Pain Management


Helping Patients Achieve a Pain Free Life! 

Our pain management team is passionate about helping patients improve their quality of life by combating conditions using minimally invasive techniques. If you have pain anywhere and are unsure of what the next step is, you’ve come to the right place! Let us help you diagnose the source and come up with a treatment plan together.


Conditions Treated:

  • Head conditions including:
    Chronic Migranes (using BOTOX®), Hair Loss (through PRP see Regenerative Medicine)  
  • Neck conditions including:
    Cervical Radiculopathy ("Pinched Nerve"), Neck Strain or Sprain, "Burners" or "Stingers", Torticollis ("Wry Neck"), Whiplash 
  • Shoulder conditions including:
    Rotator Cuff Tendinitis, Shoulder impingement 
  • Arm and Elbow conditions including:
    Elbow MCL Tear, Lateral Epicondylitis ("Tennis Elbow"), Medial Epicondylitis ("Golfers/Baseball Elbow"), Ulnar Nerve Compression 
  • Wrist and Hands conditions including:
    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, De Quervains Tendonitis, Wrist Tendonitis, Sprained Wrist/Thumb/Finger  
  • Lower Back conditions including:
    Herniated Disk, Kyphosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Spinal Stenosis 
  • Pelvic, Hip and Groin conditions including:
    Adductor Tendonitis, Groin Strain, Hip Arthritis (Osteoarthritis), Hip Flexor Strain, Labral Tear, Osteitis Pubis, Trochanteric Bursitis 
  • Knee conditions including:
    ACL Tear, Baker's Cyst, Iliotibial Band Syndrome, Knee Arthritis (Osteoarthritis), Knee MCL & LCL Tear, Medial & Lateral Meniscus Tear, Osgood Schlatters Disease, Patellofemoral Pain, Pre-Patellar Bursitis, Quadriceps Tendonitis 
  • Foot and Ankle conditions including:
    Calf Strain, Compartment Syndrome, Metatarsal Stress Fracture, Morton's Neuroma, Navicular Stress Fracture, Plantar Fasciitis, Ankle Sprain, Achilles Tendonitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Sports injuries


Insurances Accepted

We accept Medicare and most managed care insurances. As the industry is constantly changing please call us with any questions or concerns related to your coverage and our services. Please note, copays are expected at the time services are provided. Patients are responsible by bringing a valid referral prior to the visit. The practice reserves the right not to see a patient without a valid referral from the primary physician.

We require a 24 hour notice if you cannot keep your appointment. The practice reserves the right to charge a $25 no show charge if we do not get adequate notice.

We currently participate in the following insurances:

• Aetna
• Amerihealth (tier 2)
• Cigna
• Clover Medicare 
• Great West
• Health Republic NJ
• Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
• Horizon Omnia tier 2
• Medicare
• Oxford
• Oscar
• Qualcare
• We also accept all Workers' Compensation and Motor Vehicle Accident patients.


Shailendra Hajela MD

Dr. Shailendra Hajela finished his medical schooling in Delhi, India and completed his Masters in Orthopedic Surgery from the University of Delhi. He then moved to United Kingdom where he further trained and practiced Orthopedics. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in UK.

In 2000, he moved to the U.S. and completed his Internship at Bronx-Lebanon Medical Center in New York. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Medical Center in New York in 2005, and served as Chief Resident in his last year there. He obtained his Board Certification from the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2007. He became Diplomat of American Board of Pain Medicine in 2009 and in 2013, he received his Board Certification from the American Board of Sports Medicine. Dr. Hajela has been recognized as an American Top Doctor in Pain Management by The Consumers Research Council of America for 2012.


Dr. Prajakta Avhad, M.D.

Dr. Prajakta Avhad is double board-certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology. Dr. Avhad received her M.B.B.S. from MIMER, India, and completed her Surgical internship and Anesthesia residency at Brookdale University Hospital in Brooklyn, New York during which she interned at Memorial Sloan Kettering, St. Luke’s Roosevelt, and Staten Island Hospital.

She then completed her Pain Management Fellowship from Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Dr. Avhad is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

Dr. Avhad has been in practice in Central and South Jersey for more than 12years. She is a caring physician with expertise and experience in treating a spectrum of Pain conditions like chronic back and neck pain, herniated discs/sciatica with minimally invasive interventional procedures.

Dr. Avhad and her family reside in New Jersey. She is an avid gardener active with her kids and garden if not tending to her broad and exotic orchid collection.

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