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Lexington Brain and Spine Institute Welcomes Christopher A. Beal, DO

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Christopher A. Beal, DO, to its network of care at Lexington Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Beal joins the board-certified physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners at the practice who treat patients with a wide array of painful conditions from knee, hip and joint pain to spine disorders and cancer pain.

Christopher A. Beal, DO

Certified in advanced cardiovascular life support and basic life support, Dr. Beal has experience performing electrodiagnostic studies, ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal injections, trigger point injections, spinal cord stimulation, nerve blocks and radiofrequency ablations, among other procedures.

He most recently completed his pain management fellowship, where he obtained the necessary skills for comprehensive treatment of painful disorders due to spine and non-spine conditions. This training includes accurate diagnosis, pharmacologic management, advanced interventional technique and innovative implant therapy.

Dr. Beal graduated magna cum laude from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, with a bachelor’s degree in biology, and earned a master’s degree in biomedical studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. He then earned his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University of Osteopathic Medicine in Davie, Florida. Dr. Beal completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Health in Richmond, Virginia, serving as chief resident. He also completed a pain medicine fellowship at VCU Health.

Dr. Beal is accepting new patients.

Lexington Brain and Spine Institute
Lexington Medical Park 3
222 East Medical Lane, Suite 200
West Columbia, SC 29169

(803) 935-8410
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Lexington Brain and Spine Institute Welcomes Robert L. Deters, MD

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Robert L. Deters, MD, to its network of care. Dr. Deters will practice at Lexington Brain and Spine Institute, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice that specializes in disorders of the spine and surrounding nerves.

Dr. Robert Deters

A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Deters earned his medical degree from Wright State University Medical School in Dayton, Ohio. While there, Dr. Deters became an esteemed member of Alpha Omega Alpha. He then completed residencies at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Center and St. Francis Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Deters is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with additional subspecialty certification in pain management.

Dr. Deters has more than 20 years of experience providing interventional pain management services and electrodiagnostic studies. He most recently cared for patients and served as an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. He also served on the Massachusetts Medical Society Opioid Task Force, which makes recommendations and helps create policies to combat the national opioid crisis.

Dr. Deters offers a wide array of interventional pain management procedures such as trigger point injections, nerve block injections and radiofrequency nerve ablations. He joins the board-certified physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners at Lexington Brain and Spine Institute to meet the needs of patients who suffer from painful conditions that range from knee, hip and joint pain to spine disorders and cancer pain.

He is accepting new patients. Visit LexingtonBrainandSpine.com.

Managing Chronic Back Pain

Millions of Americans suffer with chronic back pain. In this WLTX interview from earlier this month, Dr. Philip Toussaint of Lexington Brain and Spine Institute, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, talks about the best ways to manage the problem. From therapy to surgery, there are a variety of methods.

 

    Notes from the Doctor:

~Most people have back pain at some point in their life.
~In many cases, you can treat back pain at hoe with ice or heat, anti-inflammatory medication and stretching.
~Patients with back pain that lasts more than a week or two should see their doctor.
~While surgery can help some kinds of back pain, it’s a last step in the treatment process. It’s important to be evaluiated and determine the exact cause of the pain in order to start adequate treatment.
~Causes for back pain range from trauma to arthritis, and doctors will customize a treatment plan for each patient. It may include medication, physical therapy or injection therapy – which are effective in most cases.

Lexington Brain and Spine Institute treats all kinds of neck and back problems. For more information, visit LexingtonBrainandSpine.com