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ABMS Board Certified in Pain Management

With over two decades of professional medical expertise, Dr. John B. Adams offers patients access to state-of-the-art pain management, emphasizing a multidisciplinary approach to pain management utilizing precision injections, neuromodulation technology, physical therapy, clinical psychology and judicious use of medications including help with patients titrating off opiates (narcotic pain medications).

Dr. Adams’ clinical focus is treating chronic spine and nerve pain. Interventional pain management options he uses to diagnose and manage these conditions include:

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Spinal Facet Blocks (All Spinal Regions)
  • Radiofrequency nerve ablation
  • Lysis Of epidural adhesions
  • Provocation Discography (All Spinal Regions)
  • Kyphoplasty for Compression Fractures
  • Neurotherm “Simplicity” Sacroiliac Joint Denervation
  • Spinal cord (dorsal column) stimulation
  • Lumbar sympathetic nerve blocks
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block for Migraines
  • Image Guided joint injections
  • Viscosupplementation for Chronic Knee Pain
  • Trigger point injections
  • Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks

Always striving to stay at the forefront of innovation, Dr. Adams was the first physician in the state to utilize the CDS (Controlled Disc Stimulation) technology to help diagnose annular disc tears. He was also one of the first physicians in the state to utilize the Neurotherm Simplicity probe technology for relief of the common but difficult problem of chronic sacroiliac joint pain.

Dr. Adams also serves internationally as the medical adviser and a treating physician for International Servants Christian Mission in Belize and Special Guest Medical Speaker for multiple Christian organizations throughout Uganda.

  • Dr. Adams is fellowship trained board certified in pain management.  His extensive credentials and professional qualifications include:

    American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation-
    - Sub-Specialty Certification in Pain Medicine since 2004

    Diplomate of the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians

    World Institute of Pain Physicians - Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice

    Diplomate of American Board of Family Medicine 1999

    American Board of Independent Medical Examiners:
    - Certified Independent Medical Examiner

    Interventional Pain Management Fellowship - Birmingham, AL 2003-2004

    University of Alabama-Birmingham/Selma- Family Medicine Residency- 1997-99

    Palmetto General Hospital - General Rotating Internship 1996-97

    Nova Southeastern University- College of Osteopathic Medicine:
    - Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine- 1996

    Nova Southeastern University- College of Osteopathic Medicine:
    - Undergraduate Fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulation Medicine 1996

  • In addition to his credentials, Dr. Adams prides himself on his professionalism, compassion, confidence, expertise and medical innovation. Throughout his career, he has served in many professional and humanitarian roles. He has also received several awards throughout the years:


    Medical Advisor: International Servants Mission- Belize

    Special Medical Guest Speaker: Africa Life Youth Foundation, Uganda

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award

    Samuel J. Salman, DO Family Medicine Award

    National Undergraduate Fellows Association-Vice President- 1994/95

    UAAO- National Secretary/Treasurer 1994-95

    Nova Southeastern University- College of Osteopathic Medicine:
    Class Vice President- 1991

    1989-90 Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Fraternity

    Scholastic All American Collegiate Award

    Outstanding College Students of America

    University of Georgia Bicentennial Scholarship

    University of Georgia Alumni Scholarship

  • Dr. Adams maintains the most up to date medical knowledge through ongoing professional education and membership in through the highest caliber professional associations in the field of Interventional Pain Management.

    Professional memberships:

    - Mississippi Medical Association
    - Spinal Intervention Society (SIS)
    - World Institute of Pain (WIP)
    - American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP)
    - American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME)
    - American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)

    Dr. Adams has been a part of Jackson (Mississippi’s) Neurosurgery Clinic since 2005. He continues to serve here in the full time practice of interventional pain management.

    Prior to joining the JNC team, Dr. Adams had a wide range of experience in multiple facets of medical practice which give him a unique skill set in addition to his expertise in the field of Interventional Pain Management.

    Dr. Adams has served as a hospital Chief of Staff, emergency physician, rural family physician, medical missionary to Belize, and medical director for two hospice organizations.

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