Premium Patient Services

We, at Pain and Spine Specialists of Pennsylvania, are dedicated to providing the highest quality of patient...

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal Cord Stimulation is an excellent modality to treat chronic neuropathic (nerve-related) pain which...

Ultrasound Guided Injections

Pain and Spine Specialists of Maryland is proud to offer ultrasound guided injections for joint injections,...

Epidural Steroid Injections

An epidural steroid injection is a common procedure to treat spinal nerve irritation that is caused by tissues...


A discogram is used to determine if a particular disc is the source of pain. Discograms are provocative...

Occipital Nerve Blocks

Often a group of nerves, called a plexus or ganglion, that causes pain to a specific organ or body region...

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS, RSD)

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is chronic neuropathic pain that follows soft-tissue, bone, or nerve...

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Our Treatments:

  1. Epidural Steroid Injections (interlaminar, transforaminal, caudal)
  2. Zygapophysial (facet) Joint Interventions (intraarticular injections, medial branch blocks, neuroablation)
  3. Discography
  4. Radiofrequency Neuroablation
  5. Sacroiliac Joint Injections
  6. Spinal Cord Stimulation
  7. Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  8. Peripheral Field Stimultation
  9. Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)
  10. Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Implantation
  11. Sympathetic Nerve Interventions (cervical sympathetic/stellate ganglion, lumbar sympathetic, celiac plexus, hypogastric, or ganglia of impar)
  12. Trigger Point Injections
  13. Peripheral Joint Injections
  14. Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty
  15. Percutaneous Lumbar Disc Decompression
  16. Lysis of Epidural Adhesions
  17. Occipital Nerve Blocks
  18. Peripheral Nerve Injections
  19. Spine Manipulation
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Meet the Staff:

Dr. Sudhir Rao

Dr. Rao, founder of Pain and Spine Specialists of PA, obtained his Medical Doctorate from St. George’s University School of Medicine. Dr. Rao and his staff pride themselves on treating each and every patient with the same respect and care they would for their own family. They realize and stress that each patient deserves the time and care to express their individual concerns, which demand a truly individualized treatment.  Each and every patient shall be granted the appropriate amount of time to be evaluated and given ample time to discuss the treatment paradigm.  The goal remains to treat everyone who enters through the doors as family.

Dr. Suhas Badarinath

Dr. Badarinath was born and raised in central New Jersey. He attended college at Rutgers University and medical school at the Medical College of Virginia. He completed residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Sinai Hospital/University of Maryland, where he served as chief resident. He completed his fellowship in Pain Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. During this year, his focus was on fluoroscopically guided spinal procedures and he was involved in research projects. He then worked in a private practice along the Jersey Shore before deciding to join Dr Rao at Pain and Spine Specialists of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Solmaz Pirzadeh

Dr. Solmaz Pirzadeh is a native Marylander who grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. She attended The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland for both her undergraduate education and medical school training. Dr. Pirzadeh completed residency in Anesthesiology, Pain and Critical Care Medicine as well as a Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at Harvard University-Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Pirzadeh will be joining Dr. Rao and Dr. Badarinath at Pain and Spine Specialists of Maryland and shares their passion and enthusiasm for helping patients live life without pain.

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