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Treatment Options

chiropractic care

Chiropractic

Accidents, a sedentary lifestyle, and just lack of maintenance of our bodies can result in the misalignment of the spine and joints. Many pains and diseases are caused by this misalignment as the communication flow between the brain and the various parts of the body are obstructed. Chiropractic treatment involves spinal adjustments and manipulations to realign the bones and joints to help reduce pain and restore balance and range of motion.

Physical Medicine & Rehab

Patients with chronic pain, orthopaedic injuries, spine-related pain, and occupational overuse syndrome may require physical medicine and rehab.  This patient-centered area of treatment aims to restore patients’ functional ability and independence in conducting their daily activities. Body issues include those affecting the spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.

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Physical Therapy

Physical therapists can teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits. They examine each individual and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, Physical Therapists work with patients to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.

Otolaryngology (E.N.T.)

The head and neck are the most vulnerable in a vehicular accident. Accidents can cause trauma and injury to the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck. Whiplash can result not only in neck pain, but also pain in the face, jaw, and in or around the ear. Forceful impact can cause facial trauma & deformities, and nasal obstruction. Likewise, several ear-related disorders such as hearing loss, Tinnitus, and loss of balance, may be caused by brain trauma as a result of an accident. Otolaryngologists or E.N.T. doctors help diagnose and treat these injuries. Depending on the condition, treatment ranges from pain medication to surgery.

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Podiatry

Many accidents and health conditions seriously affect the ankles and feet, and will require a consultation and treatment with a podiatrist. Many vehicular accidents and slip & falls cause fractures and sprains, joints on your toes to get knocked out of place, and toenails to get injured and infected. Depending on the severity of the situation, a podiatrist might suggest shots to bring down pain and swelling, pain medicine, padding, physical therapy, orthotics, or surgery.

Neurology

Chronic pain—often a result of damage to the peripheral nerves, or caused by underlying and/or related illnesses will need the help of a neurologist. Tension headaches and migraines are common types of headaches that also require the help of the neurologist; including Traumatic Brain Injury, which is caused by sudden and forceful impact on the head. 

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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Some injuries may require plastic and reconstructive surgery. Acute trauma on parts of the body due to accidents may cause some of our vulnerable body parts to cease to function normally, such as when a bad nasal fracture occurs, inhibiting normal nasal breathing. Serious burn injuries, for example, may require reconstructive surgery.

 

Some Available Treatment Tools

decompression therapy

Decompression Therapy

Spinal decompression is a type of motorized traction that may help relieve back pain. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine, which changes the force and position of the spine. This change takes pressure off the spinal disks,which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spin, by creating negative pressure in the disc. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. This in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal, which results in pain relief.

EMS therapy

EMS

EMS is the acronym for Electrical Muscle Stimulation. EMS is used for rehabilitation purposes in the prevention of disuse muscle atrophy which can occur after musculoskeletal injuries, such as damage to bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons.

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Ultrasound

Ultrasound is often used to provide deep heating to soft tissue structures in the body. Deep heating tendons, muscles or ligaments increases circulation to those tissues, which is thought to help the healing process. Increasing tissue temperature with ultrasound is also used to help decrease pain. Deep heating can be used to increase the elasticity of muscles and tendons that may be tight.

Allamm Morales, M.D.
Neurologist

Dr. Allamm Morales has over 15 years experience in personal injury and a wide range of neurological disorders. He has privilege, and provides patient care in local Baptist hospitals.

He was Chief Resident at the Neurology Residency Program of the University of South Florida, and worked at the Florida Hospital of New Smyrna, and St. Luke Hospital in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He also served many years with the Florida Neurology Institute, Inc.

Dr. Morales is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Morales studied in Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL, had residency at the Caibarien General Hospital, Cuba, and obtained the MD degree at the Superior Institute of Medical Science in Cuba.

Fiaz Jaleel, M.D.
Physical Medicine & Rehab, Pain Management

“Life is short and precious. As a Physiatrist and Pain Physician my goal for my patients is to reduce their pain and suffering, enhance form, improve function and ultimately promote the best quality of life for that individual.”

Dr. Fiaz Jaleel graduated from the University of The West Indies in 1987. He completed a two year internship at Port of Spain General Hospital in Trinidad and Tobago. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, IL and went on to do a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis , MO. In 2007, Dr. Jaleel joined the team at Absolute Injury and Pain Physicians as Medical Director. He is currently Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Pain Medicine via the American Board of Pain Medicine.

In Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Jaleel held positions as an Intern, House officer, and District Medical Officer. He has also practiced in Illinois, Missouri, South Dakota and Central and North Florida.

While practicing in Trinidad , Dr. Jaleel also worked in Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Neonatology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine and Community Medicine.

Dr. Jaleel has encountered many diseases, disorders and clinical situations related to multiple aspects of trauma including penetrating and non-penetrating injuries, motor vehicular accidents and concomitant injuries including intra-abdominal injuries, closed head injuries, fractures and burns.

When not treating his patients, Dr. Jaleel enjoys travelling, reading and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Jaleel has the following affiliations:
Diplomate, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Diplomate, American Board of Pain Medicine
Fellow, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Member, American Academy of Pain Medicine
Member, Florida Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Member, Florida Academy of Pain Medicine
Member, Florida Medical Association

Deric L. D’Agostino, D.C.
Chiropractic Physician

“The health of a body is in direct proportion to the health of its nervous system. The nervous system controls every cell, tissue and organ in your body, tap into that and “miracles” will most certainly happen!”

Dr. Deric D’Agostino attended the Logan College of Chiropractic and has been helping patients at Absolute Injury and Pain Physicians for the past nine years. Around here we call him “Dr. D.”

Dr. D’Agostino specializes in Koren Specific Technique and in the treatment of injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents. He is a master of his craft and firmly believes that chiropractic treatment can not only help the body but also the mind. His sense of humor and the personal attention that he provides really puts patients at ease.

Dr. D’Agostino genuinely listens to the patient while working very hard to erase their pain-inducing symptoms. He is always seeking out continuing education and new methodology to add to his care repertoire.

When he is not helping patients find relief, Dr. D’Agostino enjoys training for sprint triathlons, gardening, as well as being an awesome father and husband. You will most likely find him at our Arlington location dawning a huge smile while drinking his homemade juice.

James Edward Hardy III, M.D.
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. James Edward Hardy III has 13 years experience treating injuries and illnesses that require plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

After going to Cornell University and University of Michigan Medical School, he had his residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York and at Monmouth Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson University in New Jersey.

Dr. Hardy worked at the Ponte Vedra Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery in Ponte Vedra, FL. He authored “The Safety of Pelvic Surgery in the Morbidly Obese With and Without Combined Panniculectomy: A Comparison of Results,” which was printed on the Annals of Plastic Surgery in 2008.

Vimal Reddy, D.P.M.
Podiatrist

Dr. Vimal Reddy has over 18 years experience in podiatric medicine and is a fellow at the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Dr. Reddy currently serves at the Baptist Hospitals.

Dr. Reddy went to Jacksonville University on a University scholarship where he was a consistent Dean’s Lister. He finished his medical degree in podiatric medicine at the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami Shores in 2001 where he was given the William Delavari Clinical Excellence Award and the Podiatric Merit Scholarship.

He had his PSR-24 Surgical Residency in Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, IL and proceeded to practice podiatry continually from 2007 to present. He has vast experience handling personal injury, sports medicine, and DEA controlled substances. He was Chief of Podiatry at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Southside, Chief Resident at Michael Reese Hospital, PSR-24 and worked at Advanced Podiatry, Dr. Jondelle Jenkins DPM and Associates, and St. Lukes Hospital. He later founded the First Coast Foot & Ankle Clinic.

Dr. Reddy is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, the Florida Podiatric Medical Association, and the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management.

Kristy Donnelly, D.C.
Chiropractic Physician

“After suffering a lumbar disc herniation in college, the injury helped me to understand the pain that my patients are going through and to be able to offer them hope and communicate every stage of the healing process to them.”

Dr. Kristy Donnelly received her Bachelor’s degree from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA and her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer Chiropractic College in Port Orange, FL. She is also certified in Impairment Rating for Disability Evaluation according to 6th edition AMA guidelines.

Dr. Donnelly is able to offer her patients a well-rounded approach to their health due to her certification as a nutrition coach as well as a personal trainer. She encourages all patients to ask questions to ensure that they are a part of their care and understand the healing process. Dr. Donnelly has also taught Anatomy at Florida State College at Jacksonville and taught fitness classes in college. Dr. Donnelly’s local affiliations include the Junior Service League of St Augustine, the St Augustine Lighthouse and Homes for our Troops.

In her spare time Dr. Donnelly enjoys exercising, going to the beach, travelling, and playing the saxophone.

Kunal Thakkar, M.D.
Otolaryngologist

Dr. Kunal Thakkar is an Otolaryngologist certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

He was President at the Advanced Ear, Nose, Throat Associates, LLC and Otolaryngology physician at Wilkinson Snowden Otolaryngology Consultants, P.A..

Dr. Thakkar trained at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he became Chief Administrative Resident after 4 years. He went to the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL where he gained membership into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA). He took undergraduate degrees in Biological Sciences and Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

Dr. Thakkar’ clinical studies and researches were published in several publications, including Otology & Neurotology Journal, Ear Nose Throat Journal, Respiratory Medicine Journal, Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, American Journal of Otolaryngology, Laryngoscope, and International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology.

Luz F. Senan, D.C.
Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Luz Senan earned a Bachelors Degree in Natural Science from the University of Puerto Rico and graduated Cum Laude. She then attended the University of South Florida where she earned a Masters Degree in Gerontology. Dr. Senan finished up her education in Kansas City by earning her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College, where she also graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Dr. Senan’s prior work experience includes being a geriatric case manager and mental health counselor in Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL. Additionally, she is fluent in Spanish.

Dr. Senan’s background as a counselor in combination with her attention to detail assist her in making the best treatment choices to fit her patient’s specific needs.

Dr. Senan has training in Chiropractic Biophysics and Post Graduate Education in Impairment Rating for Disability Evaluation. She is currently a member of the Florida Chiropractic Association(FCA) and the Florida Chiropractic Physician Association(FCPA).

In her time off, Dr. Senan enjoys spending quality time with her daughter as well as reading, antiquing and flea market shopping.

Sanjay Trivedi, M.D.
Interventional Pain Management Physician

Dr. Sanjay Trivedi received his medical degree from J.N. Medical College, AIMS, India and received training in general surgery from Seton Hall University in New Jersey. Dr. Trivedi furthered his medical training by studying physical medicine and rehabilitation at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and David Minkin Rehabilitation Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Trivedi also worked at Harvard Medical School and the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Spine Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Trivedi has special training in interventional pain management, electrodiagnostics and musculoskeletal medicine. He has extensive experience in the fields of acute and chronic spinal pain management, acute and chronic pharmaceutical pain management, musculoskeletal and joint pain management and personal injury rehabilitation and care.

Dr. Trivedi has worked and served in various cities and communities in Florida.

Long Van, D.C.
Chiropractic Physician

“If you can’t take care of the people around you, how can you take care of others?”

Dr. Long Van has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology University of North Florida and graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2010. He has also earned his certificate 150hrs of study in Nerve Conduction Velocity(NCV) and Electromyography(EMG). Jacksonville has been his home since 1996 and originally joined the team at Absolute Injury and Pain Physicians as an intern in 2008. Dr. Van is currently associated with the Florida Chiropractic Physician Association (FCPA).

Dr. Van has experience in helping the human body function properly through a natural approach. Over his time with Absolute he has worked with many forms of injuries primarily focusing on treatments for motor vehicular accident injuries and sport related injuries.

When Dr. Van is not treating patients, he enjoys reading up on new information concerning medical conditions and associated treatments available. He also enjoys spending time with his family doing just about anything as long as they are healthy and happy.

Dr. Van was raised to always respect his family members and therefore family values are very important to him. Dr. Van believes that you should take care of your family because one day they may have to take care of you. He possesses this same mentality concerning his patient care strategy and strongly believes that he should respect all people through his words and actions.

Mildred Santiago-Williams
Director of Human Resources

Mildred Santiago-Williams began her career with Absolute as a Certified Medical Assistant back in 2011. She was promoted to office manager for the Jacksonville Beach clinic, and later moved to the corporate office where she began as Account Manager before being promoted to Director of Human Resources.

Before Absolute, Mildred spent 21 years as a Specialist—later Senior Specialist—for an investments and wealth management company working with their domestic and U.K. teams with trade settlement, management of clients account registrations, lost prevention and customer service.

Mildred enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and family, and has passion for kickboxing, Yoga and gardening.

Antoinette Davis-Williams
Practice Manager

Antoinette Davis-Williams joined Absolute in 2007. She first worked as a Certified Medical Assistant and worked her way up to Practice Manager. Antoinette is hands on with our multiple clinics and interacts with the patients on a day to day basis. She has over 15 years in customer service, has great verbal communication skills, is very dependable, and has an inner passion for helping others. These qualities make her an outstanding face of the company and has her helped build the close professional relationships she has today.

Antoinette enjoys spending quality time with her family, which includes her husband and son—traveling and making memories. She was born and raised in Jacksonville and loves her community.

Kimberly Bowers
Quality Assurance Manager

Kimberly Bowers has an Associate Degree in Science and is a Certified Medical Assistant. She has been with Absolute since 2011, with over 20 years of customer service experience.. Kimberly has a unique ability to create and implement new company policies and procedures, to better benefit both patients and attorneys according to the feedback she receives. As the Quality Assurance Manager, Kimberly is highly regarded for keeping things running smoothly on a day to day basis.

Kimberly’s compassionate and educated approach comes from her dramatic experiences in her own family life and is a strong believer in chiropractic on a personal and professional level. She has a family of eight, which includes an autistic son with ADHD. He was treated at Absolute resulting in being able to better function in school. Her infant daughter also had multiple ear infections and after a few minor adjustments, she never had another one.

Kimberly was born in Springfield, Missouri and has lived in Jacksonville, Florida for over 26 years. She loves the outdoors, traveling and spending time with her family.

Vandana Patel
Finance Manager

Vandana Patel has been with Absolute since mid-2017. She is a firm believer in the notion that “Quality is not an act, it is a habit. ”

Vandana completed her undergraduate Physics degree and additional programming courses in India. She moved to the United States in 2004 with her husband. She has a rich history in finance management as she and her husband owned a small business for 12 years prior to joining the Absolute team.

She is a proud mother of two sons with her husband, a civil engineer who works for the city. Her youngest is currently finishing up high school at one of the nation’s top schools and the eldest is finishing his undergrad in Engineering at the University of Florida. Her hobbies include spending quality time with her family, exploring nature and cooking. She also enjoys volunteering in the Indian community.

Meena Patel
Marketing Director

Meena Patel is the Director of Marketing at Absolute injury and Pain Physicians. She has worked at Absolute for over 10 years.

Meena came to the U.S. with her family when she was two years old. Most of her childhood years were spent in Chicago. As a young girl, she always wanted to help people and that’s why she decided to major in nursing in college.

When she finished nursing school, she went to work for Sturgis Hospital and Lake Side nursing home. Her family was also in the Dunkin Donuts business, so she would help them out when she got the chance.

Meena met her Prince Charming at Disney in her college years. They dated long distance for four years before finally getting married in 2003, and moved to Florida.

She went into marketing after getting married, where she continues to enjoy meeting new people—she is, after all, a people person.

She has a wonderful caring husband with whom she has two amazing boys—Aryan, 12 years old, and Arnay, 8 years old; and Rosie, the 8-month-old puppy. Meena works part time due to the boys’ busy schedule. She loves to travel and see the world, spending time with the family, and going to the beach.

Nicole Merry
Accounts Manager

A proud Jacksonville native, Nicole Merry graduated from Sandalwood High School in 2001 with studies in Communications and Arts. She proceeded to acquire an Associates Degree in Mass Communications and Journalism from Florida State College of Jacksonville in 2004.

She was previously employed with a few law firms in Jacksonville, and now enjoys interacting and reconnecting with the same firms as Absolute’s Accounts Manager.

Nicole loves to travel the country, explore, camp and hike. She also delights in music and cooking, and relishes spending quality time with her son, family, friends, and cats.

Cecilia B. Williams
Online Marketing & Web Manager

Cecilia Williams (aka Geej Williams) has almost 30 years experience as a web and graphic designer, and 10 years doing SEO, SEM, and SMO work.

Cecilia was popular education and communications director for a non-profit in Davao City, Philippines before she moved to the U.S. in 2011. Since then, has worked as executive assistant-cum-web and graphic designer for a nurse triage company, and worked part-time for a local web solutions company. She joined Absolute in 2015, and in 2017 tried a performing arts director job at a local charter school but re-joined Absolute in 2019.

Cecilia has also been doing project-based online translation work for a language translation company in Maryland since 2008. On the side, she is also a thespian, a singer-songwriter playing alongside her husband Mark Williams, and a percussionist for a Jax-based drum and percussion band.

Haidar Karam
Senior Marketing Executive

Haidar Karam has over ten years of customer service experience. Prior to joining Absolute, Haidar was working as a Military Contractor where he was involved with the Marine, Army and Navy branches in North Carolina teaching culture diversity to newly-enlisted soldiers. He also very briefly worked as a car salesman for Chrysler Jeep and Dodge.

Haidar enjoys the beach, watching football, and working out at the gym.

Christina Thompson-Dick
Marketing Executive

Christina Thompson-Dick is a Jacksonville native and graduated from Fernandina Beach High School in 2007. She pursued a nursing career from Cambridge Institute of Nursing in 2010. After 8 years working in direct patient care she wanted to work on the administrative side leading to a return to college for degrees in Medical Billing & Credentialing and Business Administration, performing top of her class. She joined Absolute in 2018.

All her time aside from work is filled with family—husband, daughter, and son—where they can be found mostly on the family boat fishing, in ball fields, or in dance events.

Dr. Cristina Martinez
Marketing Executive

Dr. Martinez is a passionate entrepreneur whose major focus is on establishing medical treatment at the disposal of those less fortunate. She was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Sacred Heart University. Cristina then moved to the US to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic in Florida, where she graduated and mastered multiple techniques.

Since early in her career, Dr. Martinez has offered support to her colleagues by helping them improve their operational protocols while developing the most effective procedures for proper patient care. Her passion is to offer a healing hand to those who have suffered traumatic events. For Dr. Martinez there is no space for cookie cutter treatment, everyone has different needs and, for that reason, their treatment plans must be individualized accordingly.

Coming from a strong business family background, she has the tools needed to make things happen. She enjoys serving her community, educating and inspiring others to live their best quality of life.

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