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Virgil Balint, MD


Dr. Balint joined National Spine & Pain Centers in 1989 after serving as Chief Resident of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at St. Francis and Mercy Hospitals in Pittsburgh. For the first six years of his tenure with the practice, he served concurrently as the Medical Director at the National Hospital for Orthopedics and Rehabilitation in Arlington, Virginia.

A seasoned interventional pain specialist, Dr. Balint has a well-established reputation for excellence and is recognized locally as a preeminent authority in his field. He has been selected repeatedly by his peers and patients as one of the region’s “Top Doctors” in annual physician surveys compiled by Washingtonian Magazine and Northern Virginia Magazine.

Committed to improving quality of life for his patients, Dr. Balint dedicates considerable time to researching and mastering the newest techniques and breakthrough therapies. He is skilled in a broad range of non-surgical pain management techniques, including fluoroscopic-guided injections, radiofrequency neurotomy, Prolotherapy and a host of other advanced procedures. His ongoing educational pursuits equip him with the most effective methods for treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders.

Dr. Balint has contributed to books and published journal articles, and continues to lecture to the medical community and public on numerous pain-related topics, including SI joint syndrome, spinal stenosis chronic pain, occupational low back pain and interventional pain techniques.

Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation as well as Pain Medicine, Dr. Balint is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management and a Fellow of the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He maintains several active memberships, including the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and the American Academy of Pain Management.

An avid learner, Dr. Balint not only enjoys exploring the exciting field of pain management, but also engages his sharp intellect and curious nature in many other interests, such as photography, traveling, science fiction, classical music, art and water polo.

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What Patients Are Saying

“In my opinion Doctor Virgil Balint is by far the best Doctor I have ever been a patient of. He is a brilliant Doctor truly knowledgeable in the many forms of pain management and He also specializes in pain management and electrodiagnostic medicine… I feel he is truly concerned about my pain issues. I trust Dr. Balint 100% in his assessments and diagnosis.” – John

“Dr. Balint is the most caring doctor who will as much time as needed to talk with me and take all measures available to him to decrease my pain. He is the best pain management doctor in the area.” – Nancy

"Dr. Balint is truly awesome! Everybody in the Reston office, including desk personnel and office manager, has been very professional and courteous. Thank you all for treating me with respect and making me feel like I matter.” – Published on 10/30/14

Affiliations Reston
  • Top Doctors, Consumers' Checkbook in Washington Area 2018
  • Top Doctors, Consumers' Checkbook in Washington Area 2017
  • Top Doctors, Washingtonian Magazine 2014
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2014
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2013
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2012
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2011
  • Top Doctors, Washingtonian Magazine 2008
  • Top Doctors, Washingtonian Magazine 2005
  • Board Certification
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Internship
  • St. Francis Medical Center United States Pittsburgh, PA 1986
  • Medical School
  • Institute of Medicine Romania Timisoara 1980
  • Residency
  • St. Francis Medical Center United States Pittsburgh, PA 1989


Learn more about patient ratings
  • 08/28/2020
    Rating: 5

    Dr. Balint is an excellent physician. [...]

  • 08/28/2020
    Rating: 5

    Professional. Injections Were quite painful, but I wasn’t there for a picnic. Would recommend Dr Balint and his staff

  • 08/26/2020
    Rating: 5

    [...] and dr Balint always make me feel better both through treatment and by their thoughtful bedside manners. I wish I never need to see them again as that would mean I have no pain, but short of that when it hurts I know they can make me feel physically and mentally better.

  • 08/22/2020
    Rating: 5

    The staff is courteous and Dr. Balint is knowledgeable and always attentive during the consultation.