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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is chronic pain?

  • Chronic painful spine conditions have been ongoing for greater than 3 months and in the majority of cases, be traced to an underlying structure. Not all chronic pain however is spine related.

What is interventional spine care?

  • Interventional spine care specialists use an evidence-based approach to correctly diagnose and treat painful spine conditions. Image-guided procedures may be used as part of a comprehensive approach.

How do I know if I should see an interventional spine specialist?

  • Interventional spine care specialists are trained in wide-ranging spine care. If you think your pain might be spine related, we can assist with diagnosis and treatment.

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Do I need a referral to become a patient?

  • It depends on insurance requirements, which vary. Contact our office for assistance.

Will my insurance cover pain management services?

  • Most insurance providers cover our services.

My doctor has told me s/he is no longer prescribing opioid medications and I must get them from a pain practitioner. Can you help me with this?

  • We do not routinely prescribe opiate based medications though we may utilize strategic and specific medications to help manage your pain. Our goal is to identify the underling source of pain and specifically treat it in order to provide sustained relief.

How do I become a patient?

Contact our office at 540-536-5121 for assistance in scheduling a new patient evaluation and/or for additional information.

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