Non-Surgical Back Pain Relief

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OCEAN COUNTY – Back braces have long been known to provide relief from low back pain. With modern materials and new compression technology, today’s braces bring pain relief to a new level.

A brace may be prescribed to reduce movement, provide extra support, keep the spine in a fixed position, and to treat particular types of spinal deformity. Depending on your spine problem, a spinal brace may help reduce pain too.

Spinal braces are used to treat many different spinal disorders such as neck or back sprain/strain, spondylosis, adolescent scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, fracture, and after certain types of spine surgery. The goal of bracing is to provide support and promote healing.

Bracing should be considered one of the first options to manage your pain. This is because they are non-invasive, totally reversible (they may be removed), and can prevent the need for potentially addictive pharmaceutical medication.

Medicare and most private health insurance companies do offer coverage for this treatment option. Your coverage would be checked by one of our insurance consultants to ensure coverage.

If you think you need a brace, first talk to your doctor or give us a call. While there are many types of braces available without a prescription, it is important we know why you are using a it and how often you wear it.

Our pain specialists are trained in the design and fit of braces, so they can determine the right type and fit of brace for you. It’s essential that the fit of the brace is customized. A spinal brace is not as effective if it doesn’t have the proper fit. If you have questions about spinal braces and how it might help your condition, don’t hesitate to talk to contact one of our pain specialists today.

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He is a diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology, a diplomat of the American Board of Pain Medicine and is TEE Board Certified by the National Board of Echocardiology. Dr. Mann has taught at St. Barnabas Hospital, has been published in numerous journals, and has contributed CD-ROMs for medical training. Now a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Specialist, Dr. Mann has dedicated his career to helping those with pain. Having a surgical background, Dr. Mann saw that there are many people who need help managing their pain. “It’s a new field,” Dr. Mann says. “It’s not like any other field and I just wanted to help people in pain.” He chose Whiting as his first location to open his practice due to the large population of senior citizens there with conditions causing acute and chronic pain. Dr. Mann succeeds in his goal of giving patients the ability to live with pain at a functional level through his comprehensive services and diagnostic capabilities. He is committed to providing patients with the most advanced and state of the art technologies and medical equipment. It was important to Dr. Mann that he build a strong staff that is highly capable and follows the mission and goals of the practice. He feels fortunate to have found such a great staff comprised of 30 professionals including five doctors, two nurse practitioners and multiple medical assistants. One of Dr. Mann’s colleagues is his wife, Dr. Sunita S. Mann, who is the practice’s Neuroradiologist. Together they have three children. Though he runs a busy practice, Dr. Mann always makes time for his family, attending his children’s sports activities and family events. Dr. Mann and his wife have struck a positive balance of home and work life, and Dr. S. Mann commends her husband’s work ethic. “He works six days a week and he loves it,” she says of her husband. “You could send him to the office all seven days and he would be completely fine because he loves what he does.” “If I could help somebody and they come back to see me and say, ‘thank you doctor,’ that makes my day,” Dr. Mann says. “If we change their life and put a smile on their face…that’s the main thing.”