(Virginia Beach, Va.) – Hampton Roads residents can now seek non-opioid, nonsurgical treatment for a wide range of painful conditions, such as neck, shoulder, elbow and wrist pain, low back, hip, knee and ankle pain, at the Barr Center for Innovative Pain & Regenerative Therapies. Under the direction of Dr. Lisa Barr, the Barr Center is now open at 933 First Colonial Road in Virginia Beach.

An interdisciplinary medical practice with a focus on alternative, noninvasive approaches to alleviating physical pain, the Barr Center uses a trio of therapies:  traditional pain management, hands-on physical therapy and regenerative therapy, which involves delivering selected cells or cell products to diseased tissues and joints to reduce pain and restore their functions.

The Barr Center opens at a time when the nation’s opioid epidemic has become the fastest growing public health problem in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Over a 30-year career as a physiatrist, Dr. Barr has helped over 200,000 patients overcome debilitating physical pain, including professional athletes, weekend warriors, first responders, young athletes and those suffering from acute and chronic pain. She was the first physician in Coastal Virginia to offer prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma, and stem cell-like injections for those suffering with musculoskeletal pain due to sports injuries and degenerative conditions. Dr. Barr is the author of Outsmart Your Pain!, a groundbreaking book that explores how the nervous system and one’s mental and emotional state can trigger chronic pain, and what sufferers can do to keep it at bay.

Offering the latest in medical diagnostic equipment, the Barr Center features a new musculoskeletal ultrasound and fluoroscopy suite, for viewing real-time, live motion imaging of injured tissue. The practice is fully staffed with Licensed Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.

In addition to a full range of interventional therapies, the Barr Center offers related therapies including stress management, breathing exercises, functional medicine, lifestyle and nutrition counseling, acupuncture and mind-body medicine. Check the website for a schedule to include lifestyle medicine, holistic healing, mind-body medicine, alternative healing, nutrition and health coaching. For details, visit www.BarrCenter.com or call (757) 578-2260.

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Dr. Lisa Barr, M.D.  

A Coastal Virginia native, Dr. Lisa Barr is a seasoned physician with a passion for treating people with musculoskeletal conditions that cause pain and dysfunction. Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, she was the founder of APM Spine and Sports Physicians, an interdisciplinary practice devoted to treating pain. In 2019 Dr. Barr opened The Barr Center for Innovative Pain & Regenerative Therapies, where she practices new methods that inform and guide people to optimal recovery, assisting them to achieve their best functional outcome. For information, visit www.BarrCenter.com.

The Bar Center specializes in:  

Interventional Pain treatments: Epidural injections, selective nerve root blocks, medial branch blocks,

radiofrequency ablation, sacroiliac joint injections, trigger point injections, Botox injections, musculoskeletal ultrasound guided joint and soft tissue injections, viscosupplementation injections

Regenerative Medicine:  Prolotherapy injections, platelet rich plasma injections, bone marrow concentrate injections, mesenchymal stem cells, amniotic stem cell injections, fat grafting

Physical Therapy: Dry needling, cupping, postural restoration, osteopathic manipulation, balance assessment and treatment, gait training, movement analysis and re-training, active release technique (ART), craniosacral therapy, McKenzie therapy

Complementary Therapies: Stress management, breathing exercises, functional medicine, lifestyle and nutrition counseling, acupuncture, mind-body medicine