Our main focus is reducing your pain and improving the quality of your life.
Providing diagnostic and therapeutic pain solutions
as well as interventional pain therapy.  

The Harris Pain Center is an expansion of pain services for Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital, which has operated the Swain Pain Center in Bryson City for more than a decade. Dr. Chip Thompson and staff of the pain center care for a number of chronic conditions, such as neck and back pain, headaches and migraines, fibromyalgia, cancer pain, diabetic and joint pain, arthritis, neuropathic pain, sciatica and injuries sustained at work. They provide comprehensive care including medication management, interventional procedures, pain pump and spinal cord stimulator implant and management  and psychological support.

Conditions Treated:

Cancer pain
Work injuries
Joint pain
Scar pain
Spinal stenosis
Post-operative pain
Phantom limb pain
Craniofacial pain
Chronic back pain
Trigeminal neuralgia
Peripheral neuropathy
Discogenic pain
Myofascial pain syndromes
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Spondylosis pain

Procedures & Services:

Epidural steroid injections
Intercostal nerve blocks
Trigger point injections
Facet injections
Brachial plexus injections
Head and neck injections
Intrathecal infusion systems
Hypogastric plexus injections
Stellate ganglion blocks
Peripheral nerve blocks
Celiac plexus blocks
Botox injections
Outpatient chronic pain mgmt.


Diagnostic Nerve Blocks


About your Provider: 

Dr. Chip Thompson


    Chip Thompson, MD

    The Harris Pain Center is staffed by Chip Thompson, M.D., along with his team of nurse practitioners       and psychologists, who will see patients at the office by physician referral. 

To schedule an appointment for your patient, call 828.586.7366  

Additional Practice Info: 

Insurance Policies - We participate with most insurance plans, but it is your responsibility to call your insurance carrier to determine whether or not we are included in your particular plan.  Also, if your plan requires a referral from your primary care physician for specialist office visits, you are responsible for obtaining this referral.  As a courtesy to our patients, we submit claims to all insurance companies provided we have complete and accurate information.  Any co-payments are due at the time of service.

Appointments - Please contact your physician for a referral.  Harris Pain Center is located across from Mountain Regional Cancer Center adjacent to the Harris Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center on the campus of Harris Regional Hospital.

 If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call our office at least 24 hours in advance so that we may use that time for another patient.

Telephone Calls - Except in emergencies, our providers do not accept calls during office hours.  Our office staff is experienced and able to answer most questions and are happy to relay your message to the providers.