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Our physicians specialize in the comprehensive treatment of acute, chronic and cancer related pain. Each patient will receive a detailed evaluation and an individualized plan to help alleviate their pain.

Thomas Herfurth MD
Paul Richard Lafavore MD
Christopher Laverne Lariscy MD
Phillip Joshua Smith MD
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About Davis Pain Treatment Center

Chronic pain can result from disease or trauma. It has a way of wearing down even the most motivated and enthusiastic individual after a period of time. Often times chronic pain sufferers endure a life that has been altered to accommodate their pain. Lives and careers are interrupted, or even altered drastically. Our goal at the Davis Pain Treatment Center is to minimize our patients’ pain, restore their ability to function, and ultimately enjoy a better quality of life.

Medical Staff

The physicians at Davis Pain Treatment Center are dedicated to making advanced pain relief an experience free of stress, worry, and anxiety. Every patient who visits the Center receives personal care and individualized treatment from board certified and fellowship trained anesthesiologists who sub-specialize in acute and chronic pain management. In order for our patients to receive the care they deserve, we provide 24/7 call coverage.

Team Approach

Our physicians take a team approach to pain management, working closely with primary care physicians, physical and occupational therapists and other specialists to improve our patient’s function and rehabilitation. We also work closely with psychological caregivers to ease the emotional impact of coping with chronic pain. Together we develop high-quality, personalized and professional pain treatment plans custom-designed to provide relief for the diseases and injuries which cause our patients’ pain.


Providing effective pain management often requires a multi-modal treatment plan. Our physicians are skilled at diagnostic and therapeutic injections / nerve blocks. We offer medication regimes including chronic opioid management when appropriate. Our practice uses advanced modalities such as implantation of spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal drug infusion pumps.

Our pain management program includes treatment of:

  • Low back and neck pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Failed back surgery
  • Shingles
  • Chronic muscle spasm
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Diabetic & other neuropathies
  • Neuralgias
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Pain from peripheral vascular disease
  • Cancer pain
  • Other chronic pain conditions

Find Out More

No pain related condition is too minor and we are committed to helping any patient who may benefit from our expertise. We accept self referrals – no physician referral is necessary. Our business staff is available to help the referral process in any way. Most insurances are accepted.

To learn more about the expansive array of services, please call (704) 838-7165. The Center is located within Davis Regional Medical Center, at I-40, Exit 154, east of Statesville.

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Relief from Pain

Living with pain can be extremely challenging, disrupting every aspect of your life. At Davis Regional Medical Center, our multidisciplinary care is focused on alleviating pain and restoring your quality of life. Our pain management specialists develop a customized plan to address your unique needs and allow you to regain control of your life.

Contact Us
Davis Regional Medical Center
218 Old Mocksville Road Statesville, NC 28625
(704) 873-0281