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Dr. Bettina Herbert

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
North Charleston, SC
21 years experience female

Locations

Office

North Charleston, SC

Address

Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 7510 Northforest , North Charleston, SC
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
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Fax

(843) 572-1795

About

Bio

Bettina Herbert, MD, FAAPMR, ABOIM, IFMCP, led the Integrative Pain Management Program at the Jefferson University Hospital Center of Integrative Medicine in Philadelphia. She is trained and credentialed in functional and integrative medicine in addition to her AMA specialty of PM&R. In addition to treating people with both chronic and acute pain, she treats chronic illness by looking for and addressing underlying causes such as disturbances in digestion, nutrient absorption, food sensitivities, stress, toxin/mold exposures and changes in body biomechanics. Helping people achieve their best possible health is the primary goal.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Functional Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Pain Management

Licenses

United States: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

133 Answers
84 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
The right question: Nutrition plays a huge role in RA & other autoimmune diseases. Add a good multivitamin and also take a look at your diet. The book "digestive wellne... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Ask her ob/gyn: The specialists in what a nursing mother can safely take are the obstetricians. That way the physician, who know your wife as a patient can provide t... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
If asthma constant: You have sinus issues year round, please consider mold (from water-damaged building) where you live and/or work. Best natural remedies may be changin... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Very distressing: How you write your question indicates that there may be ways of managing it. Get a trusted friend/relative to go with you to the doctor's. There are ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Link to meds/vitamin: Please go back to your provider ASAP. Review thiamine dosage. Also make sure B6 in B complex not too high (less than 40-50 mg/day). If you have VitB... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
See a doctor ASAP: It is impossible to diagnose by a few words and over the web. Please take him to his medical provider now. Spider bites can linger and cause signifi... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Go back to your doct: This is not normal. Go back tot he orthopedist as soon as possible to see if this can be corrected. The sooner you go, the better, because if somethi... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Possibly. The problem with multiple sprains is that your brain does not easily register where your foot is in space, called proprioception. Sometime... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
And ...: Tho' your bruise has healed by now, next time you have physical trauma like that try some arnica. It is a homeopathic remedy that works quite well fo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
It may be: Be sure you find a good teacher and discuss your issue beforehand. I like anusara yoga because of all the verbal cuing. Also try osteopathic manipula... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
It might help: Best to get evaluated, perhaps a prescription for physical therapy if that's possible. Also sciatica doesn't just happen - it may be a result of accu... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Manage causes: Sciatica usually result either of trauma or misalignment of spine (either subtle or major). Omt from osteopathic physician (aao or cranial academy onl... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
And...: Cut down caffeine & junk food. Eat veggies, fruits. Work w/ doctor & herbalist w/ herbal remedies that may be useful: adaptagens such as ashwagandha... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Try supplements: Tho' they take longer to work (up to 2 months) than rx or otc medications, try same (need to take b-complex with this) or glucosamine. Same (not if bi... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Let food b ur medici: Start w/ an anti-inflammatory diet (find online). This takes time but will serve you well in the long run. Add antiinflammatory herbs like turmeric, g... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Anti-inflammatory: Anti-infl diets can be found online basically eating foods as close to their natural state as possible & not eating anything with a label on it (proc... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
And ...: Getting to the reason the disc herniated in the first place - either the result of trauma, disease or long term misalignment. See an osteopathic phys... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Some ideas: This is a long time for things to heal - so you might want to check with your doctor to make sure that's not a sign of something else, like chronic in... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Perhaps lessen: Am assuming you are under long term supervision of a physician. If so, here are some other ideas: find someone (it may take several attempts) who pr... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
There are options: Try using a product like losalt which is about 30% sodium and 70% potassium (which helps lower blood pressure) salt. There are delicious varieties of... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Several things: The scariest thing would be nerve damage or a systemic muscle or nerve disease. The most common would be overuse (such as writing or running without ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Tough diagnosis: Work with a good physical therapist. Find musculoskeletal acupuncture such as trigger points (don't need injections, just 'dry needling'). A good hand... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Minimize: Minimize or eliminate red meat. If you like the taste, use it in small amounts, like a condiment.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
A new TipTap: Lemon balm tea daily, l-theanine (from tea) as needed. Deep breathing with longer exhale than inhale.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Stress-related: Stress-related illness contributes to most doctor's visits. Use mind-body, relax, exercise daily.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Abnormal feeling: Paresthesia is an abnormal sensation usually numbness, tingling or burning often felt in arms or legs. It can be temporary, such as your foot "fallin... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Integrative Medicine: Find integrative medicine doctor who can assess you and may also work with your diet to eliminate foods that 'feed' fm. It'll take time and effort bu... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Several things: Try: - reducing/eliminating caffeine 2 weeks before menstruation; - chastetree (herb) 500 mg/ day dried fruit or 40 - 60 mg of extracts - take in mo... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Yes: Start with an anti-inflammatory diet, then add anti-inflammatory foods such as turmeric (the yellow in curry), or curry, ginger, rosemary, (organic) a... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Even: Even if limited, you can start armchair arm exercises with light weights such as soup cans, 1 or 2 min.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Yes: What and the quality of what we eat affects everything. Inflammatory diets (refined foods, high pesticides, etc) create an inflammatory environment i... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
See a doctor: This may be related to a lot of gastrointestinal issues, such as a blockage, poor movement of the food along the digestive tract, food intolerances or... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Turn: Turn off all electronics at least 2 hours before bedtime. Your brain will 'get' it's time for sleep.
A male asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
See integrative doc: First make sure of diagnosis. See a gastroenterologist. Then go see an integrative or functional medicine physician, s/he will look at your lifesty... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Ignore: Thirty min. Meditation daily will change your brain! shows up on MRI after only 3 months.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Maybe: Could be food allergies or intolerances (notice how long after you eat a suspect food this starts), but more likely inhalant allergy or reaction to po... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
You don't.: However, food labelled as organic is supposed to not have been genetically modified. Plant products most likely to be gm include corn, soy, canola oi... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
The Mayo Clinic has shown that chronic or recurrent sinusitis may be a reaction to mold, often found in damp or water-damaged buildings. This is unli... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
High cholesterol can be the result of 2 separate processes. A person can be either an overproducer (the body's own production of cholesterol) or an ov... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Other causes: This is a very tough diagnosis - am sorry. One thought is to look for any other treatable contributors such as heavy metal or toxin exposures. There... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
It depends: If the pain is interfering with your life, not getting better or if you have weakness in your foot or leg or any change in bowel or bladder function, ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Don't go back: If pain is still getting worse, get evaluation& perhaps some imaging done by an md or do. You may have some underlying condition that needs to be add... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Manual therapies: Osteopathic manipulative medicine (omm aka omt) combined with physical therapy, frequency specific microcurrent (find online), home exercise program ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Supplements: Start with good nutrition and try: glucosamine (500 mg 3x/ day), same (don't take if bipolar or with prostate cancer) 400 mg on empty stomach (may eve... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Lots of things: Go see your physician first to make sure it isn't something scary. Then take a look at how you sit, your general conditioning, how you use your body.... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Osteopathy: Try a course of treatment with an osteopathic physician who does omt (aka omm). Find one near you via the aao website. Look at the cranial academy's ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Several approaches: First make sure pain is from facet. My vote would be to go to osteopathic physician to get better alignment so facet joint is not irritated. Can add... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Hope this helps: Work with a good physical therapist. Find musculoskeletal acupuncture such as trigger points (don't need injections, just 'dry needling'). A good hand... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Consider nutrition: First, go to your physician and get checked out. Since Prednisone is an anti-inflammatory med, see if you can take charge and start to heal yourself ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Depending on when: Or how early you start, some of the best evidence to slow down the progress of most forms of ms is the swank diet. There are data following patients ... Read More

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Jul 21, 2013
Dr. Herbert is a solid, well-informed physician who provides caring, thorough responses on HealthTap. I am impressed by the way she encompasses nutrition in her answers too!
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Mar 5, 2012
Super..great help:) Absolutely recommend.Thanks for taking the time help me!.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Herbert is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, more info than I've gotten from the VA, I've shyin' away from going to a dr, due to the costs, just been dealing with the pain for a while, till it got a lik scary, pain has moved down my l...Read More
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U rock Doc Bettina! So many othr docs only recc drugs which jus cover up symptoms + cause mor trouble in long term. Tx4link!
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wow,Im so glad..happy you took time answer..and gave me something to investigate..Im exited..very much Thank you:)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, MI
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Patients Choice - 2008, 2009
2011 Selected as one of Pennsylvania’s Favorite Physicians awarded by American Registry for Patients Choice
Compasionate Doctor Recognition, Vitals

Affiliations

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Osteopathic Cranial Academy
American Academy of Ozonotherapy
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