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Arthritis Treatment Specialists

Arthritis Treatment Specialists

Arthritis is a general term for conditions that affect the joints and surrounding tissues. Joints are places in the body where bones come together, such as the knees, wrists, fingers, toes, and hips.
Arthritis is a general term for conditions that effect the joints and surrounding tissues. Joints are places in the body where bones come together, such as the knees, wrists, fingers, toes, and hips.

Why Choose Us for treatment?

Board Certified and Fellowship trained intervention pain management physicians.
We utilize multiple modalities to improve functionality and quality of life.
We also specialize in holistic and alternative approaches to optimize your vitality.
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About Arthritis

Arthritis is a general term for conditions that affect the joints and surrounding tissues. Joints are places in the body where bones come together, such as the knees, wrists, fingers, toes, and hips.

The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful, degenerative joint disease that often involves the hips, knees, neck, lower back, or small joints of the hands.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune inflammatory disease that usually involves various joints in the fingers, thumbs, wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees, feet, and ankles.


About Arthritis

About Arthritis

Arthritis is a general term for conditions that affect the joints and surrounding tissues. Joints are places in the body where bones come together, such as the knees, wrists, fingers, toes, and hips.

The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful, degenerative joint disease that often involves the hips, knees, neck, lower back, or small joints of the hands.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune inflammatory disease that usually involves various joints in the fingers, thumbs, wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees, feet, and ankles.


Causes and Symptoms Of Arthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) usually develops in joints that are injured by a repeated activity from a favorite sport or constant physical action. Eventually this injury or repeated impact thins and wears away the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones in the joint. As a result, the bones rub together, causing a grating sensation. Joint flexibility is then reduced, bone spurs develop, and the joints swell. Usually the first symptom of OA is pain that immediately follows physical activity or after periods of immobility.

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune inflammatory disease that affects various joins. Autoimmune conditions prompt the body to release enzymes that attack it’s own healthy tissue. In RA, these enzymes destroy the linings of joints. This causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and even malformation.

People with RA may have symptoms presenting as fatigue, fever, weight loss, eye inflammation, anemia, subcutaneous nodules (bumps under the skin), or pleurisy (a lung inflammation).


Diagnosis of Arthritis

Our physicians are board certified, and are dedicated to giving you a comprehensive exam that will aid in diagnosing the cause of your symptoms. Using advanced diagnostic techniques, our doctors will find out the reason for your pain, and then get you on the road to better health right away. Here are a few steps our physicians use when completing their comprehensive exams:

  • We take your complete medical history to identify or rule out possible causes of your pain.
  • We conduct a thorough physical exam
  • We carefully review your symptoms, including how you would describe the pain (burning, achy, dull, etc.) and whether certain positions or activities make the pain feel better or worse
  • We may order diagnostic tests, including x-ray, MRI or CT scan, to help us diagnose your chronic pain

Once we have an accurate diagnosis, we will work together with you to create a treatment plan that will effectively address your pain.


Possible Treatments For Arthritis 

  • Biofeedback
  • Injection therapy
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Trigger point injection
  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Alternative therapies
  • Medication management
No matter what’s causing you pain, we can help. From chronic pain to injury recovery, and everything in between, we provide the high quality pain management so you can live your life.
"From chronic pain to injury recovery, and everything in between, we provide the high quality pain management so you can live your life."

- Dr. sudhir Rao

- Dr. sudhir Rao

We are seeing Patients!

We are now seeing patients in the office again! Pain and Spine Specialists is diligently following all recommended CDC guidelines and doing all we can to ensure the safety of our patients. We are happy to schedule you an appointment in-office.

Please call us in Maryland at 301-703-8767, 724-603-3560 in Pennsylvania, or 540-433-1905 in Virginia to make an appointment.

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911.

Get The Pain Management You Deserve

Pain Management You Deserve

You deserve the quality care and dedication of our knowledgeable providers and clinical staff. No matter what's causing you pain, we can help. From chronic pain to injury recovery, and everything in between, we provide patients with quality care, so you can live a full life. We serve patients in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Schedule an appointment with our practice today.

You deserve the quality care and dedication of our knowledgeable providers and clinical staff. No matter what's causing you pain, we can help. From chronic pain to injury recovery, and everything in between, we provide patients with quality care, so you can live a full life. We serve patients in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Schedule an appointment with our practice today.

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Meet Our Providers

Meet Our Providers

At Pain and Spine Specialists, our team of physicians and nurse practitioners are committed to giving you the most effective treatment when treating your pain. We believe that all patients should have access to quality care, and that is why you can find us conveniently located throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Patients deserve the most up-to-date treatment methods and professional care available. We are honored to serve our communities, and help you return to a fully lived life

At Pain and Spine Specialists our team of physicians are committed to give you the best treatment available anywhere in the PA/MD/DC/VA area.

Our Reviews

I Love the way they all listen to you no matter what it's about. I Love how they make sure your feeling fine & how they find other ways to help you. They are a wonderful team & I am so glad I found them.

Rubin Bungard

Dr Rao is MY Absolute Favorite Doctor! Love him! His staff at Mt Airy and in Frederick, Maryland are the best of the best. Caring, kind and very friendly. I would recommend anyone to seek out Dr Rao and his staff in a heartbeat.

Randee Fischer

I LOVE this place. Dr B. and Dr Rao saved my life. In 2014, I could only walk about 15ft and had to use a wheelchair. It happened so quickly to me. I had extreme pain in my back, and legs. My other pain management wouldn't help at all.

Kathleen Tibbs

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At Pain and Spine Specialists we are dedicated to providing the highest quality of patient care and services and truly have each individual’s comfort in mind.

Our mission is to make each patient who walks through our doors feel as comfortable as possible. Extensive research has been conducted and analyzed regarding what patients find unappealing about a doctor’s office visit.

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