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Ballard Pain & Wellness

Conditions Treated

Dr. Gaylyn Horne-Ballard specializes in treating pain. including but not limited to back, neck, shoulder, migraine headaches, muscle and joint pain, fibromyalgia, and pain caused by cancer. Often pain can be successfully treated without the need for invasive surgery.

Spine Pain

  • Low Back (Lumbar) Pain
  • Neck (Cervical) Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Discs
  • Neuropathy (Nerve Pain)
  • Nerve Compression
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis


  • Tension Headaches
  • Cluster Headaches
  • Migraines

Musculoskeletal Pain

  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Tendonitis

Acute versus Chronic Pain

Pain generally falls into two categories – acute and chronic. Acute pain is short-term pain, typically associated with an injury such as torn ligament, muscle sprain, tendonitis, or fracture. Acute pain is expected to go away as the body heals.

Chronic pain is long-term pain, and is typically associated with an ongoing disease process like arthritis, fibromyalgia, neuromuscular disorders, or cancer. Musculoskeletal abnormalities can also lead to chronic pain if left untreated.

Treating pain conditions starts by identifying the root cause. Pain is the symptom that tells you something is wrong. If you treat the pain without addressing the cause, the pain will not resolve. This is why pain medications alone do not work for long-term pain relief. The alternative is to take an interventional approach, where we can reduce or even eliminate pain without oral pain medication. An injection of anti-inflammatory medication, for example, may provide substantial relief for several months.

Pain and Wellness

If your pain interferes with everyday life – keeping you from work, waking you up at night, and holding you back from the things you want to do – then it is time to seek treatment. Your well-being depends on it. Pain tends to get worse over time, and the longer you wait to get treatment, the harder it is to fix.

For non-surgical treatments that can reduce or eliminate your pain, contact Ballard Pain & Wellness in Pell City, Alabama. We’re only 30 minutes from Birmingham, and you won’t find a more qualified pain management doctor in the area than Dr. Horne-Ballard. Find out about your options and schedule an evaluation today. Call (205) 405-7348.