General Pain Management
- Conditions & Treatments
Dr. Alexander Feng attended medical school at University of Alabama in Birmingham and completed residency training at Temple University Hospital/ MossRehab in Physiatry, a branch of medicine emphasizing the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders that produce temporary or permanent functional impairment. During residency, Dr. Feng developed a special interest in pain and went on to further his education and training by doing a fellowship in Pain Management in the Department of Anesthesia at the West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During his fellowship, Dr. Feng treated patients with various pain syndromes from acute musculoskeletal injuries and herniated disks to post-surgical pain to chronic pain. His most commonly performed procedures include epidural steroid injections, nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation, and stem cell therapy.
As a pain management specialist, Dr. Feng is dedicated to providing each patient with the most comprehensive treatment for painful injuries and conditions involving spine, muscles, bones, joint, and nerves.
Having pain in the body is disabling; pain affects people both physically and mentally and will significantly affect a person’s function and life. As such, Dr. Feng will tailor the treatment plan based on the patient’s level of pain, tolerance of medication and procedures, level of activity, age and diagnosis.
Conditions Dr. Feng treats:
- Arthritis pain
- Back Pain
- Cancer Pain
- Cervical and Thoracic Facet Arthropathy
- Cervical and Thoracic Facet Pain Syndrome
- Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)
- Cervical Spinal Stenosis
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD)
- Degenerative Disc Disease of the Spine
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
- Failed Neck Surgery Syndrome
- Joint pains
- Herniated discs
- Low Back Pain
- Lumbar Facet Arthropathy
- Lumbar Facet Pain Syndrome
- Lumbar Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)
- Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
- Knee pain
- Neck PainNerve Pain
- Occipital Neuralgia
- Phantom Pain
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Sacroiliac Joint Disorder
- Sciatica Pain
- Spinal Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)
- Spinal Stenosis
- Tension headache
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Thoracic Spinal Stenosis
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
Treatments Dr. Feng routinely performs:
- Cervical, thoracic, lumbar, caudal interlaminar and transforaminal epidural injections
- Cervical, thoracic, lumbar selective nerve injections
- Cervical, thoracic, lumbar facet joint injection
- Cervical, thoracic, lumbar medial branch blocks and radiofrequency neurotomy
- Peripheral nerve blocks and radiofrequency neurotomy
- Sacroiliac joint injections
- Spinal Cord Stimulation trial and implantation
- Regenerative medicine
- Botox injections
- Spasticity management
- Electrodiagnostic (EMG/NCS) studies
- Patient-specific rehabilitation programs, including occupational or physical therapy
Feng, A. J., Asante, K. O., Guiterrez, C., & Altschuler, E. L. Acute Transient Aphemia. Clinical neurology and neurosurgery, 131, 86-87. 2015
Feng, A.J., Han, X., Vyas, R., Altschuler, E.L. Management of a Patient with a Left Ventricular Assist Device in Acute Rehabilitation. AAPM&R Case Study, Acute Rehab#1. http://me.aapmr.org
Brown, C.H., Feng, A.J., Cruz, E. Ocular dysfunction presenting in Tacrolimus-Induced Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome: A Case Presentation. PM&R journal. 2017.
Brown, C.H., Feng, A.J., Kagan, H.J., Altschuler, E.L. Acute Traumatic Right Lower Leg Paralysis in a Young Male Patient. AAPM&R Case Study, MSK case #52. http://me.aapmr.org
Alapat, R.V., Feng, A.J., Chay, W., Altschuler, E.L. Severe Pelvic Pain and Ambulatory Dysfunction in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy. AAPM&R Case Study, MSK Case #45. http://me.aapmr.org
“Pain Management in Olmstead Syndrome: A Case Report”. Feng A.J., Denawa, Y., Conermann T. American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Annual Meeting. November 16-18, 2017. Orlando, FL.
“Unusual presentation of CRPS”. Denawa, Y., Feng A.J., Conermann, T. American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Annual Meeting. November 16-18, 2017. Orlando, FL.
“Clinical Musculoskeletal Examination”. Feng A.J. Department of Anesthesiology, Institute for Pain Medicine. September 2018. West Penn Hospital, Institute for Pain Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
“Physiatrist Approach to Knee Osteoarthritis”. Feng A.J., Moon D. Moss Rehabilitation/ Temple University Hospital, Department of PM&R grand rounds. June 2017. MossRehab, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.
“Clarifying the Motor Homunculus: Shoulder brain is followed by Elbow extensors then by Elbow flexors”. Feng A., Khazaal O., Cleymaet S., Andino A., Hatt K., Altschuler, E. Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting. February 8- 11, 2017. Las Vegas, NV.
“Hip Pain Secondary to Intramuscular Lipoma of Tensor Fascia Lata: A case repot”. Feng A., Igolnikov I., Brown, C., Weinik, M. AAPM&R Annual Assembly. October 20-23, 2016. New Orleans, LA.
“Rehabilitation of Horizontal Diplopia due to Abducens Nerve Palsy in an Idiopathic Pituitary Apoplexy: A Case Report”. Brown, C., Feng A., Igolnikov I., Cruz, E. AAPM&R Annual Assembly. October 20-23, 2016. New Orleans, LA.
“Hemiballism in Middle Cerebral Artery Stroke Improved by Conventional Rehabilitation Therapy: A Case Report”. Brown, C., Feng A., Acevedo P., Cruz, E. AAPM&R Annual Assembly. October 20-23, 2016. New Orleans, LA.
“Rehabilitation of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy: A Case Report” Nguyen, B., Brown C., Gershkoff, A, Feng A. AAPM&R Annual Assembly. October 20-23, 2016. New Orleans, LA.
“Acute Functional Decline in a Patient with Post-Haemorrhagic Hydrocephalus Secondary to Slit Ventricle Syndrome”. Feng A.J., Reidel P., Moon D. Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting. February 16-20, 2016. Sacramento, California.
“Functional Recovery in Tetanus Vaccine Associated Transverse Myelitis”. Feng A.J., Wilson J., Chay, W. Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting. February 16-20, 2016. Sacramento, California.
“Delayed Diagnosis of Idiopathic Spinal Cord Herniation: A Case Report”. Wilson J., Feng A.J., Chay, W. Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting. February 16-20, 2016. Sacramento, California.
“Alternative Treatments of Parkinson’s Disease”. Feng A.J., Cruz, E. Moss Rehabilitation/ Temple University Hospital, Department of PM&R grand rounds. June 2015. MossRehab, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.