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Comprehensive treatment for patients suffering from chronic pain.
(434) 200-4175; Office located in Virginia Baptist Hospital.

Akhtah Purvez, MD, is Centra's board certified physician in the Pain Management Center.  Dr. Purvez is a member of the American Board of Pain Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology, American Board of Disability Analysts, and is Certified in Pain Management.  Dr. Purvez is an expert in interventional and non-interventional pain management. He is a certified Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology. He has head and neck surgery experience and speaks and writes about pain management.

Dr. Purvez provides a comprehensive program for patients dealing with chronic pain that steals the enjoyment of life from patients who suffer from a variety of conditions which include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Degenerative Disc Pain
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Face pain
  • Low back pain and neck pain
  • Neurogenic headaches
  • Pelvic Pain
  • RSD
  • Shingles
  • Stump pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sickle Cell disease

Centra Health's Center for Pain Management can help you manage these conditions, teach you about chronic pain, and help you take control.

Staff
Akhtar Purvez, M.D. is an expert in interventional and non-interventional pain management. He is a certified Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology. He has head and neck surgery experience and speaks and writes about pain management.

Philosophy
Centra Health's Center for Pain Management treats chronic pain through comprehensive techniques, including the use of nerve blocks, medications, implanted pumps and stimulators, physical therapy and consultation with a pain psychologist.

Appointments
To allow adequate time with each patient, all visits are by appointment. Our office telephone number is (434) 200-4175. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Center for Pain Management is located on the second floor of the Carter Building of Virginia Baptist Hospital.

Appointments are made through physician referrals only. All records from prior treatment and X-rays are needed.

If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call the center 24 hours in advance to reschedule.

Prescriptions
To ensure the accuracy of medication and dosage, we refill prescriptions during office hours only. Please call Monday through Thursday during normal business hours.

Insurance
The Center for Pain Management participates in most health insurance plans. Most require pre-certification and approval before seeing a physician at the center.

The Center for Pain Management is located at 3300 Rivermont Avenue in Lynchburg. For more information please call (434) 200-4175.