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Sports Medicine and Pain Management Rehabilitation

Hackensack Meridian Health offers outpatient pain management and sports rehabilitation programs for people of all ages who are coping with chronic pain that is interfering with daily life. Our clinical team uses interventional procedures to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal and back pain resulting from chronic conditions and injuries. When possible, non-surgical, non-addictive approaches to pain relief are used to achieve treatment goals, which include:
  • Avoiding subsequent injury
  • Managing existing pain
  • Promoting a healthy lifestyle
  • Reducing and relieving pain
  • Regaining function
  • Restoring confidence
Our board certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians and care team develop an individualized care plan to help each patient regain strength, create a healthy lifestyle, ease pain and regain function safely and quickly.

When to Seek Pain Management and Sports Medicine Rehabilitation

We care for patients with the following symptoms or conditions:

Ankle and foot problems

Arthritic conditions

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS or RSD)

Diabetic nerve pain

Elbow swelling, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow

Fibromyalgia and myofascial pain

Hip or groin pain, arthritis or bursitis

Joint pain or limited range of motion

Knee pain or buckling

Lower back pain

Neck and spine pain

Neuropathic pain

Pain issues after back surgery

Pain issues from stroke and spinal cord injury

Pelvic pain

Sciatica or radicular pain

Shoulder, hip and knee injections

Tendonitis or ligament sprain

Treatment Options for Pain Management and Sports Rehabilitation

We offer a full range of services designed to help patients resume their normal activities including:

Bursa injections: A steroid injection that can reduce joint pain from arthritis or other inflammatory diseases.

Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound: Identifies potential sources of pain using real-time imaging

Discography: An imaging test used to determine the cause of back pain

Epidural injections: A steroid injection delivered directly into the area outside of fluid around your spinal cord to relieve back pain.

Facet joint injections and medial branch blocks: Injections of local anesthetic and steroid into the facet joint in the spine or the area outside the joint space called the medial branch.

Fluoroscopic spine injections: Uses X-ray-guidance to provide targeted spine therapies.

Myofascial trigger point injections: A small amount of anesthetic and steroid is injected into trigger point areas, in the arms, legs, lower back and neck, to soothe muscle pain.

Occipital nerve blocks: Injections of anesthetic and steroid into the neck area to help prevent migraine and headache.

Peripheral nerve injections: An anesthetic is injected near a nerve or bundle of nerves to stop pain in an area of the body.

Platelet-rich plasma therapy: Harnesses the body’s own natural healing ability to accelerate healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints

Radiofrequency ablation: Uses a radiofrequency current to decrease pain signaling from a targeted area.

Rehabilitation psychology: Our rehabilitation psychologists care for each patient’s mental health and emotional needs after a life-changing event.

Sacroiliac (SI) joint injections: An injection of anesthetic and steroid in the lower back to alleviate back pain.

Shoulder, hip and knee injections: A combination of anesthetic and steroid is injected into the joints to relieve pain.

Sphenopalatine blocks: An anesthetic is applied through a catheter to a group of nerves behind the nose to treat headache.

Spinal cord stimulation: A spinal cord stimulator is an implanted device that uses low levels of electrical impulse to help manage spinal pain.

Sympathetic nerve blocks: Steroid injections around the sympathetic nerve roots along the spine to provide pain relief.

Ultrasound-guided joint and nerve blocks: Precisely targets injections for pain relief

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Why Choose Hackensack Meridian Health for Sports Medicine and Pain Management Rehabilitation


Our pain management team offers a wide variety of treatment options including conservative drug therapies, epidural anesthesia and minimally invasive nerve stimulation techniques performed in our radiology and vascular labs. 

Patient Experience

Each patient’s pain management plan is highly personalized to address their symptoms, condition and long-term goals.


Our specialists use advanced innovative imaging and pain relief techniques to treat orthopedic and sports injuries.

Our Doctors

Our rehabilitation specialists work closely with you, your family, and your other care providers to assist with your recovery after COVID-19.

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