Pain Institute of Charleston: Bringing Leading-Edge Pain Management Alternatives to the Low Country

Jonathan P. Gardner, MD, MHA

The Pain Institute of Charleston recently opened in West Ashley to offer patients state-of-the-art pain management options. Dr. Gardner uses a full range of interventional, non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical techniques in order to provide a comprehensive approach to treating chronic pain. Studies continue to show how pain medications such as opioids are not an optimal first-line therapy for patients in pain.

The medical team at the Pain Institute of Charleston takes a different approach to patient care, first identifying the source of the pain, then using innovative techniques to treat its cause. His special areas of interest include neurostimulation, encompassing spinal cord stimulators and peripheral nerve stimulators, as well as Kyphoplasty, PRP injections and Sacroiliac Joint Fusion. He is specifically skilled in the treatment of back, neck and joint pain, as well as more complicated neurologic disorders like CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome). However, Dr. Gardner is capable of treating chronic pain in all areas of the body.

Dr. Gardner earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from Washington & Lee University and a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from the University of South Carolina School of Public Health. He then moved to Charleston, where he earned his Medical Doctorate at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in 2005. He completed his four year residency in Anesthesiology at MUSC, and has been a practicing Anesthesiologist in Charleston since 2011. In 2021 he completed a one-year fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at the world-renowned Carolinas Pain Institute in Winston-Salem, NC. He worked under the tutelage of some of the country’s best interventional pain physicians, including Dr. James North, Dr. Richard Rauck, and Dr. Leo Kapural.

They are acknowledged leaders in the evolution of the pain management specialty, with unrivaled credentials in research and publications. Under their guidance, Dr. Gardner perfected his procedural skills while learning state-of-the-art techniques in pain management. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

The Pain Institute of Charleston takes pride in utilizing leading-edge techniques to provide maximum relief for each patient. For more information about the Pain Institute of Charleston, visit or call 843-974-3959.

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