We try to follow the guiding principle of the practice motto, which is a smart approach to pain and rehabilitative medicine. The term smart is a loaded term,  but I would like to emphasize the characteristics of being well reasoned and focused on accuracy. Our smart approach asks the questions, “what exactly is causing your…

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What to Expect After the mild® Procedure To achieve optimal recovery and rests, follow these instructions carefully. You should be discharged and able to walk on the same day of the procedure. As with any procedure, you may feel sore afterwards. If you feel extreme discomfort or pain, contact your physician immediately. Medication Tell your…

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Even with the end of the horrendous year that is 2020, a constant ring has remained which tolls New Year’s resolutions. In pre-COVID years, during the first few months of the years, I am never surprised by the increased crowds in my gym as many put action to their plan for a healthy new year.…

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Disc Herniation

Herniated discs occur from an injury, commonly with improper and excessive lifting or it is a degenerative or age-related process. In both scenarios, the onset of pain is significant and at times renders patients incapable of doing anything. Some visit the emergency room, others sleep on the floor for nights in a row. A herniated…

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Nackea Bachman, PA-C

Nackea Bachman PA-C is pleased to join the multidisciplinary care team of Philadelphia Smart Pain and Wellness. Nackea was born and raised in Mount Pleasant Mills, Pennsylvania, and received her bachelor’s degree at Temple University. She continued her education in graduate school, earning her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Charleston…

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We are excited to introduce Amber Nauman, DPT who will offer physical therapy in the Bala Cynwyd office. Philadelphia Smart Pain & Rehab will be an important division within the practice to create a multidisciplinary approach by combining physical therapy with pain management in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for any condition. The…

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy has helped us treat countless patients with musculoskeletal injuries and degenerative conditions. It is a therapy that we are passionate about and reflects the underlying philosophy of Philadelphia Smart Pain & Wellness of boosting health and addressing the causes of pain. PRP is a regenerative medicine technique that uses the…

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Steroid injections, such as epidural injections in the back and neck or joint injections, are performed primarily to decrease inflammation. When inflammation is decreased, the expectation is that pain is also reduced. These procedures are usually more effective than taking pills because the medication is deposited directly at the problem area and can be provided…

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Stellate Ganglion Injection

If we suspect that your hand pain is related to a nerve-related injury or a condition called complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), we can perform a safe injection called the Stellate Ganglion Block. The stellate ganglion is a collection of nerves that lies in front of the cervical vertebra. These nerves function to affect blood…

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COVID-19 changes

Philadelphia Smart Pain & Wellness is now offering site of care COVID-19 testing. Our clinically validated test uses a finger stick to measure antibody levels in the blood that reflect active coronavirus infection. It also tests for antibodies that reflect if you previously were infected and have developed long-standing immunity. The blood test takes 10…

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