Pain Management Specialist

John Dombrowski, M.D. -  - Pain Management Physician

The Washington Pain Center

John Dombrowski, M.D.

Pain Management Physician & Addiction Medicine Specialist located in Washington, DC

Whether you have chronic pain or a recent painful injury, you need treatment to relieve your pain and heal your body. At the Washington Pain Center, in Washington, D.C., John Dombrowski, MD, is a triple board-certified pain management specialist who offers expert treatments to reduce your pain and restore your quality of life. If you’re looking for personalized attention and effective pain management care, call the Washington Pain Center or make an appointment online today.

Pain Management Q & A

What is pain management?

Pain management is the medical specialty that focuses on relieving, reducing, and eliminating pain. With over 50 million American adults living with a chronic pain condition, the need for pain management specialists has never been greater.

What are some of the techniques used for pain management?

As a pain management specialist, Dr. Dombrowski offers thorough consultations and personalized treatments to help you find pain relief and get back to your regular activities. Some of the standard pain management treatments include:


Many patients benefit from short-term pain-relieving drugs to ease acute pain, such as pain from a surgical procedure or a severe injury from an automobile collision or sports accident. Dr. Dombrowski offers appropriate medication management with other therapies.

Injection therapy

Injection therapy delivers anti-inflammatory medication directly to your injured tissue. Dr. Dombrowski administers injections to your muscles, connective tissue, and joints, including your spine. He often uses fluoroscopy — a special type of X-ray — to ensure the needle is placed correctly.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy uses exercises and stretches to build strength and flexibility in both damaged tissues as well as the surrounding tissue to enhance the support available for your body. In addition to your physical therapy sessions, your therapist gives you “homework,” exercises and stretches to practice at home to maintain your progress and recovery between appointments.

Spinal cord stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation is an innovative pain relief solution that uses an electrical current to disrupt the pain messages traveling through the nerves in your spine. Dr. Dombrowski implants a wire into your spine and attaches it to a generator that supplies the electrical current.

Radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency ablation is a state-of-the-art treatment that harnesses radiofrequency energy to heat and turn off malfunctioning nerves that are sending pain messages to your brain. It’s a minimally invasive procedure that often provides immediate pain relief.

Alternative therapies

Dr. Dombrowski may recommend alternative therapies such as acupuncture for pain relief. He may also suggest ketamine infusion therapy or cannabidiol (CBD) oils to reduce your discomfort.

What should I expect during a pain management consultation?

At the Washington Pain Center, Dr. Dombrowski provides thorough consultations and exams to develop an understanding of your condition and your pain. He uses a team-based approach and offers referrals to neurologists, physical therapy, and other specialty physicians when you need additional expertise to manage your pain.

If you’re looking for a compassionate and attentive pain management specialist in Washington, D.C., call the Washington Pain Center or make an appointment online today.