Interventional Pain Treatment Specialist

Christopher A. Dawson, MD


Undergraduate: College of William & Mary
Medical School: West Virginia University
Internship: Surgery, University of Virginia
Residency: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University
Fellowship: Interventional Pain Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University
Board Certified: Interventional Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

TPMG – Interventional Pain Treatment Center

Tidewater Medical Center
860 Omni Boulevard
Suite 115
Newport News, VA 23606



(757) 232-8868

Office Hours

Monday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed daily: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Interventional Pain Treatment Specialist in Newport News, VA

Christopher A. Dawson, MD of TPMG Interventional Pain Treatment Center in Newport News believes pain relief is within reach without the use of opioids.  Using state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Dawson enhances function and decreases the need for pain medication through interventional procedures offering minimally invasive, non-surgical spine procedures for treatment of back pain, neck pain and sciatica. Patients can expect an enhanced function, no downtime, and no restrictions after their procedure.

Dr. Dawson graduated from the College of William and Mary with a degree in Kinesiology and earned his medical degree from West Virginia School of Medicine.  He completed both his Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency followed by his Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia.

Dr. Dawson is Board Certified in Interventional Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Actively involved with William and Mary Athletics and Dream Catchers Therapeutic Riding Center, serving on the Board of both organizations, Dr. Dawson is a frequent guest lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences at the College of William & Mary--his alma mater.


Dr. Dawson is not accepting patients whose sole desire is an opioid refill. His office uses the Virginia Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in order to monitor and reduce the risk of prescription drug misuse.  Patients showing misuse of medication(s) or attempts of refills by numerous physicians will be discharged from the practice.

Conditions Treated:

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bulging Disc
  • Bursitis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain (Knee, Shoulder, Hip)
  • Neck Pain
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shingles
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Tendonitis (Knee, Shoulder, Elbow)

Interventional Procedures:

  • Epidurals
  • Facet Joint Block
  • Genicular Nerve Block
  • Injections (Knee, Shoulder, Hip)
  • Medial Branch Block
  • Prolotherapy
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma/Stem Cell Therapy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Trigger Point Injection


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Honors and Awards

2019 Virginia Living Magazine "Top Doctor"
2018 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Docs"
2017 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Docs"

Interests and Activities

Dream Catchers Therapeutic Riding Center
The College of William & Mary Athletics

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"Prior to my injection I had continual pain from my hip. It hurt to walk. Now I can get up without even considering hip pain. Thank you, Dr. Dawson so much." ~Julie

"Before the procedure by Dr. Dawson, my life was difficult. The pain kept me from doing things with my children or any exercise. Now after the procedure, I am fully functional, no pain. Dr. Dawson is personable and the staff are caring and attentive." ~ Felisha

"I had been suffering with sciatic for over two years.  Nothing had helped.  On January 16, 2017, Dr. Dawson gave me a spinal injection and I have had no pain in my leg since.  He cured my sciatica!" ~Charlotte

"When I came to Dr. Dawson, I had hip pain for over a year, which was very severe and limited my daily activities.  Even getting out of bed was hard, but after Dr. Dawson gave me a hip injection, my pain level went from 10 to zero.  I can get up now out of bed easily without pain, and now I feel like dancing." ~Regina

"Dealing with TPMG has been a blessing.  Dr. Dawson and his staff are great to work with.  Having back pain for over 10 years, I was at my breaking point.  Always in pain from sunrise to sunset.  Pain pills were my diet.  After speaking with Dr. Dawson about lower lumbar ablation, I felt that was an option for me.  Once the procedure was done, about 30 days later, I felt like a new person.  Quality of life has gotten better.  I would highly recommend this procedure.  It has changed my life!" ~Jim

One week later - from 100% all the time pain to about 25%.  One month later - Zero pain.  I can now move about freely.  There is no longer pain with everything I do.  It is now as it once was, painless.  I'm a happy camper thanks to Dr. Dawson." ~William

"I have suffered from scoliosis and degenerate disc, was taking pain meds and it didn't seem to get better.  I started seeing Dr. Dawson and he did an injection and my pain level has completely decreased and I'm able to enjoy life again without pain medicine." ~Mary

"The second epidural really made a big difference.  I'd say my pain was decreased by 90%.  I'm a lot more rested.  I just go to sleep now.  The tingling in my feet is not nearly as prominent." ~Deneice

"Since visiting Dr. Dawson for my back injection, my left leg sciatica nerve pain has decreased tremendously." ~Clifford

"My treatment at Interventional Pain Treatment Center was very good and helpful with my back pain.  I can't say enough about it.  Recommend it to any and every one." ~Damion

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