We found 6 pain specialists near Christiansburg, VA.

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

Dr. Tejal Raju specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Roanoke, VA and Christiansburg, VA. In addition to English, Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks Hindi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Raju include pain management. Dr. Raju is professionally affiliated with LewisGale Medical Center and Carilion Clinic. She obtained her medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Cooper University Hospital. She takes Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Ralph Daniel Brown Jr., MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Wound Care, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
2900 Lamb Circle
Christiansburg, VA

Dr. Ralph Brown works as a spinal cord injury specialist, wound care specialist, and electrodiagnostic medicine specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: peripheral neuropathy, spinal cord injuries, and nerve conduction studies (NCS). Dr. Brown's hospital/clinic affiliations include Carilion New River Valley Medical Center and Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital (CRMH). He honors Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency.

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Clinical interests: Cervical Dystonia, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Wounds, Shoulder Injections, Migraine, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Goodrich is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Christiansburg, VA and Radford, VA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Goodrich honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Goodrich attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Goodrich (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Goodrich 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 areas of specialization are anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine); he sees patients in Christiansburg, VA and Radford, VA. Dr. Chung is professionally affiliated with Carilion New River Valley Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Chung Shan Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Misericordia Hospital, New York. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin.

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

Dr. Kendrick Lee practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. Before performing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Lee attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Lee is 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's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5.

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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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