Pain Management Physiatrist
ACGME board certified, Dr. Jarrod Friedman trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Chicago and was fellowship trained in anesthesia pain medicine at the University of Michigan. Dr. Friedman treats acute and chronic pain of the spine and peripheral joints, cancer- related pain, sports injuries, and other sprain/strain conditions including accident related injuries and chronic post-operative pain.
Q. What types of pain therapies do you prescribe?
I offer traditional conservative therapies, both interventional and non-interventional, and more advanced treatments including Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and regenerative therapies, neurostimulation, and percutaneous intra-discal therapies, but only after determining the underlying diagnosis. Multimodal therapy provides superior long-term relief and can slow progression of chronic pathologies. This approach is used to treat acute sprain and strain injuries and chronic pain conditions. Regenerative therapy and PRP are used for sprain/strain injuries in individuals with high level activity to accelerate the healing process or in patients who wish to avoid surgery or who are not surgical candidates.
Q: What is unique about your approach?
So many people are looking for a quick fix and go right to injection, sometimes before they understand their diagnosis or even have one. Pain is not a diagnosis, but a symptom of something wrong underneath. Most people have more than one pathology that could be causing their pain. The key to long-term relief and returning to life is first determining which diagnosis is the primary cause and then tailoring a treatment unique to the patient for that pathology. Educating the patient on prevention and adaptation for everyday life is also essential. This combined approach makes the difference between people who get long-term relief and people who only get short-term relief.
CoreSmart Pain Health Institute
5458 Town Center Road, Suite 103, Boca Raton, FL 33486
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