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Clearly, had 3 snapped rotator cuff muscles caused by 2 great accidents while vacationing in Costa Rica. Two months later, I had my first visit with Dr. Song who immediately recognized that my shoulder was dislocated and took immediate action to prevent a need for an artificial shoulder operation. From then on, every aspect of my care was administered with consummate professionalism. I really feel your practice is first class in every way. Dr. Song is really on top of his game and the whole experience was amazing, given the seriousness of my injuries. Eight months after my operation, I was back playing beach volleyball.
Dr. Song came highly recommended by my sports medicine orthopaedist. I had a bad tear in my rotator cuff, a bone spur, and he found an old tear in my biceps. He took the time to explain everything to me. I was very nervous about the procedure but the people that work at the Surgery Center, to his assistant, Ashley, to the physical therapist, Rahul, made my experience a reassuring one. Every part of the procedure went down like Dr. Song told me. I was also fortunate that Dr. Song has a coordinated effort with a highly-skilled physical therapist by the name of Rahul. He knew exactly what Dr. Song wanted done and at no point did I feel that I was ever overextended past my limitations. Now, 6 months after the procedure, I forget that I ever had a problem. I have complete mobility from not being able to raise my arm [prior]. I was very fortunate to have a skilled surgeon as Dr. Song treat me. I was so thrilled with the results that I am always dropping his name when I come across people with this common problem. I would recommend Dr. Song very highly.
Monroe Township, NJ
Three years ago, Dr. Hasan recommended that I have ESWT for recurring bouts of plantar fasciitis. After about 6 weeks, I was back to my normal activity level which includes working out with a trainer 3 times a week and playing tennis several times a week. Thanks to Dr. Hasan, and ESWT, I am pain-free.
West Palm Beach, FL
I am 98 years old and over time, I have seen several orthopedists. Dr. Stacey Miller-Smith is by far, the best doctor that I have had. I particularly like her use of dry needling for trigger points. Thanks to her use of this technique, I no longer suffer from the pain of trigger points in my knee. Her diagnosis and treatment plan have made a tremendous difference for the quality of life for me.
East Windsor, NJ
I have been a patient of Dr. Michael Palmer for over twelve years. I first saw him for a ballet-related back injury when I was a young teenager. I had two compression fractures and soft tissue injury in my lumbar spine. Hearing the diagnosis, my parents and I were frightened that I had seriously damaged my back. Dr. Palmer was not only knowledgeable, he was extremely kind, compassionate, and understanding.
I was a young teenager attending an intensive dance training program, with hopes of becoming a professional ballet dancer. He made me feel comfortable while dealing with my first serious injury. It was a traumatic time for me, but he allayed all my fears and got me back on my toes after a short time. After my first meeting with Dr. Palmer, I knew I was in good hands. Dr. Palmer continued to treat me for other dance-related injuries, up until I left to attend school in Florida in 2006.
Until recently, my back was feeling fine. A few months ago, I began having pain and facet joint problems in my lumbar spine. I had seen several doctors in Florida and none have been as knowledgeable or as caring as Dr. Palmer. With my back worsening, I knew I needed to see Dr. Palmer again. I am so glad I flew up to New Jersey to see him. Following several injections, my back has begun to feel better.
If you want a physician who will listen in great detail about your problem, and will do his darnedest to make sure you get the best care and relief of your discomfort, then I highly recommend you see Dr. Palmer. He is the reason I travel from Florida to New Jersey to go to Princeton Orthopaedics.
I am Dr. Michael A. Palmer’s patient at your Neck & Back Institute at 727 State Road in Princeton. He has been helping me to recover from the severe pain that resulted from major back surgery three years ago. We have tried different types of physical therapy, combined with OTC NSAID medications. Until a few weeks ago, nothing worked. I felt as if a knife was slicing my back in half. This pain was constant, and I was uncomfortable sitting, standing, or lying. I had almost given up on “life.”
I have always believed in the power of modern medicine based on research, so I was skeptical when Dr. Palmer recommended acupuncture. The thought of needles all over my body was almost more terrifying than the thought of life with constant pain, so I did not expect much from this treatment.
The results were immediate and amazing. The next day my lower back pain was greatly diminished. A fluke I thought. Then after the second session, the “knife” in my back disappeared. Each successive treatment over the last six weeks has increased my comfort level. I can sleep again!!! – I have only needed an occasional NSAID if I have been doing too much physical work.
My insurance company will only cover acupuncture done in a medical office by a doctor. Dr. Palmer has been a godsend because he meets that criteria and is also very good at “painless” acupuncture. I have been recommending his services to people who are also seeking pain relief through acupuncture. I wanted to thank you for the opportunity to imagine a future life without constant pain!
Everyone walks into a doctor’s office and wants to be taken right away. Easier said than done. You have always been so nice to me. I have come to the practice, starting over 30 years ago. I really appreciate you, Dr. Palmer, and what you are trying to do to relieve my pain so I can be more mobile and active. I appreciate you and Lisa for always being so nice and getting back to me on scheduling. That means so much to me when you are not up to par and in a lot of pain and cannot cope. Thank you to you both. I want to thank the rest of the staff with whom you are working together to make it happen for me. So thankful for all of your efforts.
Dr. Nazarian performed a spinal fusion on me in the Fall of 2013. This occurred between a left hip replacement in 2012 and a right hip replacement in 2015. Obviously, there was resulting back pain after each hip replacement. Dr. Nazarian couldn’t have been kinder, more concerned, or patient with me. He provided excellent care starting with his surgical skills. I couldn’t recommend him more.
Dr. Vannozzi replaced my left hip in 10/2012 and my right hip this past 10/2015. In between, he was almost as frustrated as me with continuing left hip, back pain, and right hip pain. The right hip proved to be very deceptive. The first two MRIs did not present a need for surgery. The third MRI presented stenosis and a buildup of arthritis necessitating surgery. Dr. Vannozzi was amazed with the amount of damage to the top part of the femur. He has always been a concerned and extremely skillful surgeon. I am finally recovering completely after the second hip. I could not recommend him more.