Nathan Christie, MD
Nathan Christie, MD

Interventional Pain Management

Board Certified in Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

Triangle Region

Chapel Hill

Dr. Nathan Christie is a board-certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist at EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region. His extensive training and experience in pain management make him a valuable member of the EmergeOrtho team. He works with other pain doctors as well as surgeons to collaborate and bring patients the best care possible.

Dr. Christie focuses on neck, back, spine, and joint pain. He works with patients to create individualized pain management services using a variety of innovative treatments and therapies. He sees patients at the Burlington and Chapel Hill offices.

Education and Expertise

Dr. Christie graduated from the University of Wisconsin and then earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He trained in two residency programs, one in general surgery at the University of North Carolina and another in anesthesiology at the University of Wisconsin.

Dr. Christie has also completed a fellowship at Weill Cornell Tri-Institute and trained at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Memorial Sloane Kettering, and New York Presbyterian. He trained residents and fellows in pain management while on the faculty at Duke University. He also completed a course in medical acupuncture at the Academy of Pain Research in San Francisco.

As a pain management specialist, Dr. Christie has extensive training in helping people who struggle with chronic pain. His treatments help patients manage and get relief from pain, increase mobility, and improve quality of life. He specializes in treating:

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Herniated Discs
  • Joint Pain

Interventional pain management treatments offered by Dr. Christie are minimally invasive and help some patients avoid or delay surgery. They help when other, more conservative strategies have not helped and when a patient’s pain is significantly affecting their activities and quality of life. Some of the most common pain management procedures and treatments Dr. Christie performs include:

  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation
  • Peripheral Nerve and Multifidus Stimulation
  • Epidural
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Joint Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Botox Injections
  • Nerve and Plexus Blocks

Dr. Christie is a dedicated chronic pain specialist who enjoys helping patients work toward a greater quality of life. In his spare time, Dr. Christie enjoys several hobbies that help him stay grounded, including beekeeping, stargazing, working out, riding his motorcycle, and learning new skills.


  • Undergraduate degree: University of Wisconsin
  • Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin
  • General surgery residency: University of North Carolina
  • Anesthesiology residency: University of Wisconsin
  • Fellowship: Weill Cornell Tri-Institute


  • Pain Society of the Carolinas
  • North American Neuromodulation Society
  • American Academy of Pain Management
  • American Medical Association

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

Specialties & Services

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