Dr. David Kim, Dr. Dave graduated from Rutgers University majoring in Biology. He received his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ. He went on to specialize in Physical Medicine and Rehab at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia PA. He subsequently further specialized in Pain Management and he also did a fellowship in Integrative/Alternative Medicine at the University of Arizona.
He studied Trigger Point Needling with the inventor of the treatment, Dr. Chan Gunn, MD in Vancouver, Canada which is the cornerstone of his treatment approach today. He also continued to study both traditional and alternative medical treatments for his patients. Because of his varied and broad knowledge and experience, Dr. Dave is able to treat chronic pain patients without medications by using the body’s own healing mechanisms based upon biological principals.
He has also been active in the medical community and was the former president of the NJ Society of Physical Medicine and Rehab. During his term, he was focused on not only improving the education of his fellow colleagues, but also to advocate for patients in the political arena.
Dr. Dave has varied interests outside of medicine. He was a music minor in college who continues to enjoy composing and performing music, and he is an avid collector of vintage musical instruments. He is also a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoys riding whenever he has the time.
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What is Trigger Point Needling?
Trigger Point Needling was developed by Dr. Chan Gunn, MD as an alternative way to treat chronic pain without using medication. He developed the treatment in the 1970’s and has successfully trained many doctors globally since then. Dr. Kim was personally trained by him and has used this treatment in his own practice for over 20 years.
Trigger Point Needling uses very thin needles to break up muscle tension and spasms. Unlike acupuncture, Trigger Point Needling goes into the deeper layers of muscle where most of the problems are. In addition, a medical degree is necessary to perform this procedure because it is considered a specialty medical procedure, therefore it is covered by most insurance. Unlike acupuncture, Trigger Point Needling is based upon current medical and biological principles taught in medical schools and has been published in medical journals and textbooks.
Request a time to come in and meet Dr. Dave to begin your path to pain management without prescription drugs or injections.