January-February 2013 | THE KAHAN CENTER FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

THE KAHAN CENTER FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT
THE KAHAN CENTER FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

MEDICAL PROFILES

THE KAHAN CENTER FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

THE KAHAN CENTER FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT
Dr. Brian Kahan
 
How long has your practice been in existence?
I have been practicing medicine in Maryland since 1998, after being assistant professor and director at Albert Einstein College of medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in the Department of Physical medicine and Rehabilitation in New York City. 
 
Do you have a specialty or sub-specialty?
I hold 5 certificates through the American Board of Medical Specialties. I am Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation pain sub-specialty, American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians. I also have certificates from the American Board of Pain Medicine, and I am a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practitioners. I specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as pain.
 
Where are your procedures performed?
My practice specializes in non-operative management of lower-back pain and neck pain, cancer management, peripheral neuropathy treatment, and various treatments of musculoskeletal problems. We do this through various methods, which include pharmacological treatments, exercise programs, regenerative therapy and interventional diagnostics techniques.
 
What is your goal for each patient you treat?
My goal with each patient is to determine the causes or origins of their pain. I feel that starting treatment for a medical condition when you do not know the cause is impractical because all you are doing is treating a symptom, not a cause. With the utilization of available technology and diagnostic tests, the etiology of someone’s pain can be determined. Based on this, our practice can determine the appropriate medical-treatment plan to improve your quality of life.
 
What had inspired you to pursue this specialty?
I became involved with physical medicine and rehabilitation because their concept is to not quit. Physiatrists take what you have, whether it’s back pain, amputations or cancer, and maximize function by using rehabilitative techniques. I always felt that the body can overcome amazing deficits if given proper treatment and if the requirement for medications is kept to a minimum. This philosophy has inspired me to treat some of the most complex cases around.
 
What advice can you provide our readers?
I became invloved with physical medicine and rehabilitation because their concept is to not quit. Physiatrists take what you have — whether it's back pain, amputations or cancer — and maximize your functionality through various rehabilitative techniques. I always felt that the body can overcome amazing deficits if given proper treatment and reduce the requirement for medications. This philosophy has inspired me to treat some of the most complex cases around.
 
 
THE KAHAN CENTER FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT
6503 Deer Pointe Drive, Suite B
Salisbury, MD 21804
410-571-9000
 


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