NERA Spine, Sports & Pain Medicine
NERA | Northeast Rehab

Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal & Neurological Conditions Managed By Dr. Scott Naftulin and Dr. Bruce Zhang

Pain Types & Management

What Is Disability Management?

In pain and can't work? Whether this is a new or chronic problem, work-related or not, Physiatrists are trained to manage issues that may interfere with one's ability to work. Low back pain is the leading cause for disability world wide and account for at least one third of work related injuries. This lost work [...]

What Is Involved With Pain Management?

Chronic pain is a complex medical condition that involves a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. Pain can be treated by specialists in Physiatry (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation), Anesthesiology, Interventional Radiology, or Physical Therapy. As a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation practice, we treat not only the painful problem, but we treat the patient as a whole. We [...]

What Is Neuropathic Pain?

Neuropathic pain comes in many forms and typically results from damaged nerve tissue or compressed nerves. Nerve roots compressed from the spine usually cause cervical or lumbar radiculopathy (sciatica), as well as pain after back surgery (failed back syndrome). Other causes of nerve pain (usually from peripheral nerves) include nerve entrapment (i.e. Carpal tunnel syndrome), [...]

What Is Musculoskeletal Pain?

Musculoskeletal pain affects not only bones and muscles, but also ligaments, tendons and nerves. This pain can be caused by an acute injury, such as falls, fractures, sprains, dislocations, car accidents, and direct muscle trauma. It can also be a chronic condition, most commonly affecting the lower back. Joint pains from arthritis are also a [...]