Red Bank, NJ, October 04, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- As the population ages, pain is on the rise. More specifically, back pain has become the most common reason that patients visit a doctor for pain-related complaints. It’s unfortunate, then, that the pain management and rehabilitation process is often a scattered, confusing ordeal that forces patients to visit a number of different offices to see a medical doctor, physical therapist, acupuncturist, massage therapist, and/or chiropractic doctor. In most cases, these practitioners have little or no communication with one another, resulting in an incoherent and ineffective treatment plan.
Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation Center is changing this treatment model by incorporating medical care for pain management; physical therapy; acupuncture; massage therapy; and chiropractic care in one location. The goal of this type of treatment is to reduce pain, increase movement, and rehabilitate patients without surgery. To do so, the practitioners at their Red Bank, NJ office work in close collaboration with each other to ensure the best possible care for each patient.
Their Monmouth County office’s Medical Director, Dr. Joseph Mejia, D.O., is a specialist in pain management and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. He is board certified in Pain Management and Rehabilitation (PM&R). His role is to act as the head of a team of professionals to help back pain patients rehabilitate through physical therapy and the other modalities offered at the facility. Back pain patients may receive any of the following treatments under the supervision of Dr. Mejia:
Spinal Decompression for Back Pain: This therapy has helped many back pain patients avoid surgery by reducing the pressure on compressed nerves to alleviate pain. It is also used to reverse the damage of herniated or bulged discs.
Back Pain Relief through Physical Therapy: This modality is used to increase mobility and lessen pain while building the strength necessary to avoid future back pain issues.
Acupuncture and Back Pain: Using ancient Chinese medical theories, acupuncture is an extremely effective method of reducing back pain. It stimulates the body to harness the natural ability to fight pain. For example, acupuncture prompts the release of endorphins, which are produced by the body and have opiate-like properties.
Massage Therapy: Deep Tissue Massage applies direct pressure to the soft tissues of the back to release tension and pain.
Chiropractic Care for Back Pain: Back pain patients can benefit from chiropractic in two main ways: chiropractic increases motion in the joints of the spine to re-establish normal movement while realigning the spine to reduce pain and inflammation.
When patients are experiencing debilitating pain that inhibits the rehabilitation process, the medical doctor at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation Center may administer one of a number of minimally invasive procedures involving the injection of a long-lasting steroid and/or anesthetic numbing agent. For back pain sufferers, these may include Epidural Steroid Injections, Trigger Point Injections; Sacroiliac Injections, and Coccyx Injections (among others). This strategy helps to relieve back pain and start the rehabilitation process.
For people experiencing back pain in Monmouth County, Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation Center is located in Red Bank, NJ and is currently accepting new patients. Please contact Monmouth Pain and Rehab at 732-345-1377 or by visiting our Web site at www.monmouthspine.com.
Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation Center
7 Globe Court
Red Bank NJ 07701