MLG (healthgrades) I would recommend Dr. Bender to anyone needing pain management of the cervical spine which is what my problem was. He was confident in his approach and treatment. He explained procedures and answered all my questions. He took whatever time was needed to make sure I understood everything. He exemplified how a physician-patient relationship works best. His staff seemed very caring and efficient.
Anonymous (healthgrades) As a retired physician myself, I assure you that Medicine is both an Art and a Science. All doctors have mastered the science, but only a few master the "art" - the delicate artistic manipulation of needles inserted deeply under X-Ray guidance and hitting the exact target each time, as Dr Bender regularly does. He truly is a "Doctor's Doctor" and I recommend him to anyone and everyone in need of pain relief. He is the "Exemplar" - the "Highest Standard" to which all others are compared to.
Anonymous (healthgrades) Dr. Bender had wonderful bedside manner, took our concerns seriously and worked so hard to communicate with the insurance company to make sure everything was covered.

Frank Bender, MD


Phone (217)-547-9100


“As a fellowship trained Physiatrist, I have a special interest in identifying and treating spinal disorders that are treatable with interventions such as Radiofrequency Ablation, Selective Nerve Root Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections, Sacroiliac Joint Injections, and Facet Joint Injections. I am dedicated to returning you to an active, healthy lifestyle.”

Additional Info


  • Graduated from The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Residency, St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania Affiliated Hospitals, Philadelphia, PA
  • Member, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • Member, American Academy of Electro-diagnostic Medicine
  • Member, North American Spine Society