Medical Services

Pain Management

 
The Pain Institute of Central Jersey and Neurology is the shore’s leading provider of interventional pain management. The goal of the Pain Institute of Central Jersey and Neuropathy, and Neurology is to provide patients with complete pain management care. Without the use of traditional maintenance medication, the practice, specializes in spinal injections, epidurals, spinal cord stimulators and such. Such procedures can be performed directly in the office or performed at an outpatient surgical center. 


CONDITIONS TYPICALLY TREATED WITH INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MANAGEMENT

  • Herniated Disc/ Bulging Disc/ Torn Disc
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
  • Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Spinal Canal Stenosis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis

INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MANAGEMENT INJECTIONS

  • Medial Branch Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Endoscopic Facet Rhizotomy
  • Medial Branch Block Injections
  • Spinal Epidurals
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Trials

Neurology

Being a specialist in neurology, Dr. Schenker provides some neurological treatment plans. While not treating all forms of neurology at this time, Dr. Schenker does treat select neurology diagnoses.

  • Neuropathy
  • Migrains
  • Shingles

Drug & Alcohol Addiction (Suboxone/Subutex/Vivitrol)

The Pain Institute of Central Jersey and Neurology specializes in alcohol and drug detox and addiction. With regards to drug addiction, Dr. Schenker detoxes patients off of common narcotics and street drugs. From there, the patient is put onto the Suboxone program. Suboxone is utilized for the maintenance of opiate addiction as well as the tampering off the drug.


Some patients can wean off of Suboxone as early as three months into the program. Random urine analysis is a requirement of the program. With regards to alcohol detox and addiction, Dr. Schenker can prescribe Vivitrol and Naltrexone to help patients detox off of alcohol as well as maintain the progress. 


As a requirement of both programs, patients must be willing to submit random urine analyses as well as each patient must be seeing a counselor or a group therapy, or a therapy group such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. As of 2016, most insurance companies require that a patient on a detox drug such as Suboxone, Vivitrol or Naltrexone be seeing a private therapist or group therapy to assist them with their addiction. These are not lifetime drugs. These are not lifetime programs. Our goal is to get all of our patients the prescription that they need, wean them off of it and help them lead a more active and fulfilled lifestyle. 

Medical Marijuana

 Per the state of New Jersey, Dr. Schenker is certified to prescribe medical marijuana for one of the following ten diagnoses and illnesses:

  • Seizure Disorder
  • Intractable Skeletal Spasticity
  • Glaucoma
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Terminal Cancer
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease, including Crohn’s disease
  • Terminal Illness with prognosis of less than 12 months to live
  • Severe of Chronic Pain, nausea or vomiting, cachexia, and wasting syndrome which result from the condition or treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or cancer.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Hormone Therapy

Dr. Schenker is trained in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy as well as Platelet Rich Plasma injections. After ordering over 60 blood tests, Dr. Schenker provides a comprehensive evaluation and explanation of hormone discrepancies. Between over-the-counter natural supplementation and specialty compounded medications, Dr. Schenker treats each person individually and completely to ensure optimal results and long-lasting health.

Personal Injury & Workman's Compensation

The Pain Institute of Central Jersey and Neurology has over thirty years experience in PIP and WC cases. From diagnostic testing to referrals to sub-specialists, Dr. Schenker provides a host of solutions and services throughout the entire treatment period.