Our clients who enroll in the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) know that they need to be on medicaid in order to qualify for the program.

In order to help you make a more informed decision regarding your health, we put together this guide of the 10 Best Pain Management Doctors in NYC who accept Medicaid.

(Below is a list of doctors with different specialties who accept Medicaid)


What is chronic pain?

Everyone knows what pain is, but in conventional medicine, there are two basic categories for pain that patients need to understand: acute and chronic pain. Acute pain may be mild or severe but it only lasts a short period of time. Pain that lasts only a moment or that is anticipated to resolve within a few weeks or a few months would be considered “acute” pain. Acute pain usually resolves and changes over time, giving patients a sense of control over the unpleasantness. But chronic pain is different, so it impacts patients’ quality of life in a more pronounced way.


In contrast, chronic pain may be either mild or severe, but it is ongoing. Chronic pain lasts longer than 6 months which means that the patient must learn to cope with it daily over the course of a long period of time. As such, chronic pain can have a debilitating impact on patients’ lives if it can’t be managed. Treatments are geared at relieving enough of the pain that patients can be comfortable. Examples of common chronic pain issues include:


●       Back pain

●       Headache

●       Arthritis

●       Cancer

●       Nerve pain

●       Fibromyalgia


Chronic pain can cause physical effects on the body that further intensify the negative experience associated with the pain including muscle tension, impaired mobility, lack of energy, and changes in appetite and digestion. Many individuals who suffer from chronic pain also experience depression, anxiety, anger, and fear of re-injury.

Who suffers from chronic pain?

Approximately 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain including between 11% and 40% of all U.S. adults. Women and older individuals are more likely to experience chronic pain than men and younger adults. Chronic pain is one of the most common health problems that leads Americans to seek medical care in the U.S. High-impact chronic pain causes limitations in various areas of a patient’s life including work, recreation, self-care, and socialization.

What type of doctors treat pain management?

Pain Management Specialists are doctors who have specialized training in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating different types of pain. Though pain may be caused by surgery, nerve damage, injury, or metabolic diseases like diabetes, the most widely recognized types of pain include:


●       Acute pain

●       Chronic pain

●       Cancer pain

●       A combination of the above


Sometimes, pain has no underlying cause that can be identified, but Pain Management Specialists can help treat these conditions using different tools such as oral or topical medications, specialized injections, electrical therapies, physical therapy, psychological therapy, and more.


When shopping for a Pain Management Specialist, you should look for someone with experience and training working with your specific problem. Interview several doctors until you find one with whom you feel comfortable. Your doctor should have completed a fellowship in anesthesiology, neurology, physical medicine, or rehabilitation beyond their residency. Most Pain Management Specialists are board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

What are common Chronic Pain Management Techniques?

Chronic pain negatively impacts quality of life and often, it’s difficult to treat chronic pain effectively so that patients can reliably find relief. But there are a number of treatment options available that include:


●   Oral medications

●   Topical medications

●   Injection treatments

●   Electrical therapies

●   Physical therapy

●   Acupuncture

●   Hypnotherapy

●   More…


Oral Medications

Oral medications include several categories of drugs that can be purchased either over-the-counter or with a prescription. Below are the most common categories of oral medications that are used to treat chronic pain:


●       Opioids


Opioids are only available with a prescription and though they can be extremely effective at controlling pain, some of them are addictive. At higher doses, opioids don’t perform as effectively against nerve pain, but chronic, ever-present pain that lasts throughout the day and night may require the use of a long-acting opioid. Patients who take opioids may experience digestive upsets including constipation or nausea as well as drowsiness. And patients also need to be aware of the potential for addiction and consider other potential treatment options before taking opioids. As a general rule, opioids should only be used to treat chronic pain as a last resort. Below are the most commonly prescribed opioids for chronic pain:


❖     Hydromorphone (brand name: Dilaudid®)

❖     Codeine (brand name: Tylenol No. 3®)

❖    Oxycodone (brand names: OxyNeo®, Percocet®)

❖    Morphine (brand names: Kadian®, MS-Contin®, M-Eslon®, Statex®)

❖    Tramadol (brand names: Zytram®, Tridural®, Ralivia®)


●       Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)


NSAIDs are pain reducers that also thin the blood, decrease inflammation, and decrease fevers. Some NSAIDs are available over-the-counter, but they may still increase the risks of bleeding ulcers, heart attack, kidney disease, or gastrointestinal upsets. This type of drugs are a good choice for muscular and bone pain, but because they can have a negative effect on the kidneys, long-term use is usually discouraged.


❖     Aspirin

❖     Naproxen (brand name: Aleve)

❖     Ibuprofen (brand names: Motrin, Advil)

❖     Indomethacin (brand name: Indocin)

❖     Celecoxib (brand name: Celebrex)

❖     Etodolac

❖     Diflunisal

❖     Diclofenac (brand names: Cataflam, Cambia, Zorvolex, Zipsor, Voltaren-XR)


●       Acetaminophen (brand name: Tylenol)

Acetaminophen performs many of the same functions as NSAIDs, but has less of an impact at reducing inflammation in the body. In high doses, acetaminophen can cause severe liver failure. Sometimes acetaminophen is combined with opioid medications. Taking an over-the-counter acetaminophen product with certain opioid meds that also contain acetaminophen can result in an overdose.


●       Antidepressants


There are several different categories of antidepressants that are effective at diminishing pain. Tricyclic antidepressants have the strongest pain-relieving properties at relatively low doses. Patients must take them every day, not just when they’re experiencing pain in order to reap the benefits of this type of therapy. Side effects can include a feeling of sedation, dry mouth, blurry vision, nausea, orthostatic hypotension, weight gain, foggy thinking, constipation, heart arrhythmias, and problems having sexual intercourse. Below are some of the most common antidepressants that are prescribed for pain:


❖     Desipramine (brand name: Norpramin)

❖     Clomipramine (brand name: Anafranil)

❖     Amitriptyline

❖     Imipramine (brand name: Tofranil)

❖     Doxepin (brand name: Silenor)

❖     Nortriptyline (brand name: Pamelor)

❖     Protriptyline (brand name: Vivactil)


●       Muscles relaxers


Muscle relaxants are best used to treat pain that’s caused by muscle spasm. They often cause drowsiness.


●       Anticonvulsants


Anticonvulsants have been successfully used to treat certain types of nerve pain such as postherpetic neuralgia (caused by shingles) or diabetic neuropathy, but they must be taken daily and not on an “as needed” basis. Side effects include drowsiness and weight gain. Some of these medications can be hard on the kidneys, liver, and eyes. Some patients may experience a skin rash, confusion, nausea, vomiting, and digestive upsets as well as suicidal thoughts while taking anticonvulsants. Examples of common anticonvulsants used to treat chronic pain include:


❖     Carbamazepine

❖     Gabapentin

❖     Pregabalin

❖     Oxcarbazepine


Topical medications


Topical medications are treatments that can be applied to the skin as a cream, an ointment,  or a patch. Topical meds are often placed over the area that feels pain. Medications that are used in the patch include substances such lidocaine or fentanyl. Some topical medication options can be purchased over-the-counter while others require a prescription. Common topical medications that are used to treat chronic pain include:


●       Topical opioids

●       Lidocaine

●       Clonidine

●       Topical NSAIDs

●       Capsaicin

●       Counterirritants/Rubefacients

Injection Treatments

Either superficial or invasive injection treatments can be done into or around the spine to provide relief from certain types of pain in the body. Epidurals can provide pain relief in the neck, arm, leg, or back. Superficial injections called trigger-point injections can be made directly into painful muscles and facet injections can be made into joints in the back or the neck to relieve burning pain in the arms or the legs due to Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. The most common injection treatments that are used to treat chronic pain include:


❖     Facet Joint Injection


A facet joint injection provides relief of back and neck pain. They are always performed using x-ray. Soreness where the needle was inserted is a common side effect.


❖     Epidural Steroid Injection


An epidural steroid injection is administered in the neck and the back near an area of inflammation that is causing pain in the body. Typically epidural steroid injections are performed to alleviate pain in the back and leg or in the neck and the arm or hand. Doctors typically use x-ray guidance to perform the injections. Side effects including temporary numbness in the affected extremity, though there is a risk of ongoing numbness from this procedure.


❖     Lumbar Sympathetic Block


A lumbar sympathetic nerve block can be performed to treat Complex Region Pain Syndrome type I. It is administered in the lower back and it can cause back soreness and temporary numbness. Persistent numbness or weakness may also occur after a lumbar sympathetic block. This procedure is typically performed under x-ray guidance.


❖     Stellate Ganglion Block


A stellate ganglion block is usually performed either to diagnose Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in the hand or the arm, or to increase blood flow and treat pain in that area. Soreness, droopiness of the eyelids on the side of the body where the injection was administered, stuffy nose, and difficulty swallowing are common side effects from this procedure.


❖     Celiac Plexus Block


A celiac plexus block is used to relieve pain in the abdomen. Pain caused by cancer of the pancreas is a common problem that’s treated using a celiac plexus block. The injection is administered through the patient’s back.

Physical Therapy

In physical therapy, patients typically learn to do special exercises that stretch the muscles or the joints in a manner that relieves pain. Physical therapy also builds muscle strength in an effort to balance the action of the various muscles in the body and teach the patient new ways to perform daily activities and therefore avoid aggravating pain. Physical therapy retrains the central nervous system to desensitize it to pain signals coming from different areas of the body. Below are common therapeutic methods used by physical therapists to treat chronic pain:


●       Exercise

●       Patient Education

●       Manual Therapies (including bodywork)

●       Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) treatment

●       Graded Motor Imagery

●       Sensory Re-education

●       Hot and Cold Therapy

Alternative and Holistic Treatments


Alternative and holistic pain treatments typically attempt to avoid or reduce the use of pharmaceuticals for pain management. Alternative treatments may include any of the following:


●       Acupuncture

●       Chiropractic

●       Hypnotherapy

●       Chiropractic

●       Marijuana

●       Exercise

●       Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements

●       Stress-reduction techniques


Manhattan Pain Management Doctors

Russell K. Portenoy, MD (5 Stars)

Dr. Russell Portenoy is a pain management doctor with over 21 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine with a medical degree, and then went on to complete a residency in neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. This doctor also completed an internship in internal medicine at the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Medical Center. He has also participated in a fellowship training program in pain and neuro-oncology at Memorial Hospital. He now has a private practice in Manhattan as well as being affiliated with the Beth Israel Medical Center. He teaches as a professor of neurology and anesthesiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.


Patients of Dr. Portenoy appreciate that he spends plenty of time with them in order to help them feel at ease and to ensure that a beneficial solution to their issues can be found. Reviewers have also noted that the doctor is very thorough with his examinations and questions, and that he follows-up with patients reliably to check their progress and make sure that all is well and improving.


Dr. Portenoy has a specialization in oncology and pain management for cancer patients, but he also treats a variety of other pain problems. Some of the treatments that he offers include:


●   TENS pads treatment

●   Physical therapy

●   Pharmacological pain management

●   Opioid therapy

●   Oncological pain management therapy

●   And more…


Metropolitan Jewish Health Systems

39 Broadway

New York, NY 10006

(212) 649-5560



Tamer Elbaz, MD (4.7 Stars)

Dr. Tamer Elbaz is a board certified physician who currently practices pain management in Manhattan. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of London in 1988, and then subsequently completed his medical degree at the Cairo University School of Medicine in 1996. After immigrating to the United States, Dr. Elbaz completed an internship at the Staten Island University Hospital. In 2004, the doctor completed a residency in anesthesiology at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center, where he was elected as the chief resident during his final year of residency. He also completed a fellowship training program at the Colombia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.


Dr. Elbaz has established a private practice called Pain Physicians New York, where he sees most of his patients. The doctor’s patients comment on his attentiveness and the cleanliness of the office, as well as the friendly demeanor of the staff at Pain Physicians NY. He is a professional doctor who takes a careful interest in the opinions and specific needs of each patient.


At Dr. Elbaz’s office, the following services are provided:


●       Minimally invasive spinal surgery

●       Complex regional pain syndrome

●       Pharmacological pain management

●       Intra-articular laser therapy

●       Regenerative medicine

●       Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections

●       Interventional pain management

●       Iovera pain management


Pain Physicians of New York

780 8th Avenue, Suite 201

New York, NY 10036

(212) 757-0222


Ramesh K. Sawhney, MD (3.4 Stars)

Dr. Ramesh Sawhney is a pain management and podiatry specialist with over 39 years of medical experience. He graduated with an undergraduate degree from the California State University in Northridge, and then he received his medical degree in 1981 from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He is certified in anesthesiology and completed his residency in anesthesiology and family medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. This doctor also has experience with chiropractic care.


Dr. Sawhney provides detailed explanations and demonstrates a willingness to answer patient’s questions, no matter what they might be. He is very patient and carefully considers each patient’s requirements for care. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Hindi and can conduct appointments in any one of these languages.


Though Dr. Sawhney has a particular interest and a specialization in podiatry, his practice treats a wide range of pain-related issues including (but not limited to):


●       Arthritis pain

●       Scoliosis

●       Spondylitis

●       Sports injuries

●       Migraines

●       Fibromyalgia

●       Herniated discs

●       Numbness and tingling

●       Phantom pain

●       Intercostal neuralgia

●       And more…


Dr. Sawhney’s private practice can be found at the following address and contact information:


67 Irving Plaza, Floor 10

New York, NY 10003

(212) 253-2968

Bronx Pain Management Doctors

Boleslav Kosharskyy, MD (5 Stars)

Dr. Boleslav Kosharksyy is a suboxone doctor and pain management specialist who practices from his private office in the Bronx. He attended medical school at the Freie Universität Medizinische Fachbereich in Berlin, Germany, and then he completed an internship at the Upstate Medical University in New York after receiving his medical degree. Shortly afterwards, he completed his residency in anesthesiology at the Boston University Medical Center, as well as a fellowship in interventional pain medicine at the Upstate Medical University. He is certified by four different organizations in pain medicine, critical care medicine, and anesthesiology.


Dr. Kosharksyy is a highly efficient and professional doctor who is said to be very organized and methodical when working with patients. At the same time, he is friendly and open to questions, and listens to patients’ needs and requests for treatment options. He is noted as a welcoming doctor who takes care of patients in a kind yet to-the-point manner.


Dr. Kosharksyy works with many different types of pain-related ailments and can offer a variety of treatment methods according to the patient’s needs. However, he specializes in minimally invasive therapies such as the ones listed below:


●   Spinal cord stimulation

●   DRG stimulation

●   Kyphoplasty

●   Vertebroplasty

●   Percutaneous discectomy

●   MILD (Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression) procedure for spinal stenosis

●   And more…


Dr. Kosharksyy can be reached at the following address and contact information:


3227 E. Tremont Avenue

The Bronx, NY 10461

(718) 998-9890

Pavel V. Alexandrov, MD (3.9 Stars)

Dr. Pavel Alexandrov is a pain management specialist with a private practice in the Bronx, New York. He graduated with his medical degree from the Kazan State Medical University in Russia, and then later completed two residencies at the Montefiore Medical Center, one in anesthesiology and the other in pain management. This doctor is a board certified member of the American Academy of Pain Management. His international education means that he can conduct appointments in English, Spanish, or Russian depending on the needs of the patient.


Dr. Alexandrov’s patients appreciate his friendly bedside manner and how he makes an effort to truly understand and relate to each patient’s individual situation. He is empathic, yet confident and knowledgeable, and many patients greatly appreciate his soothing presence during their appointments.


Dr. Alexandrov treats a wide variety of ailments, including therapies such as:


●   Herniated disk replacement

●   Foot joint treatment

●   Arthritis treatment

●   X-rays

●   Epidurals

●   Trigger point injections

●   Ultrasounds

●   And more


Tibbett Medical

3125 Tibbett Avenue, Apartment MB

The Bronx, NY 10463

(347) 947-4142

Ari B. Lerner, MD (3.5 Stars)


Dr. Ari B. Lerner is an anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist with a private practice located in Bronx, New York. He graduated with an undergraduate degree in psychology from the SUNY, Stony Brook University in 1993. In 2001, this physician received his medical degree from the SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Shortly after receiving his medical degree, Dr. Lerner began his first internship in general medicine at the Staten Island University Hospital. He completed a residency in anesthesiology with a specialization in obstetrics and cardio-thoracic anesthesia at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He also completed a fellowship in pain medicine and pain management at the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center.


Dr. Lerner has a private practice known as the Pain Management Specialists of New York. It has multiple locations across the New York City area, with two primary locations in the Bronx. His patients have noted that he is a very professional yet friendly doctor with an excellent bedside manner. They have also said that making appointments is very easy since wait times are short and scheduling options are flexible, which adds a layer of ease and tranquility to the whole experience. Reviewers also say that Dr. Lerner is very compassionate and willing to answer any questions.


Dr. Lerner’s pain management practice provides a variety of services, including:


●       Pharmacological pain management

●       Physical therapy

●       Exercise education

●       Spinal cord stimulation

●       Artificial disc replacement

●       Vertebroplasty

●       Bursa injection

●       Epidural steroid injections

●       And much more…


Dr. Lerner’s offices in the Bronx can be reached at the following addresses:


Pain Management Specialists of New York

3262 Westchester Avenue

The Bronx, New York 10461


910 Grand Concourse Street, Suite 1B

The Bronx, NY 10451

(718) 932-1740


Brooklyn Pain Management Doctors

Igor Ostrovsky, MD (5 Stars)

Dr. Igor Ostrovsky is a certified acupuncturist and anesthesiologist with over 27 years of experience. He received his medical degree from the St. Petersburg State University Medical School, and also received a PhD from the Russian Academy of Sciences. In the United States, this doctor completed a residency anesthesiology at St. Vincent’s Hospital, as well as an internship in internal medicine at the SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has a certification in acupuncture from the Medical Military Academy and has also received a certification in homeopathic medicine.


Dr. Ostrovsky can provide consultations and conduct appointments in either English or Russian. His patients appreciate his holistic treatment methods and the combination of eastern and western medical philosophies and techniques that he uses in his practice. Dr. Ostrovsky provides the following treatment options to his patients:


●       Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (SottoPelle)

●       Nutritional therapy

●       Chelation therapy and other IV therapies

●       Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections

●       Neural therapy

●       Neural-prolotherapy

●       Prolotherapy

●       Acupuncture

●       Homeopathy treatments

●       And more


This physician operates different offices in the New York City area, including his practice in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn location is found at the following address:


3120 Brighton 5th Street, Suite 1C

Brooklyn, NY 11235

(718) 934-1920


Henry Sardar, DO (4.7 Stars)

Dr. Henry Sardar is a physician who specializes in physical medicine, rehabilitation, and pain management. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also has certifications in acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation, and herbal medicine. After receiving his DO, Dr. Sardar participated in a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Nassau University Medical Center.


Dr. Sardar can conduct appointments with his patients in English as well as Spanish, Hebrew, or Yiddish, so he is easily accessible to a large community in New York. He creates customized therapy and treatment plans for each patient according to their specific situation and individual desires. His patients have commented on his friendliness and professionalism, as well as the attentiveness of the staff at his office.


Dr. Sardar’s private practice provides the following services:


●       Laser therapy

●       Shock wave therapy

●       Cryotherapy

●       Kinesio taping

●       Acupuncture therapy

●       Ultrasound guided injection

●       Aqua therapy

●       Physical and occupational therapy


Pain Therapy Medical Care

16 Summer Place

Brooklyn, NY 11206

(347) 395-4008


Ashley Marcus, MD (4.3 Stars)

Dr. Ashley Marcus is a physician with a specialty in pain management, rehabilitation, and physical medicine. She graduated with a medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and subsequently completed a fellowship in internal medicine at the Winthrop University Hospital. She also completed residency in pain management at the Nassau University Medical Center and a fellowship in sports, spine, and occupational medicine at Rutgers University in New Jersey.


Dr. Marcus’ patients comment on her clear, simple, yet thorough explanations and her friendly, empathic bedside manner. She practices as a part of a team at PrecisionCare Medical & Sports Performance, where patients have noted that the rest of the staff is also very kind as well as professional.


The PrecisionCare office provides the following services and treatment options:


●       Physical therapy

●       Cryotherapy

●       Manual therapy

●       Acupuncture

●       Interventional pain management

●       Therapeutic taping

●       Pulmonary therapy

●       Stem cell therapy

●       Prolotherapy

●       Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections

●       Alter-G Anti-Gravity Treadmill



2781 Shell Road, Suite 101

Brooklyn, NY 11223

(718) 648-1234

Queens Pain Management Doctors

Daniel Khaimov, MD (4.7 Stars)

The Pain Management Center in Queens, NY provides one-to-one physical therapy services and holistic medicine using sophisticated technologies and proven techniques to not only reduce pain, but also to spur healing and the return the patient to normal functioning.


Dr. Khaimov graduated in 1976 from Yale University School of Medicine. He specializes in the following:


●       Anesthesiology

●       Pain Management

●       Pain Medicine

●       Neurology

●       Psychiatry


Dr. Khaimov regularly treats the following conditions:


●       Painful neuropathy

●       Compression fracture

●       Sciatica

●       Headaches

●       Whiplash

●       Herniated Disc


Patients have rated him highly as a physician who is both thorough and sincere. He doesn’t rush his patients and patients report that he takes the necessary time to educate patients about the treatments he prescribes. He has successfully treated a lot of patients who have tried other forms of conventional treatments that weren’t viable for them.


Dr. Khaimov provides holistic pain management therapies using the following treatment modalities:


●       Prolotherapy

●       Epidural Steroid Injections

●       Cortisone Injections

●       Spinal Cord Injections

●       Platelet Rich Plasma

●       Sarapin Injections

●       Zeel Injections

●       Stem Cell Injections

●       Trigger Point Injections


Holistic pain management treatments are used to not only diminish the patient’s experience of pain, but to also stimulate the repair and healing of injured or irritated tissues. Holistic therapies are effective at treating a number of musculoskeletal conditions as an alternative to pharmaceuticals or surgery.


Pain Management Physicians

4500 Parsons Blvd.

Flushing, NY 11355



Kioomars Moosazadeh, MD (4.2 Stars)

Dr. Kioomars Moosazadeh received his medical degree from the Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Israel in 1982. In the United States, he completed an internship in internal medicine at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, as well as a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has been practicing medicine as a pain management specialist for 38 years.


Dr. Moosazadeh can conduct appointments with patients in English, Farsi, Arabic, and Spanish. His patients are grateful for the wealth of knowledge and experience that he possesses, as well as for his patience and open-mindedness. He treats pain caused by sports injuries, occupational injuries, musculoskeletal issues in geriatric and pediatric populations, arthritis, osteoporosis, and unknown sources. Among other treatments, the doctor offers the following treatment options for all different kinds of pain:


●       Ultrasound-guided injections

●       Electrodiagnostic tests

●       Trigger point therapy

●       Joint fluid treatment

●       Nerve block therapy

●       Regenerative medicine


New York Sport and Rehabilitation Medicine

140 Middle Neck Road

Great Neck, NY 11021

(516) 829-3399

Syed W. Rahman, MD (3.3 Stars)

Dr. Syed Rahman received his undergraduate degree from the Dhaka Medical College in Bangladesh, and later he obtained his medical degree from the University of London. In 1998, this doctor received his medical license in the United States. He then completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at SUNY Stony Brook, as well as a fellowship in musculoskeletal and interventional pain medicine at the SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is affiliated with the White Plains Hospital Center and also runs his own private practice.


Dr. Rahman’s patients say that he is a gentle, caring doctor with an excellent bedside manner. They also have commented on how friendly and helpful the rest of the staff at his office are, and how Dr. Rahman takes the necessary time to answer questions and come up with the best possible solution.


Dr. Rahman’s practice focuses on conservative and non-invasive treatments. He provides treatment for the following conditions and situations (among others):


●       Back/neck pain related to bulging disks and herniations

●       Bursitis

●       Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

●       Myofascial pain

●       Joint pain

●       Neuropathic pain (like diabetic neuropathic pain)

●       Spinal stenosis

●       Muscle spasms

●       Headaches

●       Motor vehicle accident pain and recovery

●       Work-related injuries

●       And more…


Dr. Rahman’s private practice office can be found at the following address:


8912 Woodhaven Boulevard

Jamaica, NY 11421

(718) 441-2640


Staten Island Pain Management Doctors

Kenneth Bradley Chapman, MD (4.9 Stars)

Dr. Chapman works with patients to develop viable treatment plans to combat intractable, chronic pain issues. He is highly rated by his patients as a doctor who is patient and willing to provide comprehensive education and follow-ups as needed. His goal to provide complete or at least partial relief from pain and he specializes in working with the following:


●       Back pain

●       Failed back surgery

●       Neck pain

●       Cancer-related pain

●       Chest Wall Pain Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)

●       Cervicogenic headaches

●       Occipital neuralgia

●       Disc disease

●       Facet syndrome

●       Intractable angina

●       Pelvic and abdominal pain

●       Peripheral vascular disease pain caused by ischemia

●       Limb pain

●       Peripheral neuropathy

●       Phantom limb pain

●       Post-herpetic neuralgia

●       Sciatica

●       Sacroiliac joint pain

●       Spinal stenosis

●       Non-operative knee pain


Dr. Chapman regularly provides the following services to patients in an office-based surgical facility:


●       Transforaminal injections

●       Epidural steroid injections

●       Nerve injections for headaches

●       Facet blocks

●       Sacro-iliac joint blocks

●       IDET Disc Decompression Pain pumps

●       Radiofrequency denervation

●       Spinal cord stimulators

●       Acupuncture


Dr. Chapman went to medical school at St. George’s Hospital and he did his residency at Columbia hospital. He did a fellowship in anesthesiology and pain medicine and he is board certified.


Spine & Pain Institute of New York

1360 Hylan Blvd

Staten Island, NY 10305



Christopher M. Perez, MD (4.6 Stars)


Dr. Perez is a Staten Island doctor specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as pain management. He graduated from the George Washington School of Medicine in 1998 and has been practicing medicine for over 21 years. He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.


Dr. Perez uses the following treatment protocols on a regular basis at the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation:


●       Lumbar Epidural Nerve Block

●       Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure

●       Fracture and Dislocation Treatment

●       Neurological injury treatment

●       Electromyography

●       Myofascial Trigger Point Injection

●       More


Dr. Perez treats the following chronic pain conditions on a regular basis:


●       Fibromyalgia

●       Adhesive Capsulitis

●       Arthritis

●       Back pain

●       Bursitis

●       Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

●       Cervical Spine Myelopathy

●       Degenerative Disc Disease

●       Hip and Trochanteric Bursitis

●       Tennis and Golf Elbow

●       Osteoarthritis

●       Knee pain

●       Plantar fasciitis

●       Peripheral nerve disorders

●       Post-lamenectomy syndrome

●       Sciatica

●       Spondylitis



Patients who have worked with Dr. Perez report that he has his patient’s best interests in mind and he listens carefully to his patient’s concerns. He doesn’t rush his consultations and reportedly goes above and beyond to make sure that his patients feel comfortable at his office.


Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

361 Edison Street

Staten Island, NY 10306



Rao Santapuri D., MD (4.4 Stars)


Dr. Santapuri specializes in psychiatry and neurology. He received his medical degree at Osmania Medical College, Ntr University of Health Sciences medical school in 1970 and later completed his internship at Christ Hospital and Medical Center in 1973. In 1976, he completed a residency at St. Vincent’s Medical Center specializing in psychiatry.


Dr. Santapuri has over 50 years of experience specializing in the treatment of the following:


●       Mental disorders

●       Emotional disorders wit social or biological underpinning

●       Psychological issues


He speaks English, Telugu, and Hindi fluently. Dr. Santapuri addresses pain issues by using psychiatric tools to help the patient cope with stress, crises, and other problems.


The majority of his patients report having excellent experiences with this physician. He is reportedly empathic and thorough in his treatments.


Dr. Rao Santapuri, MD

2309 Victory Blvd

Staten Island, NY 10314