The Pain Center of West Virginia

The Pain Center of West Virginia

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.

Services and Specialties

The Pain Center of 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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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.

Implantable Devices

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.

b) Intrathecal 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.

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

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.

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.

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

Our Team

Waheed Baksh, MD, DPT

WAHEED BAKSH, MD, DPTPAIN MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Dr. Waheed Baksh specializes in the treatment of acute and chronic pain syndromes including mechanical neck and low back pain, radiculopathies, complex regional pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, myofascial and musculoskeletal pain syndromes. His multi-disciplinary approach is aimed at improving his patient’s functional mobility and quality of life. He has also authored literature in many peer reviewed publications including The Pain Physician, The Pain Journal, PM&R Journal as well as a book chapter in the Atlas of Ultrasound Guided Musculoskeletal Injections.

Dr. Baksh grew up in Monroe, New York located in the beautiful Hudson Valley. He graduated from Monroe-Woodbury Senior High School and accepted a baseball scholarship to the University of South Carolina located in Columbia, South Carolina. He lettered 3 years in baseball before transferring to James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He earned All-Colonial Athletic Association honors as a senior first baseman and was named Co-Most Valuable Player for the Dukes and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology. Upon graduation, he signed a free agent contract with the New York Yankees organization to play professional baseball. After a successful stint with the Yankees, he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. It was here that Dr. Baksh began to realize the impact pain has on every aspect of a patient’s life, and began to devise comprehensive treatment solutions focused on a multi-disciplinary approach. He further developed his understanding of chronic pain and the impact it has on functional mobility and quality of life during his residency and fellowship training. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Baylor College of Medicine/University of Texas in Houston, Texas located in the Texas Medical Center. He later trained in an ACGME accredited pain fellowship at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He is a board-certified physician and also holds a faculty position as Assistant Clinical Professor in the department of Neurosurgery at the West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Dr. Baksh practices at 2 convenient locations for his patients. His offices are located in Martinsburg, West Virginia and Winchester, Virginia.

Latest News

The American Pain Society has recently released its Pain Research Agenda for the 21st Century, a goal-oriented approach emphasizing important outcomes that must be achieved to meaningfully advance pain treatment.

Reflecting on the agenda, APS President Gregory Terman, MD, PhD, said, Chronic pain must become a national priority. Much larger investments have been made, such as […]

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  • 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 Parker 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
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