Florida Spine & Pain Management Institute

Why Us?

We treat our clients in a compassionate and caring way. We use different methods to detect the pain you might be experiencing and match them with our wide variety of treatments that our highly qualified providers are trained to execute.

Faces of ORL: Physiatry & Pain Management

We’re proud to share that Florida Spine & Pain has been featured in Orlando Magazine’s prestigious “Faces of ORL” .

We’re honored to have such accomplished physicians as part of our team.

To read the full article and learn more about our journey, please visit the link here.

Our Staff

Dr. Javier Placer MD.

Dr. Javier Placer MD.

Highly awarded chronic pain specialist, Dr. Javier Placer, is the founder of outstanding interventional pain management, physical medicine, and rehabilitation practice with Central Florida medical clinics in Clermont, Orlando, Davenport, and Winter Park.


-Spinal Cord Injury Pain Management Specialist
-Double Certified in Interventional Pain Management and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
-One of America’s Top Physicians
-Elite Doctor by Orlando Style Magazine
-Patient’s Choice Award for Most Compassionate Doctor
-Consumer Research Council of America Award
-Fellowship in spine and pain management from the University of Florida’s Department of Orthopedics and Orthopedics.
-Faculty member University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando.

Dr. Ruben Rivera MD.

Dr. Ruben Rivera MD.

Dr. Ruben Rivera is a Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

-Interventional Physiatrist

-Sports Medicine Specialist

-VA Hospital PM&R Chief Resident

-Published contributor for the “PM&R Knowledge Now” segment of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

-New York’s Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Sports Medicine Fellowship

-Medical Commission for the Puerto Rico Basketball Federation Member

-Team Doctor for the Puerto Rico National Basketball Team during U-19 Basketball World Championship

-Fully bilingual in English & Spanish

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Discover pain relief from our physical medicine and rehabilitation team at the Florida Spine & Pain Institute.

With appointments in four locations throughout Central Florida and service to multiple skilled nursing facilities, our providers protect you from pain. Led by double-board-certified Dr. Javier Placer, this team is equipped to treat chronic pain cases with modern medicine options. 

Join forces with our dedicated team on a mission to conquer chronic pain!

Innovation is our power, and long-term relief is our promise. Together, we’re rewriting the story of pain management with real patients and real results. At Florida Spine & Pain Institute, you are more than just another patient. You are our mission to combat chronic pain.

Our doctors, trained in innovative modern treatments, will find a solution for you to restore your quality of life. 


Cheyenne Privetts
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His office girls are the sweetest and absolutely amazing they are so caring and really make you feel heard.he is a caring doctor who is straight with you about everything and doesn’t believe in waiting around and truly goes to bat for his patients and tries to work with your schedule as best he can.
Joseph Faircloth
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Dr. Placer has definitely improved my quality of life, he's very thoughtful, professional and puts himself in his patients shoes. He show great empathy as does his entire staff. Dr. Rivera is concerned with his patients help and shows empathy and compassion. Ms. Marybeth Aranda is so sweet alwys has a smile and she will listen and discuss any and all issues. Ms Gigi at the front desk making you feel welcome and helping with any issues as Ms.Mae did before. Ms. Dara Sanchez has the patience of a saint dealing with patients that are a handful sometimes and disrupt the waiting area, she is able to calm them down. I would be remiss if I didn't mention Vanessa Sanchez she embraces patient care, she always has a smile, is professional and makes you feel like family. My wife and I are extremely happy with the level of care and service provided.
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I have been going to Dr. Placer for several years. When I first saw him I was using a cane and very discouraged. I use to be a runner and that chapter of my life was closed. Dr. Placer put me on a plan of care that worked. I don’t run anymore but I kayak, walk and ride my bike. The new chapters of my life are exciting and fun. Thankfully for Dr. Placer and his staff. Janice Hurley
Angel Rose
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Placer is a wonderful doctor who goes hard for every patient and is truly amazing. Now sadly the five stars is only for the doctor because his front desk staff member (cause literally I only ever see one lady there and it’s always the same one) Leaves a lot to be desired not very helpful and if she doesn’t seem to understand what you are asking she blows you off. Now granted the office is extremely hard to get ahold of someone to actually speak to rather cause there is only one person at the desk or they just stay that busy is left to be seen. But the doctor himself is amazing and truly wants to help each patient he comes across.
Lisa Pacheco
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It's a great place, Dr. Rivera is very informative and has detailed information on the procedures, as well as a plan moving forward. Melissa at the front is nice and polite, Gaby had the best energy. Definitely recommend it, you will enjoy their hospitality.
Amy Bourgeois
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Went to see Dr. Placer for my first appointment today and WOW!!!! He is so nice and really spent time to get to know me and what I’m going through. I wish I could remember the names of the women that I spoke with before seeing him because they were amazing as well!! Both women at the reception desk were extremely welcoming and friendly and the WONDERFUL nurse was so incredibly personable. From the moment I walked in until the moment I walked out I was treated with the utmost respect. Dr. Placer really took the time to explain things to me and make a plan of how to proceed. 100% would recommend this practice to everyone.
Nanci Noble
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I have been a patient of Dr. Placer for 7 years. Saw him at his previous location and now his present location. He is an awesome doctor. He is caring, communicative and helpful. He has an excellent system for prescription refills that I wish all offices used. His office is comfortable and his entire staff is patient, friendly, helpful and caring. Gaby, who I believe is the Assistant Office Manager, is very sweet, patient and empathetic.and rounds out his staff. I would highly recommend Dr Placer and his staff
An Tor
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Dr. Rivera is amazing he has helped me tremendously with knowledge of pain and has giving me a sense of life back . Gaby one of the nurses there have always been helpful and very easy to get whatever needs I had done . Quickly and easy
Kellie Lisenby
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God Bless This office of Amazing Care Takers! Thank You Melissa and the entire staff. It’s never easy going through health issues. Thank you for treating me with dignity. God Answered countless prayers when He sent me Dr. Rivera who is always patient and kind towards me. I’m headed in for another procedure today and I know I couldn’t be in the Care of better hearts and hands.
Ruth Jimenez
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I have been with Dr. Placer for 15 years since I left new york. He is amazing. Told him my pain and he got it fix. The staff is great ! Love Gigi.

An Appointment

Need an appointment? Send us a message and we will contact you shortly. Our team is available so we can give you the advice and attention needed in case you need our services.

* Existing patients must call the office directly.

Giving Back 

We are thrilled to announce that Florida Spine & Pain is extending its compassionate reach beyond medical care. In collaboration with Dr. Javier Placer and his wife Dará Sanchez-Placer’s not-for-profit organization, Fondita Divino Niño Jesus, our medical practice is committed to providing essential nourishment to underserved populations. 

As part of this initiative, we invite our patients, colleagues, and friends to join us in making a meaningful impact by contributing to this noble cause. Your support will go a long way in fostering health and well-being in communities that need it most. Together, we can make a difference.
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