Sports Medicine: Back and Joint Pain
Our physiatrist and healthcare professionals treat a variety of acute and chronic medical conditions affecting the back, neck, joints, nerves, ligaments, muscles, and tendons right here in Middletown, New York.
Common Spine and Joint Conditions
- Upper back and lower back pain
- Shoulder and neck pain
- Herniated disc
- Hip injuries
- Joint pain and arthritis
- Knee pain
Back Pain and Joint Pain Treatments
- Medical acupuncture
- Injection therapy
- Physical therapy
Rehabilitation Doctors at Northern Medical Center
Dr. Damon Noto, MD
Dr. Noto received his MD degree at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City in 1999. He then obtained further training as a Rehabilitation Resident at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, Hospital for Special Surgery, and the New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he received the Distinguished House Staff Award for a Resident. He completed a Spine & Joint Fellowship at the New England Baptist Hospital.
In 2007, Dr. Noto became the founder and president of his practice, Spine and Joint Center, P.C. Dr. Noto has also undertaken advanced study of anti-aging medicine, nutrition, and exercise, as well as training in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Noto prefers to see patients as a whole person, rather than a set of symptoms, by taking into consideration their physical and mental states and designing a course of treatment that meets their unique needs.
In 2019, Dr. Noto joined Northern Medical Center in Middletown, N.Y., as its Medical Director.
Jing H. Liang, LAc
For over a decade, Dr. Liang was the founder of, and a partner in, Kingsfoil Acupuncture Clinic, a private practice of traditional Chinese medicine in Milpitas, Calif. She holds a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (D.O.M., O.M.D.) degree from Five Branches University in San Jose, Calif., and a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the University of East-West Medicine in San Jose, Calif.
Dr. Liang has also been active in teaching Traditional Chinese Medicine at various institutions. Subjects taught include: Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Herbs, Prescription Ingredients, and Diagnostics.