At our clinic, we use physical medicine and rehabilitation approach for pain management with body mechanics and spine mechanics as the basis of the approach to analyze the pain source. We do a detailed evaluation including a thorough examination and discuss possible causes of pain along with the need for any imaging or other work up with the patient.
We discuss various possible options of non-surgical treatments. The treatment focus is to involve the patient in decision-making providing information about the role of physical management, medication management, and role of various injections. Physical management includes physical therapy, chiropractic care, pool therapy, and life style modifications. Medications’ discussion includes various available classes of medications including nerve-based medications, local applications and non-narcotic and narcotic medications. Injections discussed include office-based injections, and injections performed under X-ray guidance including joint injections and epidural injections. Certain advanced procedures are also discussed as needed. An appropriate amount of discussion about the indications to see a surgeon is also done.
We also provide services to patients suffering from accident related injuries and work related injuries including back, and neck pain or other joint injuries. We also coordinate care for people suffering from concussion with post concussion syndrome, which is common in auto accidents.
We do focus on the outcomes, and with that in mind our goal is to provide information to the patients and to put them in the driving seat to make individual and well educated choice, while we offer various treatment services to plan out a successful return to the functional goals of life with no or minimal pain.
Sanjeev Arora, M.D. is a Diplomat of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and American Board of Pain Medicine. He obtained his medical education in India, including a specialization in Orthopedics Surgery. He practiced as an Orthopedic Surgeon in India before moving to North America. He then further completed his internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at State University of New York at Buffalo, NY. He further obtained subspecialty certification in Pain Management. He was actively involved in research and resident training and teaching since 2006 before starting his own practice in Dec 2013.
Khine Tian, PA-C believes in providing quality care that focuses on treating each individual patient as whole, addressing their needs both physically and mentally. Khine strives to provide good patient education and believes that it will help her patients lead in their own medical decision-making. It is her goal to provide evidence based medicine that meets the patient’s needs and their family members. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, testing out new recipes and playing with her cat.
Christy Hacking, PA-C has a focus on managing and treating pain through a multi-modal approach in order to improve the quality of life and function for her patients. She is passionate about providing high-quality care by building strong provider-patient relationships and allow patients the opportunity to make individualized, well-informed decisions about their own healthcare. This approach ensures that she is most effectively meeting the unique needs of everyone she see’s. Christy grew up in Duluth, MN where she learned to love the outdoors and activities such as skiing, skating, kayaking, hiking and snowmobiling. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends at the cabin, doing activities such as yoga, soccer or relaxing with a good TV show.