We relieve your chronic pain and restore your active lifestyle.

SUN Pain Institute. We offer a unique array of treatments for diverse pain issues not commonly addressed by traditional pain management providers. The co-founders are Dr. John George and Dr. Doris Cope. Dr. George is also the founder of Optim Orthopedics. He is well known in the Savannah area for his over 30 years of practice and dedication to orthopedic care. Like Dr. George, Dr. Cope also attended the Medical College of Georgia. She has most recently treated patients in Annapolis, MD, in the largest pain clinic practice in the state. In addition, she directed the largest pain fellowship training in the country. 
Dr. Cope is new to the Savannah medical community and her ideal of patient care aligns with the SUN Pain Institute mission. As an Anesthesiologist, Dr. Cope is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the field of pain treatment. SPI fills a much-needed void addressing symptoms associated with cervical, lumbar, and pelvic pain for both men and women. 
The Savannah community will benefit greatly from this new model of medical care. In the near future, we will also be announcing special procedures using cutting-edge technology that no one else is doing in Savannah. SUN Pain Institute started seeing patients in mid-June and the momentum is growing.  Make a your appointment today and receive the very best in personalized pain care.

We provide expertise:

  • Experienced interdisciplinary professionals
  • Highly regarded Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons, Anesthesiologists and Pain Medicine specialists.
  • Physical examination and evaluation
  • Review of all your medical records and past treatments
  • Medical management and appropriate referrals
  • State of the art interventional pain therapies

Conditions we treat:


  • Low back pain
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Nerve root (radiculopathy)
  • Joints (shoulder, hip, sacroiliac, facets, knee, hand, foot etc)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle spasm
  • Herniated disc

Nerve pain

  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Facial pain
  • Post herpetic (shingles)
  • Post radiation/chemotherapy
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Phantom limb
  • Complex regional (RSD)
  • Central pain

Visceral pain

  • Cancer pain
  • Abdominal, peritoneal, retroperitoneal
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Female pelvic pain (endometriosis, pudendal neuralgia, vulvodynia, post obstetric)
  • Male pelvic pain

Post-surgical pain

  • Laminectomy
  • Spinal fusion
  • Hernias
  • Hysterectomy

Treatments we provide:

  • Physical examination and evaluation
  • Review of medical records and past treatments
  • Medical management and referrals
  • Interventional therapies
  • Trigger points
  • Targeted nerve blocks (steroid and lytic)
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Cervical and lumbar facet injections
  • Sympathetic nerve blocks (stellate, lumbar, hypogastric and ganglion impars)
  • Radio-frequency pulsed and lesioning rhizotomy
  • Regenerative Medicine (stem cell therapy and platelet rich plasma)
  • Vertebroplasty
Convenient Location

The Professional Building Candler Hospital, Suite 315 5354 Reynolds Street Savannah, GA. 31405