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Dr. Christopher Dawson, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 47

Dr. Dawson

Dr. Christopher Dawson, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Newport News, VA and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from West Virginia University in 2005 and specializes in pain medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation pain medicine, and more.


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(757) 232-8844

Dr. Dawson accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Dawson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Coccygeal Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dawson treats Coccygeal Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Dawson treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Sacrum Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dawson treats Sacrum Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Dawson treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Spondylosis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dawson treats Spondylosis more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Dawson treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Dawson's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Pain Management
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Enhance function while decreasing the need for pain medication through interventional procedures.
Not accepting patients who are solely interested in opioid/pain medication refills.

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

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

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Dr. Dawson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Dawson

3.8

Based on 106 reviews

5 Stars
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(71)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
0.9433962264150944%
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2 Stars
1.8867924528301887%
(2)
1 Star
28.30188679245283%
(30)

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The service was great, very professional and nice. Staff also great to work with and polite. I would definitely recommend doctor dawson and his staff.
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Super nice staff, very good doctor, & first epidural that’s ever worked for me.
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As I sit here with NO pain radiating down my legs I am so grateful to Dr Dawson and his caring and efficient staff. His treatments are carried out professionally, with state of the art equipment to provide the safest and accurate placement of treatment needed to relieve pain. Thank you Dr.Dawson for your years of hard study to bring relief from the pain that keeps us from living life to the fullest!
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Dr. Dawson evaluated my problem and explained the procedure he would recommend to resolve the problem thoroughly. He administered a pain free injection. I would definitely recommend him.
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Dr. Dawson was very professional, and even though iwas nervous he was much quicker and caused less pain than the first time i got an injection.
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Dr. Dawson is a consummate professional. Without reservation, he is the best healthcare provider I have encountered. As a retired Army Officer, I have seen numerous healthcare folks all over the world in a multitude of specialties for over 4 decades. His care, demeanor and concern for patients is unmatched. Go see him, you will be glad you did. I certainly am, WELL DONE Sir! Charles V. Rogerson, Colonel US Army, Retired
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Dr. Dawson is always professional and explains the process every step of the way.
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Dr. Dawson is a very caring physician. The latest technology that he has invested in for his practice is wonderful. I highly recommend Dr. Dawson and his great staff.
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Excellent and totally professional care. Highly recommended.
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Dr Dawson's care and expertise during my Radiofrequency Ablation was both professional , and, though I was not nervous, he made me feel relaxed and and he did an outstanding job with my RFA. He has a great sense of humor. Great job!
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I have met with Dr. Dawson on several occasions. His approach to helping me to manage and treating my lower back pain is excellent. I feel that Dr. Dawson is a knowledgeable doctor who cares about the wellbeing of his patients. On our first meeting, he didn’t push to inject me with medicine to relieve the pain. Dr. Dawson educated me on alternatives to taking medication by injection. He suggested that I meet with another doctor to see what would be best by me. Dr. Dawson an excellent listener.
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I have had two great experiences with Dr. Dawson and his practice so far. The practice functions efficiently while maintaining professional and thorough care. It's been a positive overall experience and I appreciate the care.
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The best hands to put your pain in. I will never go anywhere else. Fixed my pain without narcotics.
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I have suffered with shoulder, neck and head pain for 3 years. After seeing several different physical therapists, chiropractors, orthopedic surgeons, and accupunturists I was ready to accept that I would have pain for the rest of my life. Fortunately another health care provider recommended Dr. Dawson. He changed the course of my life by relieving my pain in one visit. He is personable, competent, and respectful. I never felt rushed during the visit - ending in pain relief. He is amazing!
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I have seen Dr. Dawson for over two years now. I am impressed by the changes that I see in his office—they have become much more patient oriented and Dr. Dawson really keeps up with the newest research in his field. Pain management is a very difficult area due to the increased scrutiny from the federal government. Because so few good physicians want to deal with the headaches, sometimes it takes awhile to schedule procedures—not their fault, just a result of supply and demand. He really cares.
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Dr. Dawson and Staff are simply amazing. His staff is very friendly and courteous. They care about combating the pain one is feeling. This is my second visit to Dr. Dawson's office, second visit was just as good as the first. Thank you Dr. Dawson and staff for your service of combating pain... Highly recommend this Doctor if you are looking for pain management.
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It took me about 2 months to get in to see his Nurse Practitioner. At that meeting she told me he never prescribes any sort of opioids for anyone. I never saw him until the morning of a procedure 2 months later. Very unimpressed with him and his staff. Nobody cares about the patients. I have been in pain management for years and have never been to such a bad practice. I will be finding someone else asap. He seems to be like, too bad you are in constent pain. Don't even waste your time going.
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Dr. Dawson is, by far, the best pain management specialist I have had. He listens and hears what I say. With his help I have experienced an 70% reduction in overall pain. Fibromyalgia, arthritis, bursitis and chronic leg pain had taken all the joy from my life. Over 20 years I thought I had tried every treatment possible. But, Dr. Dawson along with some lifestyle changes and supplements have given me back a quality of life I thought I had lost forever. I'm 59 years old and loving life again!
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Dr. Dawson is excellent! I really like the way he takes the time to explain the procedure and what happens next.
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Very knowledgeable and helpful. Explains everything very well. I believe he really cares about his patients.
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