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Dr. Aj Rastogi

Pain Management
Hainesport, NJ
19 years experience male

Locations

North American Spine & Pain

Exton, PA

Address

495 Thomas Jones Way, Suite 304, Exton, PA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(484) 879-6509

North American Spine & Pain

Hainesport, NJ

North American Spine & Pain

Sewell, NJ

About

Bio

Pain Management Interventional Spine

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.

Pain Management

Languages spoken

Hindi

Doctor Q&A

81 Answers
62 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Possibly: Most common problem in line with your symptoms in the class of drug that Crestor (rosuvastatin) belongs to is diffuse muscle pain and inflammation. R... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Depends...: It could be something simple as a run of the mill headache to something more serious. If it does not improve consult with your doctor. If it is asso... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Meds, Rest, and Cold: If you have no allergies, consider utilizing ibuprofen, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and cold therapy as otc methods to reduce pain. Keeping pressure off... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Judgement Call: Dosing narcotics can be difficult and sometimes sensitive topic. If you have a legitimate reason to be on higher doses of opiates, you can try to mak... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Depends...: High intensity workouts can provide massive gains but you have to be careful not to over do it - or risk resulting in an injury that would undo all yo... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Could be many things: Cramping may be simple as muscle spasms and tension or something more involved such as a hernia or appendicitis. If you notice difficulty with meals,... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Yes: This can occur with many medications including these two different types of muscle relaxants but this incidence is typically low. With physician supe... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Rest/Meds: Soreness from lifting may respond to Lidoderm patches (numbs the area), physical therapy, injections, alleve, tens unit, massage, etc. Focus on rest... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Overuse: If you use the same arm over and over to hold your baby - it can lead to repetitive stress injuries especially if it is in a fixed position for long p... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Residual Pain: The nerve near the cyst may be still inflammed (especially if the pain is burning/sharp/radiating in nature). Barring any allergies, alleve, numbing... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
OTC medications: If you have no allergies, consider utilizing ibuprofen, tylenol, (acetaminophen) biofreeze, and cold vs heat (whichever feels better) as otc methods t... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
In Moderate Amounts: Social drinking with Naproxen is typically fine. Things to be concerned about include GI upset with some drinks in conjunction with Naproxen especia... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Depends...: Can definitely be due to a lot of issues - chronic pain in a limb may be due to poor circulation, nerve irritation/damage, infection, fluid retention,... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
NSAID's & Tylenol (acetaminophen): Nsaid's stand for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which help reduce pain via decreasing concentration of inflammatory markers. Tyelnol has been... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Yes: Esr is a marker for inflammation and 60 is high - there may possibly be a link between the lab value and joint pain. Discuss further with pcp or rheu... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Multiple Meds: A broken arm can result in pain due to musculoskeletal damage along with possible nerve involvement. Typically alleve/motrin work well in addition to... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Nerve Involvement: Most common reasons for weakness without other symptoms are that a nerve controlling muscles in the arm has been compressed (can occur in the neck/spi... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Diet & Meds: Foods that constipate you or medication/diseases that slow emptying of your bowels are common reasons for causing intestinal contents to bulk up and r... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Sometimes: If your pain has not responded to other drug classes such as nsaid's (i.e. Advil, (ibuprofen) motrin), rest, muscle relaxants, neuropathic agents, phy... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Other Meds/PT: Hip pain may respond to Lidoderm patches (numbs the area), physical therapy, injections, stronger pain killers such as opiates, tens unit, massage, et... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
SI Joint: One of the largest joints in the pelvic area are the sacroiliac joints (si for short) that connect your sacrum with your ilium.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Testing/Physical: Many problems can cause leg pain: consider discussing with your family doctor first as many chronic illnesses can cause leg pain (i.e. Poor circulati... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Similar to RSD: Reflex neurovascular dystrophy can occur spontaneously or after minor trauma. It commonly can result in skin that is extremely sensitive. It can cha... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Pseudochol deficient: Pseudocholinesterase deficiency is an inherited enzyme abnormality that results in abnormally slow breakdown of drugs such as succinylcholine (typical... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Too much sitting...: Driving and sitting are positions that can place considerable more pressure on the discs in your back or buttock muscles that result in nerve irritati... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Physical Therapist: The best exercises are usually those that strengthen your core. That being said, a well trained physical therapist should guide you through the prope... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Location?: Stabbing pain in the neck or low back can occur when sneezing due to increased pressure on bulging discs....But this is a difficult question to answer... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
It might....: But you are ingesting a lot of other compounds that you don't need to combat back pain. Would discuss with a pain specialist to ensure that you take ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Depends: Genetics plays a part in how quickly the tolerance diminishes. May be as quick as a week.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
4-8 hours: Typically it will take 4-8 hours to obtain peak concentrations in your system after taking amitriptyline. That being said, if the dose is low you may... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Advil (ibuprofen) type meds: Medications such as advil (ibuprofen) or excedrin are otc non-prescription options that can reduce migraine pain. Some have found benefit via supple... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Complicated Issue: Fibromyalgia is a very complicated disease. Treatment requires multiple different types of treatment used to effectively manage it including exercise... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Opposite actually: Aspiring is an "anti" coagulate. Which means it will make your blood thinner or less likely to clot/coagulate.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Similar to RSD: Reflex neurovascular dystrophy can occur spontaneously or after minor trauma. It commonly can result in skin that is extremely sensitive. It can cha... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Multiple Causes: May be due to a spinal issue resulting in nerve irritation. Also could be due to joint inflammation though the burning pain is usually due to a nerve... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Yes: Nerves in the upper cervical area can extend into the back of the head (occipital area) which can result in neck pain with combined headaches. Seek o... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Enzyme Blocker: Mutliple drugs are available to block the effects of this enzyme which breaks down acetylcholine - essential for muscle movement along with many other... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Yes: Savella (milnacipran) is a new drug indicated for fibromyalgia that has a different mechanism of action than fibromyalgia. Would discuss this with yo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
AcuPressure/Puncture: There are many points that reduce headaches. Place pressure on the fleshy part of the hand between the thumb and index finger, pressure on the back p... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
All of the above: A MRI of the lumbar spine is the best test to visualize where the extrusion has traveled and how it is interacting with the nearest nerve root.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Nothing specific: Would consider looking into yoga or pilates dvd's.....Definitely review with an experienced trainer or physical therapist to ensure that you are not d... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Depends...: Can definitely be due to a lot of issues - gallstones or simply an upset GI system are common culprits, especially if it corresponds with eating/meals... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Papaver somniferum: The opium poppy plant is part of the papaveraceae family. The scientific name of the opium poppy is papaver somniferum.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Depends....: Cyp type enzymes are used to metabolize Methadone - everyone has different ratios and strengths to these enzyme types - thus the duration of effect fr... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Yes: All narcotics including hydrocodone in vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) can cause a laundry list of side effects (i.e. Abdominal pain, anxiety, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Depends...: It could be as simple as a run of the mill headache to something more serious. If it does not improve consult with your doctor. If it is associated ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Overuse: If you use the same arm over and over to hold throw a ball - it can lead to repetitive stress injuries especially if you throw many times in a short p... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Yes: Typically a small amount of local anesthetic is used to numb the skin and superficial tissues before inserting an epidural needle into the area. This... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Possibly Nerve Rlted: Negative imaging with severe pain in the flank may be due to irritation of the intercostal nerve that runs on the undersurface of the rib. Other pote... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 19 years experience
Possible: Crps/rsd is a problem that occurs (many types spontaneously or after minor trauma) that activates nerves that control the sympathetic system (fight or... Read More

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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Aug 4, 2012
I think Dr.Rastogi beimg a pain management Dr associated with a spinal institue gave a good amswer as to why water therapy would be better
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rastogi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rastogi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you. I am willing to try whatever avenue possible to help myself. It started getting better. I feel I relapsed and having a hard time
HealthTap member
Thank you. I have tried every other route. This has been a long process. That is why the other dr. Suggested the increase.
HealthTap member
I have anxiety problems and makes me nervous of DVT I am a smoker so it does put me on edge but my muscles twitch often

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Virginia School of Medicine, VA
Graduated 2003MD

Awards

Top Pain Management Specialist , Second Place, New Jersey - Winter
2013
Top Pain Management Specialist, First Place, New Jersey - Spring
2017
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS)
World Institute of Pain

Publications

Potent analgesic effects of anticonvulsants on peripheral thermal nociception in rats.
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