Our Spine Doctor
Dr. Raj Mitra is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. At UCF Health, he focuses on the caring for patients with spine pain and provides care at both clinic locations. He is a nationally recognized expert in rehabilitation medicine and pain management. He also serves as Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the UCF College of Medicine.
Two-thirds of American adults suffer from lower back pain. In fact, back pain is the second biggest reason patients make a doctor’s appointment (upper respiratory infections are the first).
Dr. Raj Mitra is UCF Health’s back pain expert and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal pain. He is committed to helping patients get relief safely – with a conservative approach that does not rely on potentially dangerous prescription drugs such as opioids.
Most back pain can be addressed without surgery. Dr. Mitra works with his patients to find solutions such as lifestyle changes, physical therapy and the right medications if necessary.
Back pain has multiple causes, including aging, obesity, osteoarthritis, a bone fracture or herniated disc, trauma, sports injuries or strain from lifting a heavy object.
Dr. Mitra will prescribe the appropriate testing to determine the cause of your pain and then work with you and other providers – such as physical therapists — to find solutions.
Please note: Dr. Mitra does not see patients for refills of opioid prescriptions or to complete disability forms.
Patients with back pain may be prescribed out-patient testing to diagnose their condition. These tests may include:
- X-rays — to detect broken bones or injured vertebra
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) — to show soft tissues such as muscles, tendons and ligaments, as well as inflammation and herniated discs
- Computerized tomography (CT scan) — to show soft tissue issues that are not picked up on X-rays, such as a ruptured disc or spinal stenosis
- Electromyography (EMG) – to determine electrical activity in the muscles
- Nerve conduction studies (NCS) – to detect nerve damage
UCF Health offers primary and specialty care at its East Orlando location at University and Quadrangle Blvd. Near the main UCF campus.
UCF Health East Orlando
3400 Quadrangle Blvd, Orlando, FL 32817
Main: 407-266-3627 (DOCS)
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
* UCF Health is located in first-floor Suite 160 & third-floor Suite 360
UCF Health Lake Nona
9975 Tavistock Lakes Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (First & Third Floors)