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NSPC Physicians Awarded “Top Docs 2017” in the Washingtonian

National Spine & Pain Centers is proud to announce the following physicians have been named “Top Doctors 2017” by Washingtonian Magazine. Each physician is passionate and recognized as a leader in the field of pain management.  Learn more about our doctors in the excerpts below and continue to read their full biography.   

Abraham Cherrick, M.D.

Dr. Cherrick has an expertise in several areas, including the evaluation and treatment of cervical and lumbar disc diseases such as disc herniation and spinal stenosis. He also has a special interest in challenging chronic pain conditions such as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and fibromyalgia. In diagnosing and treating patients, he draws on his more than 30 years of experience with National Spine & Pain Centers. “I came here after my medical residency, and I never left,” said Dr. Cherrick. In fact, he is a founding member of the practice… continue

Assaf T. Gordon, M.D.

Using sophisticated non-surgical solutions, Dr. Gordon diagnoses and treats acute and chronic pain with a comprehensive approach. He is highly skilled in a variety of interventional pain procedures, including cervical and lumbar epidural nerve blocks, joint injections, radiofrequency neurotomy, sympathetic blockade, spinal cord stimulation, and discography. Dr. Gordon is a published researcher and has lectured to his peers on various pain management topics… continue

Daniel R. Kendall, D.O.

An expert clinician with advanced training in sophisticated, non-surgical techniques, Dr. Kendall administers pain-relieving therapies that significantly improve quality of life. He is one of the region’s most proficient physicians in performing fluoroscopic-guided procedures, including epidural nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation, intradiscal electrothermal annuloplasty, vertebroplasty, spinal cord stimulation, and non-surgical disc decompression techniques… continue

Marina D. Protopapas, D.O.

A published author on various rehabilitation and pain management topics, Dr. Protopapas has also served as a guest lecturer in Harvard’s continuing medical education program. Specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal and spinal pain, she uses a range of sophisticated, non-surgical treatments to provide pain relief for her patients… continue

Aneesh Singla, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Singla joined National Spine & Pain Centers in 2011. He was born in New Jersey and grew up in North Carolina. He is a highly regarded interventional pain management physician specializing in minimally invasive spine care. He has served on the physician faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Singla has published numerous articles in medical literature and continues to perform research and lecture on various topics in pain management…. continue

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