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At Pain and Spine Specialists, we are board-certified and fellowship trained interventional pain management physicians who are experts in treating advanced and complex pain conditions through many interventional and traditional methods.

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We Are Specialists

Why choose Pain and Spine Specialists as your comprehensive pain management specialist?

We understand the complexities of dealing with chronic pain. Our physicians proudly utilize multiple modalities to improve overall functionality and quality of life.


A Comprehensive Approach

In addition to traditional medicine, we specialize in holistic and alternative approaches to optimize your vitality. Our physicians have over 100 hours of continued medical education (CME) per year in advanced training to provide the most up-to-date treatments available. We utilize advanced fluoroscopy (x-ray guidance) and ultrasound visualization to confirm proper needle placement to optimize efficacy and ensure safety.

At Pain and Spine Specialists, we are very concerned about your overall experience and your outcome of care while you are being treated at our facility. We pride ourselves in providing you with superb patient care and always making sure your questions are answered to your satisfaction.

In an age where there are so many choices for patients, the physicians, back pain specialists and staff at Pain and Spine Specialists strive to provide a patient-centered environment that supports each individual in their health journey.


Exceptional Patient Care

Pain and Spine Specialists of Maryland concentrates on providing superb patient care to those who suffer from moderate to severe pain. The primary outcome is to improve quality of life and overall functionality through comprehensive treatment that includes medication management, injection therapies, nerve stimulation, interventional treatments, and/or referrals for surgery. The practice strives to treat each and every patient with the highest quality of care and promote an individualized treatment paradigm. The secondary outcome is to provide superior patient service to address any and all concerns in a timely manner in order to provide comfort and satisfaction to the patient and his/her family.


Patient Testimonials


Full 1

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this office. I was helping my mom find a place for her arthritis pain, and I explained to them how bad it was. They were able to schedule me the same week! That's almost impossible at any doctor's office...and then add COVID..... I was thrilled. I took my mom, and everyone was absolutely so sweet and kind

- Donyasha B.

Dr. Rao. I can't find the words to tell you how much he has meant to me. I followed him from an old practice to his very new high tech office. They offer so many different areas of assistance to those with issues from nutrition to spinal surgery...and much more. His office is professional.

- Mom To2

Full 1

Dr. Roa is such an amazing doctor! During my first visit he never tried to rush through my appt., he genuinely listened to all my concerns and then took his time to explain to me in detail all his recommendations and how they would help me.

- Nikki Walker

In the 3 years as a patient of Dr. Rao, it is my opinion that he is a phenomenal and extraordinary doctor. He keeps up to date with the latest treatment options, will sacrifice time no matter how many are in the waiting room to listen and explain. Dr. Rao has treated multiple patients with rare illnesses, and shows more empathy than any Dr. I’ve met.

- Mom To2

Full 1

I have now been with Dr. Rao for 13 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... I go to the Hagerstown location, everyone is very nice

- Theresa R.

The entire staff from the folks at the front desk to the Nurse, to the Physicians Assistant to the scribe that records the visit for the doctor - (great idea so the Doctor can focus on the patient!!!)

- NVA F.

Full 1

Completely the best care you could want the staff is so pleasant and caring and the doctors have true heart for healing, love being a patient here would give 10 stars if I could & absolutely the most caring during my procedure with Dr B

- Cathern C.

Always friendly, courteous, and efficient service. From the ladies, who work the front desk, to the nurses and the doctors. I've always had a good experience with the Harrisonburg office in Virginia.

Krystal Shaffer

Full 1

They scheduled my appointment very quickly so that I can get to help that I needed immediately instead of like most places having to wait two to three weeks to get in I called and was able to be seen the next day

- John H.

After transitioning from a pain and spine doctor in Columbia, MD.. The intake staff member at Pain and Spine Specialist made the scheduling a breeze. They were able to get me in within a week.

Rashawn JJ

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