The Birmingham Pain Center
7500 Hugh Daniel Dr.
Birmingham, Alabama 35242
Dr. Michael Gibson has a long-standing concern for patients in
chronic pain. Dr. Gibson treated hundreds of patients who suffered from
chronic pain despite having undergone surgery, as well as those with
inoperable conditions, during his clinical fellowship in neurosurgery.
Deeply affected by the suffering of these patients, Dr. Gibson
researched the possibilities for pain relief and realized that the best
way to effectively treat the complexities of chronic pain is with a
multidisciplinary team approach, based in a pain center where physicians
from different specialties work together to meet the needs of patients
with chronic pain. This approach is comprehensive, interventional and
holistic, treating all the psychological and emotional problems
associated with chronic pain, in addition to the physical symptoms. His
goal is to alleviate suffering and improve patients' quality of life. On
August 1, 1995, Dr. Gibson partnered with Dr. Jay Heisler, who
specializes in psychological testing, therapy and counseling related to
chronic pain, and the two doctors realized their vision in The
Birmingham Pain Center (The BPC).
The original small clinic, located on Southside, proved too small to
handle the large number of patients suffering chronic pain who sought
the doctors' care. In 1999, The BPC moved to expanded clinical space on
Valleydale Road. Today, The BPC is in new offices at 7500 Hugh Daniel
Dr. Suite 300, Birmingham.
With the success of The BPC in alleviating the suffering of patients
in chronic pain, additional physicians joined the team. Dr. Wayne
Gossman joined The BPC in 1998, bringing his professional expertise in
psychiatry, further advancing psychological/medical chronic pain
Over time, The BPC has continued to expand its services. For patients
suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee, hyaluronate injections have
provided 6 to 18 months relief of knee pain. Interventional diagnostic
services such as discography and myelography are available.
Radiofrequency therapy has been expanded to include the latest
pulsed-therapy techniques, safely enabling long acting nerve blocks for
virtually any type of nerve pain.
In 2001, Dr. Jay Heisler launched The BPC Research Department. Dr.
Heisler now serves as Director of Research and Behavioral Health. He has
conducted several important pharmaceutical trials and more are
currently underway. Patients directly benefit from The BPC research;
many patients have received treatment they would otherwise not have had
Through the caring staff of The BPC, thousands of patients just
like you, who had resigned themselves to lives of chronic suffering,
have had the quality, dignity and mobility of daily life returned to
them. At The BPC, we treat the whole person because the whole person
suffers when pain persists. With excellent medical management,
appropriate therapy, a caring staff, and recognition and attention to
the psychological, social, family, and spiritual issues associated with
chronic pain, patients at BPC recover their lives and sense of
well-being. At The BPC, our team of physicians, nurses, and staff are
committed to reduce, control and alleviate chronic pain.
The Birmingham Pain Center is proud to announce that Dr. Nitin
Chhabra will be joining the team at The Birmingham Pain Center.
Originally from Birmingham, Dr. Chhabra has recently completed his
fellowship in Pain Medicine, which followed his residency in
Anesthesiolgy, in Louisville, Kentucky.