Comprehensive Pain Care

What To Expect As A New Patient At Our Practice

At our core, we prioritize delivering empathetic pain management to every patient who walks through our doors. Our team of skilled anesthesiologists, physiatrists, and orthopedic surgeons is committed to treating you with the utmost respect and dignity you deserve. As a new patient, we understand that you may have many questions. We aim to answer most of them through the resources provided below.

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You Deserve Comprehensive Pain Care

Many individuals have anxiety when scheduling an appointment with a new doctor’s office. At Pain and Spine Specialists, we understand the importance of providing an inviting and safe atmosphere for patients and their family to be comfortable.

We address a wide range of conditions, including back and neck pain, joint pain, nerve pain, and musculoskeletal disorders. By choosing us, you can expect empathetic, compassionate care to improve your quality of life and empower you to take control of your pain management journey.

Your pain is valid and deserves to be addressed by an advanced pain management practice with board-certified doctors who are experts in treating chronic pain.

What To Expect As A New Patient

Individuals looking to schedule a new patient appointment will be guided through the entire process by one of our New Patient Coordinators (NPC). Our NPCs will thoughtfully listen to your concerns and gather the appropriate information to schedule. Our practice understands that living with chronic pain is difficult, and we prioritize scheduling a new patient within a week of their first phone call.

Our new patients can schedule an appointment in any of our convenient locations and are not required to complete any imaging before being seen.

As a comprehensive pain management practice, we value your time and experiences, which is why we do all the leg work for you. We will request any prior records from other offices and provide you with as much information about your appointment as possible.

The Initial Consultation

During your initial consult, you can expect our providers to discuss in detail with you your previous medical history, your concerns, and your goals as a patient. They will also review any prior imaging or relevant clinical notes from your healthcare team.

Our comprehensive pain management specialists have extensive experience diagnosing the cause of chronic pain, determining if any other underlying conditions may contribute to your pain symptoms, and establishing a pain management program best suited for your needs.

Comprehensive Treatment Plans

Our practice understands that no two patients are the same, and therefore their treatment cannot be. Our providers develop patient-centered treatment plans that are safe and effective. Beyond expert experience, our providers determine which therapeutic modality would be most beneficial to the patient. These modalities include alternative pain managementinterventional pain management, or chronic pain management.

Patients may be directed to receive injection therapy, referrals for physical therapy, and medications to alleviate and treat their symptoms.

Each patient will have their individualized plan discussed with them and will be given the opportunity to voice any questions or concerns. We strive to provide our chronic pain patients with superior medical care and compassionate support. 

What To Expect As An Established Patient

Many of our established patients live with life-long conditions that cause pain. Their daily battle with chronic pain impacts their functionality and can significantly impact their emotional state. At Pain and Spine Specialists, we understand this frustration. The patients we have treated for years continue their care with our practice because of our dedicated support.

Comprehensive Testing Services

We offer our patients more than just pain management. We provide compassionate care and access to medical specialists to serve our patients better. We also offer additional testing services to each patient, such as:

Cognitive Functionality Testing

Cognitive Functionality Testing is an important component of a comprehensive pain management plan. It allows healthcare providers to assess chronic pain's impact on cognitive abilities and overall functioning. Cognitive Functionality Testing objectively measures how the patient's mental capacity, focus, and concentration have been affected by their chronic pain. This type of testing can also be used to assess the ability to remember facts, analyze information, recall past events, and carry out physical tasks. Cognitive Functionality Testing helps paint a clearer picture of a patient's current functioning level and helps make more accurate treatment plans tailored to their needs. 

Behavorial and Mental Health Screenings

Behavioral and Mental Health Screenings are an important part of comprehensive pain management. These screenings provide insight into the emotional welfare of patients dealing with chronic pain. During the screening, doctors ask questions about patients' moods, behaviors, and attitudes regarding their current situation. The results of these screening tests can help identify underlying mental health issues that may affect a patient's response to treatment or contribute to their symptoms. By becoming aware of any potential emotional issues, doctors are better able to develop effective strategies for managing the condition and improving the quality of life. Behavioral and Mental Health Screenings also allow healthcare providers to assess how well a treatment plan is working and make necessary changes to maximize results. Additionally, these screenings can provide valuable information which can inform decisions on how best to approach medication management.

TM Flow

TM Flow is an advanced diagnostic tool used to detect vascular complications or autonomic nervous system (ANS) complications. It measures blood flow velocity and direction within the arteries and veins of the body, allowing for accurate detection of any anomalies. TM Flow utilizes ultrasound imaging technology to provide detailed visuals of the blood vessels, enabling practitioners to accurately detect the presence of any abnormalities or blockages. This diagnostic tool is commonly used in hospitals and clinics to diagnose a variety of conditions such as coronary artery disease, deep vein thrombosis, carotid artery blockage, and arterial dissection. TM Flow has become increasingly popular because it provides precise images with high resolution capabilities that are not found in other similar tools. In addition, it can be used on both adults and children alike, making it ideal for a wide range of medical applications. By using this technique, healthcare professionals can quickly identify any abnormalities present and ensure that proper treatment is given. Additionally, TM Flow can be utilized to monitor patients over time in order to track changes in their condition and gauge the success rate of particular treatments.

Non-Judgmental and Empathetic Care: The Cornerstone of Effective Pain Management

At Pain and Spine Specialists, we fiercely advocate for our patients and actively empower them in their health journeys. We provide a safe, supportive environment where patients feel comfortable voicing concerns or questions. We believe all our patients deserve dignity and respect and take the utmost care in fostering this environment in our practice: 

The Role of Empathy in Pain Management

Empathy plays a vital role in our approach to pain management, as it allows us to:

  1. Build Trust: By demonstrating genuine concern for your well-being and validating your feelings, we can establish a strong foundation of trust. This trust enables open communication, ensuring that we fully understand your needs and concerns, leading to better treatment outcomes.
  2. Tailor Treatment Plans: With an empathetic approach, we can better understand your personal experiences with pain, allowing us to create customized treatment plans that address your specific symptoms and challenges.
  3. Referrals to Therapy: Chronic pain can take a toll on your emotional well-being. Our compassionate care extends beyond physical treatments with referrals to our therapy partners when appropriate.

Fostering a Safe and Supportive Environment

Creating a non-judgmental environment is essential for effective pain management. At Pain and Spine Specialists, we:

  1. Encourage Open Communication: We actively listen to your concerns and questions, fostering an atmosphere where you feel comfortable discussing your pain without fear of judgment.
  2. Acknowledge the Complexity of Pain: We recognize that pain is a complex, multifaceted issue that can be influenced by various factors, both physical and emotional. Our non-judgmental approach ensures that we consider all aspects of your pain experience when developing your treatment plan.
  3. Advocate for Your Needs: We stand by our patients and support their individual needs, working tirelessly to ensure they receive the most appropriate care for their specific circumstances.

By prioritizing non-judgmental and empathetic care, we at Pain and Spine Specialists aim to provide a holistic approach to pain management that addresses not only your physical symptoms but also your emotional well-being. Trust our dedicated team to guide you through your pain management journey with compassion, understanding, and expertise.

Patient Resources: Streamlining Your Pain Management Journey

At Pain and Spine Specialists, we understand the importance of providing a seamless experience for our patients. We have designed our patient resources to ensure that managing your pain care is as straightforward and stress-free as possible.

Patient Portal

Our secure, HIPAA-compliant patient portal allows you to access and manage your medical information online easily. The Patient Portal allows patients to do the following:

  1. View and Update Personal Information: Keep your contact information, insurance details, and medical history current, ensuring accurate and efficient communication between you and our team.
  2. Access Medical Records: Review your treatment plans, test results, and progress notes from the comfort of your home or on the go.
  3. Request Prescription Refills: Submit requests for prescription refills, saving time and ensuring you never run out of essential medications.
  4. Communicate with Our Team: Send secure messages directly to our staff, allowing you to ask questions, voice concerns, or discuss your treatment plan without having to pick up the phone.

Appointment Reminders

PASS also offers patients the convenience of appointment reminders, rescheduling, and canceling options via automated text messages and calls. We also maintain a social media presence, providing patients with practice updates and inclement weather notifications. 

Comprehensive Pain Specialists in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia

Our experienced team of doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners is dedicated to treating and caring for you as an individual, not just your symptoms. We understand that each patient's pain journey is different, which is why we take the time to get to know you and your specific health concerns. 

Contact Us

At Pain and Spine Specialists, we are committed to delivering the highest quality of care to our patients. Our services are customized, keeping each individual's comfort in mind.

Please note: We are now accepting workers compensation insurance and personal injury claim patients.

Give Us A Call

Our patient care coordinators are available to answer questions Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 5:00pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

Billing / Insurance Questions

We Accept All Insurances!

That includes Medicare and state Medicaid.

How Soon Can I Be Seen?

Usually within one week of the initial call.

Appointments can be schedule by phone or through our contact form here.

What To Expect During Appointments

At Pain and Spine Specialists we provide comprehensive pain care while offering the most up-to-date minimally invasive techniques. Our ethos is to treat each patient (and potential patient) as if they were a family member.

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Patient Portal / Policies

At Pain and Spine Specialists we want to provide the most efficient and pleasurable experience possible. As in all medical facilities, we have certain policies in place to ensure that you receive the time you require to address your needs as well as enhance your experience while in our care.

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