Advanced Pain Clinic

The Capital Caring Adler Center on the Van Metre Campus, as well as in Sibley Medical Building A, is also home to Capital Caring Health’s Schaufeld Family Advanced Pain Clinic, which offers the most advanced diagnostic technology for pain management. The C-Arm X-Ray allows doctors to focus pain management on the exact source of the pain, rather than through oral or intravenous analgesics.

Precision Pain Relief

The Schaufeld Family Advanced Pain Clinic provides comprehensive interventional pain and palliative care consulting services for patients with advanced disease symptoms which impair their capacity to fully enjoy life.

29 Years in Interventional Pain Management

Dr. Michael Byas-Smith is the Medical Director of the Capital Caring Health Adler Center and the Schaufeld Family Advanced Pain Clinic. Prior to joining Capital Caring Health, Dr. Byas-Smith spent 22 years at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, where he served as Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, as well as the Director of the Winship Cancer Institute Cancer Pain Clinic.

Common Interventions Performed in the Schaufeld Family Advanced Pain Clinic

Stellate Ganglion, Celiac Plexus, Lumbar Plexus, Superior Hypogastric, Ganglion Impar

Intrathecal Therapies

Therapies include Morphine, Clonidine, Baclofen, Bupivacaine (includes trial, catheter insertion, pump or port implantation and management)

Intrathecal Neurolytics Phenol

For advanced cancer conditions

Fluid Aspiration

Including Paracentesis, Thoracentesis

Lymphedema Therapy

Cancer and Non-Cancer Related Conditions

Major Joint Injection

Sacroiliac, Hip, Knee and Shoulder

Joint Desensitization

Radiofrequency Ablation (Facet Joints, Hips and Knees)

Epidural Injection

Interlaminar and Transforaminal (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, caudal)


The Schaufeld Family Advanced Pain Clinic at our Adler Center is located off Highway 50 near South Riding, just across the street from the Health South Rehabilitation Hospital and two blocks south of the StoneSprings Hospital Center.

Dr. Byas-Smith also sees patients on the campus of Sibley Memorial Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, located  in Northwest Washington, D.C., Medical Building A.  Parking is available in the visitor’s garage and shuttle service is available between the Tenleytown Metro Station and Building A.

For more information, call 703-957-1880.

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