Robert Spear D.O. » Physicians and Staff

APM Spine and Sports Physicians is a multidisciplinary group of professionals who specialize in reducing or eliminating pain. We are specialists in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of conditions that interfere with an individual’s ability to function. Close teamwork means we have the advantage of having a second expert opinion right here on the premises. Known as physiatrists, our physicians have advanced medical training in treating pain due to illness or injury of the muscles, nerves, tendons, joints and ligaments.

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Robert Spear D.O.

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Biographical Info

Dr. Robert Spear earned his doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the University of New England. He completed a three-year residency in Family Practice/Internal Medicine at Norwalk Hospital/Yale University Medical Centre in Connecticut. He then completed a three-year residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation and was chief resident at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. He joined Advanced Pain Management in 1998. He currently practices in our Virginia Beach and Norfolk offices.

He is board certified in PM&R. He lectures nationally on headache and its treatment as well as locally on spine spasticity and myofascial pain management. He serves on National Advisory Panels for headache and spasticity.

Dr. Spear has been an active investigator on multiple medical trials with emphasis on headache related research.

Clinical areas of interest include head and neck pain, myofascial pain syndrome, spasticity, non-allopathic mechanical dysfunction, with conservative treatment emphasis of osteopathic manipulative therapy, peripheral musculoskeletal procedures, botulinum toxin, and fluoroscopically guided spinal injections.

Hospital associations include, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital and DePaul Medical Center.

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