Advanced Rheumatology & Arthritis Wellness Center works directly with Dr. Muhammad Arif, MD, DABPMR, from Excel Pain Consultants, who offers comprehensive pain management services to patients in Wexford, PA and surrounding regions.

Dr. Arif believes in comprehensive pain management utilizing a multidisciplinary approach to treat the most complex of pain conditions including innovative, minimally invasive techniques, combination of physical therapy, education, medications and psychotherapy.

Excel Pain Consultants helps patients with comprehensive care, without relying on just single modality to help relieve pain. The goal is to help patients return back to their lives and enjoy moments which pain has taken away from them.

The multidisciplinary program addresses all aspects of pain management, from diagnosis and assessment to treatment with noninvasive and invasive traditional therapies.

Muhammad Arif, MD, DABPMR

Dr. Muhammad ArifDr. Muhammad Arif is board certified in Pain Management. In addition, Dr. Arif is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Dr. Arif is Director of Pain Management Services at UPMC Jameson in New Castle.

In addition, Dr. Arif has training in general surgery, making him most suitable physician in delivering comprehensive care including surgical implantation of spinal cord stimulators, pain pumps, kyphoplasty and other pain-related surgical procedures.

Dr. Arif completed his residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. He completed his Pain Management fellowship at UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA.

Common Pain Conditions Treated

  • Low back pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Joint (including arthritic) pain
  • Cervicogenic headache
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Headaches: migraines, tension and cluster headaches
  • Post herpetic neuralgia
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cancer-related pain
  • Motor vehicle accident and pain from other types of injuries
  • Head and facial pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Knee and hip pain
  • Postsurgical pain
  • Post back surgery pain syndrome
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Myofascial pain and other pain syndromes
  • Phantom Pain and Sensation
  • Work-related injuries


Following are few of the pain procedures, which are done at Excel Pain Consultants locations. Please contact our office for any specific procedure that you would like to discuss with our medical team.

  • Lumbar, Thoracic, Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections, SIJ, Facet Injections
  • PRP
  • Facet/ Sacroiliac Joint Blocks
  • Sympathetic Blocks
  • BOTOX® Injections
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Placement
  • Pump Placement/Management
  • Radiofrequency Ablations of Spine, Knee and Hip Joints
  • Discograms
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Occipital Nerve Blocks
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Treatment of RSD/CRPS
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cancer-related Pain

Practice Locations

Aliquippa Office
1 Hospital Dr, Suite 103
Aliquippa, PA 15001

UPMC Jameson Office
1211 Wilmington Road
New Castle, PA 16105

Wexford Office
10431 Perry Highway, Suite 300,
Wexford, PA 15090

Contact Us

Phone: 724-304-4950
Fax: 724-304-4850
Facebook: excelpainconsultants
Twitter: @epicclinic