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SamWell Institute for Pain Management

Pain Management Specialist located in Colonia, NJ, Livingston, NJ & Englewood, NJ

With the United States in the grip of the coronavirus pandemic, it can be an unsettling time to need a visit to the doctor over fears of getting COVID-19. At the same time, it’s not healthy to ignore your medical needs. That’s why the Samwell Institute for Pain Management provides health care via telemedicine for your safety and convenience. With telemedicine, you use your own device to have a virtual visit with Jay M. Shah, MD, and get the care you need. Call one of the offices in Colonia, Englewood, or Livingston, New Jersey, to book your telemedicine visit or schedule one online today.

Telemedicine Q&A

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine at SamWell Institute for Pain Management uses virtual technology in place of face-to-face office visits when you’re unable to get to the office for pain management. 

You can speak with Dr. Shah from the comfort of your home, car, or office at your convenience. The SamWell Institute for Pain Management team ensures privacy during telemedicine appointments.

What are the benefits of telemedicine?

Some of the many benefits associated with telemedicine at SamWell Institute for Pain Management include:

  • Time savings
  • Cost savings
  • No exposure to sick patients
  • Premium care
  • Convenience


You don’t have to worry about finding childcare or taking your kids with you to appointments with telemedicine. You receive the same exceptional care from Dr. Shah and his team, whether you’re at in-person visits or using virtual telemedicine appointments. 

What should I expect during telemedicine appointments?

Dr. Shah calls you during your scheduled telemedicine appointment time. He reviews your medical history and asks about the type of pain you experience, which might include: 


  • Low back pain 
  • Pain in your neck 
  • Shoulder pain 
  • Knee discomfort 
  • Hip pain 


He might recommend you undergo diagnostic testing procedures, such as blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures to diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan.

What are my pain management treatment options?

Treatments Dr. Shah and his team offer for chronic pain and injuries include:

Physical therapy

Physical therapy exercises can relieve chronic pain associated with weak muscles or an injury. Dr. Shah lets you know if physical therapy is right for you and can show you strength and flexibility exercises you can complete at home.


Taking certain medications can reduce inflammation or pain and give you a better quality of life. During telemedicine appointments, Dr. Shaw can prescribe oral medicines, topical medications, or make medication changes as needed to alleviate pain. 


While an in-office visit is often needed to receive injections for pain or inflammation, Dr. Shah lets you know if you’re a good candidate for joint injections via telemedicine.

Don’t live with chronic pain that makes everyday tasks feel unbearable. Book a telemedicine appointment by phone or online with SamWell Institute for Pain Management today.