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Our Mission


The CDC estimates that 50 million Americans – just over 20% of the adult population live with chronic pain. About 20 million of them have “high impact chronic pain”- pain severe enough that it frequently limits life or work activities.

Living with chronic pain often times leads to depression, anxiety, social isolation and/or despair. Many times the chronic pain patient is misunderstood and dismissed as drug seekers that’s why at Associated Pain Specialists our mission is to give the utmost compassionate quality care that will optimize the life of the patient suffering from chronic pain.

About Practice

Associated Pain Specialists has been serving East Tennessee for over 10 years. By offering two locations in Knoxville and Johnson City, they are able to serve a wide range of the East Tennessee population. They aim to be apart of the solution in pain management by providing a wide range of interventional services and taking a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.

The Associated Pain Specialists team is led by Robert Odell, MD, PhD, a distinguished pain expert recognized as a leading figure in his field. Dr. Odell and his team understand that a life of pain is not a quality way of living. They put their focus into exceeding the highest standards in pain management by providing optimal, thorough, and compassionate medical care to their patients.  

Associated Pain Specialists has particular expertise in pain management, helping their patients learn to live with intractable pain as well as minimizing patients’ pain by using some of the most advanced techniques, such as radiofrequency ablation, various spine and joint injections and spinal cord stimulator. They treat patients with lower back and neck pain conditions, various types of headaches, joint conditions, neuropathic pain, arthritis, and failed back surgeries as well as many other more complicated pain conditions. To schedule your consultation, call Associated Pain Specialists today.

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Ambulatory Surgery Center


Sedation for patient comfort

Procedures performed in a safe and sterile environment

Medicare-approved facility

Accepted Insurances

At Associated Pain Specialists we accept most major insurance providers. If you do not see your provider listed please call the office for more information.

Blue Cross
United Health Care

Words from our patients

  • Vitals

    "Very professional and also friendly and personable."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "I feel great you helped me to walk on my knee again. Cannot believe the results thank you."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Far exceeded my expectation. Came in blindly not knowing what to expect, today very satisfied."

    Verified Patient
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