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Dr. Yash Mehta

Interventional Spine & Sports Medicine
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

WHY I BECAME A DOCTOR OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE

My journey into osteopathic medicine was shaped by a deeply rooted desire: to extend the same compassionate health care to others that once helped my own family. I witnessed firsthand the transformative power of healthcare professionals who not only resolved pain but also embraced patients as family. I discovered the unique perspective of osteopathic medicine—an approach that not only prioritizes the alleviation of symptoms but also seeks to understand the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit – garnering a holistic approach and deep appreciation for the body’s innate ability to heal itself.

As a “one-stop shop” physiatrist, Dr. Mehta is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. With 13 years of education, training, research, and medical experience, he completed an interventional spine and musculoskeletal medicine fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital, which ranks Top 5 in the nation. He treats every aspect of a patient – mind, body, spirit, and soul. With a philosophy to simplify the complex, he eases the patient’s concerns and helps them feel more comfortable working together towards restoring overall health and function.

Through experience with his own family’s recoveries, Dr. Mehta has seen firsthand how the body can heal itself. As a result, he pursued the field of osteopathic medicine to help others in need the way others helped his loved ones. His primary objective is to make patients feel more comfortable as they navigate the uncertainty and unknown circumstances behind their pain.

Providing a holistic approach, Dr. Mehta looks beyond the pain to determine the root cause of the issue. Working synergistically with VSI’s interdisciplinary team of experts, Dr. Mehta tailors treatment plans to suit each patient’s goals. His expertise is in interventional spine techniques and sports medicine, utilizing an array of non-operative solutions to provide pain solutions. He is fluent in the following modalities of healing: Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), ultrasound-guided spine and joint injections, EMG / nerve conduction studies, radiofrequency ablation (RFA), Botox®, and other PM&R treatments for headaches and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). He empowers his patients to ask questions and understand the details of their treatment.

Dr. Mehta firmly believes that the body has the innate ability to regulate and heal itself. He is there to support and encourage the patient along their natural path to recovery but is willing to provide a little boost along the way. The ultimate goal is to restore a patient’s functionality, allowing them to get back to doing the things they enjoy most.

During a patient’s initial consultation with Dr. Mehta, he will take a “deep dive” into their health and pain history and then perform an in-depth physical exam to assess the patient’s current functional status and decipher what may be causing their pain. After assessing the complete picture, he then presents treatment recommendations and guidance along with any questions or concerns they may have. By incorporating an extra touch of divinity in each consultation, he sees past someone as “just another patient” and shows the utmost respect and patience as he works with them to improve overall health and provide a better quality of life!

Dr. Mehta speaks fluent English, Gujarati, Hindi, and conversational Spanish.

College

  • Saint Louis University

Medical School

  • Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency

  • Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Fellowship

  • Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Double-Board Certified

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine (Eligible)

What Patients Are Saying

Google
5.0/5
Apr 11, 2024
Google - SpineMD
We have been through quite the journey with VSI and a special shout out to Dr. Mehta and his team. They go above and beyond to accommodate us as we travel quite a distance to see them. I don’t know where we would be without them. The whole Practice is truly Top Notch from the front desk throughout.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 18, 2024
Google - SpineMD
Best Doctors and staff around , always polite and friendly , I recommend them to everyone
Google
5.0/5
Jan 18, 2024
Google - SpineMD
Two weeks ago I received an injection for my sciatica pain from the Virginia Spine by Dr. Mehta, and I am very happy that I can say that I am pain free!😀
Google
5.0/5
Jan 13, 2024
Google - SpineMD
I’ve seen many doctors in the past couple years. Dr. Mehta is one of the best. With compassion and empathy, he takes the time to listen, analyze, and explain treatment options. His treatment provided me notable relief from long standing neck and muscle pain. Whenever I was nervous about injections, he was understanding and calming. I highly recommend Dr. Mehta. And Virginia Spine Clinic’s facilities and staff are incredible as well.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 10, 2024
Google - SpineMD
My experience with Dr Mehta was life changing, I had been in pain for 2 years and when I finally got smart and started to get help I didn’t go to the right place and didn’t get the correct treatment but when I met Dr Mehta that all changed he came up with a plan and I’m doing great now I can’t thank him enough. Thank you Dr Mehta
Google
5.0/5
Dec 6, 2023
Google - SpineMD
Dr. Mehta has changed my life and I will be forever grateful. I had plantar fasciitis in both feet that just would not heal. For 4 years I was in constant, debilitating pain that would often leave me in a wheelchair. Surgery with an orthopedist was unsuccessful. I was resigned to living the rest of my life with chronic pain. And then I was sent to Dr. Mehta who offered Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections. It is not covered by insurance but it is the only thing that has helped my pain. Several months out from the second round of PRP and I have no pain in my left foot and only occasional pain in my right foot. I can actually participate in life again. it's absolutely amazing. I can cook when before I couldn't stand on my feet long enough to make a meal. I can go for a walk outside which hasn't happened in 4 years. The improvement is just incredible, I did not have faith going into the injections that they would be any help. Now they've solved most of my pain. I highly recommend Dr. Mehta and his team at VSI
Google
5.0/5
Dec 6, 2023
Google - SpineMD
I have been managing severe chronic pain for over 20 years from injuries suffered while on active duty….my journey finally took me to Dr. Mehta who has been transformational in getting my pain under control and giving me a high quality of life. He has my complete trust and gratitude!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 25, 2023
Google - SpineMD
Dr. Mehta was able to relieve my lower back pain with the RFA procedure. I would highly recommend it. The pain was gone within 24 hours after the procedure. I am so grateful to be pain free.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 2, 2023
Google - SpineMD
Doctor matthews is the finest of the finest him and his staff go above and beyond to take care of what they need to take care of and I recommend them highly
Google
5.0/5
Mar 19, 2023
Google - SpineMD
Amazing experience! I was out for 6 months due to an injury. I met with Dr. Mehta and within a couple weeks of the injection, I was back to playing my sport. I would highly recommend going to see him for an injury. Everyone there was super nice too.

Dr. Mehta’s Resources

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