Dr. Christopher Dawson, MD

Dr. Christopher Dawson, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
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Age 46
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Dr. Christopher Dawson, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Newport News, VA and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from West Virginia University in 2005 and specializes in pain medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation pain medicine, and more.

860 Omni Blvd Ste 115

Newport News, VA 23606

Contact Information

(757) 232-8844

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Dawson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Dawson's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Dawson "Enhance function while decreasing the need for pain medication through interventional procedures.

Not accepting patients who are solely interested in opioid/pain medication refills."

3  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

70  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain
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30  Procedures

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • College Of William & Mary
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • West Virginia University
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • University Of Virginia Health System
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College Of Virginia School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College Of Virginia School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dawson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dawson's Reviews

3.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dawson to family and friends
81 total reviews (27 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (81)

  • 5
    (46)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (30)

Dr. Dawson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (27)

My pain started 41 years ago with a broken back from a helicopter crash and in the last 7 years I have diabetic neuropathy. I'm a carry-over patient from Dr Costello. Dr Dawson listened to what was wrong with me and he burned the nerves on both sides, changed my medication. He did two of three...more
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Being elderly and with a long history of back pain, I find this MD to be a little patronizing and will be switching doctors as soon as I can find one that is better. I do not find that he is interested in listening--but it could just be a personality clash.
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Dr Dawson was very friendly and explained what he thought would work for me. He has helped me reduce my need and use of pain medicine by 50% or more. G.Bruce, Yorktown, VA.
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Dr. Dawson is both knowledgeable and energetic. He listened with care and patience to all of my concerns, addressing each one individually. He he properly diagnosed the issue and developed a recovery plan. The procedure I needed was painless and effective; it solved my problem without the need for...more
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Dr. Dawson is very condescending and arrogant man. He takes offense if you question anything about your treatment plan and then becomes very short with you. I don't take controlled substances but was treated as if I did . He took over this practice from an amazing doctor and got rid of the...more
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