Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve collected our most Frequently Asked Questions to help answer questions you may have about our Expertise, Facilities, Services, and Policies.
Do you accept Insurance?
We accept most major health insurance plans, and we are a Medicare provider. If you are interested in learning whether we accept your specific insurance plan, have your insurance cards ready and call us at (732) 345-1377. We would be happy to check your coverage details prior to scheduling an appointment.
Are there payment options for patients without health insurance, or whose plans do not cover specialty services?
Yes, we have affordable self-pay options for patients who are uninsured or who lack coverage for our services. Feel free to contact us at (732) 345-1377 to set up a free consultation and determine a custom-tailored treatment plan that is affordable and meets your needs for pain relief.
What types of services do you offer?
We offer complete Pain Management and Sports Medicine Services. Recently, we added Varicose and Spider Vein treatment with our Vein Specialist and Cardiologist Dr. Dmitry Gorelik.
What can I expect during the initial consultation?
At your new patient consultation, you will fill out a quick intake form describing your issues. Next, you’ll meet with our rehabilitation specialists to discuss the problem in more detail as well as treatment options specific to you. If you choose to continue with our facility, we will perform an exam and begin treatment.
How does Chiropractic care work to alleviate pain?
Without getting into the specifics, chiropractic care focuses on spinal alignment and nerve health. By ensuring that the joints of the spine, as well as extremities, are moving appropriately, we can decrease pain and restriction while healing and keeping your nerves healthy.
How does Acupuncture work and what can it treat?
Acupuncture is a natural and alternative energy-based treatment that utilizes thin needles that are strategically placed throughout the body to stimulate points that activate the nervous and endocrine systems. These systems are responsible for the production of certain chemicals and hormones which regulate the body’s daily functions. Furthermore, needling nerve-rich areas of the skin surface can influence tissues, organs, and various functions of the body. Acupuncture is commonly used for maintenance of overall wellness, as well as acute and chronic pain, often in the neck, back, and knees. In addition, it is utilized to help manage anxiety, allergies, sprains, headaches, reproductive health issues, and gastrointestinal disorders.
Is Acupuncture painful?
While acupuncture involves the insertion of needles, there is surprisingly little to no discomfort. Acupuncture needles are very thin, solid, hair-like needles. A typical acupuncture needle is about ten times smaller than an average injection needle, usually making it unnoticeable.
How does physical therapy work to alleviate pain?
Pain in the muscles and joints of the body can be improved with the manual techniques used by physical therapists to help reduce muscle tension and improve joint mobility. The exercises prescribed by physical therapists will target weak muscles to improve joint stability and muscle strength to prevent further injury. Movement is medicine!
How many visits will I need to find relief?
This typically varies depending on the type of pain as well as the rate each individual heals. At the consultation, we can do a series of tests to determine the cause of pain and discuss a treatment plan that will be specific to your needs!
Do I need a prescription from my doctor to make an appointment with Monmouth Pain?
For most major health insurance, you will not need a prescription. However, if you have Medicare, you will need a prescription to proceed with treatment from our physical therapy team.
I am suffering from neuropathy, will your treatments provide a cure?
Neuropathy can be tricky. We perform a series of tests to discover the cause of your neuropathy and approach the problem aggressively, setting up a care plan specific for you. Our treatments may reduce symptoms of neuropathy.
Do you accept workman’s compensation or personal injury cases?
Yes, we work with most workman’s compensation and personal injury cases. Please contact our offices at (732)345-1377 to speak with one of our team members about your claim.
What is interventional pain management?
At Monmouth Pain, we pride ourselves in a less invasive form of treatment through interventional pain management. Interventional pain management may consist of procedures such as gel injections, epidurals, trigger point injections, and nerve blocks. Before we decide on a course of treatment, we do all the necessary tests and exams to ensure you are receiving the best possible care.
What are knee injections and how do they work?
The knee injections consist of a hyaluronic acid replacement in the form of gel. This is used to replace the hyaluronic acid that naturally occurs in a healthy knee joint. First, we take x-rays to see the degree of arthritis to determine whether the injections are necessary, then the gel is placed in the knee joint using a moving image to ensure we have placed it correctly. At Monmouth Pain, we find that a series of 5 injections over the course of 5 weeks works the best. Generally, the knee injections help to lubricate the arthritic knee joint to decrease pain and inflammation by allowing the joint to move more smoothly.
What is Laser Therapy and what is it used for?
At Monmouth Pain, we use a low level light laser to decrease inflammation and pain. Along with the decrease in inflammation, the laser also excites the cells in the area of complaint to promote the healing process, often reducing healing time.
What is Vibration Therapy and what is it used for?
Vibration therapy can be used for a number of conditions including knee pain, neuropathy, and back pain. The vibration promotes circulation, keeps muscles loose, and relieves pain. Vibration may also be used to facilitate muscular changes during exercise and can even decrease soreness post-workout.
What Conditions do you treat?
- Back Pain, Chronic & Acute
- Spinal Stenosis
- Herniated Discs
- Neck Pain
- Headaches / Migraines
- Shoulder Injuries
- Elbow Injuries
- Wrist / Hand Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Foot/Ankle injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Joint Replacements
- Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
- Restless Leg Syndrome
About Our Services
Acupuncture is a technique of using fine needles at precise points on the body to encourage natural healing and improve functioning. Acupuncture originated in China thousands of years ago and has recently become a respected form of therapy in the United States. The perspective from which an acupuncturist views health and sickness rely on concepts of vital energy, energetic balance, and energetic imbalance. Our acupuncture treatment leaves patients feeling relaxed as well as pain and stress-free.
Chiropractic is a specialty health field recognizing that the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) controls all the functions in the body. Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation offers Chiropractic services that will fix misalignment in the spine, promoting the body’s natural healing ability and raise its functionality to its highest capacity.
Physical Therapy (also called physiotherapy) is often defined as a set of services designed to develop, sustain, and return maximum movement and flexibility. Our Monmouth & Ocean County physical therapy clinics will work to identify and maximize an individual’s movement potential by utilizing the four main spheres of physical therapy which include promotion, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.
Monmouth Pain Rehabilitation offers Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) or Physiatry, specializing in Interventional Pain and Musculoskeletal medicine. Our entire approach revolves around the idea of helping patients avoid unnecessary surgeries and medication, thereby reducing damage and stress on the body.
Nutrition & Weight Loss
The purpose of meeting with one of our weight loss physicians is to identify on a scientific level what needs to change within your body. This includes determining the nutrients that it needs to heal and keep all systems running optimally and identifying and reducing exposures to toxic elements, environmental chemicals, heavy metals, and other stressors that can interfere with repair and cause nutrient depletion.
Varicose Vein Treatments
The body’s circulatory system is formed by arteries and veins that carry blood to and from the heart. Veins return your blood back to the heart, and veins also contain valves that sometimes dysfunctional, and over time can result in the formation of varicose veins. Monmouth Pain’s Varicose Vein experts provides the latest, state-of-the-art varicose vein treatments to our patients, such as cutting-edge Vena Seal and laser treatment for varicose and spider veins.