The Pain Center of West Virginia and Virginia

The Pain Center of Virginia and West Virginia

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Appointments

We have experienced and helpful front office staff to guide you through your appointment process. Referrals only.

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday | Closed
Sunday | Closed

Services and Specialties

We offer a wide variety of treatment options personalized to your needs.

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Martinsburg Winchester Pain Management Doctor Waheed Baksh

WAHEED BAKSH, MD, DPTPAIN MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Specializing in treating acute and chronic pain syndromes, Dr. Baksh uses a multi-disciplinary approach aimed at improving his patient’s functional mobility and quality of life. He is a board-certified, fellowship trained pain management specialist, and also serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the West Virginia University School of Medicine.

  • Everyone was outstanding, 10/10! Very professional staff and Dr. Baksh's bedside manners are great. Keep up the great service and be Blessed.

    Pamela P. Pain Treatment Patient | 03/03/15
  • I saw Dr. Baksh for my leg pain. I had been to many physicians for it, nothing worked. I went for a consult and underwent a procedure. This is the first time in 18 years that I have been able to walk with my wife and play with my grand kids. He has given me my life back. Thank you!!

    Mr P. Pain Treatment Patient | 02/15/15
  • Starting with the pretty young lady at the front desk, to the nurses that take your vitals and especially Dr. Baksh, it is the most inviting office I’ve been to. Dr. Baksh listens and talks to you in words I understand. Very refreshing. Nobody likes to go to a doctors office, but this one makes it tolerable. The wait is never long and if it were it still would be worth the wait. Dr. Baksh is beyond knowledgeable.

    Barbie G. Pain Treatment Patient | November 2018
  • Writing this at the bequest of my elderly mother who fell and broke her upper arm. The whole office was a pleasure to work with. Everyone strived to do the best they could at every appointment. Dr. Baksh definitely aims to get you back to a place where you are once again comfortable doing your daily activities with less or no hindrances. He's a realist and I know people don't really like that but we'd rather have what can and will be rather than wishing for something that won't ever come to fruition. He's a pretty affable personality but I'm sure there are always those who won't click with him. Definitely would recommend.

    Biddy B. Pain Treatment Patient | October 2018
  • They are all wonderful and very caring! Dr. Baksh is amazing! I go there for epidural injections and he is very good at giving them. He's very compassionate and I feel as though they care about me as an individual and focus on helping me get my life back to being pain free. Highly recommend!

    Jodi B. Pain Treatment Patient | October 2018
  • Excellent care.

    Sue L. Pain Treatment Patient | September 2018
  • Dr. Baksh helped me get back to my life, after a horrible car hit me while I was waiting to turn. This doctor has a big heart, very neat and professional, and the staff is just so polite and wonderful.

    Aj G. Pain Treatment Patient | July 2018
  • Doctor Baksh is one of the best doctors I have the pleasure to care for my ailments. He listens to the patients and he really seems to care with compassion. I would recommend him to everyone and he get 5 stars from me. Keep up the good work doctor Baksh!

    Johnna B. Pain Treatment Patient | July 2018
  • Great Dr and staff. I think you can really tell when people are kind and care about their patients. Definitely caring Dr and staff. I had cortisone injection between L5-S1 and went great.

    Patricia H. Pain Treatment Patient | June 2018
  • Dr. Baksh office is very professional and courteous. Dr. Baksh is perfect with his injections / nerve procedures. I am very comfortable going to his office. I have had other pain drs who didn’t help me. Just threw pills at me. He actually cares and explains what he’s doing. So if your dealing with chronic back / joint pain, I suggest him! Thank you so much!

    Michelle W. Pain Treatment Patient | May 2018
  • Dr. Baksh has gone out of his way. I'm at my last resort for pain management and he has done everything that he can and I finally am going to get the back stimulator implanted in my back. He definitely knows what he is doing, his staff is great, everybody's very kind and nice and compassionate.

    Christine F. Pain Treatment Patient | June 2017
  • Dr. Baksh is amazing and caring. He listens and finds great solutions. I have had back problems for some time now and other providers have only suggested pain killers and other meds that made me loopy. Dr. Baksh has discovered exactly where the pain is centralized and given me injections in those areas. This has relieved the pain for weeks to months at a time. I am now going through the RFA treatment. The first one has given me so much relief that I cant wait for the 2nd (last) one. I wish I had seen him first, then I would not have missed out on so many years of my life being in pain.

    Kellie A. Pain Treatment Patient | February 2017
  • Brilliant and caring doctor who hired excellent support staff from front desk to nurses to billing. It is important for our son who has cerebral palsy to see a specialist with expertise in physical therapy as well as pain management. Dr Baksh is such a specialist.

    Oliver D. Pain Treatment Patient | December 2016
  • Very empathetic and expert physician and caring staff. My experience over the past year has been positive.

    Lynn H. Pain Treatment Patient | December 2016
  • Dr. Baksh has been treating my 86 yr old mother for over a year now. She absolutely adores him and finds his staff extremely helpful and caring. She suffers with severe sciatica and right sided pain all the way down to her foot. She went in today for a "trial" test procedure to see if she will be eligible for another procedure called an RFA. She walked out of his office with a pain reduction of about 90%!! What more could you ask for?!!

    Leslie O. Pain Treatment Patient | July 2016
  • Dr. Baksh made me feel as if he listened to my concerns at each of my appointments. I always felt well taken care of by him and his staff. Very glad that I was referred to him (back pain). Definitely trust him and will continue to seek his care as needed.

    K J. Pain Treatment Patient | May 2018
  • This guy is just amazing! I've been taking shots in my lumbar for over 6 from various pain centers in DC and Federick for over six years none has taken my pain away close to what Dr. Baksh has done! FYI, I'm retired, 70+ and my hobbies are hiking and bicycling.

    Jacques L. Pain Treatment Patient | March 2017
  • Waheed Baksh, MD, DPT - he and his staff are by far the best and most professional and knowledgeable I have seen for pain relief. I would highly recommend him to anyone suffering with severe chronic pain.

    James P. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • Everyone is kind, caring, and tentative to all my needs. The staff here is great, they are always happy and helpful, making sure things run on schedule, yet always available to answer questions. This office is always clean, and comfortable, his nurses are wonderful too, friendly, which is important as I usually come in with a lot of pain. Also after procedures the nurses make sure I am doing well, and offer to get anything I may need. Then I am on my way feeling much better than when I came into the office. Of course Dr. Baksh is fantastic, he is very kind, and only gives his all to make sure I understand all that is going on; from care that I will receive that day, to any future care and / or options that I have, he only wants the best for his patients. Dr. Baksh is also the best at preforming the procedures I need, making it as comfortable as possible and being a genuine, knowledgeable, and caring Doctor. Anyone would be pleased to be under the care of Dr. Baksh and his entire staff.

    Kathy B. Pain Treatment Patient | December 2018
  • I saw Dr. Baksh years ago when he worked with another practice and was very sad when I heard he had left. Then until about 3 years ago I found him again when my mother in law said let me tell you about this wonderful Dr I found Dr. Baksh well the rest is history. I highly recommend him and he truly cares about each and every one of his patients to the point that he makes personal calls from his cell on his on time. Keep up the great job!!

    Sherry M. Pain Treatment Patient | January 2019
  • My husband goes to the pain center. He has never had any problems. Always nice people working there and very nice doctor.

    Lori K. Pain Treatment Patient | March 2019
  • I’ve been a patient with Dr. Baksh for over 4 years, his treatments helped me to walk down the aisle 2 years ago. I have had multiple injections with him and I trust him implicitly. I have multiple medical problems and he has been great to deal with helping with my care.

    Angel H. Pain Treatment Patient | March 2019
  • Awesome office atmosphere. I appreciate all you do to help me with my pain issues.

    John F. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • I have been going here for awhile now and everyone is great in the office and the Dr is great too working with me to help control my pain I would recommend this to other people needing help thank you Dr Baksh.

    Rose S. Pain Treatment Patient | March 2019
  • I was in pain for over a decade with my back when I was introduced to pain management and Dr. Baksh and his wonderful staff. Today I get around much better and have hardly any pain. He gave me my life back. He is always caring first, professional, attentive and educated me in a way I could understand. Unfortunately as I get older I see more doctors. Dr. B is one of the best. Patient first, the way it should be.

    James P. Pain Treatment Patient | March 2019
  • Wonderful staff in a very relaxed environment. I wouldn't take my mom anywhere else for her back and leg issues. I wish he was a general practitioner.

    Renee D. Pain Treatment Patient | March 2019
  • Dr. Baksh and his staff are truly wonderful. He kept me updated throughout the procedure and he and his staff helped ease my fears... I suffer from vasovagal and pass out at the thought of needles... needless to say I did not pass out and the procedure was much easier than I anticipated. I highly recommend Dr. Baksh and this practice.

    Danielle F. Pain Treatment Patient | March 2019
  • They are a very professional group who do not waste time, they get you in and out with minimal inconvenience. Its highly recommended by me if your looking for a new pain management office to give them a try.

    Clint B. Pain Treatment Patient | March 2019
  • I was in great pain, but after my last injections, I feel much better.

    Anna D. Pain Treatment Patient | March 2019
  • I love Dr Baksh, he's a great doctor. I enjoy going to him because he knows what he's doing.

    Donna B. Pain Treatment Patient | March 2019
  • I absolutely love Dr Baksh and his entire office! He also has the biggest heart! They are some of the nicest people I have ever met and he will do whatever it takes to make sure your pain free. He will always be my doctor.

    Angela Z. Pain Treatment Patient | March 2019
  • I've been treating with Dr. Baksh for 2 years and it is by far one of the most efficient doctors offices I've ever been to, I can't say enough good things about him.

    Mark S. Pain Treatment Patient | March 2019
  • My appointment today was a very good experience. Dr. Baksh never makes me feel rushed and takes the time to answer any questions I have. His support staff is pleasant and welcoming. They are professional but make me feel comfortable.

    Mandy M. Pain Treatment Patient | March 2019
  • My experience goes beyond good to very awesome. There is caring and efficient attitude by everyone who works there, plus they take the pain away! I highly recommend this office.

    June J. Pain Treatment Patient | March 2019
  • They take good care of you.

    Robert S. Pain Treatment Patient | March 2019
  • Everyone is kind and friendly and eager to make you feel better. I highly recommend Dr. Baksh!

    Caroline F. Pain Treatment Patient | March 2019
  • I spent about 5 years dealing with hip, back, and leg pain. After just one office visit and one procedure with this wonderful doctor I am no longer in pain. I highly recommend anyone dealing with pain to visit him. Friendly staff and comfortable office setting.

    Kendra C. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • Excellent, always prompt and curious, they also take their time to explain everything.

    Joe C. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • Entire staff is extremely kind and knowledgeable, would highly recommend.

    Linda W. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • Always on time. Staff all polite and helpful. Doctor extremely knowledgeable and caring. Could not ask for more.

    Carol B. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • Dr. Baksh is a compassionate and caring physician who knows the right approaches and treatment for both acute and chronic pain. I feel that he really listens to understand his patients. His office is well-run with great staff who are professional and kind. 5 stars!

    Ashton N. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • Dr Baksh is awesome. This is my 3rd epidural. I'm a very anxious person and the Dr walks you thru the procedure. His manner in which he speaks makes you much more at ease. I highly recommend him.

    Angela S. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • The team at the pain center are very thorough. They make sure you understand the procedure that they are doing before they do it. I feel like I can trust them with all my pain solutions knowing that Dr Baksh is one of the best at his game and is the best in the area.

    Gwen H. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • I am very satisfied with the service I have received at the pain clinic and will return as needed.

    Brian B. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • It is great place to get your pain needs taken care of and the nurses are all very nice and the Dr is very good with his clients and just an amazing guy. He shakes my hand and always asks how I am doing. It's a great place.

    Jimmy S. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • Excellent care and concern

    Lana S. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • Office staff are always professional and are always able to work with me to get information and appointments.

    Tishara K. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • Physician and all staff are very professional as well as warm and caring.

    Ann G. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • Very friendly staff. The Doctor is friendly and listens to what you have to say. Gives EXCELLENT treatment.

    Marvin R. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • I really like Dr. Baksh, he is very caring and he always asked how my husband who has been sick is doing. I also like that he keeps my medical doctor informed on my progress. I would highly recommend him and his staff. He has helped me a lot with the pain in my legs and foot.

    Nancy M. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • I've always been treated with respect by the staff and well taken care of.

    Joshua F. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • The Pain Center of West Virginia have a well trained and disciplined staff, dedicated to providing excellent customer service and patient care, offering a variety of methods for pain management.

    James B. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • He's very good, patient, listens, no pain with anything he does, takes his time and explains everything.

    Ashley S. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • Love going to see Dr. B at the Pain Center in Martinsburg, WV. It doesn't take long to be seen and I feel like he listens to his patients and makes sure they are well taken care of.

    Bonnie B. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • I have been going here for the past few years. Everyone here is very nice and helpful. I have referred a lot of people and will continue to.

    Tina P. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • Dr. Baksh is top notch because he listens to you and is very knowledgeable about the disease processes. He is there to answer questions that you might have. He has a great personality which is nice to have if your in the medical profession. He has wonderful and polite staff. The office is very prompt and you do not have to wait very long.

    James B. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • Both trips were successful. Five star experience. No wait at all. Everyone was very kind. Thank you for helping me with my pain.

    Denis L. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • Excellent, caring and friendly staff. Dr. Baksh is the best!

    Candace D. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • Dr. Baksh and his team are professional, well trained in latest medical treatments but, also, caring and personable. They are considerate of others time and one doesn’t have to wait for long periods of time to be seen. I have never felt rushed when asking questions or having discussions. Dr. Baksh is friendly and caring. Thanks team.

    Jeanette S. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • A great professional staff

    Tony S. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • I can say that everyone in the Pain Center Office, from the front desk staff to the nursing group to Dr Baksh himself, does their utmost to keep you informed and as comfortable as possible. My procedure went smoothly, and was completed quickly with no issue. It has relieved my pain, and while I can't say I'm looking forward to more treatments I am looking forward to the benefits of them. It is clear that Dr Baksh and staff take customer care very seriously. I wholeheartedly, recommend this office if you are in need of pain treatment and management.

    Ken M. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • I’ve been a patient of Dr. Baksh since he opened his office in Martinsburg WV. He has successfully treated me and continues to do so. He has given me relief from pain in my back and legs. His injections are painless and provide instant relief. He is one of only two physicians in my 77 years that I rate as excellent in every way. He is extremely knowledgeable and always courteous. I give him five stars on a five star scale. In fact I rate him at 5+. I highly recommend Dr. Waheed Baksh.

    Bobby Y. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • Everything went fine. Office personnel nice. Good visit. Thanks!

    Stuart D. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • Dr Baksh is the best Dr I have. His staff is amazing as well! The only Dr I have that I actually look forward to seeing.

    Michael G. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • My experience at the Pain Center of West Virginia has been very positive. Dr. Baksh and his staff explain everything thoroughly with each procedure. This latest procedure requires a trial period. Every detail was explained, and I received two follow up phone calls to ask how I was doing.

    Peggy C. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • I've been seeing Dr. Baksh for about a year now, and I feel so lucky to have found him as a doctor! He is very knowledgeable and provides intelligent, useful feedback. All of my questions are answered, and I feel like I get plenty of time to explain my issues without feeling rushed. From medication to injections, he does it all in a very professional manner. Dr. Baksh has a wonderful personality, is very caring, thoughtful and puts me at ease. All of the staff are extremely friendly and pleasant to work with. If you are looking for a well-qualified, experienced doctor to take care of your pain needs, he is the person to go to. Trust me!

    Sarah B. Pain Treatment Patient | April 2019
  • Always very pleased with service and care provided by Dr Baksh and his staff.

    Kevin B. Pain Treatment Patient | May 2019
  • While this review is in my name, it concerns the care Dr. Baksh provides for my wife. Dr. Baksh is a very caring doctor who provides excellent medical advice and treatment when necessary. No waiting at your appointment time which is very unusual for a doctors appointments but is greatly appreciated by patients. Office staff is great as is the waiting area. You don’t run across many doctors offices that are operated as efficiently as this one. Always a good experience.

    Danny K. Pain Treatment Patient | May 2019
  • Dr. Baksh is amazing. He's very attentive and is genuinely concerned about your health. I can't recommend him highly enough.

    Stephanie S. Pain Treatment Patient | May 2019
  • Very caring and the Dr is very pleasant. I will recommend this office to anyone who is in need of living life to the fullest with pain management.

    Rebecca G. Pain Treatment Patient | May 2019
  • Always a good experience at the Pain Center of Virginia, caring doctor and staff.

    Data D. Pain Treatment Patient | May 2019
  • The staff are as professional as you would expect which seems to be a rare quality these days! Dr. Baksh listens, another rarity, then address concerns, explaining test results X-rays, etc etc then explains a course of treatment then listens and addresses any and all concerns keeping the patient involved and engaged in the treatment. As far as I'm concerned that in and of itself rates 5 stars!

    Todd H. Pain Treatment Patient | May 2019
  • Could barely walk into my first appointment. Dr. Baksh assessed the situation and gave me options that he thought would be best for my condition. Dr. Baksh scheduled me to come back and have a spinal epidural injection. Had my first injection on a Friday and that Sunday was the first day I rolled out of bed painless for 2 1/2 years. The first injection only lasted 2 weeks and I started having pain again. Came back for the 2nd injection and had great success with it. About 2 weeks after my second injection I started Physical Therapy and so far have had great success. Dr. Baksh and his staff are top notch and truly care for the improvement and well-being of their patients. My only regret is that I didn’t come to see him sooner.

    Todd W. Pain Treatment Patient | May 2019
  • Very personable and easy to talk to Dr. with very friendly staff. I would highly recommend this practice.

    Ramesh C. Pain Treatment Patient | May 2019
  • The staff is so friendly and put me at ease. And now I feel amazing!!

    Janet H. Pain Treatment Patient | May 2019
  • He treated my 90-year-old father for horrible back pain that he has had. My dad spine is pretty much mush. He is very dedicated, explain things very well and worked with my mother in addressing her concerns very well. I love the team that worked with him and I love to the fact that he finally got my dad out of pain. I highly recommend Dr. Baksh. To get us in quickly, where we were waiting for months for other doctors. He got my dad out of pain quickly. He is knowledgeable and a good bedside manner. Commend him for anyone who’s in pain not only for your back, but he treats the whole body.

    Debbie C. Pain Treatment Patient | May 2019
  • Dr. Baksh is very knowledgeable and has a good bedside manner. His staff have always been very kind. I would highly recommend him.

    S. B. Pain Treatment Patient | May 2019
  • Dr. is absolutely wonderful, knowledgeable and caring. Great experience every visit.

    Vickie M. Pain Treatment Patient | June 2019
  • Got an epidural injection in my lower back to help with leg pain. The procedure was fast and not too painful the doctors where excellent explained everything they were doing, now hoping it helps!

    Karen W. Pain Treatment Patient | June 2019
  • I have been going to the pain center for 2 years for different issues and have been completely satisfied with Dr. Baksh and his entire staff. He has always helped with my pain and I have always been able to get appointments within a reasonable amount of time.

    Patricia J. Pain Treatment Patient | June 2019
  • Very professional and caring staff.

    Ann G. Pain Treatment Patient | June 2019
  • Waheed Baksh, MD, DPT he and his staff are by far the best and most professional and knowledgeable I have seen for pain relief. I would highly recommend him to anyone suffering with severe chronic pain.

    James P. Pain Treatment Patient | August 2019

Services and Specialties

The Pain Center of Virginia and West Virginia is a premier facility offering a multi-disciplinary approach to treating pain. The Pain Center offers both interventional and non-interventional treatments for chronic and acute pain in a caring, patient-centered environment. At the time of you your initial evaluation, you will receive a thorough evaluation including physical examination and review of any pertinent imaging you have had performed. We will then review your physical findings with you and devise a treatment plan aimed at decreasing your pain and improving your functional mobility and quality of life.

Pain Management

Offering both interventional and non-interventional treatments

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Hand & Wrist Care

Hand and wrist pain due to conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative arthritis or post-traumatic arthritis

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Sports Medicine

Treatment for sports-related injuries is more specialized and sophisticated than ever before. The Pain Center prides itself on providing the most advanced care available.

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Leg & Arm Pain

Extremity pain can have many etiologies ranging from radiculopathies, joints or from the spine. We have the ability to diagnose and treat your pain while restoring and improving your functional mobility.

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Spine Center

Poor posture, trauma, poor body mechanics while lifting, and aging can all injure your spine, and any type of damage to your back can cause a considerable amount of pain. Using evidence-based treatments, we work hard to restore full functionality.

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Shoulder Care

Shoulder pain is one of the most common ailments due to arthritic conditions

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Dr. Baksh and The Pain Center of West Virginia recognized as an axialHealthcare Center of Pain Excellence

Highmark is collaborating with axialHealthcare to recognize top performing pain care practitioners and facilities as Centers of Pain Excellence (COPE). AxialHealthcare has identified Dr. Baksh as a medical care leader who meets criteria and qualifications for participation.

Dr. Waheed Baksh
Dr. Waheed Baksh

Dr. Baksh and The Pain Center of West Virginia recognized as an axialHealthcare Center of Pain Excellence

Highmark is collaborating with axialHealthcare to recognize top performing pain care practitioners and facilities as Centers of Pain Excellence (COPE). AxialHealthcare has identified Dr. Baksh as a medical care leader who meets criteria and qualifications for participation.

Interventional Procedures

Epidurals

An epidural injection delivers steroids into the epidural space around spinal nerve roots to relieve pain – back pain, leg pain, or other pain – caused by irritated spinal nerves. The steroid used in the epidural steroid injection reduces the inflammation of those nerves, which is often the source of the pain.

Facet Injections

Facet joints are small joints at each segment of the spine that provide stability and help guide motion. The facet joints can become painful due to arthritis of the spine, a back injury, or mechanical stress to the back.

Medial Branch Nerve Block

Medial branch nerves are small nerves that feed out from the facet joints in the spine and carry pain signals from the facet joints to the brain. A medial branch nerve block is a procedure in which an anesthetic is injected near small medial nerves connected to a specific facet joint. Typically several levels of the spine are injected in one procedure. If the patient experiences marked pain relief immediately after the injection, then the facet joint is determined to be the source of the patient’s pain.

The procedure is primarily diagnostic, meaning that if the patient has the appropriate duration of pain relief after the medial branch nerve block, then the patient may be a candidate for a subsequent procedure – called a medial branch radiofrequency ablation – for longer term pain relief.

Selective Nerve Root Block

A selective nerve root block (SNRB), is primarily used to diagnose the specific source of nerve root pain and, secondarily, for therapeutic relief of low back pain and/or leg pain

Sympathetic Block

A sympathetic block typically involves a series of injections to relieve leg pain (sciatica) caused by complex regional pain syndromes, usually after injury to a joint or limb.

Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Injection

Is primarily used either to diagnose or treat low back pain and/or sciatica symptoms associated with sacroiliac joint dysfunction.

Other Interventional Procedures

Radiofrequency (Rhizotomy)

This injection procedure a needle with a probe is inserted just outside the joint. The probe is then heated with radio waves and applied to the sensory nerve to the joint in order to disable the nerve.

Intrathecal Implantable Trials and Pumps

(Or pain pump) – Delivers pain medication (typically morphine) directly to the intrathecal space around the spinal cord via an implanted pump. The pump is implanted during a surgical procedure, and medication in the pump is added periodically (e.g. monthly) by injecting medication through the skin into the pump reservoir.

Dorsal Column Stimulators

When oral medications and/or nerve blocks do not sufficiently control the pain, advanced pain therapies or implantable systems may be effective for treating neuropathy. These systems are designed to interrupt transmission of pain signals from the spinal cord to the brain. If the pain signals do not reach the brain, then the patient does not actually feel the pain.

a) Dorsal Column Stimulator (DCS) or Spinal cord stimulation (SCS)for pain control introduces low levels of electrical current to the dorsal portion of the spinal cord to block the sensation of pain. The device is implanted during a surgical procedure, and may include a fully implanted system or a system with an external power source.

Discography (Discogram)

A discography (discogram) is a test to determine the anatomical source of lower back pain for the patient. This procedure is most frequently used to determine if degenerative disc disease is the cause of a patient’s pain (discogenic low back pain). Disco grams may also be performed to assist in preoperative planning for candidates for a lumbar spinal fusion.

Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty

The goals of a kyphoplasty surgical procedure are designed to stop the pain caused by a spinal compression fracture, to stabilize the bone, and to restore some or all of the lost vertebral body height due to the compression fracture. Prior to injecting the cement-like material used to heal the fracture, a special balloon is inserted and gently inflated inside the fractured vertebrae. The goal of this step is to restore height to the bone thus reducing deformity of the spine. Most patients return to their normal daily activities after either procedure.

Peripheral Nerve Blocks

– Suprascapular
– Occipital
– Ilio-inguinal
– Intercoastal
– Supratrochlear
– Supraorbital and Infraorbital Neuralgia
– Mental
– Trigeminal
– Genitofemoral
– Ilioinguinal
– Abdominal and Pelvic Procedures
– Treatments for Cancer Pain
– Celiac Plexus Block/Splanchnic Block
– Celiac Plexus Neurolysis
– Ganglion Impar Block
– Hypogastric Plexus Block
– Pudendal Nerve Block

Make An Appointment

Dr. Baksh sees new patients by referral only. Referral may come from your primary care doctor or specialist treating you. Once we receive a referral from your doctor, we will request copies of all of the medical records pertaining to the problem for which you are seeking treatment.

Dr. Baksh reviews all of this material in order to determine if he can help you. Until Dr. Baksh has all of your records, this decision cannot be made. You may be able to speed up the process by making the request to have your doctor release your records to Dr. Baksh, and signing a Release of Medical Information Consent Form.

Please call (304) 263-6165 or referrals may be faxed to (304) 263-6536.

Dr. Baksh has a policy regarding the prescribing of controlled substances, and every patient who receives a prescription for controlled substances needs to read and sign an agreement regarding these medications. The agreement can be viewed in the Patient Welcome Pack. Not all patients are candidates for this type of medication, and not all patients will benefit by this type of medication. Each patient will be evaluated on an individualized basis and some may not be a candidate for this type of treatment.

In order to protect your health and Dr. Baksh’s prescribing ability, patients are monitored very closely for possible addiction, abuse, and diversion. This monitoring may include frequent follow-up office visits, urine drug screening, and the sharing of medical records between your physicians and your pharmacies. You should not expect to receive a prescription for a controlled substance at your first visit, and Dr. Baksh reserves the right to not take over the prescribing of controlled substances from other physicians on a case by case basis.

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