More About National Spine & Pain Centers (NSPC) And Our Affiliates: National Spine & Pain Centers (NSPC), and its affiliated practices, have expert pain management physicians who listen, diagnose and treat pain from head to toe using a range of non-surgical treatment options. Pain management is the medical specialty born out of the need for treating all types of pain, including musculoskeletal, spinal and neuropathic pain disorders. Helping thousands of people each year, pain management is an area of concentration that primary care physicians, orthopedists, neurologists and other healthcare providers increasingly rely on for their patients. With 60+ physicians and 40+ pain management centers conveniently located in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Washington D.C., and Virginia, National Spine & Pain Centers is a nationally recognized leader in pain management with a history of excellence in patient care and commitment to restoring quality of life. Please Read Our Posting Policy: Thank you for liking the official National Spine & Pain Centers page. We're glad you're here, and we appreciate your interest in participating in our community. We are committed to creating an online community that encourages self-expression and mirrors the values of National Spine & Pain Centers including respect for the rights, dignity, well-being and property of others. We ask all Facebook fans to do their part in helping us achieve this goal. In doing so, we ask you not to post content that: • is threatening, abusive, obscene, indecent, or objectionable • is deceptive, false, or misleading • violates the intellectual property rights of other people • is illegal • discloses private health information of any individual • references a third party website or is self-promoting spam • is inappropriate, offensive, or hateful We reserve the right to remove any content or block users that violate our community guidelines or exhibit behaviors that we determine are otherwise offensive to our community. Additionally, all content must comply with official Facebook policies. We would be sorry to see you go, but if you change your mind and no longer want to like our page, please feel free to "unlike" our page. Thank you and best wishes.
Featured Doctor Friday - Meet Dr. Ramatia Mahboobi
Dr. Mahboobi believes the goal of pain management should be improving patients’ quality of life, and that a personalized, multi-disciplinary approach is the key to successful patient care programs
Outside of treating patients, Dr. Mahboobi enjoys playing soccer, snowboarding, swimming and spending quality time with his family.
Dr. Mahboobi is located at our Mt. Vernon and Franconia, VA offices. Learn more about Dr. Mahboobi, and schedule an appointment to get the pain relief you deserve!
treatingpain.com Dr. Mahboobi believes that a personalized, multi-disciplinary approach is the key to successful patient care programs in pain management.
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I was not able to stand or sit for long periods of time, and the pain degraded my ability to concentrate"
Learn how Dr. Virgil Balint provided substantial pain relief to John
treatingpain.com “Dr. Balint generously gave me the compassion and understanding that I needed as a returning military veteran.”
Does this weather have your mind focused on a tropical getaway too? Start planning now! Here are our 8 Helpful Tips for Pain-Free Summer Travel
treatingpain.com When it comes to pain-free traveling, the journey is just as important as the destination. Here are tips to help with back pain on the road & in the air
Is it a strained muscle or MPS?
treatingpain.com Trigger points often appear as firm nodules in the muscle tissue, and can be extremely sensitive to touch. However, you may be experiencing referred pain.
CEO Doug Wisor, MD, discussed with Becker's Spine Review on how we utilizes opioids.
beckersspine.com Rockville, Md.-based National Spine and Pain Centers CEO Doug Wisor, MD, discussed with Becker's Spine Review how his company utilizes opioids.
Dr. Gordon was interviewed by ABC 7 News - WJLA . He tells a story of how the Stellate Ganglion Block has been used locally to successfully treat patients with PTSD, anxiety and depression. Here is some behind the scenes look.
Are you drinking enough water? Dehydration may play a role in your back pain. Learn more:
treatingpain.com We all know that staying hydrated can stave off headaches and leg cramps, but dehydration can also have a significant impact on the back and spine.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation reports that half of all adults 50 and older have osteoporosis.
Here are 6 tips to for preventing or lessening the severity of osteoporosis
treatingpain.com May is National Osteoporosis Month and a good time to remember that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Read some tips for preventing or lessening the severity of osteoporosis.
Featured Doctor Friday - Meet Dr. Danielle Cherrick
“I am very focused on quality of life; I want to know how my patients lived before they were injured and what they hope to gain from their treatment. I want to establish long-lasting relationships with my patients so that they feel comfortable calling me when they need support”
In her free time, Dr. Cherrick enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and extended family, running, cooking, hosting company, and rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Dr. Cherrick is located at our Franconia and Mt. Vernon, VA offices. Learn more about Dr. Cherrick, and schedule an appointment to get the pain relief you deserve!
treatingpain.com Dr. Cherrick is admired by her patients and colleagues for her excellent diagnostic abilities and for her compassionate manner of delivering patient care.
Deb had pain from head to toe, literally. Pain in her joints, shoulders, hands and feet.
Dr. Cherrick saw an opportunity to restore Deb's physical and emotional pain “Dr. Cherrick zeroed right in on it,” she said. “It was like a miracle."
Read Debs full story here
treatingpain.com After suffering from severe Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA) for years, Deb finally found relief by getting Joint Injections from Dr. Danielle Cherrick at our Alexandria, VA office.
Is spinal cord stimulation the right treatment for your pain?
Studies show that 85 to 90 percent of those who choose Spinal Cord Stimulation report a 50 to 70 percent reduction in overall pain.
treatingpain.com National Spine & Pain Centers' Dr. Brouillette is featured in an exclusive Doctor Q&A, discussing spinal cord stimulation as an effective treatment option for different chronic pain conditions.
Do you know which animal has the same number of vertebrae as humans?
Discover 4 additional facts about the spine that you may have never known!
treatingpain.com The spine is an amazing feature of the human body. However, as much as you may know how it works, it holds a lot of secrets and interesting facts that often go unrecognized. Read about 5 surprising facts about the spine that you never knew so you can learn a little more about how unique your body re...
Featured Doctor Friday - Meet Dr. Anish Patel
“My goal is always to relieve your pain and restore your function to get you back to the life you deserve."
Dr. Patel has a truly multidisciplinary approach to pain management, utilizing interventional, medical and rehabilitative techniques. He strives to provide his patients with compassionate care to improve their lifestyle and sense of well-being.
Dr. Patel is located at our Frederick, MD office. Learn more about Dr. Patel, and schedule an appointment to get the pain relief you deserve!
treatingpain.com As a leading pain physician in Maryland, Dr. Patel strives to provide his patients with compassionate care to improve their lifestyle & sense of well-being.
Salwa Elbassioni thought she might never stand up again.
Following treatment, Salwa is now back to participating in water aerobics and Pilates.
Read Salwa's journey to pain relief
treatingpain.com Salwa was suffering from excruciating pain in her lower back and abdomen until she met Dr. Kendall who helped her manage her pain and enjoy her life.
Simply put, lower back pain is a pain. Whether you're recovering at home, or you need further treatment options, we have you covered.
treatingpain.com At NSPC, we believe in a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating lower back pain. Each patient is unique and requires a plan of action that works for them with emphasis on conservative and minimally invasive options.
Arthritis affects an estimated 52.5 million U.S. adults, including many with other multiple chronic conditions. Discover how long-term pain relief without surgery is achievable
treatingpain.com Millions of Americans suffer from arthritis of the spine. Seek help of board-certified Pain Management Doctors offering many treatments for arthritis pain.
Featured Doctor Friday - Meet Dr. Mark Coleman
“My Staff and I will work tirelessly to provide timely, compassionate, world-class care to patients in pain, so they can get their lives back.”
Dr. Coleman is admired by his patients and colleagues for his excellent diagnostic abilities and for his compassionate manner of delivering patient care.
Dr. Coleman is located at our Pikesville, MD office. Learn more about Dr. Coleman, and schedule an appointment to get the pain relief you deserve!
treatingpain.com As a leading pain physician in Maryland, Dr. Mark H. Coleman offer cutting edge, non-surgical treatments to his spinal pain patients.
"I do not speak lightly when I say that Dr. Budampati literally saved my mom’s life."
Learn how our team works with not only the patient, but the caregiver, to craft a comprehensive plan for treating pain.
treatingpain.com Kelly is very grateful to the outstanding care provided by Dr. Suneetha Budampati and team for their outstanding care and devotion to patient care.
Almost half of all adults between the ages of 30 and 50 will deal with sciatica at some point. Learn the causes of sciatica, and sources for relief
treatingpain.com Almost 50% of us will have Sciatica at some point during our lives. Spinal stenosis may trigger it, but overall, the most common cause is a herniated disc.
Some studies have said that 60% to 80% of Americans suffer from back pain. Learn more about the role that culture plays in back pain
treatingpain.com Some cultures report virtually no back or spine pain. How can this help Americans suffering from spine pain? Here are insights to consider.
Featured Doctor Friday - Meet Dr. Suneetha Budampati
“Establishing a strong bond with a patient has an incredibly therapeutic effect on the physician too. It is one of the major reasons to keep me going, the professional contentment I get from a happy patient is invaluable”
During her leisure time, Dr. Budampati enjoys singing Southern Indian Classical music and can also be found riding the scenic parkways in Virginia on her motorcycle, a hobby she shares with her husband. She is an avid certified scuba diver and bicycle rider. She is enjoying pursuing these interests along with her children as they get older. Multilingual, Dr. Budampati is fluent in Telugu, Hindi, and Urdu.
Dr. Budampati is located at our Arlington, VA office. Learn more about Dr. Budampti, and schedule an appointment to get the pain relief you deserve!
treatingpain.com An advocate for strong doctor-patient relationships, Dr. Budampati consistently achieves successful results by dialoguing openly with patients.
"From the minute I walked in the door, I found everything to be top-notch. It’s clear their standards are very high and that everyone has your health and safety in mind"
Learn how Helga's quality of life was restored
treatingpain.com There was a time when Helga was living with so much physical pain she wondered if she would not have been better off dead. Until Dr. Singla came along.
Is stress the cause of your aches and pains?
treatingpain.com Some people experience either acute or chronic pain in the back, neck, shoulders due to issues like stress and depression. Learn about treatment solutions.
Although there is no magic food to prevent fibromyalgia pain, a few adjustments in your diet may make a huge difference in controlling the daunting symptoms.
treatingpain.com What foods prevent fibromyalgia pain? What foods make fibromyalgia pain worse? See our list of 8 foods to eat and avoid to improve fibromyalgia pain.
Featured Doctor Friday - Meet Dr. Amy Kipp
“My work as an anesthesiologist has given me a greater understanding of the acute and chronic implications of pain. That experience, combined with my background in pain management, has led me to believe that treating patients in pain requires a sensitivity toward not only alleviating immediate pain but also developing a plan for managing it going forward so that they can resume a sense of normalcy in their day-to-day living."
In her free time, Dr. Kipp stays busy chasing after her three young sons, but also enjoys running and hiking. A native of Texas, she is delighted to be back in Virginia, having fallen in love with the area when she was an undergraduate at the University of Virginia.
Dr. Kipp is located at our Harrisonburg and Charlottesville, VA office. Learn more about Dr. Kipp, and schedule an appointment to get the pain relief you deserve!
treatingpain.com Dr. Kipp is an expert Pain Management doctor in Harrisonburg, Virginia specializing in advanced treatments to resolve acute & chronic pain conditions.
"I walked out of there 70 to 90 percent pain free, Dr. Shanbhag hit right on the nerves that were causing my pain. My pain level has dropped to half of what it was."
Learn more about the treatment that has Jack back on the golf course three times a week
treatingpain.com Jack is very grateful to Dr. Shanbhag and the staff at NSPC for ensuring that he can return to playing his favorite sport without having debilitating pain.
6 tips to keep your kids off the sideline and in the game during their sports season
treatingpain.com If you have kids who will be participating in school sports this fall, here are some ways to help them stay healthy and injury-free.
Are you coping with tenderness, warmth, stiffness, or pain in your joints? This may be a sign of Osteoarthritis. Learn more about the treatment options available to you
treatingpain.com Is your joint pain osteoarthritis? Find muscular joint pain treatments from NSPC's expert physicians found in your area!
Featured Doctor Friday - Meet Dr. Cheryl Mejia
“Often times I remind my patients that the way they got themselves into pain is also the way they are going to get out it, she said. I stress exercise, physical therapy, good diet and an overall healthy lifestyle to help my patients get to the best they can be, whether that means being able to run a marathon or simply going for a walk after dinner without pain.”
In her free time, Dr. Mejia enjoys biking, hiking, performance-level hip hop dance and exploring new places. In addition to her native English, she is conversant in Spanish and has a basic understanding of French and American Sign Language.
Dr. Mejia is located at our Hagerstown, MD office. Learn more about Dr. Mejia, and schedule an appointment to get the pain relief you deserve!
treatingpain.com As a leading Pain Management Doctor in Hagerstown MD, Dr. Cheryl Mejia uses advanced treatments to help patients decrease pain & regain function.
Armine's driver’s license may state that she is 70 years old, but in her mind, she’s really only 17.
Backpain begun taking its toll on Armine, ""For one entire week, I could not get out of bed, the pain was so bad""
After treatment from Dr. Singla, Armine's pain has been significantly reduced, and she's able to focus on the joys of her life! Read her full story here
treatingpain.com Armine praises National Spine & Pain Centers and Dr. Aneesh Singla for significantly improvement her quality of life without the need for surgery.
Is a herniated disc causing you additional leg pain? Here's 3 stretches that may help minimize your leg pain
treatingpain.com Stretching the hamstring can help with your herniated disc pain. In this post, learn tips and treatment options available to reduce pain.
Over 20 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis. If you're living with osteoarthritis, here are two tips to help you live a healthy life:
treatingpain.com Get healthy living tips & learn about treatments for muscular joint pain treatment. Living with osteoarthritis can be a challenge, get the help you need.
"When you’re in pain, you don’t get to pick and choose what activities you’ll forego.."
Learn how epidural injections enabled Tonya to live a pain-free life!
treatingpain.com “I met with Dr. Assaf Gordon. He was the first to be optimistic about my situation, and felt that he could help me with epidural steroid injections."
Featured Doctor Friday - Meet Dr. Beverly Whittenberg
“Treating pain is an art. Personalizing that treatment helps you to return to a better quality of life…faster!”
Dr. Whittenberg is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Pain Medicine. She maintains active memberships in the American Academy of Interventional Pain Physicians and the American Academy of Pain Management.
Dr. Whittenberg is located at our Fairfax, and Reston, VA offices. Learn more about Dr. Whittenberg, and schedule an appointment to get the pain relief you deserve!
treatingpain.com Dr. Whittenberg has expertise in electrodiagnostics, physical & occupational therapies, interventional procedures - providing comprehensive pain management.
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