Pain Management for Common Symptoms in Red Bank New Jersey

Pain isn’t always the only indicator that an injury or illness is present in the body. While pain is an important warning sign that must never be ignored, other symptoms—muscle weakness, numbness or ‘burning’ sensations, stiffness, and swelling—must also be addressed. When any of these occur, it’s time for a full evaluation and diagnosis from a pain management specialist.

Let’s take a look at some very common warning signs that may accompany the types of conditions treated in our New Jersey pain management office:

Back Pain Radiating Pain
Lower Back Pain Shoulder Pain
Neck Pain Muscle Pain
Knee Pain Tingling in the Hands; Hands Falling Asleep
Redness or Warmth in the Knee Pain, Numbness or Weakness in the Leg
Weakness / Instability in the Knee • Radiating Pain
Swelling of the Knees Pain, Numbness, or Weakness in the Arm
Stiffness or Swelling of the Joints Shooting Pains down the Leg
Headache Pain and Stiffness in the Neck
Hip Pain Difficulty Moving the Head after an Auto Accident or other Trauma
Numbness or Tingling Foot Numbness / Tingling

The Medical Director at our Red Bank, NJ facility is board certified in Physiatry; this is a medical specialty that concentrates on Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). Originally a chiropractic office, our facility incorporated a medical doctor into the practice in order to widen the scope of treatment options for our patients, which includes interventional procedures. Many interventional procedures (such as Epidural Steroid Injections or Viscosupplementation for knee pain) are performed with the goal of helping patients avoid unnecessary surgeries or excessive painkiller usage during the rehabilitation process.

Our entire team of practitioners works relentlessly to find and use the very best in pain management so that our patients never suffer needlessly; we are also focused on ensuring that all plans of pain management are not only effective, but also the healthiest, most conservative programs of care possible. Surgery is only recommended when every possible option has been exhausted.

We are also dedicated toward the goal of making pain management and rehabilitation a simpler, easier process for our patients. Rather than searching for multiple treatment options in separate offices, patients at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation find medical care, physical therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic in one location.

Our office uses a variety of diagnostic tools in order to provide the very best in diagnosis, treatment, and management and/or resolution of a number of painful conditions. Our in-house diagnostic technology includes ultrasound and traditional x-ray. We also have a fluoroscopy suite (more on this below) and are able to read and interpret the results of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Fluoroscopy is a powerful tool that allows our physicians to view real-time, moving images of the musculoskeletal system. Not only does this help our office to make more accurate diagnoses, it is also useful when performing certain injections that require a higher level of accuracy. Ultrasound technology is used in a similar manner. When imaging technology is combined with interventional, minimally invasive procedures, the result is more accurate, comfortable, and effective.

Electrodiagnostic Nerve Testing is used in cases in which patients are experiencing symptoms such as numbness, tingling, burning, or any other abnormal sensation. These symptoms are generally associated with compression of the nerves, and are often a sign of disc injuries (sciatica), arthritis, or tendonitis. Because numbness and other sensations may also be neuropathy associated with vascular conditions or diabetes, correct diagnosis is essential. Often, such symptoms are frightening to patients; our office pinpoints the cause of the problem in order to give patients the power to resolve or manage their specific injury or health condition. We are Board Certified in Electrodiagnostic Nerve Testing.

Our office is dedicated to providing the very best in diagnosis for the following reasons:

• A correct diagnosis allows us to determine exactly what is causing your symptoms.

• With this diagnosis in mind, our entire team of healthcare professionals—spearheaded by our Medical Director—will create a personalized treatment plan. Programs of pain management and rehabilitation may include medical care, physical therapy, chiropractic, and acupuncture.

• From there, we work closely with patients to implement the very best in healthy and effective treatment programs. While other medical offices may recommend surgery as a starting point (an increasingly prevalent issue when it comes to back pain), we allow patients the opportunity to consider surgery a method of last resort rather than as a false panacea.

Please feel free to contact our New Jersey pain management office if you are experiencing any symptoms. In particular, when symptoms crop up after an auto accident or sports injury, it’s important to receive treatment in order to avoid long-term, chronic pain issues.