Joseph Bax, DO is an Assistant Professor dually appointed in the department of Orthopedics and the department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His focus is on Interventional Physiatry which includes all non-operative treatment of spine related pain. Dr. Bax was a pre-med major at Canisius College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and played Division I baseball. He attended medical school at Midwestern University – Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to Johns Hopkins University where he completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and was selected as Chief Resident. Subsequently, he performed his Fellowship training in Interventional Pain Management at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan where he served as Chief Fellow.
Dr. Bax joined Mount Sinai in 2017 after being in private practice. Throughout his career, he has taken pride in training medical students, residents and fellows. He is triple board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care and has extensive experience and expertise in all interventional spine procedures. He has published multiple articles and presented locally and nationally at numerous conferences.
Dr. Bax focuses on a patient-centered, hands-on, multidisciplinary approach in treating an array of painful conditions including, but not limited to, neck and back pain (stenosis, pinched nerves and disc disease), arthritis, joint pain, neuropathy, radiculopathy, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), cancer pain and migraine headaches.
Non-surgical orthopedics, sports medicine and interventional techniques are utilized to enhance functioning and quality of life. This includes the most advanced techniques using fluoroscopically guided spine procedures, epidural and facet injections, radiofrequency ablations, spinal cord stimulation, kyphoplasty, ultrasound guided joint injections, nerve blocks and botox injections. In addition, Dr. Bax performs electromyography and nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS) to better evaluate and determine the etiology of the pain. He has a special interest in regenerative medicine including Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections and Stem Cell Therapies. Physical therapy and Osteopathic Manual Manipulation are also incorporated to improve outcomes. His goal in treating patients is aimed at restoring physical function by developing individualized treatment plans and working closely with all members of the spine care team.
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