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12230 Branders Creek Drive
Chester, VA 23831

Phone: (804) 715-4709
Fax: (804) 715-4714

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Providing Advanced Spine/Pain Care

Treating Your Pain

  • Back, Neck, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist
  • Hip, Knee, Ankle, Foot
  • Muscles, Migraines
  • Arthritis, Cancer, Injury


Q: What exactly is this pain I'm experiencing?

A: Pain is a warning system, alerting you that something is wrong your body. Neurons are specialized nerve cells that transmit pain signals are found throughout the skin and others. Most forms of pain can be divided into two general categories: acute and chronic. Acute pain is temporary. It can last a few seconds or longer but wanes as healing occurs. Some examples of things that cause acute pain include burns, cuts, and fractures. Chronic pain, such as that seen in people with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, ranges from mild to severe and can last a lifetime.

Q: What happens at the first appointment?

A: During your first visit, you will have a comprehensive medical examination where we review your pertinent history. A detailed and thorough medical exam with be tailored to identify specific musculoskeletal pathologies. After a thorough exam, we will formulate targeted treatment options and modalities that are targeted uniquely to you.

Q: What are the procedures like?

A: Procedures can vary completely in the type that are done but the basic premise is to find the nerve or joint that is painful and guide placement medication upon that region. This can be done by different modalities, including fluoroscopy, ultrasound or trigger point type injections.

Q: Do you treat with medications? The doctors and staff at your practice seem to take prescription medications VERY seriously.

A: As Interventionalists we create individual, comprehensive treatment plans to effectively treat your specific painful condition. Our primary focus is on interventional techniques supplemented with other modalities.