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What are some pain management clinics in Tennessee?

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Comprehensive Pain Specialists, PainMD Pain and Wellness Clinics and the Clarksville Pain Institute are some pain management clinics in Tennessee, as of 2015. All pain management clinics, as they are defined by the state of Tennessee, must be registered and certified by the state. A complete listing of registered clinics is available from the Tenessee Department of Health.

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Comprehensive Pain Specialists has 30 pain management clinics in Tenessee with locations in most major metropolitan areas, including Knoxville, Chattanooga, Germantown, Oak Ridge and Murfreesboro. PainMD Pain and Wellness Clinics has 11 Tennessee clinics in several different areas of the state, including Cookeville, Crossville, Gallatin, Kingsport and Lawrenceburg. The Pain Institute has clinic in Clarksville as well as a location in Whitehouse.

All Tennessee state certified pain management clinics must be privately-owned facilities that have a physician assistant, an advanced practice nurse, an osteopathic physician or a medical doctor on staff to assist dispensation of pain medication to patients. Patients may be prescribed barbiturates, benzodiazepine, opioids or carisoprodol, but not including suboxone, for more than 90 days within a 12-month period.

The pain management clinic registration program in Tennessee was the Health Departments response to an increasing rate of prescription drug addictions in the state and have been blamed by many for increasing the problem and allowing pill mills to operate.

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