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Dr. Stacey Jaff

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
New York, NY
28 years experience female

Locations

Office

New York, NY

Address

New York NY 10025
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About

Bio

Stacey Jaff, MD graduated from Brandeis University in 1987 and The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1994. She completed a surgical internship at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital and her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Thomas Jefferson Medical Center in Philadelphia and The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Dr. Jaff attained board certification in 1999. In 2005 she was appointed a clinical instructor for the Department of Rehabilitation at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Jaff opened her solo physiatry practice in NYC in 2005.

Specialties
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

48 Answers
10 Agrees
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Muscle relaxant.: As a benzodiazepine, lexotanil can act as a muscle relaxing medication. If you experience pain relief when you take lexotanil then some component of ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
No easy answer: Carpal tunnel syndrome is an impingement of the median nerve at the wrist, and it can be resistant to treatment. There is a long list of possible opt... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Overuse vs Disease: When muscles are tired they might twitch, but it is unusual for this to occur regularly. Unusual unless you do something quite repeatedly to the poin... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
If not cardiac...: These can be symptoms of an anxiety attack so consider exploring this diagnosis. I would consider costochondritis too, inflammation of the joints of ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Work the whole leg: Build strength above your baseline in the muscles of the belly, back, hips & thighs. Work on your tolerance for impact by skipping and jumping (use ca... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Quick fix and more: See an orthopedic surgeon or a physiatrist. They can evaluate the knee. If appropriate, they can drain the fluid and that will give you some immedia... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Mix it up: Treat the different components of your pain with different medications and modalities. You'll get the best relief. Your back pain comes from irritatio... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Depends on the pain: 1st, i agree, the pain meds increase the pain. Next, i will assume (sorry) you have reduced your activity since the mva. There may still be some back... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Calipers are best.: This is hard in this small space. You measure your fat mass and your weight and calculate your lean mass. Hard to isolate muscle alone from other no... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Maybe an Ace Bandage: Hamstring strain can be very painful because the muscles are so large and strong. The injury is not serious, just painful. At no time should you con... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Train well for sport: There is no way to answer this accurately without examining you but the most likely cause of knee pain in a young person with running is some form of ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Possibly a ganglion.: Ganglion cysts are swellings of the linings of the sheaths around the nerves or tendons, arising usually after some form of trauma (which might just b... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Osteitis Pubis: Official name for an inflammation of the joint of the pelvic bones. Not serious but painful. It can be treated with physical therapy where a therapi... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
One issue or a few?: These symptoms can be explained by different possible answers and more information is needed to choose the correct one. A physiatrist or neurologist ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Sit: Sit up straight, deep breath, roll both shoulders back, chin tucked loosely, repeat often.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Gallbladder/ Ulcer?: The symptoms here are vague. This type of symptom could arise from different things. Simple muscle cramps would be relieved with conditioning, stretc... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Exercise: Exercise is only part of the program, but it should be part of the program. Find something you like.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Climbing: Climbing stairs today? Use your large muscles, weight on your heels. Don't walk on your toes.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Sounds like DOMS: A variant of delayed onset muscle soreness. If the walking was unusual or vigorous to you, like a new exercise, the response can be normal. While exe... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Shaking hands: Consult a neurologist if you have a tremor for a thorough evaluation and diagnosis. There are various causes & treatments but simple ace wraps are no... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
One possibility..: Although rare, there is a neurologic condition, benign fasciculation syndrome characterized by twitches, cramping, tingling without weakness (that is ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Lower leg issues.: These are 2 different diagnoses that may both result in knee and/or lower leg pain and problems with the way you walk. A baker's cyst (popliteal cyst... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Anti-inflammatory: Advil (ibuprofen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. That means it treats inflammation, but it is not a steroid. It reduces the effect... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
How is her posture?: Even young children can have soft tissue pain. This is a simple thing to treat and treatment should not take very long. If the problem does not reso... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Tingling?: This is a little vague so i will give you choices - if you mean you feel tingling, almost like electricity or maybe burning, along the inner surface, ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
A pinched nerve.: If you slept heavily, you may have compressed a small nerve that provides sensation to that part of the foot ( I am unclear exactly what portion of t... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Neck Injection: Esi can be excellent, efficient, safe treatment solutions. A small dose of steroid can be directed specifically where it is needed, safely under visu... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Understand your Pain: You should have a good understanding of what is causing your pain. You should see your general medical doctor because these symptoms could signal prob... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
While: While seated, roll each ankle, left, then right, slow, full circles. Don't cheat the circle.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Daily routines: Patients receive therapies, physical, occupational, speech and recreational in order to restore needed function, strength and endurance. They also me... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Couldn't hurt: Losing control of your bladder or any structure in the pelvis in any way might be "just" an accident, but could also be a sign of a more significant n... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Bottom line, sort of: Massage does promote better circulation and can improve soft tissue health. Combined with other behaviors to promote a healthy lifestyle (diet and ex... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
We call these NSAIDs: Aleve, advil and Motrin are the most popular brand names (ibuprofen and naproxen, the generics) and each works well. Aleve is the easiest to use sinc... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Electromyography: Nerve conduction studies (NCS) and electromyography (EMG) are tests done to evaluate the cervical spine (the neck) and the nerves it sends to the arms... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Muscles heal: A muscle tear will heal with new muscle tissue but the new tissue will not be exactly the same. The details are too much to write here but in summary ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Sit up straight.: The most common, poor posture, head forward, rounded shoulders. Sleeping with too many pillows will cause pain. Common activities of daily living li... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
The shoulder paradox: Unusual to the shoulder joint, once it starts to 'get stuck', the pain develops, and pain increases as the joint becomes 'more stuck'. This kind of p... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Ganglion?: Without knowing anything more, my first thought is ganglion cyst. Does it change in size? Is it soft and or mobile? A ganglion cyst is a swelling t... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Exam for ACL-"ROM": Passive motion is movement caused by some outside force. Active motion is movement you generate yourself. These are not specific tests for an acl tea... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Ugly squats hurt: Sorry, that title seems harsh, but more than likely, when one has knee pain when squatting or lunging, it is due to poor form. The exercise must be d... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Maybe: You need a diagnosis as to what is causing pain, and then a treatment plan can be created. If this is being answered in a timely fashion, please cons... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
There are choices.: 1st review all that has been done in the past to make sure you are well educated in the best "exercises", home modalities (ice, tens etc) and medicati... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
It is not your back!: To relieve the pain of "sciatica" one must identify whether there is pressure on the nerve or whether there is some disease affecting the nerve. Assu... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Diagnosis?: Please see someone for a better diagnosis than "pain on the left" if you havn't already. If you have tried but not gotten better answers, try seeing ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Yes: There are certain modalities that become contraindicated as a pregnancy progresses but chiropractic care is a field of practice and a chiropractor can... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Understand yourself: It is most important that you understand any disability you have and how best to treat it. If medication is the best solution, do you really understa... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Autonomy & analgesia: Services to treat pain or incontinence when there are weakness or dysfunction in the pelvic or low back regions. The therapies themselves are similar... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Guarding causes pain: When you have shoulder pain for a length of time you change the way you sit, stand and move, so your neck may be strained from the altered postures an... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Jaff is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Jaff is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thank u. but i have no pain to touch, sometime pain increase with mov
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Taking anti inflam and tramadol. Muscle rub too. Still sore:-(
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Your answer saved my life! Thanks :) this was very helpful

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1994MD

Affiliations

Mount Sinai Medical Center
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