What is Pain?

The Definition of Pain

"An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage."

The International Association for the Study of Pain

More Information on Pain Types & Conditions


The physicians of Pain Medicine Associates are:

  • W. Turney Williams M.D.
  • Sameh A. Ward, M.D.
  • David E. Dahl, M.D.
  • C. Marcus Cooper, Ph.D.
  • Phillip Keck, Ph.D.


More Staff Profiles

Pain Medicine Associates is the only fully integrated clinic specializing exclusively in pain management in the Tri-Cities and surrounding counties. By combining interventional therapies, medical management and psychological care, the professionals at PMA enable individuals to obtain their highest level of functioning with the least amount of pain. In many cases, patients are able to return to activities and jobs, which their pain had previously prevented them from performing. (More History of PMA)

The Physicians of Pain Medicine Associates are committed to caring for those patients in the community who may benefit from comprehensive pain management services. We are medical specialists with extensive training and experience in pain medicine. We offer state-of-the-art interventional therapies, medical management and cognitive-behavioral therapies.

Click Here for more information about painful conditions typically encountered and treated by the physicians and staff of PMA.