A native of Northern Virginia, Dr. Wagner returned to the area after completing his medical training throughout the state of Virginia. He joined National Spine & Pain Centers in 1999, and soon became well known among his colleagues and patients as a talented and knowledgeable pain specialist. His skills in advanced, non-surgical techniques have helped countless patients resolve complex pain issues and return to healthy lives.
Dr. Wagner specializes in diagnosing and treating injuries of the spine, joints, tendons, nerves and ligaments by utilizing injection techniques. He also has years of experience treating acute and chronic injuries with Stem Cell Therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Prolotherapy. He has lectured and mentored clinicians nationally on these innovative techniques and their application for healing chronic pain conditions.
Dr. Wagner feels that finding the definitive source of pain is critical to long term recovery. He combines years of clinical experience with the latest medical technology to ensure the best possible outcome for each individual. He performs diagnostic and therapeutic injections under ultrasound and fluoroscopic (X-ray) guidance to maximize the accuracy and therapeutic benefit of each injection performed.
Well respected within his field, Dr. Wagner is frequently asked to share his expertise through speaking and instructional venues including the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine. He has developed workshops on injection techniques for the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the American Academy of Family Practitioners. He also appeared as a featured WebMD lecturer for low back pain and has published articles relating to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In addition, Dr. Wagner received the Physician’s Recognition Award from the American Medical Association for his commitment to continuing medical education.
Dr. Wagner is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management and he maintains several active memberships including the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine.
Dr. Robert Wagner of Stem Cell Arts, an affiliate of National Spine and Pain Centers, has been named a Top Doctor by Northern Virginia Magazine. Dr. Wagner is a pain management, rehabilitation and stem therapy specialist at StemCell ARTS. The Top Doctor award is given to physicians who are rated as outstanding by their peers as well as by nine local hospitals in the Northern Virginia area. Physicians selected for this prestigious award are evaluated based on peer review, internal evaluations, patient reviews, as well as overall quality of care.
Dr. Wagner has been featured as a Top Doctor in Northern Virginia Magazine for two consecutive years. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management and maintains several active memberships including the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine.
Dr. Wagner – Patient Success Story
In 2009 I injured my knee and was in great pain. The term used for my injury was “osteochondral defect”. The only treatment that was offered was surgery. I was not able to have surgery as I had three torn tendons in my right shoulder and would not be able to walk using crutches.
I consulted with Dr. Wagner and showed him the MRI’s of my injuries. We decided to try PRP on my knee and see if it brought me any relief. I had a series of three injections in October-December 2009. Each PRP injection brought greater relief, and after the last treatment my knee was pain free and I could walk normally.
Dr. Wagner and I then discussed using PRP to treat my shoulder injuries. I had one injection in January 2010, and never received another injection as I had no more pain!
It has been six years since my PRP treatments, and I have had no problems at all. I thank Dr. Wagner for helping me to avoid surgery and to live without pain.