Treat your pain and live a better life… Welcome to my blog about pain. Unfortunately, many people suffer from chronic pain. As a board certified physician in physical medicine and rehabilitation, my specialty is treating these people with both acute and chronic pain. A majority of my practice is working with patients that are experiencing… Continue Reading

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Chronic Knee Pain, can Cortisone Shots Help?

Studies have shown that the knee is one of the most vulnerable joints in the body. We all constantly use our knees. Walking, driving, riding a bike, or even just sitting at an office desk can put stress on our knees. Over time, our knees can develop pain. When people have knee pain, one of… Continue Reading

What is Sciatica?

The simple answer to the above raised question is: back pain in the sciatic nerve. However, this raises additional questions. How can you identify sciatica? How can sciatica be treated? And what can be done to relieve sciatic pain? How can you Identify Sciatica? Thankfully, sciatica can be fairly easily self-diagnosed. Sciatica can be recognized… Continue Reading

Spinal Cord Stimulator

Those who experience regular pain may wish they could simply “turn off” the nerve causing the pain. Through the use of a spinal cord stimulator, something along these lines can be done. Although it is not as simple as flipping a switch, a spinal cord stimulator can relieve pain and increase function in one’s daily… Continue Reading

Sacroiliac Joint Injections

Sacroiliac Joint Injections Occasionally, pain can be found in the sacroiliac joint. This is the joint that connects the sacrum to the hips. The sacroiliac joint to may experience pain for any number of reasons. In addition, sacroiliac joint injections can be used to assist in diagnosing pain, finding the true source. When I sacroiliac… Continue Reading

Lumbar Disc Decompression

Lumbar Disc Decompression Pain in the lumbar region of the back can be caused by any number of problems. One common source of pain is due to compression of the lumbar discs. This compression can impinge muscles and nerves, causing pain. In order to relieve this pain, external means of lumbar disc decompression must be… Continue Reading

Facet Joint Pain

Facet Joint Injections There are many regions in the back where one may experience pain. One common site of pain is the facet joint. This is the location where two vertebrae connect on either lateral side of the spine. There are many reasons this may become painful, such as injury, poor posture, and arthritis. Regardless… Continue Reading

Electromyography (EMG) Doctor NYC

Electromyography (EMG) An electromyogram is a procedure that allows a doctor to analyze the effectiveness of a nerve. This is done through measuring the electrical stimulation sent to the muscle through the nerve. There are many reasons why a nerve may not be sending an effective electrical signal. This can be due to physical blockage,… Continue Reading

Dekompressor Discectomy NYC

Dekompressor Discectomy A dekompressor discectomy is a procedure done to remove a painful region of a herniated disc. This procedure is shown to be effective and as minimally invasive, making it an excellent option for pain relief.A dekompressor discectomy is able to relieve pain and limit muscular discomfort. What is a Dekompressor Discectomy? A dekompressor… Continue Reading

Cervical Nerve Root Blocks

Cervical Nerve Root Blocks Pain in the neck or spine can be difficult to pinpoint. Pain can radiate and come from a variety of sources. Due to the complexity of the spinal cord and nervous system, the utmost care must be exercised when medical treatment is provided in this area. Cervical nerve root blocks can… Continue Reading

Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injections Doctor NYC

Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injections Roughly 20% of all people will experience acute thoracic pain in their life. Clearly, this is a common problem. Many treatments exist to relieve the pain associated with thoracic inflammation. These treatments include use of medications, exercise, massage, and surgery. These vary in degree of invasiveness and amount of potential risk… Continue Reading