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Dr. Joel Cooperman

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Aurora, CO
47 years experience male

Locations

Denver osteopathic center

Aurora, CO

Address

10555 e dartmouth, Aurora, CO
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

Board certified in Osteopathic manipulative medicine. Hav e practiced in Denver or Aurora Colorado for 36 years. Background includes one year of orthopedic surgery. Also worked as an emergency room physician for 2 years. Involved occassionally in teaching osteopathic medical students.

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

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: Colorado

Doctor Q&A

180 Answers
7 Agrees
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Probably: Should get cervical spine xrays. Nerves from neck affect sensation to upper back. May need to evaluate ypur posture and exercise. Try an osteopathic p... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Imobilizing : A lumbar fusion causes 2 or more bones to join together to make one large solid piece of bone. Think of gluing two blocks togther. The process may inv... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Possible: Your age, underlying health and the circumstances that trigger the shaking and cause it to stop are all factors. See your family doc to start the eva... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Severity of symptoms: Spinal cord inj usually have dramatic findings and often in volve the lower extremity in the situation you mentioned.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Little to none: Most instruments are not able to detect heart sound abnormalities at that early stage.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Ice,analgesics: Increased pain after joint injections is not unusual. Ice and oral pain killers can help.You many need prescription pain killers. It should subsid in ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Yes: Monitor their response closely, ie, responsiveness, discomfort level. Take appropriate precautions as to intensity of heat from the stones on the ski... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Maybe: Tingling in both arms could be a central proble m in the neck causing pressure on the nerves, like a deteriorating disc or spine. Also could pressure... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Nerve pressure: Probably due to prssure on a nerve in the leg or back. Some nerves are close to the skin and mior pressure on them can cause odd sensations. Try to d... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Rehab it.: The size of the tear, what you did to help it heal, what rehab you did all affect the outcome. If you just gave it a rest, the muscle probably scar... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Yes: Recliners can change the angle of the coccyx and cause pain. Add a pillowor try a different posture in the chair.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Depends: How often , how severe, painful? Daily. Could be vitamin deficiency, irritated nerve.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
History: Compression fx usually follow a traumatic incident . Spontaneous fx rare in your age group. Xrays could help figure it out.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Pressure on nerves: External pressure on nerves can cause transient tingling. Pressure from tight muscles can also cause it.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Nerve compression: Some kind od pressure on superficial nerves could cause that. Could be at wrist like eatly carpet tunnel. That does not affect legs. Need to see a d... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Ice, nsaids, analges: Ice works very well for new whiplash injuries. Advil, (ibuprofen)alleve, or other anti inflamatories can help. In more painful csae analgesics are u... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Yes: Significant peroids of inactivity allow the muscles to loose strength and stamina in a short period of time in some cases. Prolonged inactivity has ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Not unusual: Each pregnancy can be different in may ways. As the uterus grows it increases in size. That can cause changes in pressure on the spine and surround... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
You enjoy it: That could be a simple answer. It could be a sign of obsessive. Behavior as well. Do feel happy/ satisfied/ relaxed after a session?? If not there ma... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Nutition,. Workouts: Nutition is a key elemant along c the nature of your workout you should be healthy to start, then heavier work out ie more resistance, few reps. Gener... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Simple muscle strain: You do not given any background as to timing, triggerimg event or action that may have started the pains. The Nature of the pain, what affects it ar... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Alters circulation: Hot baths can cause superficial vasodilatation which increases blood supply to the superficial tissues and muscles. Muscle soreness and overuse strain... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Yes: if untreated,it could last that long. Exersion , deep breathing can affect it, and prolong it.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Physical therapy, ice, Arnica.: physical therapy exercises, including stretching exercises, may be very helpful. Ice applications to the area may decrease pain as well. Arnica is a n... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Referred pain: Probably from tight. Muscles in the neck or upper back. Most likely nothing serious.Those nerve give sensation to the neck and head area.
A member asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
2 twice a day: 2 twice a day is a reasonable/ recommeded dose. Conditions such as high blood pressure and kidney disease can alter the recommended dose of alleve. Th... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Felaxation of muscle: A massage typically relaxes tight muscles. That reduces nerve pressure and improves blood flow. In the butt area, it can releave pressure on the sciat... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Lumdar spine.: The nerves that go to the tailbone come from the lumbar spine. Get that cked out. Sitting posture can affect it too. There are several muscles that. ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Pinched nerve: Spine malalignment can cause nerve pressure and pain.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Rib problem: Respiration involves muscle actions and movement of the ribs and spine. Pain could be due to malfunctions of the rib cage or muscle issues(spasms) . ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Strain/sprain: Probably is an injury to the rib cage and the muscles involved with respiration. Stretching area may help. See an osteopathic physician. Who does ma... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
May heal itself: Minor damage to a ligament such as a mild sprain will heel in weeks. More severe injuries may talke months and other treatments. See your primary doc ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
No often: Once diagnosed, if treated properly, the symptoms, of a buldging disc will settle down. Over time the disc may shrink back towards normal. Barring a n... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Muscle. Issue: What you're describing could be chronic muscle strain, spinal dysfunction or an issue with rib movement. Postural strain is another possibility. See... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Medical socirty: Call the local medicalsociety. They may point you in the right direction. If you city has a magazine that lists top docs that too may help. Best yet... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Nutrition, gland. Pr: Get you thyroid and other endocrine functions checked. Also nutrition could be a factor.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Pregnant ?: Female in fertile years with amissed period. Needs to consider pregnancy. That internal activity could cause the nerves to be functioning in a way to ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Unlikely: i assume all these issues started with the same injury. Withroper rehab the tendon should tighten up. I assume you were immobilized for some weeks. D... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Medication,accupunct: Shingles pain after the acute incident can transition into post-herpetic neuralgia. It is a very painful condition. Typical pain killers may help so... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
See a doctor: you should see an osteopathic physician who does spinal manipulation. You may have damaged the rib cage or cartilage associated with the ribs.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Doubt pregnancy: Could be carpel tunnel. That usually has a repitive motion history. Numbness usually. Means a nerve that has pressure on it. Different nerves got ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Possibly.: It depends on the cause of the foot drop. If it is from a nerve that is permanently damaged you could qualify. If it is from a condition that can be r... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Improve not cure: Certain psychological conditions have physical manifestations in the body especially the paraspinal muscles. Osteopathic treatment can diminish those... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Unlikely: Could be a hip joint problem involving the labrum in side the actual joint. Injury or strain to the hip can cause that type of problem. May need and... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Resolving bruise: What you describe could be a resolving deep bruise. Trauma bad enough to frature a bone most likely damaged blood vessels and lymph vessels in the foo... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Stretching exercises: This could be a soft tissue response to bone growth in your age group. Have you grown much in that time. Could be dietary, lack of. Potassium, sodiu... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Yes and no: The first part is normal. However normal sensation should return quickly once the prssure is removed and the blood flow returns. The lingering numbn... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Anti-inflammatory action of steroids: The steroid you received is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Chronic pain is often due to inflammation of muscle or nerve tissue. The medication decrease... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Injections: ligaments are strong connective tissue structures. However, unlike muscles, they cannot be strengthened . In they have been damaged and stretched,over... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Not normal: an injury that old typically will have healed by now. There may however be some scar tissue, or adhesions. They may cause irritation and limited motio... Read More

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Aug 6, 2014
thank u very much for reaction as early
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, MO
Graduated 1975MD

Awards

Top Physical Medicine and Rehab Specialist, First Place, Kansas - Winter
2013
Top Doctor, First Place, Colorado Springs Region, CO - Summer
2013
Top Physical Medicine and Rehab Specialist, First Place, Kansas - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Osteopathic Association
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