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Dr. Jonathan Kirschner

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
New York, NY
16 years experience male

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Bio

Dr. Kirschner is a fellowship trained, board certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR), Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Sports Medicine. He is also a registered musculoskeletal Sonographer (R-MSK). He received the Earl C. Elkins award for achieving the highest score in the nation on the PMR board examination. As a resident he received the James Mclean Resident As Teacher Award for teaching excellence. Dr. Kirschner was born and raised in New York City. His clinical focus is on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of bone, joint, nerve, tendon and muscle, with particular emphasis on sports and spine disorders. He has expertise in ultrasound and fluoroscopically guided injection techniques and teaches nationally on these subjects. He also performs diagnostic studies including EMG and nerve conduction studies, discography of the cervical and lumbar spine, medial branch, rami communicantes and selective spinal nerve blocks. Dr. Kirschner’s goal is to restore function, reduce pain, and promote an active, healthy lifestyle using conservative measures whenever possible. He lectures extensively and has written numerous peer reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters on the non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal disease. His research interests include the efficacy of ultrasound guided procedures, novel uses for ultrasound in musculoskeletal medicine, correlation between ultrasound and electrodiagnostic parameters, the role of rami communicantes block in the diagnosis and treatment of discogenic pain, among others. He is currently conducting a study on the use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and percutaneous needle tenotomy (PNT) vs PNT alone for the treatment of chronic tendinosis.

Specialties
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Sports Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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329 Agrees
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A female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
See a doctor : If pain has been going on for more than a few days and is interfering with sleep it is important to see a physician to determine the cause of the pain and to suggest treatment options. The key to treatment is making the right diagnosis. Most back pain is benign but night time pain is not normal and is a reason to see a physician.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Depends: Could be a herniated disc, muscle strain, faced joint or ligament sprain. Bad posture usually is to blame.

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Sep 15, 2013
Intelligent comprehensive physician with advanced training who achieve the highest recognition in our speciality for a young Physiatrist by having the highest school in the country on written board ex...Read More
Aug 14, 2013
You get my vote! nice job! keep up the good work.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kirschner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have a burning sensation in my lower back which does not allow me to sit for more than 10 minutes 6 months post surgery .
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Your answer made me feel good, thanks! I can even trace and touch the very bone in my neck, root of the pain.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thankyou!!! Its very scary to hear these noises!!! Take care...

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of MedicineSUNY
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

UMDNJ-NJMS/Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation

Awards

Assistant Professor
Earl C Elkins Award 2009
Jerry Weissman, MD Resident Teacher of the Year Award 2013
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