Joanne Borg-Stein, MD

Joanna Borg-Stein

                   

 

Assistant Professor
jborgstein@partners.org
Phone: 781-431-9144
Fax: 781-431-9152

Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Newton Wellesley Hospital
Medical Director: Spine Center at Newton Wellesley Hospita

Research and Clinical Interests:
Medical acupuncture, Spine Myofascial pain, Musculoskeletal and sports medicine

Education:
MD, Albert Einstein College/Jacobi
Residency, New York Presbyterian Hospital

Board Certifications:
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab Pain Medicine, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab Sports Medicine, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab

Research:
My clinical area of expertise is sports medicine, myofascial pain and soft tissue causes of back pain. I have organized national and regional courses on muscle pain, cervicogenic dizziness, musculoskeletal disorders of pregnancy, athletic hip injuries, medical acupuncture and exercise training in rehabilitation, reflecting clinical expertise. I have combined medical acupuncture with pharmacology expertise and behavioral strategies for pain management. I have strong interest in women's musculoskeletal health and sports medicine. Areas of special therapeutic interest include prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma and diagnostic/interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound.

My most recent area of clinical research is in collaboration with the Sports Medicine Department at Wellesley College. We are studying lower extremity strength, flexibility and dynamic control and assessing risk factors for lower extremity injury in female varsity college athletes. I also am actively involved in clinical research about platelet rich plasma injection for sports medicine and musculoskeletal pain.

Publications:

Original, peer reviewed: 
1.Borg-Stein, Mostoufi SA, Hirschberg R. Chronic pectoral pain following medial pectoral nerve injury. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. 2006;19:7-11.      2. Borg-Stein, J, Cross K, Dugan S, Mottola M, Gruber J, Evaluation and Management of Musculoskeletal and Pelvic Disorders of Pregnancy. Critical Reviews in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 18(3):187-204 (2006).    
3. Borg-Stein J, Wilkins A, Soft Tissue Causes of Low Back Pain. Current Pain and Headache Reports. 2006 Oct;10(5):339-44.    
4. Borg-Stein, J. Treatment of Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain and Related Disorders. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am.  17(2006) 491-510.    
5. Borg-Stein J.  Musculoskeletal Aspects of Pregnancy and Puerperium, Phys Med Rehabil Clin N. Am. 18(2007): 459-476.    
6. Degenaia S, Mayer J, Haldeman S, Borg-Stein J, Evidence-informed management of chronic low back pain with prolotherapy. The Spine Journal, 8 (2008). 203-212.   Borg-Stein J., Chiou P., Musculoskeletal Lower Back Pain:  monograph for BMJ Knowledge. London, England. (2008)    
7.Borg-Stein J.  Zaremski J, Hanford MA New concepts in the treatment of regional musculoskeletal pain and sports injury.  PM&R 2009;1:744-754.  Non peer-reviewed   

Non-peer reveiwed: 
1.Borg-Stein J, Dugan SA, Soloman JL., Special considerations in the female athlete: Clinical Sports Medicine: Medical and Rehabilitation Aspects: Edited by: Frontera W, Micheli L, Herring S and Silver J. Saunders. 2006. 87-103.   
 2.Borg-Stein J, Fibromyalgia. In: Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation: Specific Pathology and Interventions. WB Saunders. Edited by: Zachazewski J, Magee D and Quillen S. 2008.    
3.Borg-Stein J, Wheeler C. Deconditioning. In: Hospital Medicine: Just the Facts, eds: Drs. Sylvia McKean, Adrienne Bennett and Lakshmi Halasyaman. (in press)     
4.Borg-Stein J. Fibromyalgia. In: Frontera WF, Silver JS, Rizzo T, eds. Clinical Physical Medicine: Musculoskeletal Disorders, Pain and Rehabilitation, 2nd edition.  Elsevier; (in press).    
5.Borg-Stein J. Cervicogenic vertigo. In: Frontera WF, Silver JS, Rizzo T, eds. Clinical Physical Medicine: Musculoskeletal Disorders, Pain, and Rehabilitation, 2nd edition. Elsevier; (in press)    
6.Borg-Stein J, O?Young BJ, Hoffberg H, Micheo W, Rehabilitation of Soft Tissue and Musculoskeletal Injury, In: O?Young BJ, Young MA, and Stiens SA eds., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Secrets, Third Edition: Elsevier. 2008. p. 408-414.     7.Borg-Stein J. , Chiou P., Repetitive Trauma Disorders, in: Frontera W, Delisa J, Gans B, Walsh N, Robinson L, eds. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice: fifth edition. (in press)    
8.Borg-Stein J., Occupational therapy after stroke (brief review). Journal Watch Neurology. 10(2). Feb. 2008    
9. Borg-Stein J., Bermas B.  Spondyloarthropathies.  In: Interventional Spine: An Algorithmic Approach:  Edited by: Slipman CW, Simeone F, Mayer TG,  and Derby R., Elsevier Science.  2008. p. 391-400.     

Reviews and Book Chapters 
1. Borg-Stein J. Physical techniques for the prevention and therapy of arm pain in the workplace. In: Klippel JH, Dieppe PA, eds. Rheumatology, 2nd edition. London: Mosby-Wolfe; 1997. 
2. Meleger A, Borg-Stein J. Acupuncture and sports medicine:  a review of published studies. Medical Acupuncture. 2000;2:21-24. 
3. Frontera WF, Borg-Stein J. Exercise and fatigue. In: Gonzalez EG, Myers SJ, Edelstein JE, Lieberman JS, Downey JA, eds. Downey and Darling's Physiological Basis of Rehabilitation Medicine, 3rd edition. Woburn: Butterworth-Heineman; 2001:379-396.  4. Borg-Stein J. Fibromyalgia. In: Frontera WF, Silver JS, eds. Essential of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus; 2001:559-562. 
5. Borg-Stein J. Cervicogenic vertigo. In: Frontera WF, Silver JS, eds. Essential of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus; 2001:559-562. 
6. Borg-Stein J, Rauch SD, Krabak B. Evaluation and management of cervicogenic dizziness. Critical Reviews in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2001;13(4):255-264.  7. Borg-Stein J. Management of peripheral pain generators in fibromyalgia. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. May 2002;28(2):305-317. 
8. Borg-Stein J, Simons DG. Focused review: myofascial pain. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. Mar 2002;83(3 Suppl 1):S40-47, S48-49. 
9. Borg-Stein J. Regional myofascial pain syndrome and headache:  principles of diagnosis and management. Curr Pain Head Rep. 2002;6(4):324-330. 
10. Borg-Stein J, Yunus M. Myofascial and soft tissue causes of low pain. In: Cole AJ, Herring SA, eds. The Low Back Pain Handbook: Hanley & Belfus; 2003: 453-467. 
11. Borg-Stein J. Fibromyalgia. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation:  Study Guide: Hanley & Belfus; 2003: 251-252. 
12. Borg-Stein J. Cervicogenic vertigo. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation:  Study Guide: Hanley & Belfus; 2003: 19-20. 
13. Borg-Stein J.  Musculoskeletal Head and Neck Pain Syndromes, Seminars in Pain Medicine, Vol.2 No.2, pp. 85-92. 2004. 
14. Borg-Stein J., Bermas B.  Spondyloarthropathies.  In: Interventional Spine: An Algorithmic Approach:  Edited by: Slipman CW, Simeone F and Derby R., Elsevier Science.  (in press). 
15. Borg-Stein J. Fibromyalgia.  In: Encyclopedia of Disability.  Sage Press.  Albrecht G. editor. (5 volumes). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2005. 
16. Borg-Stein J. Myofascial Pain.  In: Encyclopedia of Disability.  Sage Press.  Albrecht G. editor. (5 volumes). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2005. 
17. Borg-Stein J., Dugan S, Gruber J., Musculoskeletal aspects of Pregnancy.  American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  Invited Review. Vol.84.No.3. March 2005. 180-192. 
18. Borg-Stein J, Special considerations in the female athlete: Clinical Sports Medicine: Medical and Rehabilitation Aspects: Edited by: Frontera W, Micheli L, Herring S and Silver J. (in press)   

Abstracts 
1. Stein J, Pine ZM, Borg-Stein J. Topical capsaicin for chronic post-amputation pain [Abstract]. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1992;73:1003.
 2. Hess M, Borg-Stein J, Goldenberg DL. Role of rehabilitation in the management of fibromyalgia [Abstract]. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1995;76:1049. 
3. Borg-Stein J, Ader PB, Goldenberg DL. The role of the occupational therapist in fibromyalgia rehabilitation [Abstract]. Journal of Musculoskeltal Pain. 1995;3(suppl. 1):158.
 4. Kraybak B, Borg-Stein J, Oas J, Dumais D. Reduced dizziness and pain with treatment of cervical myofascial pain [Abstract]. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1996;77:939-940. 
5. Borg-Stein J. Acupuncture for hemangioma-induced throacic radiculopathy [Abstract]. Medical Acupuncture. 1999;11:41. 
6. Ensrud E, Borg-Stein J. Abdominal pain and weakness as a presentation of thoracic radiculopathy secondary to chloroma [Abstract]. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1999;80:1134.  7. Ensrud E, Borg-Stein J. Chronic pectoral pain following med   

Journal Publications 
The aging spine in sports. Borg-Stein J, Elson L, Brand E. Clin Sports Med. 2012 Jul;31(3):473-86. Epub 2012 Apr 14.     

Regenerative injection therapy for osteoarthritis: fundamental concepts and evidence-based review. Vora A, Borg-Stein J, Nguyen RT. PM R. 2012 May;4(5 Suppl):S104-9.

Osteoblastoma as the cause of persistent lumbosacral pain in a female high school athlete. Blauwet C, Borg-Stein J. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2012 Jan-Feb;11(1):24-7.     

Exercise, sports participation, and musculoskeletal disorders of pregnancy and postpartum. Borg-Stein JP, Fogelman DJ, Ackerman KE. Semin Neurol. 2011 Sep;31(4):413-22. Epub 2011 Nov 23.    

Prolotherapy versus corticosteroid injections for the treatment of lateral epicondylosis: a randomized controlled trial. Carayannopoulos A, Borg-Stein J, Sokolof J, Meleger A, Rosenberg D. PM R. 2011 Aug;3(8):706-15.    

Applications of platelet-rich plasma in musculoskeletal and sports medicine: an evidence-based approach. Nguyen RT, Borg-Stein J, McInnis K. PM R. 2011 Mar;3(3):226-50.

New concepts in the assessment and treatment of regional musculoskeletal pain and sports injury. Borg-Stein J, Zaremski JL, Hanford MA. PM R. 2009 Aug;1(8):744-54.

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