Dr. Justin Scruggs, MD

Dr. Justin Scruggs, MD

Interventional Spine Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 39
Dr. Justin Scruggs, MD is an interventional spine medicine specialist in Raleigh, NC and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina in 2007 and specializes in interventional spine medicine and physical medicine & rehabilitation.

3480 Wake Forest Rd Ste 208

Raleigh, NC 27609

Contact Information

(919) 781-4541

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Scruggs "My decision to pursue a career in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation began in medical school. I was attracted to the specialty because of its focus on return to function and management of pain. My current position allows me to treat patients with these goals in mind. I focus on the non-operative management of spine and other musculoskeletal conditions. My aim is to utilize conservative measures in order to decrease pain enhance and restore functional ability and improve quality of life. I perform procedures including cervical and lumbar epidural steroid injections facet joint injections medial branch radiofrequency neurotomy sacroiliac joint injections and other large joint injections. I am also specialty-trained in performing electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS)."
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2  Specialties

  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

1  Board Certifications

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

58  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • 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
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tension Headache
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain
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20  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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.


  • The Citadel
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • Medical University of South Carolina
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Orthopaedic Specialists Of The Carolinas
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Scruggs has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Justin Scruggs, MD
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I have been seeing Dr. Scruggs for about a year and a half. He is the ONLY spine specialist that has been able to help me. I’ve seen other specialists who have given up on me after seeing my X-rays and MRI’s. When Dr. Scruggs saw me for the first time he immediately said he could help keep me...Read More
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Dr.Scruggs is very kind and "listens" to the patient. He explained everything to me about the procedure to me. First he did a very complete exam.He is very professional and has a nice demeanor.
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Dr. Scruggs is personable knowledgeable and very smart. I went with back and leg pain and he was able to diagnose my problem, create a plan and provide very clear instructions. I have complete trust in his judgement. No rush to surgery, he had a very broad plan and was very encouraging.
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Dr, Scruggs is personable and suggests physical therapy, etc. for pain. I am very happy with his treatments for me.
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One of the best doctors I've ever had. Not only is he personable, but he cares about the well being of his patients. He never makes you wait and he never makes you feel like your appointment is going too long. He remembers things about his patients and forms solid relationships with them. Some...Read More
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