Headache Specialists

Headache Specialists

Almost everyone has had a headache. Headache is the most common form of pain.
Almost everyone has had a headache. Headache is the most common form of pain.
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

About Headaches

The most common type of headache is a tension headache. Tension headaches are due to tight muscles in your shoulders, neck, scalp and jaw. They are often related to stress, depression or anxiety. You are more likely to get tension headaches if you work too much, don’t get enough sleep, miss meals, or use alcohol.

Other common types of headaches include migraines, cluster headaches, and sinus headaches. Most people can feel much better by making lifestyle changes, learning ways to relax and taking pain relievers.

Not all headaches require a doctor’s attention. But sometimes headaches warn of a more serious disorder. Let your health care provider know if you have sudden, severe headaches. Get medical help right away if you have a headache after a blow to your head, or if you have a headache along with a stiff neck, fever, confusion, loss of consciousness, or pain in the eye or ear.


About Headaches

About Headaches

The most common type of headache is a tension headache. Tension headaches are due to tight muscles in your shoulders, neck, scalp and jaw. They are often related to stress, depression or anxiety. You are more likely to get tension headaches if you work too much, don’t get enough sleep, miss meals, or use alcohol.

Other common types of headaches include migraines, cluster headaches, and sinus headaches. Most people can feel much better by making lifestyle changes, learning ways to relax and taking pain relievers.

Not all headaches require a doctor’s attention. But sometimes headaches warn of a more serious disorder. Let your health care provider know if you have sudden, severe headaches. Get medical help right away if you have a headache after a blow to your head, or if you have a headache along with a stiff neck, fever, confusion, loss of consciousness, or pain in the eye or ear.


Diagnosis Of Headaches

If you are suffering from frequent headaches, 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, sharp, etc.).
  • We may order diagnostic tests, including x-ray, MRI or CT scan, to help us diagnose your headache pain.

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


Possible Treatments For Headaches

We offer several treatments that can help relieve headache pain, including:

  • Biofeedback
  • Injection therapy
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Trigger point injection
  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Alternative therapies
  • Medication management

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.

We are seeing Patients!

We are now seeing patients in the office again! Pain & Spine Specialists are happy to take appointments for in-person visits again, and we are following all recommended CDC Guidelines. 

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

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 pain specialists today at the office that’s most convenient to you.

We serve patients in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Schedule an appointment with our pain specialists today at the office that’s most convenient to you.

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Meet Our Providers

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. We know that neck pain, back pain, whiplash, or any other condition can be debilitating to you, so our promise is to treat you with the most up to date minimal invasive techniques with the best professional care available. We are honored to serve you and are committed to seeing that your trust is rewarded.

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.

Dr. Suhas badarinath

MEDICAL DOCTOR

dr. greg hites

DNP, FNP-BC, Nurse practiioner

dr. nishant gandhi

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

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

Kind and compassionate staff. I've been a patient here for 4 months now....my quality of life definitely improved. I recommend this practice.
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- David Kasiorek

I have struggled with Drs 14 years. Set back in time by a motorcycle accident. No one would consider what I was going through.

- Sharon Orwig

I have now been with Dr. Rao for 12 years. He is the most caring Doctor I have ever been to! Dr. Rao makes you feel very comfortable at all times. I would not want to go to any other Doctor.

- Theresa Robinson

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 mgmt wouldn't help at all.

- Kathleen Tibbs

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 can't say enough about P.A.S.S. I want to say thank you first ! I've been cared for for over two years. They worked with me to find what works best for me. I have allergies to certain treatments.

- Mark Kurutz

Always a friendly staff. Truly concerned with patients well-being but also listens carefully to patients concerns and works collaboratively to Foster a treatment plan working together.

- Damon Casseday

I have always been treated well by the staff. The doctors are wonderful. And they show that they truly care. They take the time to listen to your problems.I really like the woman up front . The nurses are also very caring.

- Janet Smith

I ABSOLUTELY recommend this GROUP OF DOCTORS!!! I have been with them around 4 years or so and just recently found myself more comfortable with them! Greensburg office take 20 minutes to get there... it’s well worth it in my case!!

- Denise Fabian

The staff at PASS in Connellsville Pa. are probably the most courteous, helpful, and professional group of individuals I've ever had the opportunity to deal with! I have been a patient of theirs going on 5 yrs now and have never had a bad visit!

- John Borza

The Doctors and Staff are amazing. I would recommend P.A.S.S. to anyone suffering from chronic pain. They listen and suggest treatments that are good for the specific problem you have. No long waits either , staff is on the ball ! 🙂

- Debbie Lang

Staff and doctors are very personable and professional! They make you feel welcome and appreciated. They are very conscientious and concerned about you and your pain..

- Chris Degrave

All staff is very helpful and very friendly and the doctors take time to with you and answer any questions,they really are here to make sure you get the care you need

- Rebecca Keller

I love the staff they are very friendly and helpful. The doctor always take the time to explain things to were you are able to understand. They really do care about their patients.

- Lisa Baldwin

Outstanding service and Dr Aaron Kime is a great dr. He listens and makes sure you are doing good and genuinely wants to help you.

- Luella Lint

Everyone here is so kind and accommodating, Dr, Hites always takes his time with me and listens to what i say. They have helped me tremendously and i always recommend them to my friends.

- Mario Domico

Dr Gandhi excellent doctor very caring helps you get to the problem at hand most of the ladies who work there are very pleasant and friendly.

- Deb Krivanek

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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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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.

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