Pain Management Specialists

Medical Providers

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Son D. Le, MD, FAAPMR, DABAM, DABPM
Damita L. Bryant, MD, FAAPMR, DABPM, MBA

 

Son D. Le, MD, DABPMR, ABAM, DABPM

Son D. Le, MD, FAAPMR, DABAM, DABPMSon D. Le, MD, FAAPMR, DABAM, DABPM is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Center for Spine, Joint, & Neuromuscular Rehabilitation. Dr. Le is Board Certified by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Board of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of Pain Medicine.  Dr. Le has a special interest in comprehensive pain management that includes coordinating the utilization of advanced and minimally invasive procedures including spinal cord neuromodulation for the treatment of chronic pain, diagnostic and therapeutic injections (i.g., platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), responsible medication management,  emotional pain management counseling, and functional rehabilitation through physical therapy.

Dr. Le earned his Bachelor of Science in 1991, from the University of California, Irvine and graduated from The Chicago Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, in 1995. He completed his residency in physical medicine & rehabilitation as chief resident, at the University of Chicago, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, in 1999.  Dr. Le is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Board of Addiction Medicine and American Board of Pain Medicine.

Dr. Le’s broad level of medical expertise includes the specialization of non-surgical orthopedics and sports medicine offering a broad choice in treatment modalities for patients suffering from pain related to the neck, back, joints of the arms and legs, including injuries of the muscles and nerves.

Dr. Le is active in various professional organizations ranging from local to international. He is a member of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, American Academy of Pain Management, International Spine Intervention Society, Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports, & Occupation Rehabilitation, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and their local chapter, the Tennessee Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

Dr. Le established Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation in 2002 in Hermitage, TN inside Summit Medical Center.  Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation has multiple locations in the Nashville, Tennessee.

Damita L. Bryant, MD, FAAPMR, DABPM, MBA

Damita L. Bryant, MD, FAAPMR, DABPM, MBADamita L. Bryant, MD, FAAPMR, DABPM, MBA is the Medical Director of Center for Spine Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation.  Dr. Bryant is Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. Dr. Bryant received her bachelor degree from Syracuse University. In 1995, she received her medical degree from Albany Medical College in New York. She completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at JFK-Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, Edison, New Jersey in 1999. Additionally, Dr. Bryant earned her MBA from University of Tennessee in 2005.  Dr. Bryant is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and American Board of Pain Medicine.

As Medical Director, Dr. Bryant ensures that SJNMR and its employees meet medical standards of care in the treatment of patients and serves as a mentor and educator to our physician- extenders and medical staff. She is also responsible for creating, implementing and monitoring clinical training for all staff.

Dr. Bryant has extensive experience in treating patients with musculoskeletal pain syndromes with a multimodal approach to care. Dr. Bryant has experience in caring for patients in a variety of settings including inpatient rehabilitation brain trauma units, outpatient musculoskeletal medicine with an emphasis on pain management, as well as urgent care settings.

Dr. Bryant has a special interest in the utilization of botulinum toxin for migraine headaches, dystonia and spastic disorders associated with injury or disease of the central nervous system including trauma, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and cerebral palsy. Dr. Bryant also provides treatment of patients with acute and chronic pain of the hips, knees, and shoulders that have not responded to oral medication management, herniated disc, patients with history of failed epidural steroid injections and Parkinson’s patients suffering from functional problems related to gait.

Dr. Bryant’s patients appreciate her compassionate care and enjoy her sense of humor.

Cristina Moore Burks, MSN, APN-BC

Cristina Moore Burks, MSN, APN-BCCristina Moore Burks, MSN, APN-BC is a  Board Certified Nurse Practitioner at Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation. Ms. Burks earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and her Masters in Nursing from Vanderbilt University.

Ms. Burks has been practicing in the pain management field since 2008 and has over 12 years experience as a nurse. She specializes in treating patients with chronic pain with an overall focus of wellness.

Kim Gross, PA-C

Wilhemina Boadi, MSN, FNP-BCKim Gross is a Board Certified Physician Assistant at Center for Spine, Joint, and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation. She completed her Undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology with a Business Management Minor at Eastern Michigan University and then gained valuable experience in cardiac rehabilitation and stress testing at Michigan Heart & Vascular Institute. Mrs. Gross then decided to continue her education at the University of Detroit Mercy achieving her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant studies. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Age Management Medicine Group, and American College of Sports Medicine.

Mrs. Gross has a passion for the physiology of exercise and nutrient metabolism in the human body. She has spent over 15 years in the fitness industry developing exercise programs and daily nutrition allowances for novice to professional athletes in many areas of sports, including 6 years of competitive bodybuilding where she excelled as a national competitor. Her experience and compassion allows her to empower and motivate others to achieve a healthy lifestyle while accomplishing individual goals such as increasing strength, weight loss or management, and improving endurance.

Mrs. Gross dedicated five years working in family practice with focus on preventive medicine. She enjoys educating patients on their specific disease process to yield greater understanding and confidence in order to accomplish goals. Mrs. Gross values a strong patient provider relationship and she works very hard ensuring her patients feel comfortable and secure, knowing their best interest takes priority.

Asha Vishnagara, PA-C

Asha Vishnagara, PA-CAsha Vishnagara, PA-C is a Board Certified Physician Assistant at Center for Spine, Joint, and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation. Mrs. Vishnagara earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and her Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Nova Southeastern University.

Mrs. Vishnagara has been practicing in the pain management field since 2008. She has a strong passion for helping patients with various pain management conditions. She believes in a multidisciplinary approach to managing a patient’s pain, making sure they have been offered all modalities possible.