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Brite John Chalunkal, DO Pain Management Physician Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Why Choose Dr. Chalunkal?
  • Fellowship Trained in Pain Medicine
  • Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Board Certified in Pain Medicine
  • Specializing in Spine Disorders & is Dedicated to Delivering Quality Care
  • Special Interest in Treating Spine Disorders Without Surgery
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Brite John Chalunkal, DO Pain Management Physician Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Chalunkal is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. His educational background includes a PM&R residency at Columbia University and an anesthesia pain fellowship with Interventional Spine training at the University of Michigan. His experience spans from cancer rehabilitation at Memorial Sloan Kettering to the treatment of sports-related spine disorders at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

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  • Shoulder pain is caused due to the over usage or repetitive motion of the arms. In addition to pain, it also cause stiffness, restricted movements, difficulty in performing routine activities and popping sensation.

  • Damage to any of the structures that make up the elbow joint can cause elbow pain. The pain usually comes from strained or inflamed soft tissues such as tendons. Elbow pain can be a result of prolonged pressure or leaning on elbows, overuse, fracture or dislocations, traumatic blow to the hand, repetitive hand, wrist or arm movements, etc.

  • Knee pain is a common condition affecting individuals of different age groups. It not only affects movement but also impacts your quality of life. An injury or disease of the knee joint or any structure surrounding the knee can result in knee pain.

  • Foot pain occurs from distress induced by certain factors on the foot. It is a common problem experienced by young athletes involved in various activities such as running and jumping. Normally, foot pain can be treated with home treatments and may take time to heal.

  • Neck pain usually occurs from muscle strain or tension from everyday activities including poor posture, prolonged use of a computer and sleeping in an uncomfortable position. Neck pain is mostly felt in the middle or on either side of your neck. An injury to the soft tissues (muscles, ligaments or nerves) or prolonged wear and tear may also result in neck pain.

  • Back pain or backache is the pain felt in the back that may originate from damage to the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. Back pain is one of the most common medical problems experienced by most people at some time in their life. It can be acute, usually lasting from a few days to a few weeks, or chronic, lasting for more than three months.

  • Low back pain is often a common symptom of many disease conditions and the back pain may range from simple or dull pain to sudden and sharp pain. If the pain persists for a few days, it is acute pain whereas if it continues for more than 3 months, it is considered as chronic pain.

  • Pain felt inside the hip joint or your groin area is more likely to be because of the problems within the hip joint. Likewise, the pain felt on the outer side of your hip, upper thigh or buttocks may be a result of the problems of the muscles, ligaments, tendons and soft tissues surrounding the hip joint.

  • Columbia University Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
  • NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital
  • University of Michigan
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists
Patient Testimonials
  • I am a 41 year old active working mom and am SO THANKFUL for Dr. Chalunkal and his staff. His scheduling coordinator, Vicki Hurst, went out of her way to get me in quickly for an appointment ...Read More
  • I am truly thankful for Dr. C!!! He saw my Dad same day and helped him manage his cancer pain. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a knowledgeable doctor with pain management experience. Thank you Dr. C!!!...Read More
  • DR. CHALUNKEL SAVED MY LEG!! It's hard to write my review without breaking down in tears because I don't know where I would be today had it not been for Dr. Chalunkel and his amazing nurses. I first met Dr...Read More
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  • Columbia University Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
  • NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital
  • University of Michigan
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists