Norman Marcus, MD
Norman Marcus, MDNorman Marcus Pain Institute
The Norman Marcus Pain Institute can eliminate your pain and end your suffering
You may have persistent pain, probably in your back, neck, or shoulders. It may radiate to your arms or legs. You may be looking for treatment for the first time, or want to try a different treatment than the one you now receive. Can you imagine that your pain is treatable with simple methods? Most back pain and neck pain is caused by soft tissue such as muscles and tendons. This is confusing because you may have been told your pain is from your spine, discs, or nerves. The problem is most people as they get older have signs of wear and tear on their x-rays and MRIs, but these studies do not clearly evaluate painful muscles. You can have a herniated disc, as up to 40% of adults do, or a degenerated disc, as up to 70% of adults do, without any pain. Your pain may actually be completely from muscles.
Our patients were often told they needed surgery or already had surgery without relief. Some had unsuccessful treatment with spinal cord stimulators, nerve blocks, and epidural steroids. Many of these patients were relieved of most of their pain. Our results for patients who were followed for 16 months have been published in Pain Medicine in 2013.
Our evaluation incorporates an instrument that electrically identifies painful muscles. Our treatment protocols can eliminate your pain without the need for additional treatment.
Year-after-year, patients from all over the world are treated by Dr. Norman Marcus to alleviate their pain with his groundbreaking pain relief and management treatments. Dr. Marcus is committed to eliminating your pain and preventing its recurrence.
We are happy to discuss your problem and to answer any questions.
Dr. Marcus uses a holistic approach to the treatment of pain developed by his mentor, Hans Kraus, M.D., which includes exercises that were developed at the Columbia University School of Medicine and given to US President JFK and to 300,000 participants at the YMCA.
Depending on the cause of the pain an individualized treatment plan is devised. The treatment can include any of the following protocols:
- Muscle/tendon injections (no cortisone or any other steroids are ever injected into the muscle tissue)
- Low-level laser therapy, which can aide in the healing of damaged muscle tissue and sensitized fibers found in the muscle attachments.
- Traditional and novel medications, relaxation therapy, and counseling
“I have a life with my family that is meaningful and without pain…”
Dr. Norman Marcus truly changed the quality of my life. I had been in constant pain due to a herniated disc. After having successful neck surgery my shoulders were still in constant pain.
In November 2006 “Good Morning America” did a feature on Dr. Norman Marcus; I immediately knew that Dr. Marcus was speaking about my situation.
In March of 2007 I spent a week having several treatments in NYC. I experienced Dr. Marcus to be truly thoughtful, kind, thorough and an excellent listener. He took his time locating the source of my muscle problems. The treatment was extraordinarily successful and I have a life with my family that is meaningful and without pain.
The Marcus Institute is truly wonderful. The staff is kind and patient and I immediately felt so comfortable in this office. They truly care about you.
Once the treatment was completed my family and I saw visual changes in my upper body muscles. Besides the visual the improvement was dramatic and has been sustained. I am now approaching the one year anniversary of my treatment with Dr. Norman Marcus.
“I have a much brighter outlook…”
On April 3, 1999 I was involved in a near fatal car crash while working in South Africa. Until that time I was known around the world as a very successful performer, teacher and choreographer.
After four days in a coma, I was left with brain damage as well as damage to my foot, ankle, wrist, arm, back, shoulder, ear and neck, that have presently required nine surgeries, including plates in my foot and arm and a spinal fusion. Not too fun.
After seeing many doctors and trying many therapies I was referred to the Norman Marcus Pain Institute. Following a very pleasant consultation with Dr Marcus, I began a series of treatments including injections, various forms of electrical stimulation, physical therapy and medication.
Dr. Norman Marcus never made any guarantees or spoke down to me but was confident the treatments would be beneficial. I’m glad to report his confidence was well founded. The treatments have resulted in much increased range of motion as well as lessening, and in some cases cessation, of pain.
Thanks to Dr. Marcus I have a much brighter outlook, and look forward to more improvements to come.
“He is an oasis in sea of white coats…”
To say that Dr. Marcus and his institute changed my life is an understatement- they “saved my life.” I am a chronic pain patient who suffers from Marfan’s Syndrome. The day I met Dr. Marcus, I was writhing in agony after having my left knee replaced (this was my twenty-first operation in my 40 years of life). At the time, I was experiencing so much pain that I felt life itself was no longer worth it. The doctors that surrounded me didn’t understand why I was in so much pain. I yearned for someone in a white coat to listen.
I will never forget the night he walked into my hospital room. Instead of looking at me as a “clinical oddity” or a “drug addict” looking for more pills, he listened to me. Since that night three years ago, he and his staff have helped me handle three subsequent operations. If there is anything he has done for me, it is to treat me like a human being. As a chronic pain patient, one needs to feel that they are not alone; they can overcome their disability and regain the essence of life. For me, this is what Dr. Marcus symbolizes. He is an oasis in a sea of white coats who are yet to understand how to treat people like me.
Since receiving treatment from Dr. Marcus, I have been able to regain life as a professor, researcher and writer. When I look back and ask myself how this was able to come about, I realize that it was because of Dr. Marcus’s belief in the human spirit to survive pain if given the right tools, treatments and resources. The Marcus Pain Institute has the ability to provide hope, when hope seems beyond the realm of reality. Although Dr. Marcus does not have the capacity to “walk on water” yet (although many of his patients would not be surprised if it happened one day), he has the wonderful gifts of compassion, honesty and integrity. These same qualities he has passed down to his staff. Although I still live with some pain, he has taught me how to manage it and live with it.
For this, I will always be grateful.
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