HEALTH SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Frederick Rochman Joins SOAR, Expert in Interventional Pain Management
By Space Coast Daily // December 26, 2017
SOAR: Spine, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – You can never have too many allies when it comes to fighting orthopedic and chronic pain disorders, so the addition of Dr. Frederick Rochman to the medical staff of Spine, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, better known as SOAR, is welcomed news indeed.
Managing or eradicating pain can seem challenging, but with experienced practitioners such as Dr. Rochman on a patient’s side, it is a very real choice.
Joining SOAR was an easy decision for Dr. Rochman, who has more than two decades of experience in interventional pain management and general anesthesia.
“They’re progressive and interested in being on the cutting edge of new procedures and technology,” he said.
“This is a large reason for my desire to join SOAR.”
Dr. Rochman, typical of the caliber of professionalism at SOAR, is a diplomat of the American Board of Disability Analysts. He completed requirements in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology and psychiatry at New York Medical College and the New Rochelle Hospital Medical Center.
His residency in anesthesia was at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn and his medical internship was completed at Maimonides Medical Center, also in Brooklyn.
Previous positions include serving as a clinical chemistry laboratory technologist at the famed Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in New York City.
He was also director of the Anesthesia Department at Memorial Medical Center in Ashland, Wisconsin, where he owned and operated Superior Anesthesia Associates, an outpatient interventional pain management clinic.
EACH PATIENT IS UNIQUE
He is proficient in a wide spectrum of pain management procedures, including epidural steroid injections, sacroiliac joint injections, trigger point injections, large joint injections, selective nerve root blocks, diagnostic nerve blocks, stellate ganglion injections, facet joint injections and implantable nerve stimulators.
“My approach to pain management has always been multimodal with patient satisfaction being paramount,” said Dr. Rochman.
“I think it is important to recognize that each patient is unique with special needs and specific requirements.”
Dr. Rochman is also a firm believer in a holistic approach to pain management.
“In addition to procedures, education, lifestyle changes, exercise routines and physical therapy can play a large role in a patient’s wellbeing,” he added.
Outside of the work week, patients may catch Dr. Rochman at a local theater production.
“I’ve done a lot of community theater,” he said. “The Cowardly Lion was my favorite role.”
This Renaissance physician is also an amateur horticulturist, rock collector, gourmet and a fan of water sports such as kiteboarding, scuba diving and waterskiing.
Dr. Rochman joins a practice with a well-earned reputation for cutting-edge treatment of pain, whether it affects the back, head, face, neck, arms and legs, hands, wrists or joints. Launched in 2003 by Dr. Brian Dowdell, SOAR serves patients throughout Central Florida with offices strategically positioned in Melbourne, Rockledge and Orlando.
SOAR focuses on advanced minimally invasive interventional pain therapy that facilitates healing and recovery, physical therapy, medication optimization and diagnostic and laboratory testing. The practice offers an on-site surgical center equipped with the most advanced technology in the country.
SEVERAL OPTIONS FOR TREATMENT OF PAIN
SOAR helps patients with pain issues relating to auto accidents, work injuries, sports-related injuries, arm and leg pain, sciatica, shoulder and knee pain, low back pain, neck pain, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, sprains and strains, joint pain, bursitis and tendonitis.
For chronic migraines, muscle spasms and movement disorders such as dystonia and torticollis, SOAR provides botulinum toxin injections.
There are several options for the treatment of herniated discs. Endoscopic discectomy, a procedure that uses smaller incisions, has fewer risks of complication and requires less recovery time than traditional surgery, can reduce pain and provide faster mobility.
Additional treatment options include discography injections, intradiscal electrothermal disc denervation, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy.
Stem cell therapy holds great promise with minimal risk, which utilizes the body’s own supercells in the bone marrow. Stem cells have the unique ability to produce both copies of themselves and other more specialized cell types every time they divide.
They are essential for areas of the body that undergo continuous cell replacement, such as blood, skin and digestive tract, as well as for muscle damaged by physical stress.
SOAR offers stem cell therapy performed under minimally invasive conditions.
“It is appropriate for treating tendonitis, low back pain and for patients with arthritis in their shoulders, hips, knees, ankles and spine,” said Dr. Dowdell.
“There has been research where stem cells have been used for neuromuscular disease, osteoporosis, hair loss, erectile dysfunction, and skin wrinkles.”
Kyphoplasty, a minimally invasive procedure proven to significantly relieve pain in patients with spinal compression fractures, can increase mobility and improve quality of life without open surgery.
Vertebral augmentation, performed through a small incision in the back, usually requires only a local anesthetic and mild sedation. This procedure has been proven to alleviate pain in approximately 90 percent of patients.
Radiofrequency neuroablation, another treatment modality practiced at SOAR, selectively incapacitates sensory nerves for extended periods of time that do not serve vital functions.
The technique relieves chronic pain for patients with a variety of chronic spinal pain syndromes, including whiplash, neck and shoulder pain, intercostal neuralgia, sacroiliac syndrome and facet joint pain syndrome.
With such a range of options provided by experienced specialists such as Dr. Dowdell and Dr. Rochman, living with pain should never be tolerated.
SOAR offices are located at 308 S. Harbor City Blvd., Suite A, Melbourne; 389 Commerce Pkwy., Suite 160, Rockledge; 12301 Lake Underhill Rd., Suite 121, Orlando. For more information, call 321-733-0064 or 321-733-7970 or visit Soarflorida.com
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