Kristen E. Cardamone, DO
The practice is devoted to treating a broad range of patients of all ages from elite athletes to the general population of active individuals who are suffering from pain related to injuries, chronic illness, or are looking to enhance their existing health and performance. Dr. Cardamone is dedicated to providing unique, comprehensive care and non-surgical cutting edge treatment options while emphasizing a patient-centered, team approach to encourage the body’s self healing abilities.
Kristen E. Cardamone, D.O.
Dr. Cardamone uses an integrative, functional medicine approach to pain conditions. She specializes in both prevention and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal (nerve, joint, spine, ligament, muscle, tendon, fascia) pain disorders through a variety of innovative, non-surgical approaches uniquely tailored to resolving pain and improving function. Dr. Cardamone has been performing interventional pain procedures since 2008, having trained in the top New York City hospitals. She utilizes her traditional medical skillset with a unique integrative approach to pain conditions. Her practice is devoted to treating a broad population of patients of all ages ranging from the elite athletes to the active adult who is suffering from acute or chronic pain.
Dr. Cardamone is dedicated to providing high quality, personalized care and she takes the time to get to know her patients, their functional goals and personal lifestyles. Her integrative approach emphasizes treating the root cause of pain conditions and ensures that her patients return as quickly and safely as possible to the activities with minimal to no pain with customized treatment plans.
- Medical School – New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Residency Training – New York – Presbyterian affiliated sites:
- Fellowship Training: New York Beth Israel Medical Center/Continuum Center for Health and Healing
- American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- New York-Presbyterian Columbia University Hospital
- Overlook Medical Center
- Morristown Memorial Hospital
- NJ Top Docs 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
- New York – Presbyterian Columbia University Hospital, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
- Spine Intervention Society
- American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- International Lyme and Associated Disease Society
Lyftogt Perineural Injection Treatment, Prolotherapy, Proloozone injections, Neural Therapy, Ultrasound guided Joint/Muscle/Tendon injections, X-ray guided Interventional spine procedures (Epidural Steroid Injections, Facet Blocks, Neurstimulation Trials, etc), Platelet Rich Plasma injections, Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), Electrodiagnostic (NCV/EMG) testing, Nutritional supplementation, Wellness Education, patient specific Physical Therapy and Home Exercise Program prescriptions. Dr. Cardamone uses a comprehensive functional medicine approach to musculoskeletal (muscle, joint, tendon, spine) pain to improve overall health and does not believe in masking pain issues with chronic use of pain killers as a primary form of treatment. Instead she works to identify the root cause and develop an individual treatment plan approach to facilitate the body’s healing and helping each patient realistically achieve his or her own personal functional goals.
Each initial consultation includes a detailed medical questionnaire and discussion of past medical, social, environmental history through your current symptomatology and condition followed by a thorough physical exam. Usually laboratory or other diagnostic testing will be ordered in order to formulate a comprehensive treatment plan which addresses treating the underlying process and introducing tools to address the nutritional, psychological, physical components of the disease state to facilitate and expedite return to optimal function.
Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Call office for more information as treatment coverage varies.
I am hoping that by reading this, others will be encouraged to visit Dr. Cardamone for her wisdom and skill. I have had spinal stenosis and facet joint arthritis for over ten years. In the past 2 years it had become unmanageable with over the counter medications. At that time, my orthopedic doctor referred me to Dr. Cardamone. The Facet Joints Radiofrequency Ablation that Dr. Cardamone performed has kept me completely medicine free for the past 5 months with the ability to take 5 spin classes at the gym each week. She has given me specific strengthening and stretching exercises to keep my back, core, and hips strong and flexible. As time goes on, I know I will need further treatment for my back and I will, without reservation, turn to Dr. Cardamone. I highly recommend her to anyone with chronic or acute pain.
Made me feel instantly like I was in the right place. They took the time to answer all my questions or point me to the person who would. Staff went out of the way to even schedule an appointment with another doctor. I am absolutely impressed!
I have been to many Dr’s and no one could help me, until Dr. Cardamone. I am 90 years old and can walk and sleep without pain. Thank you Dr.
I have been to several Dr’s without any help. Dr Cardamone pinpointed the area and for 3 years have been pain free and off all pain meds. If Dr. Cardamone can’t help you no one can!
Love her, love her, love her. After suffering from intense pain for almost a year now this lady made me feel better after just my first treatment! I’m seeing her now and I hope she will bring health back to my knee! Absolutely professional!
“More than her compassion and positive attitude, Dr. Cardamone’s technical skill has been unmatched. She was the first doctor (of the dozens that I’ve seen) to reduce my daily, continuous pain with perineural injection therapy (water and dextrose injections) and plantar fascia ozone injections. This gave me hope that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Dr. Cardamone’s ability to manage pain with alternative methods is remarkable.”
“I came to Dr. Cardamone after my physical therapist recommended her. I had chronic pain and stiffness in my neck and a lump in my back that 5 other doctors could not explain. They sent me away saying they could not help me. As frustrated as I was, I decided to try Dr. Cardamone. During my first visit I immediately felt comfortable with her. She was so personable and I felt she truly cared. After my evaluation, not only did Dr. Cardamone know what was wrong, she said she could help. I had hope for the first time. Dr. Cardamone never rushes through any appointment. She assesses all physical symptoms and also asks about many other aspets of my life; my job, my exercise workouts, stress and emotional health. She takes the whole person approach in deciding what is best.
My treatments consist of perineural and prolozone injections. After each visit I feel immediate pain relief. The injections also promoste healing to chronic problem areas I’ve suffered with for over 20 years. I feel better now than I have in a long time. Dr. Cardamone is not your typical doctor. She treats me more like a friend then a patient. She gives so much personal attention and does truly care about her patients. One other thing I appreciate is she will always make accomodations for me to get treatment if I have a severe flare-up, even if her day is booked solid. I highly recommend Dr. Cardamone to everyone. See her first and not as a last resort as I did. You will not be disappointed.”