We found 5 pain specialists near Christiansburg, VA.

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

Dr. Tejal Raju's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. She practices in Roanoke, VA and Christiansburg, VA. She has a special interest in pain management. Dr. Raju is in-network for Medicare insurance. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Cooper University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her professional affiliations include LewisGale Medical Center and Carilion Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Michael Goodrich, who practices in Christiansburg, VA and Radford, VA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. His areas of expertise include pain management. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Goodrich attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. Dr. Goodrich (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. He is affiliated with Carilion New River Valley Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Jey-Dea Chung's medical specialty is anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Chung is professionally affiliated with Carilion New River Valley Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Chung Shan Medical University and residency at Misericordia Hospital, New York. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2900 Lamb Circle; Suite 340
Christiansburg, VA

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

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
3706 S Main Street; Suite A
Blacksburg, VA

Dr. Richard Wilson is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating.

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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.
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