Finding Providers
loading

We found 5 pain specialists near Christiansburg, VA.

Dr. Tejal Prakash Ashish Raju, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
80 College Street; Suite E
Christiansburg, VA
 

Dr. Tejal Raju is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She works in Roanoke, VA and Christiansburg, VA. Her clinical interests encompass pain management. Dr. Raju is in-network for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with LewisGale Medical Center and Carilion Clinic.

Read more

Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Michael Darrell Goodrich, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2900 Lamb Circle; Suite 340
Christiansburg, VA
 

Dr. Michael Goodrich works as a pediatric anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Dr. Goodrich (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goodrich include pain management. He is affiliated with Carilion New River Valley Medical Center. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Goodrich accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

Read more

Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Jey-Dea Dea Chung, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Critical Care
2900 Lamb Circle; Suite 340
Christiansburg, VA
 

Dr. Jey Chung's specialties are anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chung is professionally affiliated with Carilion New River Valley Medical Center. He attended Chung Shan Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Misericordia Hospital, New York for residency. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2900 Lamb Circle; Suite 340
Christiansburg, VA
 

Dr. Kendrick Lee's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is affiliated with Carilion New River Valley Medical Center. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Lee attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for residency.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
3706 S Main Street; Suite A
Blacksburg, VA
 

Dr. Richard Wilson works as a physiatrist and pain doctor. Patients gave Dr. Wilson an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He graduated from Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

What is Pain Medicine?

Pain medicine is a specialty closely related to, but separate from, anesthesiology. Whereas anesthesiologists typically work to relieve a patient’s pain during surgery or another medical procedure, pain medicine specialists work to relieve their patients’ pain as they are out living their lives.

Pain medicine specialists treat patients who have acute or chronic pain. The pain may be a symptom of their problem (e.g. they are hurting because they were in a car accident), or the pain may be the problem itself (e.g. they are having migraine headaches). The pain specialist’s goal is to prevent pain from interfering with a patient’s quality of life.

Pain medicine specialists must have a thorough understanding of the physiology of pain, how it is caused, and what effects it has on the body. A good pain medicine specialist is able to evaluate patients who are hurting and who may not always be able to communicate their problems very well. To gain more information about their patients’ condition, pain medicine physicians can interpret specialized imaging tests. Using this information, pain medicine specialists must be able to prescribe a balanced treatment plan.

There are several treatments that pain medicine specialists may use to alleviate pain for their patients. They can prescribe medication, perform certain procedures, and refer patients to rehabilitation services. Often they will recommend multiple treatment methods to be used simultaneously. Some of these pain treatments include:
  • Implantable devices (intrathecal pump, spinal cord stimulator)
  • Injections (corticosteroids)
  • Medications (Percocet, Vicodin)
  • Nerve blocks (anesthetic injected into a nerve)
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery
  • Alternative medicine therapies, such as biofeedback, acupuncture, and hypnosis

Being in pain takes away your enjoyment of life. It can lead to depression and stop you from engaging in even everyday activities. Because pain can’t be seen or tested for, it is sometimes overlooked by others. A pain medicine specialist works to safely restore your quality of life.