The Center for Sports and Spine Medicine at Hackensack Meridian Health
JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute is home to premier musculoskeletal and sports medicine program
Our clinical team is utilizing innovative interventional procedures to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal and spine-related injuries.
We provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and nonsurgical approach to pain and sports injuries that focuses on rehabilitation and education in conjunction with physical therapy and therapeutic exercise, our goal is to help patients regain quality of life and function.
Our board-certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians develop an individualized care plan to help each patient regain strength, create a healthy lifestyle, ease pain and regain function safely and quickly.
Areas of Treatment
The Center for Sports and Spine Medicine provides treatment for a wide range of sports, musculoskeletal and pain conditions, including:
At JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, we’re advancing the care of musculoskeletal injuries by using:
Platelet-rich plasma therapy harnesses the body’s own natural healing ability to accelerate healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints
Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound identifies potential sources of pain using real-time imaging
Ultrasound-guided joint and nerve blocks allow for precisely targeted injections for pain relief
Radiofrequency ablation uses a radiofrequency current to decrease pain signaling from a targeted area
Fluoroscopic Spine Injections use state-of-the-art X-ray-guidance to provide targeted spine therapies
Further Treatment options
Other treatment options include:
Facet joint injections and medial branch blocks
Sacroiliac joint injections
Peripheral nerve injections
Spinal cord stimulation
Shoulder, hip, and knee injections
Myofascial trigger point injections
Occipital nerve blocks
Why choose JFK Johnson to address your injury?
Our rehabilitation medicine physicians are experts in working with various types of injuries. In addition, they work diligently to coordinate care among the various medical disciplines. At JFK Johnson, you will have access to various services such as aquatic therapy, acupuncture, rehabilitation, psychology and a fitness center. The comprehensive care we provide will help in achieving optimal function.
Does JFK Johnson accept my insurance?
While JFK Johnson accepts most insurance and will assist you in determining coverage under your plan, we strongly recommend that you contact your insurance carrier directly to confirm your insurance coverage.
What is the difference between acute and chronic pain?
Acute pain usually comes on fast and goes away in days, weeks or months, if treated properly. It disappears when the underlying cause of pain has healed or has been treated. Acute pain becomes chronic when the cause is difficult to treat.
Chronic pain is pain that exists for three or more months. Other health problems, such as fatigue, sleep disturbance, decreased appetite and mood changes may occur with chronic pan. It can cause difficulty in everyday activities and affect a person’s overall quality of life.
“I don’t just have a good doctor he is a fantastic doctor. I have a doctor who actually cares what’s going on with each and every patient he sees. I had been to numerous doctors prior to him & he immediately figured out the problem. His compassionate bedside manners, competence in his specialty and holistic approach, made me feel incredibly comfortable. He also took his time to explain everything and performed my procedure as though I was a friend / family. I’m a nurse & trust me he is a top notch doctor. I thank God that I found him. Truly knows his specialty and I love how he’s interested in your overall health. Can’t recommend him enough”
“My therapist at JFK is excellent. She did everything she can to help my problem. Thank you for all the wonderful service you have in your department.”
“My therapist brought me back to a normal life. I was afraid to move because of my pain and she taught me how to help myself, and gave me the tools and training I needed to feel confident again. I walked in fearful and left very confident that I would know what to do to help myself if I ever had the pain again!”
“Dr. Brown and his team are very informative and professional.”