Pain Management


Dr. Fakhry is interested in treating a wide range of acute and chronic pain disorders including neck and low back pain, facet pain, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, sacroiliac (SI) joint pain, joint related pain (knees, shoulders, hips, ankles, elbows), complex regional pain syndrome, and post-laminectomy pain syndrome. He will listen to each patient and develop an individualized diagnosis and treatment plan based on the patient’s history, physical examination and diagnostic studies. Dr. Fakhry has numerous research publications and has presented at national and international conferences, including his presentation on Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cells at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam as well as Epidural Steroid Injection Techniques at the SIMPAR Conference in Rome, Italy. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, exercising, sports, and charity work as he recently traveled to Windhoek, Namibia to volunteer his anesthesia and pain management services to the underserved. Dr. Fakhry’s well rounded training background, participation in research, and dedication to treating each patient as a family member has been instrumental in helping his patients decrease pain, improve mobility, and increase their overall quality of life.

Board Certifications

Board Certified, American Board of Anesthesiology Board Certified, ABA Pain Medicine

Education and Training

Fellow, Pain Medicine NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY Resident, Anesthesiology NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY Selected as “Chief Resident” and Awarded “Resident of the Year” as CA-3 Intern, Internal Medicine Robert Wood Johnson UH, New Brunswick, NJ Accelerated 7 Year BA/MD Degree Program M.D. Rutgers Medical School, Piscataway, NJ B.A. Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

What Makes Me Stand Out

I believe in taking a holistic approach to treating pain while also incorporating the best evidence-based medical therapies. It is important to not only treat one’s pain but also understand why it is occurring. I like to understand the patient’s full body mechanics, posture, diet, sleep regimen and anything else that may be relevant to their pain syndrome. I also believe in being very accessible to my patients via phone or email. Being in pain can have a significant impact on many aspects of one’s life and it is important to have someone easily available to get them through it.

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People won’t care how much you know until they know how much you care

If I Wasn’t a Doctor I Would Be

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Frequently Asked Question

Pain Management

Pain is the most common reason patients seek medical attention. Pain can be simple or very complex. It can have an obvious source such as a cut, burn or broken bone. Or it can be highly elusive, with no obvious source. When that happens, a wide variety of skills and techniques are required to treat and resolve it. That is what we mean when we say that an interdisciplinary approach is often implemented in the treatment plan for pain management.

The typical pain management team may include all or some of these areas of expertise: Physicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, mental health specialists and massage therapists. Often pain can be resolved quickly, by one practitioner with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), muscle relaxants and/or antidepressants. However, in the case of chronic, long term pain, the coordinated efforts of an interdisciplinary pain management team are usually required.

Pain Management doctors are board-certified in a specialty such as sport injuries, anesthesia, diabetes or oncology. They then undergo an additional one-year fellowship in pain management. The fellowship consists of training in all aspects of pain management. When a board certified physician completes an accredited pain management fellowship, they are eligible for subspecialty board certification in pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Your pain management specialist will evaluate your particular pain problem by taking a detailed medical history, conducting a physical exam and reviewing any diagnostic tests that you underwent such as X-rays, computed tomography [CAT] scans, or magnetic resonance imaging [MRI] scans.

You will be asked to complete a questionnaire with detailed questions about your pain problem. You should know before your appointment if you will be undergoing a procedure; in that case you may need a driver to take you home.

Your pain physician will provide you with an initial assessment of your pain problem, and perhaps a treatment if indicated. He or she may know exactly what is causing your pain, or may prescribe further diagnostic procedures. In either case, you should have a clearer understanding of the source of your pain, and the course of further evaluation and the treatment that is planned.

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • ACL & PCL Tear / Sprain
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain / Back Injury
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Chronic Tension Headaches
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Sprain/Strain
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hand & Wrist Arthritis
  • Herniated Discs
  • Herniated Discs
  • Knee Bursitis
  • Knee Tendonitis (Patellar Tendonitis)
  • MCL & LCL Tear / Sprain
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Migraines
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neck Pain / Neck Injury
  • Nerve Impingement (Radiculopathy)
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendonitis/Bursitis
  • Spinal Arthritis
  • Spinal Infection
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Thoracic or Lumbar Sprain or Strain
  • Trigger Finger
  • Whiplash Headaches
  • Wrist/Hand Sprain/Strain

Procedures/Treatment modalities

  • Acupuncture
  • Botox for migraine
  • Caudal Steroid Injection
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Diagnostic Discography
  • Epidural Blood Patch
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Fascia Iliaca Block
  • Hip Injections
  • Hyaluronic Acid - Viscosupplement
  • Interventional Procedures
  • Intra-Articular Ozone Therapy
  • Intradiscal PRP
  • Joint Injections
  • Ketamine infusions
  • Kyphoplasties
  • Light Therapy
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Medial Branch Block
  • PRP
  • RACZ Caudal Neurolysis
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection
  • Soft Tissue Injection: Shoulder
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Stem Cell Infusion
  • Transforaminal Epidural Injection
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Trigger point therapy and myofascial release
  • Viscosupplements

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