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Other Pain Conditions

Don’t suffer with pain any longer. Our pain management specialists strive to effectively treat many conditions and injuries that can cause you pain using non-surgical treatments in NYC and NJ.

There are many conditions that cause pain and can affect any part of the body from head to toe. Properly diagnosing and treating pain that is not due to an apparent injury is challenging, especially if you are not seeing a Pain Medicine Specialist.

Fortunately, at The Spine & Rehab Group our team of Pain Management Specialists in NYC and NJ is highly trained in effectively helping patients get to the root of their pain and find relief using non-surgical treatment methods. Whether you have already been diagnosed with a chronic pain condition or are experiencing symptoms, our Board Certified Pain Doctors utilize state-of-the art electrodiagnostic medicine and treatment options to alleviate your pain.

Common Chronic Pain Conditions treated at our Manhattan and New Jersey locations include Migraine Headaches, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Coccydynia, Peripheral Neuralgia and Phantom Limb Pain.

No matter how intense or long-lasting your pain, your quality of life improves with a comprehensive pain management plan. Pain specialists at the Spine & Rehab Group, with locations in NYC and northern New Jersey, offer individualized interventional pain management for acute and chronic pain. With a comprehensive pain management plan, you get relief from pain, as well as resources to prevent further complications. Call an office near you for an appointment.

What Type of Pain Requires Management?

Pain is either acute or chronic. Pain management techniques most often provide treatment for chronic long-term pain, typically defined as pain that lasts longer than three months despite various treatments. But some modalities of integrated pain management also have success with acute, short-term pain.

At the Spine & Rehab Group in Manhattan and northern New Jersey, an experienced team of pain management physicians led by Dr. Amr Hosny have the expertise and the treatments to make this improvement sustainable. The interdisciplinary team provides integrated pain management that fits your needs and your lifestyle.


Arthritis is a medical condition that affects the joints in your body causing inflammation, pain, fatigue and difficulty with mobility. Arthritis can affect more than one area of your body and most commonly progresses with age. There are over 100 different types of Arthritis that affect the neck, shoulder, spine, hand, wrist, hip, knee, ankle and feet. The most common types of Arthritis are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Read More: About Arthritis


A Migraine Headache is an intense headache that causes pain, throbbing and sensitivity to noises and light. Migraine headaches are often genetic, but can be caused by other factors including stress or tension in the neck or shoulders, overexertion during physical activity, alcohol, medication and even certain foods.

Read More: Migraine Headaches


Myofascial Pain Syndrome is a chronic pain condition caused by a strain or an injury that affects the muscles, ligaments and tendons throughout the body. The strain or injury on any one or more of these areas may cause pressure on the trigger points in your muscles and ultimately pain – this is Myofascial pain. While Myofascial Pain Syndrome can affect essentially every muscle in your body, the most common area affected is the neck.

Read More: Myofascial Pain Syndrome


For those patients who spend extensive amounts of time sitting or have incurred recent injury to the tailbone, coccydynia can be an incredibly painful condition. When a patient has developed coccydynia, their tailbone (or coccyx) becomes irritated and creates immense tenderness between the buttocks. Due to this inflammation, intense pain is felt when sitting as well as during sexual intercourse and bowel movements.

Read More: Coccydynia

What Causes Pain?

Pain signals are sent through your nerves to the brain whenever you suffer tissue damage. But everyone feels pain in a different way, so seek treatment from an experienced pain management physician when it gets too much for you. At the Spine & Rehab Group, you’re treated for your unique condition and its symptoms. Pain that’s acute usually triggers an immediate response. It causes you to react in a way to stop the cause of that pain, such as when you pull a muscle in your back while lifting weights. You feel acute pain in three ways:

  • Somatically, when it’s on the surface of your skin or just below the surface, like when you’re burned or stung
  • Viscerally, meaning it comes from your internal organs or from your body’s cavity linings, as you feel when you have cramps after running
  • Referred, when the pain comes from another part of your body, such as feeling shoulder pain when having a heart attack or leg pain from a slipped disc

Chronic pain, which can be severe or mild, may be constant, as with arthritis, or intermittent, as with migraines. Your central nervous system becomes flooded with pain signals so that you feel the initial trauma or acute pain that started the condition for much longer periods of time.

How Does Pain Management Start?

Pain management involves medical treatments to help you manage your pain. The often temporary measures allow you to participate in your recovery, regain mobility and return to normal daily activities. Your doctor may treat acute and chronic pain with different modalities, depending on how long you’ve had the pain and what’s causing it.

All treatment starts after your pain management physician assesses the cause of your pain. You can’t get treated until a diagnosis is established. Your integrated pain management specialist may first recommend physical therapy approaches, such as:

  • Manual therapy
  • Over-the-counter pain relievers
  • Joint manipulation
  • Postural adjustments
  • Strength training
  • Electrical stimulation with a TENS unit
  • Physical therapy and home exercise plans
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Appropriate sports training education

How Is Pain Diagnosed?

Electromyography (EMG) is a diagnostic tool used to get an accurate diagnosis for advanced pain management treatment. Since an improper diagnosis may result in treatment that creates more pain, this diagnostic procedure helps determine if you have a muscle or nerve disorder. Your pain management doctor may request this method if you suffer symptoms, such as:

  • A tingling or a numbing sensation
  • Muscle cramping
  • No muscle strength
  • Severe muscle pain
  • Paralysis

While many causes of pain are self-evident, such as when you’ve been in an accident or suffered a sports injury, an EMG can detect muscle disease, nerve disorders and other dysfunctions, such as:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive disorder that attacks the nerve cells in your brain and spinal cord
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful but manageable disorder affecting your hands and arms
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome, an autoimmune nerve disease
  • Muscular dystrophy, which is a genetic disease affecting muscle structure and its ability to function
  • Myasthenia gravis, a rare condition that causes intense muscle weakness
  • Thoracic, cervical or lumbar herniated discs that indicate damage to the discs caused by injury to the spine

How Do Pain Management Doctors Decide on a Treatment?

Your pain management specialist wants to know the specifics about the type of pain you’re experiencing. Just as everyone feels pain differently, so you describe your pain in your own way. Prepare for questions that your pain specialist may ask, including:

  • What caused your pain?
  • When did it first start?
  • Is there anything that makes the pain worse?
  • Is there anything that diminishes your pain?
  • How severe is your pain?

If non-invasive techniques don’t work or your pain is too severe, other procedures have proven to be exceptionally effective. Your doctor recommends a comprehensive pain management plan that may include minimally invasive procedures, such as:

Where Can I Get the Best Pain Management Treatment?

Your pain management doctors at the Spine & Rehab Group always begin with the least invasive treatments. They use minimally invasive surgery only when all other treatments have failed to produce satisfactory results.

Dr. Hosny and his team of pain experts provide comprehensive pain management for both acute and chronic pain. An individualized interventional pain management program reduces your pain levels and enhances the quality of your life. Contact the nearest office today to begin a path to a pain-free life. The practice has three locations in New York City and five more in the surrounding New Jersey counties of Morris, Union and Bergen.

Page Updated on Oct 20, 2020 by Dr. Hosny (Interventional Spine Specialist) of The Spine & Rehab Group
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