Pain Management Doctors

Pain management is important for ongoing pain control, especially if the patient suffers from pain due to a work-related injury. Interventional pain management is a “discipline of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of pain-related disorders.” Interventional pain medicine utilizes a multidisciplinary approach, in which a team of health care professionals (orthopedic surgeon, spine surgeon, neurosurgeon, neurologist, acupuncturist, and physical therapist) works together, to provide a full range of treatments and services for injured workers suffering from acute pain caused by work-related injury.

As the best, and often last, resort for patients diagnosed with acute pain, our goal is to relieve, reduce, or manage pain and improve a patient’s overall quality of life through minimally invasive techniques specifically designed to diagnose and treat painful conditions. Advanced Pain Care also strives to help patients return to work quickly and without heavy reliance on medications.

Dr. Ningning He, MD

Dr. Ningning He, MD is board certified in anesthesiology and ABA subspecialty in pain medicine. Dr. He finished her pain management training at New York University. Dr. He uses the most advanced but least invasive pain management techniques to diagnose and treat acute and chronic pain. Appropriate and targeted treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis from Dr. He and her team, followed by an action plan to suit the patient’s needs. The goal of Dr. He and her team is compassionate care of the highest quality for those suffering from pain.

Dr He served as an instructor for RIWOspine US in Spine Endoscopy techniques. Dr He had extensive training in minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr He is a member of American Board of Anesthesiology Pain Medicine, North American Spine Society (NASS), Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS), and American Society Of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP). Dr He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center and Hudson Regional Hospital.

Dr. Vivek Ramakrishnan, DO, FACOS, FACS

Dr. Ramakrishnan is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in complex and minimally-invasive spine surgery. He is one of a very small number of spine surgeons in the United States with training in both neurosurgery and orthopaedic spine-surgery. Dr. Ramakrishnan completed his residency training in neurological surgery in southern California at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and proceeded to complete a cranial-spinal trauma fellowship at Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs. Following this, he completed a second fellowship in complex and minimally-invasive spine surgery at the University of California, San Diego under the tutelage of one of the foremost pioneers in spine surgery, Dr. Steven Garfin.

As a spine surgeon, Dr. Ramakrishnan utilizes the latest techniques for his patients including minimally-invasive techniques, robotic technology, and stereotactic navigation. He focuses on the operative therapies that will give patients the maximum recovery they deserve. Dr. Ramakrishnan also serves as a faculty member for neurosurgery residents at Rutgers/RWJ as well as for orthopedic residents at Jersey City Medical Center. He has published book chapters on cranial/spinal trauma as well as peer-reviewed articles. He is a member of North American Spine Society (NASS), American College of Surgeons (ACS), American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS), and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS).

Dr. Steven Struhl, MD

Dr. Struhl specializes in shoulder and knee-related injuries and conditions. He takes pride in being innovative in the orthopedic field with the most up to date treatments including a patented procedure for the repair of shoulder separations (AC joint dislocations), robotic-assisted partial knee replacement and the latest techniques in non-operative minimally invasive orthopedics including the latest in cutting edge treatment modalities.

Dr. Struhl is board certified in both Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine/Arthroscopic Surgery and has been in private practice for over 22 years. He is currently on faculty at NYU Medical School and is a member of the teaching service at the Hospital for Joint Diseases. He has authored numerous peer-review articles and his research has been presented both nationally and internationally. He has served as a medical consultant to the US Open tennis tournament and is currently the Medical Director for Sportscare Physical Therapy, the official physical therapists for the Brooklyn Nets. A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Struhl earned his medical degree from the University of California San Francisco. He performed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Montefiore Medical Center in New York and completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Penn State University. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Dr. Chongmu (Joseph) Lee, L.Ac, Dip. Acu.

Chongmu is a licensed acupuncturist in New Jersey and New York. He studied the acupuncture at the New York College of TCM, and earned the herbal certificate at the Eastern school of TAM in New Jersey. He utilizes his acupuncture techniques of Saam Korean acupuncture and Tung’s acupuncture, with the local and distal point acupunctures . He was certificated of the facial cosmetic and the weight control treatments from Meizen acupuncture. Also, he studied the scalp treatment for the stroke and spine injuries from Zhu’s Scalp acupuncture, and the trauma and drug addiction treatment from “the Acupuncture without border”. He has been working as a full time bases on the pain management mostly after he was licensed on 2007.