Niti D. Cooper

Niti D. CooperDO

Niti D. Cooper, DO, Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Anesthesiology & Interventional Pain Management. 

Specialties

Dr. Cooper specializes in treating neck and low back pain with advanced treatment options such as epidural steroid injections, nerve blocks, radiofrequency rhizotomy and dorsal column stimulation.

Treatment Areas:

  • Back
  • Head & Neck
  • Pain Management

Experience

Dr. Cooper has a special interest in treating neck and low back pain with advanced treatment options such as epidural steroid injections, nerve blocks, radiofrequency rhizotomy and dorsal column stimulation. She supports a culture of collaboration with her patients to help them relieve their pain and focus on enjoying life again. She understands that living with pain can affect your ability to work, interact with your family and friends, and your general well-being.

As a busy “mom” of two children and physician, Dr. Cooper understands the importance of being able to physically function at one’s best. At consultation, Dr. Cooper takes the time to review your history, previous treatments, and perform imaging tests. She will help set realistic goals for your pain and help you meet them. 

Dr. Cooper is committed to working with patients and the referring physician to provide the best possible solutions to alleviate pain and improve long-term overall function. She is skilled in performing injections both under ultrasound and X-ray and believes in offering innovative treatments to improve your overall quality of life.

One of her greatest achievements is having helped a local veteran overcome his phantom limb pain and reclaim his life. As a native of South Jersey, she has a passion for educating the community on living life without the burden of pain.

Education

  • College: Boston University
  • Medical school: University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ, School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Internship: Kennedy Memorial Hospital
  • Residency: Anesthesiology at Cooper University Hospital (chief resident)
  • Fellowship: Interventional Pain Management at Cooper University Hospital

Distinctions

  • America’s Top Physicians by Consumer Research Council of America
  • South Jersey Magazine Top Physician Pain Management 2020 and 2019

Low back pain prevention tips from Dr. Cooper

  • Daily exercise of the back and abdominal muscles helps maintain strength and prevent injury.
  • Even gentle activities like daily walking and swimming help improve blood flow to the spine to maintain health and healing.
  • Yoga is an excellent exercise that allows for lumbar spine well-being. Stretching of the back and hamstrings reduces tension on the lower back.
  • Standing tends to place less stress on the lower back as opposed to sitting for prolonged periods of time. If sitting is necessary, one should maintain a posture that is ergonomic and take frequent breaks. Investment in standing desks and ergonomic chairs will help prevent back strain.
  • When lifting heavy objects, bend at your knees and hips rather than your back. Try to avoid bending and twisting your back.
  • Living a healthy lifestyle can dramatically affect your spine and overall health. Staying hydrated, eating well, and maintaining an appropriate weight can keep the discs of your spine healthy. In addition, the benefits of avoiding smoking, minimizing alcohol intake, getting enough sleep, and reducing psychological stress can be dramatic.

If back pain interferes with your daily life or prevents you from enjoying an active lifestyle, Dr. Cooper is a pain management specialist you can trust. She’ll take the time to evaluate the cause of your pain and discuss advanced and alternative treatment options so you can live a pain-free lifestyle. Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Niti D. Cooper.

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