Justin M. Craig, MD

  • Associate Program Director, Interventional Pain Fellowship
4.77 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

4.77 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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    I already have a appointment scheduled for next month, I was very pleased

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    Dr Craig's team is very understanding of the task at hand

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    Good

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    My dr(s) are very good at listening to me, addressing my questions and explaining my condition. All treatments/side effects are explained to me in detail. Dr. Craig is a great Dr and a kind human being, I'd recommend him to anyone.

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    I feel like he didn't care in didn't want to help
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      I didn't feel Dr. Craig really believes or understands that my back pain is getting worse.
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      Excellent staff!! Everyone very professional, friendly, and put me at ease.
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      1st Dr. CRAIG FELLOW came on and spent quality time with is and went through everything. He was a wonderful young man and I told him so. The Dr followed up and answered any other questions we had. Excellent visit with both.
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      Very Good
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      Dr Craig is great for being straight up about your concern s and treatment. The staff is great thank you putting together a great team
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      If I schedule to see my doctor I should be able to see my doctor if he is at the practice that day. I was seen by someone completely unaware of my condition outside of past clinic notes and felt very disregarded
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      Doctor was very friendly and efficient. He suggested things I could do to relieve pain that I am having.
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      Dr Craig has been unbelievably helpful addressing my knee and neck pain. I have recommended him many times.
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      Recommended you to my sister. She is now a patient
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      Dr. Craig is phenomenal! He has an amazingly calming demeanor, great bedside manner, and truly shows concern and provides all of the time you need to answer questions. Tremendous asset to UK!
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      He was not a compassionate dr at all and very rude
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      I have given contact information to several of my friends who are having issues with service at other facilities I emphasize Dr.Craig's purposeful skills when recommending UK neurology department. Friends in my age group are hesitant to go for surgery and can see how much I have improved with the treatment plan I have. .
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      My experience with interventional pain management has not been great. I have problems since I moved to Lexington in 2021. I was sent to them for help. I have been so disappointed in the care I received. I have filled out a survey before and no one listens to my concerns.
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      This is one of the best clinics in the UKHealthCare system.
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      I always tell people about Doctor Craig
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      Dr. Craig always explains everything very well
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      Good
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      I would recommend this Clinic to anyone who needs the type of treatment that I had. They include you in everything they're going to do even ask questions while the procedure is being done making sure you're doing ok
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      Dr Craig is the best! Love him! So caring and always attentive!
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      Good
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      Dr Craig is fantastic
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      Good experience with resident/fellow. I would definitely recommend him. Dr. Justin Craig was straightforward, honest, and to the point. He was very serious, confident, and professional. These two physicians made me believe that I was in competent hands with my health care and interventional pain treatment.
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      Dr Craig and his fellow were very thorough, patient and professional. I left the visit with a very positive experience and would highly recommend the provider.
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      I love these people. They always have been so informative, personable and efficient.
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      Generally informative
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      I refer you
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      The only thing was they didn't follow up on a scan to see if full was backif so drain the fluid and put meds where fluid was. I'm concerned.
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      All the staff were very thorough and worked really hard
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      Very professional and showed concern for problem and solutions.
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      Perfection
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      Everyone involved during the procedure showed great concern and answered any questions I had and explained everything that they were doing during the procedure.
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      Clinic needs to communicate that first visits are consults. Never explained to me until first visit.
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      I have always had excellent treatment under the care of Dr. Craig and his staff.
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      Dr Craig was very professional and he listened to me and I really felt he cared about helping me.
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      Impressed with both Dr. Brock Mars and Dr. Justin Craig