Joint Pain Specialist

Bergen Pain & Rehab

Anna Lee, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation located in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Few things can throw a wrench in the course of a normal day faster than joint pain, which is why so many men and women from Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, rely on the care of Dr. Anna Lee at Bergen Pain & Rehab for effective and lasting relief. No matter if your joint pain is a new occurrence or something you’ve been living with for years, a consultation with Dr. Lee could be the beginning of relief. Online scheduling makes it easy to find a convenient appointment time, or you can simply call or stop by the office.

Joint Pain

What is joint pain?

Your body has an estimated 360 joints where two bones are connected. Joints enable the astounding range of motion and flexibility that allows movement. Many people pay little attention to their joints until they develop joint pain.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 14.6 million people suffered from severe joint pain in 2014, with many more experiencing lesser joint pain.


What causes joint pain?

Joint pain can result from damage or disease. Some of the common causes include:

  • Traumatic injury
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Gout
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Osteoarthritis

Joint pain can be sudden or can increase gradually over time. It can be sharp and severe, or a dull ache. Joint pain can be constant or intermittent.


Can I prevent joint pain?

You can reduce your risk of certain types of joint pain, but other types cannot be avoided. Taking a proactive approach to protecting your joint health is a great idea.

If you play sports, using the proper protective gear is important and can reduce your risk of injury. It’s also essential to stay flexible and fit so your body responds well to physical challenges.

Maintaining a healthy and varied diet and getting plenty of exercise can also support healthy joints. As always, avoiding negative habits like smoking or excessive alcohol consumption is recommended.


How is joint pain treated?

The treatment path for joint pain often includes medication. While prescription medication is sometimes necessary, relying on pain meds for daily function is not ideal.

Pain medications bring side effects that take a toll on your body. There’s also a risk of addiction. Dr. Anna Lee believes that there’s a better way to address joint pain, and many of the men and women who’ve entrusted her with their care agree.


How does A-IMS® address joint pain?

Intramuscular stimulation works by improving muscle dysfunction. The process eliminates muscle tightness by using needles to manually release muscle “knots.” That serves to lengthen the muscle tissue and release pain.

Many men and women come to Dr. Lee with complaints of hip or shoulder pain. A-IMS is an excellent treatment option for pain in these larger joints.

You may need multiple treatments to achieve your desired results. Dr. Lee discusses your customized treatment path with you during your initial appointment and also provides advice and guidance on how to improve your overall health and wellness.


Joint and Hip Pain

Donovan Miles

“I had an accident 7 years ago.  Initially, I had a right knee that was pretty banged up.  As a result, I had gone through an orthopedic surgery. Approximately a year later, I fell and broke my left ankle.” “After about 7 month since the second accident, I started feeling pain in my lower part of my body, specifically my buttock, left side. I recall, in one morning, I couldn’t get out of my bed, my pain was excruciating. When I finally did get out of the bed and tried to put on my socks, I couldn’t bow down at all.  That’s when I called Dr. Lee (I knew her before as a pain doctor)” “I could not bend and I could not drive.”  ”The [A-IMS] treatment I got gave me relief.”  “At first, I was skeptical.  She did the work up and showed me what was going on and she explained the technology involved with the treatment.  I went through and took it, and I had relief.” “As a matter of fact, I haven’t had any pain in those areas since the treatment 2years ago.” “ I had a total of 7 treatments and I am pain free ever since.”  “I think she did an excellent job.”


Pamela Schmidt

I was injured in an auto accident in 2002.  I had pain in my hips, neck, mid-back, and left shoulder.  I was limping.  I could hardly walk, and I had to get up every few minutes because siting was a problem.”  “The first [A-IMS] treatment was very painful, and I thought I would never come back. A few days after, I felt like a different person.  I was able to sit. I came back, definitely.”  “Anybody that would have come for these treatments, wouldn’t come unless it helped them.” Regarding any side effects from A-IMS, “No, just soreness maybe, a day after, just from the treatment”