James B. Sanderlin, MD – Board Certified Physiatrist

Specializing in PAIN MANAGEMENT

Dr. James Sanderlin - Physiatrist
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Dr. Sanderlin joined AOS as a non-surgical, pain management physician. His practice focus includes minimally-invasive Pain Management & Relief treatments, such as cervical, thoracic, and lumbar epidural steroid injections, medial branch and peripheral joint radiofrequency ablation, peripheral joint injections, and spinal cord simulator trials.

What Dr. Sanderlin’s Patients are Saying:

“The nurse was so friendly and positive attitude. Dr Sanderlin very thorough and I’m not rushed . I appreciate his questions about my pain, how I’m feeling, if there’s anything he needs to do otherwise. Thank you.”

Sirley M., Aug. 18, 2021

“There office is very nice. Didnt take long to be waited on. And of course Dr. Sanderlin is my favorite doctor. He is an excellent doctor. He is the best!!!”

Pamela W., Aug. 13, 2021

Top Treatments:

Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI) in Cervical Spine

Spinal Cord Stimulation Trials




A Virginia native, Dr. Sanderlin has spent most of career in his home state, beginning with earning his undergraduate degree in Biology from James Madison University. He completed his Doctor of Medicine program, internship, and residency at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Following this, he was fellowship-trained at Virginia Interventional Spine Physicians.

After his fellowship, Dr. Sanderlin worked in practices in Richmond, North Carolina, and Hampton Roads. Additionally, he has served as a contributor to the Rehab in Review Newsletter, and has lectured and presented research to various departments at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the author of multiple book chapters and journal articles.

Dr. Sanderlin, his wife Kate, and his son Henry live in Norfolk. Outside of work he enjoys running, golf, and spending time with his family.