2024 South Jersey’s FACE of Pain Relief

Relieve. Restore. Renew.

Uplekh Purewal, MD and Robert Todd Rinnier, DO


“Some of these newer procedures are actually healing patients, which is the best outcome we can achieve.”


For many, the fear of endless doctor visits and unfamiliar treatments stops them from seeking relief from chronic pain and neurological disorders. Relievus is changing this narrative with compassionate, patient-centered care focused on effective pain management solutions and enhancing overall well-being.

“At Relievus, we provide a variety of cutting-edge treatments by highly trained specialists,” says Robert Todd Rinnier, DO, an intervential pain specialist. “The many tools we have are designed to give patients more long-lasting relief.” 

Among the treatments targeting spinal and joint pain, Dr. Rinnier regularly performs radiofrequency ablation, which helps relieve pain from spinal arthritis. This 20 to 30-minute procedure uses heat to “burn” the nerves connected to the spine’s facet joints, which then reduces pain.

He also performs Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD), removing part of the thickened ligament in the spinal canal to create more space for the spine and nerves, reducing back and leg pain. This quick, outpatient procedure is ideal for those with fragile bones who can’t undergo major surgery. For lower back pain where the spine meets the pelvis, Dr. Rinnier performs an SI joint fusion using donor bone.

“Some of these newer procedures are actually healing patients, which is the best outcome we can achieve,” Dr. Rinnier explains.

Relievus also specializes in joint injections for hips, knees and shoulders, using X-ray guidance for precision. For spinal stenosis, posterior fusion devices are used to stabilize the lumbar spine without major surgery.

Uplekh Purewal, MD, board-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine, focuses on regenerative therapies using the body’s own cells to promote healing and reduce inflammation. Spinal cord stimulation has been a game changer for many who have exhausted other options, including surgery, without significant relief.

It’s less invasive than it sounds, similar to an epidural. “We place two thin plastic catheters in the epidural space, connected to an external pacemaker battery,” explains Dr. Purewal, noting there are no large incisions or bone cutting involved.

“Having a 5-year window on my own results and seeing how happy my patients are, I now recommend spinal cord stimulator trials earlier in the treatment process,” Dr. Purewal says.

Another advanced procedure is dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation, targeting specific areas more precisely, such as chronic pelvic pain, complex regional pain syndrome and pain in the knees, ankles, feet and head. DRG stimulation works on specific nerves responsible for transmitting pain signals.

Both procedures have also helped countless diabetics with neuropathy. “I’m not trying to be overly enthusiastic,” Dr. Purewal adds, “but I’ve seen people get out of wheelchairs after these devices were implanted.” 


• Comprehensive Care: Relievus offers a full spectrum of treatments for conditions such as back pain, neck pain, chronic pain, shoulder pain, work injuries, headaches and diabetic neuropathy.

• Minimally Invasive Treatments: Procedures like radiofrequency ablation and spinal decompression provide effective relief with minimal recovery time.

• Regenerative Therapies: Cutting-edge treatments using the body’s own cells to promote healing and reduce inflammation.




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