Red Bank, New Jersey Medical Services for Pain Management and Rehabilitation
Conservative Medicine and Pain Management
Hippocrates was the first to promote the idea of ‘vis medicatrix naturae,’—the belief that the body is able to heal itself. He encouraged doctors to treat patients first with pain management techniques and then with drugs (and only occasionally). He believed strongly that any type of surgery should be a method of last resort.
At our multi-disciplinary pain management and rehabilitation facility, we are continuing in this tradition by incorporating a branch of medicine known as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), or Physiatry, specializing in Interventional Pain and Musculoskeletal Medicine. Our entire approach revolves around the idea of helping patients to avoid unnecessary surgeries and medication, thereby reducing the damage and stress on the body.
The objectives of conservative care and interventional pain management are to reduce pain, minimize drug use, and avoid surgery with the use of minimally invasive techniques. Epidural Steroid Injections and Viscosupplementation are some examples. Interventional pain management also strives to help patients take advantage of customized programs of physical therapy in order to address the causes of pain with healthy rehabilitative practices.