New Physician at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation Center Helps Patients Avoid Surgery in Red Bank, NJ

Monmouth County office ushers in a new form of rehabilitation and pain management—a conservative, multi-disciplinary approach to back pain, neck pain, sciatica, disc problems, and more.

Red Bank, NJ, August 04, 2010 --( Hippocrates was the first to promote the idea of ‘vis medicatrix naturae,’—the belief in the body’s ability to heal itself. His texts encouraged doctors to treat patients first through pain management techniques and only occasionally through drugs. He believed that surgery should be used only when all other methods have been exhausted.

Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation Center is continuing in this tradition with the addition of a medical doctor, Dr. Joseph Mejia, D.O. Dr. Mejia is board certified in Physiatry, a medical specialty also known as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). He specializes in Interventional Pain/Musculoskeletal medicine.

PM&R focuses on treating the whole patient, not simply the aching back, neck, or other afflicted body part. In addition to addressing each patient’s physical, emotional, and social needs during the rehabilitation process, Physiatrists also espouse an extremely conservative approach to pain management and rehabilitation for musculoskeletal conditions.

Dr. Mejia in particular works under the paradigm that ‘less in more;’ this conservative methodology allows him to help patients reduce symptoms with as little pharmaceutical and/or surgical intervention as possible. Patients seeking ways to avoid excessive drug use and surgery are advised to visit their Red Bank, NJ rehabilitation facility to meet with Dr. Mejia.

At Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation Center, Dr. Mejia will be working as the facility's Medical Director. In this role, he will be coordinating the many pain management and treatment options offered, including Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic Care, and Massage Therapy. Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation Center is unique in this respect—this strategy eliminates the confusion that often surrounds the rehabilitation process by providing every possible pain management strategy under one roof.

In some cases, pain interrupts the rehabilitation process; it is often in this situation that surgery appears to be the only option. Dr. Mejia, however, may perform any one of a number of minimally invasive procedures to alleviate pain and help patients rehabilitate without surgery. Dr. Mejia offers Epidural Steroid Injections, Trigger Point Injections, Sacroiliac Injections, Coccyx Injections, and Sympathetic Blocks (among other treatments).

The Medical Director at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation Center uses Fluoroscopy and Ultrasound—two powerful imaging tools that provide real-time, moving images of the musculoskeletal condition. These imaging techniques assist in ensuring the accuracy of diagnoses, as well as the precision and effectiveness of injections.

Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation treats a number of conditions, including (but not limited to):

Bone Spurs
Bulging Discs
Disc Degeneration
Disc Tears
Generalized Pain in Muscles and Joints
Low Back Pain
Neck Pain
Numbness/Tingling in the Arms, Hands, Legs, or Feet
Pain in the Arm, Hand, Leg, or Foot
Spinal Stenosis

Patients in Monmouth County looking for ways to avoid surgery for back pain, neck pain, sciatica, and other spine-related conditions should not hesitate to visit our office or Web site to learn more about Dr. Mejia and Physiatry in Red Bank, NJ.

Dr. Mejia is currently accepting new patients. Please call Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation Center at 732.345.1377.

Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation Center
7 Globe Court
Red Bank NJ 07701
Phone: 732.345.1377
Fax: 732.936.9493

Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation Center
Jillian Ruffino, Media Relations Coordinator