Pain Management

If you’re tired of the same old medication-first approach to pain management, you’ll appreciate the approach at North Jersey Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Institute in Clifton, New Jersey. Dr. Michael Russonella, DO, and his experienced support team look for the origin of your pain and then treat it accordingly using state-of-the-art treatments, instead of focusing on temporary fixes like medication. When the source of your pain is gone, you can finally enjoy a lasting recovery. Book your appointment online or by phone now.

Pain Management Q & A

What kind of pain management do I need?

Pain management is very much an individual thing, based on your specific needs and goals for your recovery. Many patients begin with the standard pain management route, either at home using over-the-counter drugs or at their primary care doctor using prescription drugs.

However, this type of medication-based pain management isn’t meant for long-term relief, and if you need a lasting solution, your doctor may refer you to an orthopaedic specialist like Dr. Russonella.

Pain management at North Jersey Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Institute emphasizes correcting your problem at its source, which then allows for long-term relief. Sometimes, this involves minimally invasive surgery, but in many other cases, non-surgical options can give you the lasting pain relief you need.


What are the non-surgical options for pain management?

North Jersey Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Institute offers a variety of non-surgical pain management treatments, including injection-based treatments and physical therapy.

Injection-based treatments can include methods such as corticosteroid injections to help relieve inflammation and pain, or platelet-rich plasma injections to help regenerate the damaged tissue that’s causing your pain.

Physical therapy treatment can be unique for every patient, but it usually includes both pain-relieving treatments, like cryotherapy and electrical muscle stimulation, as well as strengthening exercises.

No matter which non-surgical option you use, protecting against future injury is important. For this reason, Dr. Russonella and your physical therapy team may assign you at-home exercises to help you strengthen the muscle support system around your injured or damaged area.

What are the surgical options for pain management?

When non-surgical options aren’t effective, or when they don’t give you the long-term results you need, Dr. Russonella may recommend a minimally invasive surgical procedure to permanently resolve your pain.

Dr. Russonella does most orthopaedic surgeries with an arthroscope, a tiny lighted camera that sends images from within your body to a high-definition monitor nearby. Dr. Russonella uses these images as a guide to performing your surgery using very small incisions and ultrathin surgical instruments.

As you heal, you’ll undergo physical therapy to help you grow stronger, regain your range of motion, and reduce the chance of recurrence.

Book your pain management appointment online or by phone now.


Experts in Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

It’s All about How We Treat You

At North Jersey Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Institute Dr. Russonella is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care and comfort of athletes of all ages, including patients with non-related sports injuries.  To provide efficient and excellent care he focuses on personal interactions and individualized care for each and every patient. He is committed to improving the overall condition of the patient as well as their quality of life by offering various treatment options to minimize downtime and maximize recovery.

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