Pain Management Doctor Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

Each FAQ question below has been divided in categories by topic. If you need not find the answer you are looking for below then please don't hesitate to give us a call or submit a question through our contact form.

Appointments / Billing

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 Insurances Do You Accept?

Most insurances will cover pain management appointments and procedures. Each insurance policy may differ from patient to patient, so it is important to contact your insurance company to determine what is available.

How Should I Describe My Pain?

Patients should describe their pain symptoms as clearly and as detailed as possible. The level of detail will allow your specialist to effectively determine and diagnose your pain. 

How Do Consultation Work? 

Our comprehensive consultation process includes:

  1. Review of medical History
  2. Physical Examination
  3. Diagnostic Imaging Request (x-ray, MRI, CT Scan)
  4. Nerve Tests (only if necessary)
  5. Diagnostic Nerve Blocks (to identify the exact source of your pain)

Each of these procedures will help us pin point the root cause of you pain and recommend the best treatment plan.

Do I need to Complete Paperwork?

Yes, as a new and existing patient you will be required to complete patient paperwork. Our patient coordinators will discuss this process with you prior to schedule your first consultation with us. 

How Do I contact You?

There are two ways to get in touch:

  1.  Give Us A Call
  2.  Submit A Contact Form

What Are Your Hours?

Our hours vary by location. The best way to find our for your location is visit our locations pages listed below:

Providers / Locations

Where Are You Located?

We have locations in the following states:

  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • Florida
  • Who are your providers?

    Click the links below to view providers from each of our service areas:

    Are Your Physicians Board-Certified?

    Yes, our pain management doctors are board-certified and fellowship trained. This means that our providers have not only completed a medical degree and residency training, but also gone above and beyond by undertaking additional specialized training in the field of pain management. This specialized training is typically completed through a fellowship program, where you gain extensive knowledge and experience in diagnosing and treating different types of pain.

    Click here to meet our team of pain management providers.

    Can I schedule an appointment with a Specific Provider?

    If you would like to schedule an appointment with a specific provider you may ask during your initial consultation with our new patient coordinators. We will try to accommodate based on availability.

    Can I select My Treatment Location?

    In most cases the answer is yes depending on your specific treatment. There are case where treatment needs to be administered at a surgery center or another office.

    Who Is The Medical Director?

    Our Medical Director is Dr. Sudhir Rao. You can learn more about Dr. Rao here.

    When Should I See A Doctor?

    Individuals suffering from pain for longer than six weeks should reach out to a pain management specialist. For more acute pain, pain specialist may be able to help patients find immediate relief from their symptoms. For more moderate and severe pain symptoms, a pain specialist will help diagnose your pain and develop an individualized treatment plan for relief.  

    Conditions / Treatments

    What Is Comprehensive Pain Management

    Comprehensive pain management refers to a holistic approach to pain relief that addresses not just the physical aspects of pain but also the emotional and psychological ones. It involves a range of interventional, conventional, and alternative treatments tailored specifically to your individual needs.

    What Treatments Do Your Offer?

    As a comprehensive pain management practice we offer a variety of treatments, including medication management, injections therapies, nerve stimulation and ablation, and minimally invasive spine procedures. We may also incorporate alternative therapies like acupuncture or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation into our treatment plans.

    What Condition Do You Treat?

    We treat pain conditions that affect many different regions of the body. Use the links below to explore more:

    1. Search By Pain Condition (ie arthritis)

    2. Search by Pain Regions (ie back pain)

    3. Search by pain Causes (ie cancer)

    Do Your Offer Testing Services?

    We provide various diagnostic tests to determine the cause of a patient's pain, such as imaging studies, nerve conduction studies, and lab tests. We also use tools like the TM Flow system to assess autonomic nervous system function and CBS testing to access brain function. Here is an overview of what to expect as a patient.

    How does early intervention impact pain management?

    Early intervention is critical in pain management because it can prevent pain from becoming chronic, reduce the need for invasive treatments, and improve outcomes. It's always best to seek help as soon as possible if you're experiencing persistent pain.

    Do you Offer Minimally Invasive Procedures?

    Yes, we specialize in minimally invasive procedures that aim reduce your pain and improve your quality of life with the least possible impact on your body. Unlike traditional open surgery, minimally invasive treatments often involve making tiny incisions or sometimes no incisions at all. This often leads to immediate pain relief, less scarring and a faster recovery.

    Digital Guide

    Take a look at our comprehensive guide with everything you need to know about our providers, locations, back pain treatment options, and answers to many other frequently asked questions.

    Pages of the digital guide from Pain and Spine Specialists

    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.