New Patients

Who will benefit from our services ?

Chronic pain suffers who are ready for comprehensive pain care will benefit from our wide range of services from diagnosis to treatment. Our individualized patient centric care will involve therapeutic exercises, physical medicine modalities, pain relieving procedures and medications.

How about your medical management ?

If medications are deemed appropriate as part of our comprehencive plan, we usually consider non opioid medications for around-the-clock pain relief. Opioids, if found safer for a patient, are used as rescue medications.

Are there any restrictions on medications ?

Yes, we do. We do not prescribe methadone, fentanyl, soma or any benodiazepines. Opioid dose can not exceed 50 MME. We follow guidelines developed by CDC and SC Medical Board.

How can I prepare for the initial visit ?

We welcome new patients!

To help make your first visit with us effective and productive, there are several items that you should bring with you. This helps us make sure that your first visit with us is thorough and complete. Please plan on bringing the following items to your visit:

  • MRI, CT, Myelogram Films. Obtain these films from the facility it was done prior to the visit. We wish to see the actual films.

  • Medical records from prior visits that you think would be helpful.

  • A List of current medications. A List of current medications and medication bottles ( we need to inspect your medication bottles, and count the left over pills before we prescribe medications)

  • Insurance information and cards

Please do not assume that we have received above mentioned documents from your referring doctor. You may call our office prior to your clinic visit to check on the documents we have gathered from your referring doctor. We may request for additional appointments if we don't have all documentation needed for decision making at the time of initial evaluation.

We realize your time is valuable, and we will make every effort to remain on schedule. Occasionally, our physicians may be disrupted by medical emergencies. When this occurs, we hope you will understand and remain patient. Of course, we will make every effort to inform you of unusual delays.

Arriving on time for your appointment will help with any unnecessary delays. If you find that you will be unavoidably late, please contact the office. Should you be unable to keep your appointment, please notify our staff at least twenty-four hours in advance.

Save Time - Visit our online new patient questionnaire site to enter your information from the comfort of your home, instead of filling in 5-6 pages in our waiting room, in fact we don't print patient questionnaire any more, we are a paperless office! Don't worry, your online information is well secured by our SSL encripted network.

Have Other Questions About Your Appointment?

Please call us at 373 PAIN ( 7246 )

What should you expect?

As a patient you will receive a full evaluation from Dr. Thiyaga, a specialized spine physician, who will identify the diagnosis and treatment options. Patients could be seen within 7 working days of referral by your doctor.

Every patient receives a treatment plan created specifically for him/her which is directly delivered by Dr. Thiyaga. We do not have interns or trainee physicians learning in our private clinic, so you can be assured of the highest quality care at all times by a Board Certified and Fellowship tr

ained physician. This treatment goes beyond the basic pain management by employing therapeutic methods that treat the specific source of the problem, providing a specific treatment program for reduction in pain and improvements for a more active lifestyle.

Do you wish to refer a patient to us?

Please fill out the New Patient Packet and return the completed forms to us by mail or by fax to 864 286 3077. Please return your paper work several days prior to your appointment, so that your wait time could be minimized.


For new patients:

Please fill out the New Patient Packet and return the completed forms to us by mail or to our fax 864 286 3077. Please get this information several days prior to your appointment, so that your wait time will could be minimized.

New Patient Packet.pdf