Where Can I Find the Top Knee Pain Specialist NY 2020? | Advice from a Pain Doctor
Who’s The Best Knee Pain Specialist NY 2020? | The Pain Treatment Specialists
If you’re looking for a top knee pain specialist ny 2020, then this state of the art pain center is your best option. The Pain Treatment Specialists prides itself on using the latest minimally invasive treatment options to diagnose and treat knee pain issues. Regardless of whether you have an underlying health condition like osteoarthritis or are struggling with an acute injury like meniscus tears, these top pain doctors nyc can help you get back on your feet.
Many individuals believe that knee surgery and narcotics are the only way to diagnose and treat knee pain. However, knee surgery is risky and might not always be necessary. Some of the most common risks associated with knee surgery include:
- Issues with anesthesia
- Blood clots
- Wound infections
- Increased risk of stroke
- Increased risk of heart attack
- Long recovery periods
- Potential over-reliance on narcotics, NSAIDs and opioids
Instead of relying on invasive surgeries and narcotics, the best way to maximize your health is by booking an appointment with one of the board certified, Harvard-trained knee doctors at The Pain Treatment Specialists NYC. These doctors are passionate about using safe, low risk and highly effective treatments which are non-invasive.
Let’s explore some of the most innovative and exciting treatments currently available.
The Top 5 Knee Treatments | The Pain Treatment Specialists
The best knee pain specialist ny 2020 at The Pain Treatment Specialists uses the latest minimally invasive treatment options that avoid knee surgery and narcotics. This is because these top knee pain specialists recognize the risks and consequences associated with invasive surgeries and narcotics.
The best way to diagnose and treat knee pain is by using non-invasive treatment options. These treatment choices are pain free, low risk and highly effective. Best of all, they are carried out by board certified, Harvard-trained knee doctors at a state of the art manhattan clinic.
Let’s look at the top 5 knee treatments recommended by expert knee pain doctors.
Knee Steroid Injections
Steroid injections are usually the first line of treatment. A top knee pain specialist ny 2020 can use a combination of local anesthetic and corticosteroid medicine to directly target knee joint pain. The local anesthetic ensures the knee joint is numb and the corticosteroid medicine reduces inflammation and subsequent pain in the knee joint. Steroid injections enable fast, simple and highly effective pain relief that can last for long periods of time. Some individuals even receive 2-3 steroid injections for best results.
Genicular Nerve Block
A genicular nerve block (also known as a ‘G’ block) is when a top pain doctor nyc uses local anesthetic to ‘block’ pain signals from being sent to the brain via the genicular (sensory) nerves in the knee joint. G blocks can also help pain doctors assess how effective a treatment can be. In this way, G blocks can be used for both diagnostic and therapeutic reasons.
Radiofrequency Ablation of the Genicular Nerve
Radiofrequency ablation is an excellent treatment for knee pain. It has helped many individuals avoid the use of steroid medicine or invasive surgeries.
Radiofrequency ablation is when a knee pain specialist ny 2020 uses a small generator to transmit radiofrequency energy to the knee joint. The radiofrequency energy is sent in small currents. Once the radiofrequency energy reaches the knee joint, it targets the genicular (sensory) nerves located in the joint. The radiofrequency energy heats up the genicular nerves in the knee joint and deactivates them. This stops the genicular nerves sending pain signals from the knee joint to the brain.
Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
Prp treatment is an exciting and innovative area of pain medicine. It describes when a top knee pain specialist ny 2020 combines the most advanced forms of regenerative medicine with a holistic approach to healthcare.
During this procedure, a pain doctor nyc draws up a small volume of your blood. This is then put into a machine called a centrifuge. The centrifuge condenses the platelets in the blood so that there is a high concentration of them. The condensed platelets are then re-injected into the knee joint to stimulate the growth of healthy new cells.
Hyaluronic Acid Injections
Hyaluronic acid injections describe when a pain doctor injects hyaluronic acid directly into the knee joint to alleviate joint pain. Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of joint fluid. Injecting hyaluronic acid directly into the knee joint can increase the amount of fluid in the knee joint which is helpful for conditions like osteoarthritis. This is because osteoarthritis can lead to painful, stiff and inflamed joints due to friction that occurs as a result of wear and tear over time. Injecting hyaluronic acid directly into the knee joint can therefore combat the friction and increase the amount of lubrication in the knee joint.
What Is A Pain Doctor?
A pain doctor (also known as a pain management doctor or pain physician) is a leading expert in pain medicine. Pain doctors at The Pain Treatment Specialists have undergone rigorous medical training and have an abundance of experience in providing safe, minimally invasive treatment options.
It’s important that your pain doctor has the following experience and credentials to their name: –
- Board certification – this demonstrates that all of the doctors at this state of the art manhattan pain center have achieved the highest possible levels of medical training. They have undergone rigorous medical examinations to achieve this status. Many of the doctors at The Pain Treatment Specialists are double (and even triple) board certified.
- Harvard alumni – Harvard Medical School is the leading medical school in the world. All of the doctors at The Pain Treatment Specialists received their training from Havard which demonstrates their high medical and professional caliber.
- Minimally invasive treatment options – all of the doctors at this Center of Excellence in Manhattan NYC are passionate about using the latest non-invasive medical procedures. Putting your health first by providing low risk, pain free and highly effective treatment options is at the heart of The Pain Treatment Specialists NYC.
Our pain doctors understand why you might be worried about your acute and chronic knee pain issues. That’s why they value spending time with each patient to understand their pain complaint and provide the best treatment options on the market. If you have knee joint pain and want to find out more about the best treatments available, be sure to schedule an appointment with The Pain Treatment Specialists NYC. Their state of the art pain center is located next to the Flatiron neighborhood and is near Grand Central Station.
Harvard Medical School
Director of Pain Management
Dr. George Hanna is a nationally recognized pain management specialist and Double Board Certified in anesthesiology and pain management medicine. Dr. Hanna is currently available at Pain Treatment Specialists in Manhattan and Clifton, NJ. He is now accepting most major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Harvard Medical School
NY & NJ PAIN SPECIALIST
Dr. Volney is double board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is currently seeing patients at our Pain Treatment Center in Manhattan and Clifton, New Jersey. Most pain treatments are covered by all major medical insurances and Medicare.
Harvard Medical School
NY & NJ Pain Specialist
Dr. Michael Nguyen is world renowned in Pain Medicine. Dr. Nguyen completed his residency and advanced Pain fellowship training at Harvard Medical School. During his tenure at Harvard, Dr. Nguyen was awarded the “Mentor of the Year” and also “Teacher of the Year” award.
Harvard Medical School
NJ PAIN SPECIALIST
Dr. Lombardi specializes in the treatment of back, neck, and joint pain. By using a range of minimally invasive modalities as well as advanced procedures, she helps patients achieve a pain free life without the need for surgery. Dr. Lombardi will be offering her pain treatment services in Clifton, New Jersey.