Jennifer L. Solomon, MD


Dr. Jennifer L. Solomon is a board-certified physiatrist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and was fellowship-trained in Spine and Sports Medicine in 2003. Her practice is devoted to using non-operative and minimally invasive treatments of spine and sports injuries. Treatments involve a focused effort to combine multiple therapies (including but not limited to exercise, medication, physical therapy and injection treatments) to provide maximum effectiveness and success.

Dr. Solomon performs minimally invasive procedures under fluoroscopic and ultrasound guidance including special procedures for the lumbar, cervical, and thoracic spines as well as the hip and knee areas. These include transforaminal epidural and facet joint injections, cyst aspirations, radiofrequency denervation and discography.

Dr. Solomon also routinely performs PRP injections in the hip and knee areas under ultrasound for various conditions such as osteoarthritis, chronic tendonitis, or bursitis affecting the shoulder, hip and knee. She also performs trigger point injections, various peripheral joint injections and tendon/sheath ligament injections in the office. Dr. Solomon conducts electrodiagnostic testing (EMGs) and nerve conduction studies. This is a special test to evaluate the status of peripheral nerves (nerves that extend from the spine to the arms and legs) and muscles.

Dr. Solomon serves as a team physician for the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and has covered several sporting events including the New York City marathon, tennis tournaments, volleyball and various races. Dr. Solomon also serves as a medical consultant for La Palestra Center for Preventive Medicine and writes a monthly column for Oxygen magazine. She is active in the Women’s Sports Medicine Center and Center for Hip Preservation.

Dr. Solomon’s research interests include investigating common lower back injuries and other sports injuries that predominantly affect active women. She is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the North American Spine Society, and the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

She has published more than 25 articles and chapters on a variety of spine and sports medicine topics. Dr. Solomon participated competitively in junior tennis and is currently an avid cyclist and runner.

Appointments

Assistant Attending Physiatrist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College

Specialty

Subspecialty

EMG/NCS (Electromyography/Nerve Conduction Studies)
Spinal Injection Procedures
Spine
Sports Medicine
Women's Sports Medicine
PRP
Ultrasound Guided Injections

Special Expertise

Spine
Electrodiagnosis (EMG/NCS)
Spinal injection procedures
Non-surgical management of neck, low back pain, and sports injuries

Awards

Outstanding Resident in Sports Medicine - Kessler Institute, NJ
Else Adler Resident Research Award - Hospital for Special Surgery, NY
Alpha Omega Alpha - SUNY Brooklyn

Affiliations

La Palestra - Center for Preventative Medicine, NY
United States Tennis Association

Specialized Centers

Education

MD, SUNY - The State University of New York, Brooklyn, New York

Residency

UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, New Jersey

Fellowship

Weill Cornell Medical College, Hospital for Special Surgery, Spine and Sports Medicine, New York

Certification

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

State Licensure

New York, New Jersey

Jennifer L. Solomon, MD has contributed to the following articles on HSS.edu:

Selected Publications

  

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

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