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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...