About Mary S. Babcock, D.O.

Dr. Babcock joined National Spine & Pain Centers after notable turns as an attending physician at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and teaching faculty at the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD.

A veteran of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Dr. Babcock specializes in treating traumatic muscular and neuromuscular injuries and other chronic pain conditions including: arthritis, back, neck and pelvic pain, degenerated or herniated discs, fibromyalgia, headaches, neuromuscular disease, neuropathic pain, plantar fasciitis, and sports injuries.

She is equally accomplished in alternative treatment modalities including: osteopathic manual medicine, medical and auricular acupuncture, and two innovative treatments – Botox injections for pain and prolotherapy.

Dr. Babcock’s award-winning research on the treatment of chronic pain conditions with Botox has earned her national recognition. She has lectured at the National Institutes of Health, Virginia Commonwealth University and other educational venues. She has been published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and has presented her findings at several national conferences.

Holistic in her approach, Dr. Babcock believes listening to the patient is paramount to developing an effective treatment plan that restores an individual’s health and quality of life as quickly as possible. Additional treatments Dr. Babcock offers are as follows: electrodiagnostic testing, orthotic prescription, and medical acupuncture. In this Doctor Q&A article, Dr. Babcock explains the pain relieving benefits of medical acupuncture.

Dr. Babcock graduated from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University and completed her residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, she maintains active memberships in the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Association of Academic Physiatrists, American Medical Association, and the Medical Society of Virginia.

Believing wellness springs from a balanced life, Dr. Babcock enjoys hiking, painting, playing the violin, and spending time with her family and pets. Always up for a challenge, she also enjoys learning tae kwon do with her husband and son.


  • North Arlington VA Pain Management Clinic

    Arlington, VA (Ballston) Office

    3803 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 400 Arlington, VA 22203

    Phone: 703.738.4380

“Dr. Babcock really understood what the root cause of my problems has been and is committed to working with me and my primary care physician for a solution.” – Sherman

“Dr. Babcock is awesome… She listens to me & does her best to keep my pain under control & always trying to get it to lower pain levels. She truly cares about her patients.” – Brenda