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Why Is Rehabilitation So Important After an Injury? Dec 1st, 2022

Whether you’ve had a sports injury, experienced an injury in an automobile accident, got hurt on the job, or just had a random mishap that caused harm to your body, you typically need medical care to get your body healed and back on track. Our board-certified team of experts at University Pain Medicine Center provides comprehensive evaluations to...

Why PRP Is the Gold Standard in Pain Relief Nov 1st, 2022

As advances in the medical field continue, cutting-edge treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) offer some of the most promising results for pain relief. It has become a well-known therapy for healing your body.  More and more people have been turning to PRP therapy because of its many benefits. Our board-certified...

Getting Your Life Back With Pain Management Oct 1st, 2022

You want relief as quickly as possible when you have pain in your body. But knowing how to manage it can leave you with many questions — one of them being — “Where do I start?” That’s why we’re here.  We’re a team of board-certified physicians who understands the magnitude...

A Closer Look at the Mental Side of Pain Sep 1st, 2022

When you experience physical pain, your body tells you that something isn’t right. Typically, when you don’t feel well, you want to find out the root cause, gain an accurate diagnosis, address the ailment, and receive treatment. When you consistently deal with chronic pain, you can be left feeling hopeless...

How Your Diet Impacts Pain Aug 1st, 2022

If you suffer from chronic pain, your diet could be the culprit. You might wonder what your nutrition has to do with your pain. Surprisingly — a lot. The root cause of pain varies, but what you eat affects how you physically feel. Our team at University Pain Medicine Center, understands the link...

Will an EMG Show a Pinched Nerve? Jul 1st, 2022

Pinched nerves are common. About 85 out of 100,000 adults in the United States suffer from nerve pain every year. If you experience any kind of numbness or persistent pain in your body, you need answers as quickly as possible. That’s when it’s time to contact us at University Pain Medicine Center. As...

Who Benefits from Trigger Point Injections Jun 1st, 2022

Do you ever feel like you have a knot in your back, or in your shoulders, or somewhere in your body that causes chronic pain? These are called trigger points.  At University Pain Medicine Center, we’re a team of chronic pain specialists who have the expertise to provide trigger point injections (TPIs) to alleviate your pain. We...

Am I a Candidate for a Spinal Cord Stimulator? May 9th, 2022

Chronic pain in your back or having a herniated disc can take a toll on your quality of life. University Pain Medicine Center has six locations in New Jersey, where our team of providers are committed to finding the root cause of your pain and giving you the ongoing relief...

What to Expect Before, During, and After Kyphoplasty Apr 28th, 2022

Some surprises are good — but not when it comes to surgery. At University Pain Medicine Center in Central New Jersey and the greater New York City area, our board-certified pain management specialists believe it’s best to be fully educated and prepared for every procedure, so you can be an...

Spinal Cord Stimulation Aug 17th, 2020

    One particular treatment for chronic pain is Spinal Cord Stimulation. In this interventional pain management treatment, a permanent spinal cord stimulator is implanted under the skin. The stimulator masks the pain signals traveling through your spinal cord before they reach your brain. The implanted device is similar to...

Epidural Steroid Injection Jul 8th, 2020

Epidural Steroid Injection is a minimally invasive treatment offered by UPMC. Read the poster to learn a little know about this procedure. Schedule an appointment with you UPMC physician to see if this is the right treatment for you!  

Learn About Sacroiliac Joint Pain By Joining Us For Our Complimentary Seminar This January Jun 10th, 2020

LEARN ABOUT SACROILIAC JOINT PAIN BY JOINING US FOR OUR COMPLIMENTARY SEMINAR THIS JANUARY At the University Pain Medicine Center, we’re more than pain management doctors near Highland Park, NJ, we’re partners for the patients that want to change the way pain impacts their lives. Treating a condition or ailment...

How The University Pain Medicine Center Can Help Those Suffering From Snow Shoveling Injuries Jun 3rd, 2020

HOW THE UNIVERSITY PAIN MEDICINE CENTER CAN HELP THOSE SUFFERING FROM SNOW SHOVELING INJURIES As those flakes of wintry precipitation gently glide downwards from the heavens, children across New Jersey stare in wonder and think of all the fun they’ll have on their snow day. However, for adults, the prospect...

How Can You Benefit From BMA? Jun 2nd, 2020

HOW CAN YOU BENEFIT FROM BMA? Regenerative injection therapy using bone marrow aspiration (BMA) is a recent development in medical science that has seen extraordinary results across a number of different patient types and ailments. The revolutionary new therapy has been shown to treat: Lumbar disc degeneration Ligament injuries Muscle...

Five Ways To Avoid A Knee Injury This Sports Season May 30th, 2020

FIVE WAYS TO AVOID A KNEE INJURY THIS SPORTS SEASON Now that the fall sports season has kicked off, millions are practicing, playing and competing across the country. But, with contact sports comes contact injuries and many are feeling the impact of the games played all over their bodies. From...

Easy Relief For Neck Strain May 23rd, 2020

EASY RELIEF FOR NECK STRAIN Chronic neck pain can be frustrating and distracting, but there are some simple techniques to alleviate or prevent it on your own. Strategically place ice on certain areas of the body. Neck pain may also be joined by nagging headaches and numbness or tingling in the...

Procedural Solutions For Lower Back Discomfort May 20th, 2020

PROCEDURAL SOLUTIONS FOR LOWER BACK DISCOMFORT If you have lower back pain, you are definitely not alone. About 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days. Both...

Protecting And Healing Joints Naturally May 20th, 2020

PROTECTING AND HEALING JOINTS NATURALLY Joint aches and pains increase with age and can sometimes worsen in the presence of a busy and active lifestyle. While there are several medications that reduce pain, it is not always advisable to take them over a long period of time as some can...

Spring Into Action With 7 Total Body Strengthening Exercises May 18th, 2020

SPRING INTO ACTION WITH 7 TOTAL BODY STRENGTHENING EXERCISES Spring is here! Your busy schedule may make it hard to get to the gym on a regular basis, but don’t let that stop you from moving. There are plenty of ways to strengthen your body and spring into action–even if...

Treating Postherpetic Neuralgia May 16th, 2020

TREATING POSTHERPETIC NEURALGIA Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN) is the most common complication of herpes zoster, or shingles. It is typically defined as any pain that remains after herpes zoster lesions or rashes heal, commonly following a three-month period. Shingles (also known as herpes zoster) is a skin rash that can be...

Healthy Spring Recipes May 15th, 2020

HEALTHY SPRING RECIPES Eating a balanced diet should make you feel satisfied and energized. Organic, nutrient-dense foods can help you heal from years of chronic illness. Whether you are battling inflammation and food sensitivities, want to overhaul your lifestyle or are just looking for some healthy cooking ideas, use these...

Bare Necessities: Combating Arthritis In Winter May 13th, 2020

BARE NECESSITIES: COMBATING ARTHRITIS IN WINTER If you have arthritis in your hands, winter is often the worst time of year. Your wrists and hands contain more than 25 joints combined, and the more joints an area has, the more structures arthritis can affect. When you hands are cold, muscles,...

Pudendal Nerve Block For Relief Of Pelvic Pain May 11th, 2020

PUDENDAL NERVE BLOCK FOR RELIEF OF PELVIC PAIN What could possibly be worse than struggling with a painful condition and feeling ashamed to discuss the problem due to the intimacy of its nature? Such is the case for several suff ering with pudendal neuralgia, a little-known disease that affects one...

Go Rutgers! May 14th, 2015

All three of the UPMC doctors are proud Rutgers University graduates! They back to their alma mater by sponsoring Rutgers Athletics. It’s an exciting year for Rutgers now that they are part of the Big 10…Go Rutgers!

Questions To Ask Yourself Before Having Surgery May 14th, 2015

QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE HAVING SURGERY Many patients may rush to surgery as their first option to help treat pain. However, many are also unaware of what nonsurgical treatments are available. As many health professionals will tell their patients, surgery is the “last resort option”. So, let’s discuss a...

Rutgers University Recognizes Dr. Demesmin For His Contribution To Odasis May 14th, 2015

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY RECOGNIZES DR. DEMESMIN FOR HIS CONTRIBUTION TO ODASIS Rutgers University highlights Dr. Demesmin for inviting the Rutgers ODASIS group to the Michigan football game and providing a scholarship to the students in the ODASIS program.  

How To Shovel Snow Without Hurting Your Back May 14th, 2015

HOW TO SHOVEL SNOW WITHOUT HURTING YOUR BACK Need to shovel snow after the snow storm? Read Dr. Parikh’s tips on how to avoid a back injury while shoveling. Bella Magazine Blog: Dr. Parikh’s Tips on Shoveling Snow

How To Avoid Back Pain In The Kitchen During The Holiday Season Nov 4th, 2014

HOW TO AVOID BACK PAIN IN THE KITCHEN DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON The holiday season means a long day of standing and cooking in the kitchen, wrapping gifts and decorating. These activities can cause strain on your neck and back. Don’t let pain hold you back this year! Here are...