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Spinal Rehabilitation

Spinal Rehabilitation2022-07-22T05:22:35-04:00

Living with recurring or chronic pain takes a toll on your ability to function normally—negatively impacting your daily activities, mood, work, energy, and even your interactions with others. The experienced clinicians at The Spine Institute of Central NJ at CentraState work with you and your physician to provide more treatment options and customized solutions for relieving pain and improving function. The Spine Institute of Central New Jersey offers expertise and innovation to help you alleviate pain and regain quality of life, with one comprehensive program in one convenient location.

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Living with recurring or chronic pain takes a toll on your ability to function normally—negatively impacting your daily activities, mood, work, energy, and even your interactions with others. The experienced clinicians at The Spine Institute of Central NJ at CentraState work with you and your physician to provide more treatment options and customized solutions for relieving pain and improving function. The Spine Institute of Central New Jersey offers expertise and innovation to help you alleviate pain and regain quality of life, with one comprehensive program in one convenient location.

WHAT TO EXPECT

At The Spine Institute of Central New Jersey, we conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the best approaches for relieving your pain. You may benefit from pain management if you have a condition such as:

  • Arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis)
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic muscle spasm
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Complications following back surgery
  • Fibromyalgia (generalized muscular pain and fatigue)
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Sciatica (shooting leg pain) or other radiating pain
  • Shingles
  • Tendonitis

Patients are generally accepted by physician referral. A letter of referral from your primary care physician should indicate your present condition along with a recommendation for a pain management evaluation. Please include the following information:

  • Medical history describing your past treatments
  • Diagnostic tests (please bring recent X-rays and MRIs on the day of your appointment)
  • Present medications
  • Insurance data (if you are covered through an HMO, you must have a referral by your HMO primary care provider)
  • Personal information (address, telephone number, etc.)

Our staff will contact you to make an appointment once they receive this information from your physician.

Your first appointment will include a review of your medical records and a complete medical history taken by a specially-trained registered nurse. You will have a physical examination with an emphasis on your pain and how it affects you. This will help your physician determine what tests and treatments may be necessary. After your consultation, the pain specialist will describe what the pain management program can offer and design a treatment plan targeted to your needs.

Pain is the most common cause of suffering and disability, affecting quality of life for many people. It can be acute, such as after an operation or injury. It also can be a long-standing problem for which common pain-relieving therapies provide little or no relief. No matter what type of pain you have or its source (for example, nerve injury, muscle spasms, back problems, or cancer) steps can be taken to control and reduce it.

At CentraState, our board-certified physicians specialize in the treatment and relief of pain. They take a team approach to your care by working closely with primary care physicians, specialists, physical therapists, social workers, and other health professionals. Our staff is committed to quality, personalized treatment that provides pain relief, restored activity, improved quality of life, and peace of mind in the shortest amount of time.

TREATMENT METHODS

Treatment is based on your specific symptoms and is adjusted to meet your changing needs. The advanced pain management approaches we offer include:

  • McKenzie Method®: You move through a series of activities and test movements to gauge your low back pain response. The results are used to create specific exercises to alleviate the pain.
  • Epidurals
  • Nerve blocks (celiac plexus, intercostals nerve)
  • Intrathecal therapy (implantable therapy)
  • Discography
  • Minimally invasive disc procedures such as nucleoplasty and IDET (Intradiscal Electrothermal Annuloplasty Therapy)
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Joint injections
  • Facet blocks
  • Surgical intervention

Treatment may also include exercise and activity programs or other specialized therapies. Those with chronic conditions may wish to explore complementary and alternative therapies as well. CentraState’s Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center offers complementary therapies provided by trained professionals that can aid in pain management.

PHYSICIANS

Ryan Coyle, MD

Ryan Coyle, MD

Orthopedics

Jason Nitche, M. D. JN

Jason Nitche, M. D.

Orthopedics

Gerardo Goldberger, D.O.

Gerardo Goldberger, D.O.

Orthopedics, Surgery - Orthopedic, Surgery - Spine

Ronald Benitez, MD

Ronald Benitez, MD

Neurosurgery

Ravi Verma, MD RV

Ravi Verma, MD

Orthopedics

Grigory Goldberg, M.D.

Grigory Goldberg, M.D.

Orthopedics

Bruce Stamos, M.D.

Bruce Stamos, M.D.

Orthopedics

John Georgy, MD

John Georgy, MD

Pain Management

Alan Nasar, M. D.

Alan Nasar, M. D.

Orthopedics, Surgery - Orthopedic

Pinakin Jethwa, MD

Pinakin Jethwa, MD

Neurosurgery

William Baione, M.D. WB

William Baione, M.D.

Orthopedics

Sergey Bogdan, M.D. SB

Sergey Bogdan, M.D.

Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Joseph Bogdan, M.D.

Joseph Bogdan, M.D.

Orthopedics

Kyle Chapple, MD

Kyle Chapple, MD

Neurosurgery

Sawsan Najmey, M.D. SN

Sawsan Najmey, M.D.

Rheumatology

Gregg Berkowitz, M.D., FAAOS

Gregg Berkowitz, M.D., FAAOS

Orthopedics, Surgery - Orthopedic

Michael Nakashian, M.D.

Michael Nakashian, M.D.

Hand Surgery, Orthopedics

Maged Ghattas, M.D. MG

Maged Ghattas, M.D.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pain Management

James Fischkoff, M.D. JF

James Fischkoff, M.D.

Rheumatology

Rafah Salloum, M.D. RS

Rafah Salloum, M.D.

Rheumatology

Justin Elkrief, DO

Justin Elkrief, DO

Orthopedics

David Rodricks, M.D. DR

David Rodricks, M.D.

Orthopedics

Eric Buxbaum, DO EB

Eric Buxbaum, DO

Orthopedics

Hisham El-Kadi, M.D.

Hisham El-Kadi, M.D.

Rheumatology

Raymond Esquieres, M.D. RE

Raymond Esquieres, M.D.

Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Brian Katt, M. D.

Brian Katt, M. D.

Orthopedics

Sergei Pushilin, MD

Sergei Pushilin, MD

Orthopedics

Dhimant Balar, DO

Dhimant Balar, DO

Sports Medicine

Michael Greller, M.D., FAAOS

Michael Greller, M.D., FAAOS

Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Surgery - Orthopedic

Stacey Gallacher, MD SG

Stacey Gallacher, MD

Orthopedics

Sunil Thacker, M.D.

Sunil Thacker, M.D.

Sports Medicine

James Cozzarelli, M.D., FAAOS JC

James Cozzarelli, M.D., FAAOS

Orthopedics

Joseph Marsicano, M.D.

Joseph Marsicano, M.D.

Orthopedics

Steven Lisser, M.D. SL

Steven Lisser, M.D.

Hand Surgery, Orthopedics

Christos Plakas, M.D.

Christos Plakas, M.D.

Orthopedics, Surgery - Orthopedic

Neeraj Nanavati, M.D. NN

Neeraj Nanavati, M.D.

Anesthesiology, Pain Management

Evander Duck, M.S., M.D. ED

Evander Duck, M.S., M.D.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Aung Aye, MD AA

Aung Aye, MD

Rheumatology

Kenneth Swan, M.D. KS

Kenneth Swan, M.D.

Orthopedics

Jonathon Lentz, D.O.

Jonathon Lentz, D.O.

Surgery - Orthopedic

John Mak, M.D. JM

John Mak, M.D.

Pain Management

Francisco Del Valle, M.D. FD

Francisco Del Valle, M.D.

Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Jagjeet Singh, MD

Jagjeet Singh, MD

Pain Management

David Polonet, M.D. DP

David Polonet, M.D.

Orthopedics

Steven Weintraub, DO

Steven Weintraub, DO

Sports Medicine

Aly Cohen, M.D.

Aly Cohen, M.D.

Rheumatology

Christopher Spagnuola, M.D. CS

Christopher Spagnuola, M.D.

Orthopedics

Matthew Tormenti, M. D.

Matthew Tormenti, M. D.

Neurosurgery

Sheref Hassan, M.D. SH

Sheref Hassan, M.D.

Orthopedics

David Estin, M.D.

David Estin, M.D.

Neurosurgery

Jonathan Lustgarten, M.D.

Jonathan Lustgarten, M.D.

Neurosurgery

David Wells Roth, MD

David Wells Roth, MD

Neurosurgery

Charles Daknis, M.D. CD

Charles Daknis, M.D.

Pain Management

Garret  Sobol, MD

Garret Sobol, MD

Surgery - Orthopedic

Ahmed Siddiqi, D.O. AS

Ahmed Siddiqi, D.O.

Surgery - Orthopedic

Jeremy Ruskin, MD

Jeremy Ruskin, MD

Hand Surgery, Orthopedics

Seth Joseffer, M.D.

Seth Joseffer, M.D.

Neurosurgery

Gary Yen, M.D.

Gary Yen, M.D.

Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Mark McLaughlin, M.D.

Mark McLaughlin, M.D.

Neurosurgery

Tyler Kreitz, MD

Tyler Kreitz, MD

Orthopedics

Scott Woska, M.D. SW

Scott Woska, M.D.

Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Christopher Doumas, M. D. CD

Christopher Doumas, M. D.

Hand Surgery, Orthopedics

Nirav K. Shah, M. D.

Nirav K. Shah, M. D.

Neurosurgery

Mutahir Abidi, MD

Mutahir Abidi, MD

Rheumatology

Maureen Darwal, D.O. MD

Maureen Darwal, D.O.

Neurosurgery

Harris Bram, M.D. HB

Harris Bram, M.D.

Pain Management

James Barrese, MD

James Barrese, MD

Neurosurgery

Dan-Thuy Tran, M.D.

Dan-Thuy Tran, M.D.

Pain Management

Arthur Mark, M. D. AM

Arthur Mark, M. D.

Orthopedics

Sylwia Sasinowska, M.D. SS

Sylwia Sasinowska, M.D.

Rheumatology

Todd Cooperman, M.D. TC

Todd Cooperman, M.D.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Andrew Harrison, M.D. AH

Andrew Harrison, M.D.

Orthopedics, Surgery - Orthopedic

Richard Meagher, MD

Richard Meagher, MD

Neurosurgery

John Tydings, M.D. JT

John Tydings, M.D.

Surgery - Spine

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