Justin M. Craig, MD

  • Associate Program Director, Interventional Pain Fellowship
4.71 out of 5

Conditions

  • Disorders of the spine (disc herniation, arthritis, disc degeneration, spinal stenosis)
  • Non-surgical arthritis of the hip, knee and shoulder
  • Peripheral nerve injuries and neuropathy
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (RSD)
  • Compression fractures of the thoracic and lumbar spine
    • Myofascial and musculoskeletal pain
    • Sacroiliac joint pain
    • Sciatica
    • Neuropathic pain
    • Cancer pain
    • Low back pain

Procedures Performed

  • Spinal injections (epidurals and facets)
  • Radiofrequency ablation of the spine, knee and peripheral nerves
  • Neuromodulation including spinal cord stimulation and dorsal root ganglion stimulation
  • Pain pump implantation and management
  • Vertebral augmentation procedures (kyphoplasty)
    • Minimally invasive lumbar decompression
    • Ultrasound and fluoroscopically guided joint injections
    • Basivertebral nerve ablation
    • Vertiflex interspinous spacers
    • Cornerloc SI joint fusion
    • Regenerative medicine

About

Dr. Craig is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology with the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Kentucky and serves as the Associate Program Director for the Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship. He is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is a member of several professional societies relating to anesthesia and pain medicine with several publications.

Faculty Rank

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • Awards

    Dell Burkey Award, Outstanding Pain Fellow

Training & Education

Degree

University of Louisville, School of Medicine

Residency

Anesthesiology, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, Virginia

Fellowship

Pain Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia

Certifications and Special Training

The American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology
The American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

Insurance Information

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Ratings & Reviews

4.71 out of 5
40 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    Will highly recommend!

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    Dr.Craig is very easy to talk to and I'm comfortable when I have to go to the pain clinic.

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    Dr Fam and Dr Craig LISTENED to me, then followed up

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    Professional services
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      Very nice
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      I would not and will not recommend this place EVER
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      I look forward to seeing *Justin Craig when I return.
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      Doctors and staff have always been so kind and helpful.
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      Dr. Craig was wonderful. He really listened to my past experience with treatment and outcomes and proceded accordingly. I felt heard.
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      Took his time and explained things to me
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      Dr. Craig has been very thorough in my time with him. Explained all options at this point and offered his continued services of I so choose. Very pleased with my care and service by Dr. Craig and his staff.
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      Pleased with explanation
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      Goid
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      Dr Craig is an awesome doctor. He is very good about listening and answering questions and concerns.
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      They all was concern about me and if I was have any pain or not before I left.
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      Just a great experience.
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      My procedure went so well. They made sure to make me as comfortable throughout the entire process. The doctor was also very thorough in explaining everything about the procedure.
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      I've told a few people about Dr. Craig and they've gone to him.
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      The fellow/resident who saw me first was very kind, listened and was aware of need for me being there and he was very informative with tx options.
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      Good
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      These people are great!
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      I met with the fellow, Joshua Rock under the guise of Dr. Justin Craig. Dr. Brock did an excellent job discussing my issues and treatment plan. He was able to follow through with treatment on this visit as well. Very appreciative of his understanding and immediacy of treatment.
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      I think the bedside manner of both. Dr. Craig and his (resident? Intern?) was excellent. They were patient in answering my questions and clear in their explanations. What they proposed seems like the best course of treatment.
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      Could not hear most of what he said
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      I would definitely refer them
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      Dr Craig was dismissive he spent less than 5 minutes with me after I waited nearly two weeks for the appointment. I have been in terrible pain, the reason I am seeing a "pain" doctor. He sent me away told me it would be two weeks before he could do anything to help me. I have private insurance, I work 3 jobs, I have a college degree, a family. I am not looking for meds. I just want to get through my day which starts at 0600 and ends at midnight. I am so upset and confused.
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      Thank you for the thorough explanation of what might be going on - and then doing something to help fix it!!
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      Terrible with names, but the intern was fabulous and Dr. Craig was as well.
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      Very thorough and explained my condition and steps in treatment thoroughly. Very pleased with my visit and diagnosis for treatment plan
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      Good
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      Like I said previously. Dr.Craig told me he would be calling in a prescription when I get to pharmacy they haven't received it yet. When I spoke with the nurse she informed me he would not be calling in the prescription. It's ok not to give prescription but he should not tell a patient that he is and then when patient gets to pharmacy to find out he is not going to write the prescription. This is not a good way to treat patients.
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      Great
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      Being treated like every other patient. I even told the the person I was not a dummy. What's been going on with me is year's worth of things. I understand it didn't happen over night
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      Unlikely to know anyone who might need a recommendation. I did think my hip X-rays taken 3 weeks earlier would have been seen by the clinic and was surprised when they weren't.
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      The Fellow and Dr Craig listened to my history, as I have not seen either of them before. I told them I was at a crossroads, because pain meds are not working as well due to tolerance.
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      Was pleased
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      You guys ALWAYS listen and have great solutions. I wish everyone was like this office in every way.
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      Dr Craig was a wonderful physician to meet. He worked me in for an earlier appointment and was able to also work me in for a same day steroid injection to help me get relief faster, even though he had to go to the operating room soon after my appointment. I was very thankful for him and his care.
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      Need explanation of upcoming appointment reason . Referral from one doctor to this doctor .