upset about AT&T and Comcast merging but not see an issue here? CVS Health Corp will pay $207 for each share of Aetna Inc., in a massive acquisition. CVS plans to expand its low-cost medical clinics to serve Aetna's more than 22 million members. 11/21/2017

Popular Surgery To Ease Chronic Shoulder Pain Called Into Question

We are here to provide options and education as well as treatment. We all need the information to choose what is best for us as an individual. U.K. scientists say arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs or bits of ragged tissue in sore shoulders offered no more pain relief than sham surgery in their randomized test. 11/14/2017

GOP tax bill could spur $25 billion in Medicare cuts: CBO

How will you be affected? The GOP tax bill could trigger automatic cuts worth $136 billion from mandatory spending in 2018, including $25 billion in Medicare cuts, if Congress doesn’t find another way to offset its deficit increases, according to the 11/13/2017

What's the difference between PRP and stem cell therapy?

Stem cells and PRP are not the same thing at all.
If you are considering these therapies, please understand what you are paying for and make sure you have a qualified physician. A doctor explains the difference between blood PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections and stem cell injections for orthopedic problems such as knee, hip, shoulder, injuries and arthritis. 11/11/2017

Controversial drug changing lives of patients with chronic pain, depression "For me personally, this has been like the most, the only thing that's been truly helpful with keeping my pain at bay." 11/06/2017

CDC tells opioid addiction stories with message: 'It only takes a little to lose a lot' CDC tells opioid addiction stories with message: 'It only takes a little to lose a lot'. From PR Week 10/30/2017

Some headaches are caused by neck problems - Cervicogenic headache (CGH) is another type of headache diagnosis to consider when migraines don't respond to typical migraine treatment 10/28/2017

Trump Administration Deems Opioid Epidemic a Public Health Crisis, Stops Short of Declaring National Emergency President Donald J. Trump followed through on his long-standing promise to address the opioid epidemic, declaring it a public health emergency in a White House press conference. The move will allow for federal funding to be used to address the problem. 10/17/2017

How Congress helped get America hooked on opioids

Get educated. Pay attention. President Trump’s nominee to serve as the White House’s drug czar, Rep. Tom Marino... 09/29/2017

It's time to ban productivity from medicine We are not producing anything. We are caring for patients who need our full attention. 09/26/2017

Your 10 minute office visit needs 8 people and 45 minutes of work An insured patient was shocked when I said the charge for her visit was $100. She said, "But he was only in the room for ten minutes!" 09/20/2017

Making pain a vital sign caused the opioid crisis. Here's how. Get rid of pain scales, fifth vital signs, and anonymous patient satisfaction scores. 09/18/2017

No difference in pain relief between 1kHz and 10kHz spinal cord stimulation in PROCO RCT - NeuroNews International

Spinal cord stimulation therapy update A randomised controlled trial has found excellent pain relief and no clinical difference among spinal cord stimulation frequencies from 1kHz–10kHz. Further, the study showed that 1kHz stimulation provides similar pain relief using significantly less energy than higher frequencies. The PROCO (Effects...


We will be in the office until noon today. The building will be closed Monday and Tuesday. Be safe. 09/01/2017

Opioid–Benzo Combination Still Plaguing the Elderly

A dangerous combination Denver—Up to 25% of commercially insured people who are prescribed opioids are placed on benzodiazepines simultaneously, despite federal safety alerts that the combination can cause potentially lethal respiratory depression, according to data presented at the 2017 Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (A... 08/27/2017

Using your own stem cells to help your body heal osteoarthritis

Could the future of pain management lie not in a pill, but inside your own body? The truth came crashing home last year—a perfect storm of faulty genetics, the unrelenting march of age, and every athletic mishap I've ever stumbled through. 08/19/2017

Can Opioids and Substance Abuse Disorder Coexist? Controlling chronic noncancer pain in a patient who has a substance use disorder is a complex and challenging task. 08/19/2017

This is the hypocrisy of American health care Politicians don’t understand the challenges of medicine. 08/16/2017

Physician's Murder Highlights Risk of Saying 'No' to Opioids Todd Graham, MD, was shot to death by the husband of a patient after he refused to prescribe her opioid painkillers. It's a risky specialty, say pain-management physicians. 08/15/2017

DEA Proposes Change in Production Quota of Controlled Substances

And so it begins . . . The Drug Enforcement Administration announced a proposed Aggregate Production Quota that would reduce the amount of controlled substances being produced in the United States by… 08/11/2017

With drug overdoses soaring, states limit the length of painkiller prescriptions

While South Carolina has not enacted this legislation, it is likely only a matter of time. We believe it is a step in the right direction and will help in getting pain assessed promptly before opiates are relied on to just mask the symptom. At least 17 states have moved to curb the number of opioids doctors can prescribe, hoping to curb addiction and abuse. 08/11/2017

The Secret Life of Pain

We are all individuals. One person's solution will not work for everyone. However, this is an empowering story of one man's journey to managing his pain. The Secret Life of PainSHAREShare on FacebookPost on TwitterEmailLog in to SaveRead Later on LinkedInShare on WhatsappShare on Google PlusShare on RedditShareCancelYoni GoodmanAugust 1, 2017VoicesBy DAVID C. ROBERTSFive years ago, I still lived a double life.I was 35, loo... 08/09/2017

Want to know why your doctor is late? Read this.

We try our best and we are always making changes to try and minimize patient wait time, but . . . . Running late is the one aspect of my profession I truly wish I could fix. 08/05/2017

Yes, You Must Pay Your Copay - Dr. Linda

Recently we have been experiencing more and more resistance to patients paying copays. I believe that Dr. Linda has done a good job explaining this. Patients often argue against paying their copays but they must out of contractual obligations and to avoid violating federal anti-kickback laws. 08/04/2017

Discovery of Phosphorylation Event Creates New Target for Chronic Pain

Currently, we only have a few drugs that affect the NMDA receptor. This discovery is encouraging. By Staff. A new study reports on the discovery of a phosphorylation event outside of the cell, which gives researchers a new avenue for targeting chronic and pathologic pain. According to the resea… 08/03/2017

Should The Opioid Crisis Be Declared A National Emergency?

All those suffering from chronic pain and their loved ones should be aware. Addiction treatment professionals are praising many of the recommendations of a White House commission on the opioid crisis. But some question the recommendation to declare it a national emergency. 07/31/2017

Suffering from chronic pain? Ketamine Infusion Therapy may be the answer

Ketamine continues to show promise as a treatment for people suffering from chronic pain. Living day to day with chronic pain can greatly effect a person's lifestyle to the point where life can become miserable. While in some cases the cause of the pain can't be cured, there's hope in managing it. Dr. Mark Gostine, President of Michigan Pain Consultants, continues the discussion on how K... 07/31/2017

How tapering off opioids can help people with chronic pain

Though at first it doesn't make sense, we have seen that reducing opiates for some patients actually makes them feel better. A new study finds that chronic pain patients who taper off opioids can have a better quality of life without them.



2270 Ashley Crossing Dr #165
Charleston, SC

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
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