Pain Management

Pain management employs various medical specialists to ease the patient’s suffering and improve their quality of life. In some cases when an injury or illness heals, the pain resolves itself – this is called acute pain. In the case of chronic long-term pain, which can last six months or longer, effective management with a coordinated team of specialists is required.
Chronic pain is generally caused by an injury or infection, which can target any part of the body. It also weighs heavy on the patient emotionally and can lead to stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue and heightened frustration.
After the patient receives a pain assessment, pharmacological or interventional procedures may be prescribed. Your doctor can order pain medicine, other pain treatments or psychotherapy to help with pain relief. This can consist of additional procedures from a team that can include medical practitioners, nurses, clinical psychologists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, anesthesiologists, neurologists, occupational therapists and massage therapists.
The goal of pain management is to help patients regain control of their lives, relieve the pain, and empower the patient and caregiver towards continued progress and recovery.

Available Brochures:
Nonopioid Alternatives for the Treatment of Pain 

Pain Management Physicians & Providers:

Shawn Amin, DO
  • Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ, DO
  • Internship: University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, Preliminary Medicine
  • Residency: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, Anesthesiology
  • Fellowship: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, Pain Management
  • Board-certified: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Osman A. Latif, MD
  • Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Chicago, IL, MD
  • Internship: University of Chicago, Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • Residency: Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Anesthesia
  • Fellowship: Texas Technical University, Lubbock, TX, Interventional Pain Management
  • Board-certified: Anesthesiology, Pain Management & Pain Medicine
  • Member: World Institute of Pain, North American Spine Society

Michnitza Brutus, APRN
Michnitza Brutus, APRN
  • Undergraduate Degree: Barry University, Miami, FL, BS
  • Nursing School: South University, Tampa, FL, BSN
  • Masters Program: South University, Tampa, FL, MSN

Heather Holst, APRN
Heather C. Holst, APRN
  • Nursing School: Chamberlain University, Addison, IL, BSN
  • Masters Program: Chamberlain University, Addison, IL, MSN


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