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Dr. Virgil Balint, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 63

Dr. Balint

National Spine & Pain Centers

1860 Town Center Dr Ste 430 Reston, VA 20190

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Dr. Virgil Balint, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Reston, VA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Universitatea De Medicina Si Farmacie Victor Babes, Facultatea De Medicina in 1980 and specializes in pain medicine and physical medicine & rehabilitation.


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(703) 738-4335

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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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Dr. Balint's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balint treats Fibromyalgia more than 99% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balint treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Balint treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balint treats Chronic Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Balint treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Balint's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Care Philosophy

"Sincerity, compassion, excellent diagnostic skills, and innovative treatment are my prescription for treating pain."

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

1989
St Francis Med Center
Residency Hospital
1986
St Francis Med Center
Internship Hospital
1980
Universitatea De Medicina Si Farmacie Victor Babes, Facultatea De Medicina
Medical School
1989
1986
1980

Languages

  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Balint's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Balint

3.6

Based on 34 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
32.35294117647059%
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Dr.Balint is one of the best doctors I have even seen. After 6 years of seeing him. He is always going above and beyond to make sure to address all my issues and help anyway he can in my pain. I definitely recommend going to see him. He is the only one I trust putting needles in my spine. Anytime I have an issue he always makes time to see me or calls me back to address my concerns.
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I have seen Dr Balint for many years. He is my hero, he helps to keep me moving.
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Dr. Baling and the staff were very helpful. They looked at the MRI and recommended some specific treatment. I was given two injections that really helped address the pain I had been experiencing.
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In treating sural nerve pain following ankle tendon surgery he injected the space between my lumbar spine with enough steroids so couldn’t feel my entire left leg , left foot, buttocks and bladder for over 1.5 hours. PAINFUL injections - I screamed. I’ve had injections in my lumbar spine and facet joints in the past and have never experienced this intense pain. Thanks to him I now have severe weakness / Sciatica pain on my left side. He created more problems. Can NOT recommend him.
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Dr Balint has been my Dr since 1994. I was hurt in an auto accident. He listens and responds in language you can understand. He is always looking for ways to help.
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Highly recommended. The most professional, thoughtful, competent & communicative doctors I had seen in 20-years. I have been under his care for several back problems requiring epidurals & associated treatments. He speaks in a clear & honest manner about everything he will do during the procedures & really helped me through my fears & anxiety in a thoughtful & caring manner. His nurse Debra demonstrate the kind of compassion & empathy to me that I would expect from a family member.
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Dr Balint actually listens and spends time with the patients, and explains the rationale behind his treatment decisions. I would highly recommned him
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“Dr. Balint of National Spine and Pain is an expert in his field and exceptional in every way! He is extremely thorough, very professional, and very experienced with every procedure that he administers at NSP! He knows instantaneously the clinical course of treatment to follow with any given medical condition. He is methodical and erudite. I have continuous, total confidence in him, and I appreciate how he has improved my quality of life dramatically. The staff at his office are great, too!
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I came to the Spine and Pain Center with a lot of pain and weakness in both legs with pins and needle feeling. Dr. Balint gave me 3 injections and a huge amount of opioids. After 4 months of taking all of these, he got me hooked on this and then indicated he did not want to see me any longer. He did not even try to get me off of the opioid withdrawal with smaller doses of pain medicine or with Zubsolv or Suboxone. I had 10 days of the worst pain I believe a person could ever have.
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Nurse is so rude and mean. More pain after injection than when I first came to him. Go else where
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Dr. Balint & Deb Nelson have cared for me since August 2012. I have moved to Colorado and terrified of seeing a new doctor. I have so much respect for both Dr. Balint and Deb, his trustworthy PA, and it's difficult to my care over to a new doctor, especially one who is 20 years+ younger and less experienced. But, one horrific injection that I desperately need, it's truly a "one shot" deal for the new doc and if it doesn't work, I'll return to VA or pay out of pocket for his CO recommendation.
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I'm a current patient of Dr. Balint. I have been seeing him for 4-5 years now with a chronic back issue (L4-L5). I travel from another state to see him because he's the only one I will trust giving epidural injections, he's that meticulous. I love his nurse, Victoria, and the Billing people are always helpful and efficient. I've been able to avoid risky back Fusion surgery by seeing him, and I'm also able to remain active. You want to avoid surgery? This man works wonders.
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3 minutes of the 2.5 hours I spent at his office were spent with Virgil. 2 of those 3 minutes were spent asking the same questions his assistant had just asked, also answered in my pre-appt forms. The final minute was spent by him demonstrating that he wasn't listening & the only options he offered were in-house procedures. I spent more time interacting with his billing staff than with him and his assistant combined. Highly recommended you go elsewhere.
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I found the staff (nurses) totally inconsiderate. Dr. Balint didn't treat me like a patient. Did not ask any follow up questions. During injection and after injection I was extremely in pain and could not stop my tears; not even once Dr. Balint or his nurse asked me if I was ok. Instead they had personal conversation while I was receiving injection. Sadly I must say this was my second visit and totally different than my first experience. I will never return to that office.
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National Spine & Pain Centers

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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