The Pain Center of West Virginia

The Pain Center of West Virginia and 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.

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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • The staff is so friendly and put me at ease. And now I feel amazing!!

    Janet H. 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Always a good experience at the Pain Center of Virginia, caring doctor and staff.

    Data D. 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Always very pleased with service and care provided by Dr Baksh and his staff.

    Kevin B. Pain Treatment Patient | May 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Everything went fine. Office personnel nice. Good visit. Thanks!

    Stuart D. 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
  • 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
  • A great professional staff

    Tony S. 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
  • Excellent, caring and friendly staff. Dr. Baksh is the best!

    Candace D. 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • I've always been treated with respect by the staff and well taken care of.

    Joshua F. 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
  • 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
  • Physician and all staff are very professional as well as warm and caring.

    Ann G. 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
  • Excellent care and concern

    Lana S. 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Entire staff is extremely kind and knowledgeable, would highly recommend.

    Linda W. 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

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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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.

Martinsburg Winchester Opioid Policy

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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