Tag Archives: Pain Management Murfreesboro

Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Welcomes Kim Gross, PA-C

Kim Gross HighRes Kim Gross is a Board Certified Physician Assistant at Center for Spine, Joint, and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation.  She completed her Undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology with a Business Management Minor at Eastern Michigan University and then gained valuable experience in cardiac rehabilitation and stress testing at Michigan Heart & Vascular Institute.  Kim then decided to continue her education at the University of Detroit Mercy achieving her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant studies. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Age Management Medicine Group, and American College of Sports Medicine.

Mrs. Gross has a passion for the physiology of exercise and nutrient metabolism in the human body.  She has spent over 15 years in the fitness industry developing exercise programs and daily nutrition allowances for novice to professional athletes in many areas of sports, including 6 years of competitive bodybuilding where she excelled as a national competitor.  Kim has been featured in a variety of publications including Flex, Muscular Development, and Ironman Magazines, as well as a guest on a few internet talk shows discussing healthy weight loss. Her experience and compassion allows her to empower and motivate others to achieve a healthy lifestyle while accomplishing individual goals such as increasing strength, weight loss or management, and improving endurance.

Mrs. Gross dedicated five years working in family practice with focus on preventive medicine.  She enjoys educating patients on their specific disease process to yield greater understanding and confidence in order to accomplish goals.  Kim values a strong patient provider relationship and she works very hard ensuring her patients feel comfortable and secure, knowing their best interest takes priority.

  • Check out her New Hire listings here:                                                                                       The Tennessean                                                                                                             Nashville Business Journal

About Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation:

Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation is a comprehensive approach to the treatment of pain.  We offer nonsurgical treatment for the neck, back, shoulders, hands, hips, knees, and feet by Board Certified anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine physicians. Services include evaluation and treatment of painful conditions including medical management, diagnostic and therapeutic injections, nerve conduction studies, diagnostic imaging, physical and behavioral therapy.

Phone:  (615) 872-9966     http://www.sjnmr.com     Fax:  (615) 872-9967

Brentwood – Hermitage – Mount Juliet – Murfreesboro – Nashville

Posted in Blog, Feature Item | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nashville Business Journal Names Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation a Finalist For 2014 “Healthiest Employers of Nashville”

Heather and Dr Le holding award Flash Up closeCenter for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation (SJNMR) has been named a finalist for Nashville Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers of Nashville award for the third consecutive year. Dr. Son Le and several SJNMR employees attended the awards luncheon hosted by the Nashville Business Journal at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel on Friday, September 12The event recognized 24 finalists who set the bar high with their ability to encourage healthy lifestyles of their workforce both on and off the clock. Nashville Business Journal utilized Indianapolis-based consultant, Healthiest Employers LLC,  handled the survey, categories, scoring and benchmarking along with the assistance of professionals in the academic, medical, wellness and business communities from across the country.  SJNMR is proud to be recognized for supporting their staff and community in health and wellness goals. Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2014 Healthiest Employers of Nashville Award!

Read more about it here:                                                                                                       Healthiest Employers Award Show Luncheon                                                                 Healthiest Employers Tell Us What’s in Their Work Fridge

Nominees on stage

About Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation:

Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation is a comprehensive approach to the treatment of pain.  We offer nonsurgical treatment for the neck, back, shoulders, hands, hips, knees, and feet by Board Certified anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine physicians. Services include evaluation and treatment of painful conditions including medical management, diagnostic and therapeutic injections, nerve conduction studies, diagnostic imaging, physical and behavioral therapy.

Phone:  (615) 872-9966     http://www.sjnmr.com     Fax:  (615) 872-9967

Brentwood – Hermitage – Mount Juliet – Murfreesboro – Nashville

Posted in Blog, Feature Item | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Welcomes Gabriela Lee, MSN, FNP-C

WeddingGabriela Lee is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner at Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation.  Mrs. Lee completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing as well as her Master of Science in Nursing at Tennessee State University.  As a practicing orthopedic nurse, Mrs. Lee cared for post-surgical orthopedic patients. Mrs. Lee encouraged her patients to stay active following their operation; recognizing this was a key to the patient’s recovery.  At Southern Hills Medical Center, she was responsible for the clinical staff and patient teaching.

Mrs. Lee speaks fluent Spanish and is looking to help integrate this attribute in her patient’s care when needed.  She will also integrate exercise habits, good eating behaviors and intrapersonal well-being in the care she provides. Mrs. Lee believes the patient should be treated as a whole entity.

Check out her New Hire listings here:                                                                                         The Tennessean                                                                                                                   Nashville Business Journal

About Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation:

Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation is a comprehensive approach to the treatment of pain.  We offer nonsurgical treatment for the neck, back, shoulders, hands, hips, knees, and feet by Board Certified anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine physicians. Services include evaluation and treatment of painful conditions including medical management, diagnostic and therapeutic injections, nerve conduction studies, diagnostic imaging, physical and behavioral therapy.

Phone:  (615) 872-9966     http://www.sjnmr.com     Fax:  (615) 872-9967

Brentwood – Hermitage – Mount Juliet – Murfreesboro – Nashville

Posted in Blog, Feature Item | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

30-Day Plank Challenge

F006/2164Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation employees will be participating in the 30-Day Plank Challenge starting August 21-September 19. This challenge is to help promote a healthy lifestyle & work environment. We are inviting you to take on this challenge as well! This plank challenge will help strengthen your body and mind. The plank exercise itself targets all the major muscle groups and stabilizers, improves strength, and can prevent injury. Planking is 100 percent excuse free because you don’t need any equipment, machines or a gym, you can do it anywhere, anytime. All you need is a little motivation, direction and structure to reach your goal! Over the next 30 days you will start with a 20 second plank on Day 1 to doing a 5 minute plank on Day 30. You will be amazed by how much stronger you feel! Below is the calendar we will be following.

Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. If you experience any pain or difficulty with these exercises, stop and consult your healthcare provider.

Happy Planking!!

Screenshot 2014-08-21 12.10.04

About Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation:

Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation is a comprehensive approach to the treatment of pain.  We offer nonsurgical treatment for the neck, back, shoulders, hands, hips, knees, and feet by Board Certified anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine physicians. Services include evaluation and treatment of painful conditions including medical management, diagnostic and therapeutic injections, nerve conduction studies, diagnostic imaging, physical and behavioral therapy.

Phone:  (615) 872-9966     http://www.sjnmr.com     Fax:  (615) 872-9967

Brentwood – Hermitage – Mount Juliet – Murfreesboro – Nashville

Posted in Blog, Feature Item | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Behavioral Weight Management Support & Skills Group

healthyu-logoconcept-D2Join Maggie Harris, LCSW for a five week support & skills group meeting beginning August 6 at 4:30-5:45 P.M.

The meetings will be located at:                                                                                              Summit Medical Center                                                                                                                  5651 Frist Blvd, Suite 712                                                                                                   Hermitage, TN 37076

Throughout the course of the five weeks you will learn:

  • Behavioral skills that will make you more likely to succeed in your efforts to lose weight in a healthy manner
  • Ways to manage stress and emotions that can trigger overeating

In addition you will benefit from the support of others who have similar struggles and goals.

Register Today! Space is limited.

Call Laura H. at (615) 872-9966, Option #5

Posted in Blog, Feature Item | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Welcomes Jonathan Costa, PhD, MD

WeddingDr. Costa is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Dr. Costa received his bachelor degree from Harvard University. He earned a Ph.D. in Anatomy and Cell Biology from the University of Chicago and completed his medical degree with honors from Pritzker Medical School, University of Chicago. Dr. Costa did basic research in cellular physiology, pharmacology and biophysics at the National Institutes of Health. He then completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital and Marianjoy Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Costa is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
Dr. Costa has extensive experience in treating a variety of pain conditions and facilitating healing via the use of oral and topical natural substances, conventional medications and novel biophysical and biochemical techniques. Dr. Costa has a specialized focus on closed head injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, and chronic pain of all types. Previously, Dr. Costa was an attending physician and medical director of the Chronic Pain and Brain Injury Programs at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital as well as an attending and consulting physician of the St. Vincent Hospital & Rehabilitation Center and Regional Cancer Center in Erie, Pennsylvania.
In addition to his clinical and teaching responsibilities, he has collaborated on over 100 papers, abstracts and serves as a manuscript reviewer for multiple medical journals. He has received multiple awards for teaching, patient quality of care and on-time performance. He is a member of the American Association for Advancement of Science, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and the American Medical Association.

Check out his New Hire listings here:

About Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation:

Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation is a comprehensive approach to the treatment of pain.  We offer nonsurgical treatment for the neck, back, shoulders, hands, hips, knees, and feet by Board Certified anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine physicians. Services include evaluation and treatment of painful conditions including medical management, diagnostic and therapeutic injections, nerve conduction studies, diagnostic imaging, physical and behavioral therapy.

Phone:  (615) 872-9966     http://www.sjnmr.com     Fax:  (615) 872-9967

Brentwood – Hermitage – Mount Juliet – Murfreesboro – Nashville

Posted in Blog, Feature Item | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Welcomes Heather Mangrum, MSN, FNP-C

WeddingHeather Mangrum is a nurse practitioner at Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation.  Mrs. Mangrum received her undergraduate degree from the University Of Tennessee at Martin. Her background includes experience as a registered nurse in pulmonary, cardiovascular and surgical intensive care. She earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. As a nurse practitioner, Mrs. Mangrum has a special interest in treating chronic pain with a multidisciplinary approach.  Mrs. Mangrum also has experience in Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for recent and chronic muscular skeletal injuries.

Mrs. Mangrum is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging. She loves to work with patients to improve their overall health through diet and healthy lifestyle changes. She has training in hormone replacement, smoking cessation, and weight management.  Mrs. Mangrum believes in giving each patient the time they deserve and educating them on their individualized health concerns. Health education and overall wellbeing is her priority for each patient she encounters.

Check out her New Hire listings here:

About Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation:

Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation is a comprehensive approach to the treatment of pain.  We offer nonsurgical treatment for the neck, back, shoulders, hands, hips, knees, and feet by Board Certified anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine physicians. Services include evaluation and treatment of painful conditions including medical management, diagnostic and therapeutic injections, nerve conduction studies, diagnostic imaging, physical and behavioral therapy.

Phone:  (615) 872-9966     http://www.sjnmr.com     Fax:  (615) 872-9967

Brentwood – Hermitage – Mount Juliet – Murfreesboro – Nashville

Posted in Blog, Feature Item | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Neuropathy Awareness Week: May 12-16

hands2Neuropathy Awareness Week is May 12-16. Peripheral neuropathy is caused by damage to the network of nerves that transmits information from your brain to spinal cord known as the central nervous system.  It often causes burning, weakness, numbness and a stabbing or shooting pain, usually located in your hands and feet, but it may also occur in other areas of your body. The causes of peripheral neuropathy can be things such as hormone imbalances, kidney conditions, shingles, vitamin deficiency or autoimmune diseases, but the number one cause of neuropathy is diabetes. According to The Neuropathy Association, there are now 15-18 million Americans with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). Peripheral neuropathy symptoms can improve with time, especially if it is caused by a treatable condition.

Signs and symptoms may include:

  • Tingling/numbness sensation in toes or fingers
  • Weakness in the arms or legs
  • Sharp, stabbing pains
  • Lack of coordination
  • Digestion problems
  • Sleep disturbance

If you or someone you know notices any unusual weakness, tingling, burning or pain in the hands or feet, contact your health care provider immediately. Early diagnosis and treatment offers the best chance for controlling your symptoms and preventing further damage to your peripheral nerves.

About Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation:

Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation is a comprehensive approach to the treatment of pain.  We offer nonsurgical treatment for the neck, back, shoulders, hands, hips, knees, and feet by Board Certified anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine physicians. Services include evaluation and treatment of painful conditions including medical management, diagnostic and therapeutic injections, nerve conduction studies, diagnostic imaging, physical and behavioral therapy.

Phone:  (615) 872-9966     http://www.sjnmr.com     Fax:  (615) 872-9967

Brentwood – Hermitage – Mount Juliet – Murfreesboro – Nashville

Posted in Blog, Feature Item | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SJNMR Takes Platinum in the 2013 Mayor’s Workplace Challenge

Screenshot 2014-04-11 10.00.59Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation (SJNMR) has been awarded Platinum in the Health category of the Mayor’s Workplace Challenge. Platinum is the highest awarded level for the challenge. The Mayor’s Workplace Challenge is an opportunity for businesses to get recognized for their involvement in helping move Nashville toward a greener, healthier and more involved future. The Mayor’s Workplace Challenge is divided into three categories: Involved, Green and Health.  Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation placed Gold in Health and Silver in Involved during last year’s challenge. SJNMR strives to promote a more active and healthy environment for their employees in the workplace.

About Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation:

Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation offers nonsurgical advanced treatment for painful conditions of the neck, back, shoulders, hands, hips, knees, and feet. Phone:  (615) 872-9966     http://www.sjnmr.com     Fax:  (615) 872-9967

Brentwood – Hermitage – Mount Juliet – Murfreesboro – Nashville

Posted in Blog, Feature Item | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Behavioral Weight Loss Skills Part One: Regular Eating & Environmental Control

-By Maggie Harris, LCSW

Doc with Cupcake and appleLosing excess weight can help reduce pain as well as providing other health benefits.  Listed below are some tips that can assist you in your efforts to lose weight in a healthy manner.  These are behavioral rather than nutritional tips, meant to be used in concert with recommendations from your healthcare provider and/or nutritionist about the kinds and amounts of foods to eat.

 

  • Regular Eating

Regular eating enhances control over food and is an effective strategy for weight management.  If you eat regularly, you will have fewer cravings for less healthy food because your body will be getting sustained energy and will not have to try to manipulate your brain into getting a quick fix.

Eat planned meals or snacks every 3 to 4 hours.  Don’t skip meals or snacks, and do your best not to eat in between.  You may find it easier to avoid eating in between when you realize that your next planned meal/snack time is just an hour or two away.  As you begin to eat food more regularly, your desire to overeat diminishes.  When overeating decreases, your overall caloric intake is reduced.  Regular eating leads to more energy, increased metabolism, and decreased cravings for sugar and other less healthy foods.

If you are currently eating more frequently than every 3-4 hours, take steps to stretch out the time between eating snacks or meals to every 3-4 hours.  If you are eating less frequently, work up gradually to eating more frequently every 3-4 hours.

  • Environmental Control

Take a look at the foods in your home.  Are some of them trigger foods with less nutritive value?  If so, it can be very helpful to keep those foods out of your home for the time being to avoid setting yourself up for failure.  This does not mean that you can never have that food but rather that you make conscious choices about planning an occasional special treat.

You may say that you keep certain “junk” foods in the house because your kids or spouse want them.  If it is for the kids, ask yourself if this is really the quality and kind of food you want them to be eating on a daily basis.  If it is for a spouse or roommate, talk to them and ask for their help.  Maybe they would be willing to keep this food elsewhere for the time being.  Or perhaps you can institute a separate shelf for each of you where you keep “your” food.

Another tip to help you do well is to make sure you are stocked with healthy appealing food. If you are working, take your lunch and snacks with you to work.  If you are overly hungry and do not have good food with you, you may be more prone to making less healthy choices.

If there is a particular place you routinely stop when you are driving to get fast food, you may even want to change your route for the time being to help yourself build healthy and successful patterns.

Part two of the series will address the benefits of food logging and how to live through your urge of unhealthy food choices without acting on them.

About Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation:

Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation offers nonsurgical advanced treatment for painful conditions of the neck, back, shoulders, hands, hips, knees, and feet. Phone:  (615) 872-9966     http://www.sjnmr.com     Fax:  (615) 872-9967

Brentwood – Hermitage – Mount Juliet – Murfreesboro – Nashville

Posted in Blog, Feature Item | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Dangers of Sugar

SugarExcessive sugar consumption is not ideal when it comes to living a healthy life. Research has shown that sugar is a primary factor in the development of chronic diseases. The single largest source of calories for Americans comes from sugar, specifically high fructose corn syrup. Sugar is found in all of your soft drinks, fruit juices, sports drinks, and hidden in almost all processed foods. Excess sugar in your diet has been linked to many health problems. Some of those problems can include heart disease, obesity, diabetes, tooth decay, arthritis and even cancer.

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the maximum amount of added sugars you should eat in a day are:

  • Men: 150 calories per day (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons).
  • Women: 100 calories per day (25 grams or 6 teaspoons).

In order to lead a healthy lifestyle, it is recommended that you should avoid sugars all together. Try to drink water instead of soda, and don’t add sugar to your coffee or tea. A simple way to stop eating sugar is just avoiding processed foods all together and satisfy your sweet tooth with fruit instead.

Just remember, when it comes to sugar, less is always better. Always consult your physician before beginning a new diet.

About Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation:

Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation offers nonsurgical advanced treatment for painful conditions of the neck, back, shoulders, hands, hips, knees, and feet. Phone:  (615) 872-9966      http://www.sjnmr.com     Fax:  (615) 872-9967

 

Posted in Blog, Feature Item | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Poor Sleep Impacts Your Pain

Pain & sleepPain and sleep can go hand and hand. Without sleep, your body isn’t able to heal itself, therefore your pain could become worse. It has been proven that getting better sleep can improve your pain threshold so you will ache less. Getting a full night’s sleep can have other powerful health benefits such as improving your immune system, memory, maintaining a healthy weight, and lowering stress. If you are having trouble sleeping, try out these tips every night before going to sleep:

  • Avoid caffeine after 2pm
  • Take a relaxing hot bath
  • Try some stretching and gentle yoga
  • Dim the bedroom lights before settling into bed
  • Turn off your smartphone and other electronic an hour before

If you are still having trouble sleeping, talk with your healthcare provider.

About Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation:

Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation offers nonsurgical advanced treatment for painful conditions of the neck, back, shoulders, hands, hips, knees, and feet. Phone:  (615) 872-9966      http://www.sjnmr.com     Fax:  (615) 872-9967

Posted in Blog, Feature Item | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment