Pain Management

Dr. Jimmy Mali

As a fellowship-trained and board-certified pain management specialist, Dr. Jimmy Mali focuses on providing interventional pain medicine to address a wide range of orthopedic-related conditions. His expertise enables Dr. Mali to treat patients with advanced interventional pain management techniques such as image-guided musculoskeletal and interventional spine injections (utilizing ultrasound and fluoroscopy).

He draws upon his knowledge and advanced skill set in medical, interventional, alternative, and regenerative therapies to improve the quality of life of his patients.

Education, Background, and Experience

After graduating magna cum laude from West Virginia University, where he received the Eberly Scholar for his academic achievements, Dr. Mali completed medical school at West Virginia University. Following, he served as chief resident at East Carolina University, completing training in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Mali was also awarded the Resident Teacher of the Year Award for his passion and dedication to the education of medical students at East Carolina University.

Dr. Mali then went on to earn an Accredited Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) interventional pain fellowship at the University of Alabama Birmingham (through the Department of Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology). After finishing his fellowship training, Dr. Mali was recruited by the Department of Defense, serving as chief of the Interdisciplinary Pain Clinic at Womack Army Medical Center.

As chief of the pain clinic, Dr. Mali called upon his extensive training and experience in interventional pain management to incorporate acupuncture, pain psychology, physical therapy, and chiropractic treatment options to address spine and pain disorders. He was also involved in clinical research with spinal cord stimulation and radiofrequency ablation.

Dr. Mali was an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and his research has been published in several textbooks and medical journals.

Examples of conditions and types of pain addressed by Dr. Mali include:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Sciatica
  • Chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

To help relieve pain and restore mobility caused by the conditions listed above (and others), Dr. Mali provides the following approaches:

  • Epidurals
  • Facet injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Sympathetic blocks
  • Discography
  • Botox
  • Greater occipital nerve blocks
  • Trigger points (hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand injections)
  • Greater trochanter, piriformis, peripheral nerve, arthrograms, carpal tunnel, and a variety of other musculoskeletal injections
  • Back injection
  • Neck injection


  • Undergraduate education: West Virginia University – Biology
  • Graduation education: West Virginia University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation East Carolina University
  • Fellowship: ACGME Accredited Interventional Pain Management Fellowship University of Alabama Birmingham


  • The Pain Society of the Carolinas
  • North American Neuromodulation Society
  • Spine Intervention Society
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Request a consultation with Dr. Mali now. Or, call us at (919) 220-5255 any time to speak with an EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region team member.

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