Headache Specialists

Headache Specialists

Tension headaches can occur from muscles tightening in your shoulders, neck, scalp, and/or jaw. They are often related to stress, depression, and/or anxiety.

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Headaches

Almost everyone has had a headache. Headaches and migraines are the most common form of pain. The most common type of headache people experience is a tension headache. Tension headaches can occur from muscles tightening in your shoulders, neck, scalp, and/or jaw. They are often related to stress, depression, and/or anxiety.

Other common types of headaches include migraines, cluster headaches, and sinus headaches. Most people can alleviate some of these pains by improving their diets, improving their relaxing and sleeping habits, and taking over the counter pain relievers.

Not all  headaches require a doctor's attentions. But frequent occurrences of headaches can be a symptom of a larger issue. Let your doctor know if you have frequent, sudden, and/or severe headaches. They will be able to determine if more medical attention is necessary.


Diagnosis

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.


Treatments

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

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Md

(301) 703-8767

Pennsylvania

Pa

(724) 603-3560

Va

(540) 433-1905

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We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of patient care and services and truly have each individual’s comfort in mind.

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

We Treat a Variety of Conditions

In addition to treating chronic back pain, Pain and Spine Specialists offers other innovative and progressive treatments for other pain conditions. Pain and Spine Specialists provide their skilled knowledge and experience for treating neck pain, leg pain, and other pain causing disorders. Our highly qualified doctors efficiently manage your pain symptoms to help return your mobility and functionality.  

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Covid-19 update

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.

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Individualized treatment plans and patient care.

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Not Just Your Symptoms

Comprehensive Care

Comprehensive pain management that identifies the source of your pain and provides access to progressive treatments

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Board Certified & Fellowship trained providers.

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Please note: We accept Workers Compensation Insurance and Personal Injury Patients 

Please note: We accept Workers Compensation Insurance and Personal Injury Patients 


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