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Charles Giles Smith, III, M.D.

Pain Management

Specialty: Pain Management

Board Certified: Anesthesiology and Pain Management

Medical Specialties: Procedural interventions geared towards making pain more manageable and hopefully contributing to permanent improvement.

DMC Hospital Affiliation:
DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM)

DMC Outpatient Physician Clinic Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM)
DMC Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine – Heart Hospital

Associations: American Society of Regional Anesthesia, American Medical Association

Education and Training

  • Medical School: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Residency/Internship: (Anesthesiology) Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI
  • Fellowship: (Pain Management) Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI

“My goal is to treat a broad spectrum of painful conditions, many of which are chronic in nature, with the most current procedural intervention techniques available while using the safest and most current guidelines in medical management. I also work with Physical Medicine and other specialists when appropriate and discuss diets and lifestyle modifications that may improve pain more permanently.”

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Charles Smith understands that pain is very complicated and involves both physical parts of the body as well as chemical pathways in the brain and nervous system. He believe in a multimodal approach to pain management. This includes procedural intervention, medications, physical therapy, diet and lifestyle modifications, and working with other types of doctors if necessary including psychiatrists, physical medicine and rehabilitation, sports medicine, orthopaedics, neurology, neurosurgery, rheumatology, and others to treat multiple facets of pain.


Dr. Smith grew up in Michigan and has lived in the greater Detroit area for the past 10 years. He began working as an anesthesia technician where he was first exposed to the anesthesia profession. During his anesthesia residency he developed an interest in pain management procedural interventions and did specialty fellowship training in pain management. When he is not treating patients, Dr. Smith enjoys staying active and watching Detroit sports.


  • Acute Pain
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Core Strengthening Programs
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Blocks
  • Genicular Nerve Blocks and Rhizotomys
  • Headache Management and Treatment
  • Intra-thecal Pain Pump Managements
  • Large and Small Joint Injections
  • Medial Branch Blocks and Rhizotomys
  • Musculoskeletal and Joint Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Physical/Occupational Therapy
  • Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cell Regenerative Medicine Injections
  • Post-Spinal Surgery Lysis of Adhesions
  • Radiofrequency Ablations of Lumbar, Thoracic and Cervical Spine
  • Radiofrequency Ablation of Painful Joints
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Neuromodulation
  • Transforaminal Epidural Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections

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