PO Box 23364
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-3364
1016 W University Ave
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-2996
Dr. Jane has been practicing medicine since 1978. She obtained her
medical degree from the prestigious Tulane University School of
Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her residency in Physical Medicine
and Rehabilitation (PM&R) was completed at Loma Linda
University Medical Center at Loma Linda, California. She is board
certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and in Pain
Management. She is a skilled diagnostician able to find and treat the
root cause of a problem even after several other doctors have tried and
husband, Nelson Hochberg, runs the business side of the practice and
assists Dr. Jane as her medical assistant. He is also a pilot, flight
instructor and certified aircraft mechanic.
approach to pain management begins
with a very
extensive evaluation to find the cause(s) of your pain. She then
develops a treatment program to manage the cause and contributors. This
program often includes education, self-care, lifestyle modification and
referrals to other providers as needed to help with this process. This
approach can require work, patience and diligence on your part but can
result in better treatment of the pain than a program based on
medications and procedures. Many people with pain find that medications
and procedures treat their symptoms for a while but do nothing to
address the cause of the pain. It makes more sense and is more
effective in the long run to find and treat the cause of your pain.
simple analogy to this approach is pain is your body's method to
communicate something is wrong similar to the check engine light on
your car. Using pain medication or procedures to cover up the pain is
like using a piece of black tape to cover up the check engine light. In
both cases, the problem is still there possibly causing more damage. A
more sensible approach is to find a mechanic who can diagnose
fix the problem in your car just as it is more sensible to find a
doctor to diagnose and address the problem causing the pain.
aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to
those with physical impairments or disabilities. A physician having
completed training in this field is referred to as a physiatrist or
rehab medicine specialist. Physiatrists specialize in restoring optimal
function to people with injuries to the muscles, bones, tissues, and
nervous system. Common conditions that are treated by Dr.
Jane include amputation, spinal cord injury, sports injury,
work injury, stroke, musculoskeletal pain syndromes such as low back
pain, fibromyalgia, and traumatic brain injury.
Jane is trained in
medical acupuncture (an acupuncture program designed specifically for
physicians). Insurance typically does not pay for acupuncture so she
porforms this strictly on a patient direct pay basis. We will be happy
to discuss your options with you if you are interested in acupuncture.
Jane is available to
see inpatients in Flagstaff Medical Center for management of pain,
rehab or acupuncture. Just ask your attending
physician for a consult referral.
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