The Center for Sports and Spine Medicine (CSSM) offers comprehensive services to individuals who are suffering from musculoskeletal injuries or chronic pain conditions. We treat all ages, from high school/college athletes and weekend warriors to senior citizens. These problems may be due to normal life activities, sports injuries, work related or motor vehicle accidents or other pain conditions.
From diagnosis and evaluation to treatment and rehabilitation, our goal is to help you return to the highest level of function while improving your overall quality of life.
Our multidisciplinary team consists of board certified doctors, licensed physical therapists, licensed occupational therapists, rehabilitation psychologists, social workers, and exercise specialists.
Our innovative and comprehensive approach to musculoskeletal and pain medicine is built on this foundation of teamwork and is augmented by a wide array of services, including minimally invasive interventional procedures, regenerative medicine, acupuncture, medication management, personalized therapy sessions, psychological support and complementary medicine. Your holistic multifaceted treatment plan will be designed using many of these CSSM services to ensure success.
Through our affiliation with Hackensack Meridian Health Seton Hall and Rutgers RWJ medical schools, and our nationally accredited residency and fellowship training programs, we are highly motivated to foster a culture of comprehensive care through up-to-date evidence-based practices. CSSM prides itself on providing compassionate, appropriate and effective care and education for all of our patients.
Treating A Wide Range of Sports, Musculoskeletal and Pain Conditions
Our comprehensive range of procedural and non-procedural strategies offer early detection and effective treatment options. These include:
Interventional Procedures provided by board certified pain and sports medicine doctors using state-of-the-art X-ray or ultrasound imaging guidance technology:
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
Regenerative Medicine Approaches like platelet rich plasma and prolotherapy to treat the following conditions:
Partial muscle or tendon tears
Tennis elbow (epicondylitis)
Osteoarthritis of the knee, hip and shoulder
Patellar tendon injury
Rotator cuff tear
What to Expect in Physical Therapy
Our one-on-one care model will help you meet your specific goals. Your individual treatment plan may include:
Edema (swelling) management
Home exercise programs
Water (aquatic) therapy
Personal fitness routine
Incorporating Personal Fitness
As you progress through your treatment plan, we also invite you to utilize the exercise specialists at our Hackensack Meridian Health JFK for Life Health and Fitness Center, offering personal fitness programs to assist in sustaining your rehabilitation progress and helping you bring your recovery and performance to the next level.
Customized workout programs
Specialized classes such as Zumba, yoga, Pilates, boxing and more
Personal (one-on-one) training
State-of-the-art exercise equipment
Group exercises including lower body workout, core stability training, cardio-interval training and circuit training
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.”