Specializing in Spine, Sports & Physical Medicine

Dr. Sobel’s Clinical Research

Dr. Jerry Sobel is Phoenix Arizona based Physical Medicine Specialist that is a leader in the field of pain management, sports injuries, arthritis, low back and neck disorders. He has a strong research background in chronic back pain and has published numbers articles in peer reviewed medical journals. He has also presented scientific papers at national and international spine conferences. Over his career he has developed a unique set of skills and treatment philosophy for the treatment of both acute and chronic pain, arthritis and sports related injuries. He moved to the Arizona in 2010 and opened Sobel Spine and Sports in Phoenix Arizona.

Publications

Sobel JB, Sollenberger P, Robinson R, Polatin PB, Gatchel RJ: Cervical Non-Organic Signs: A New Clinical Tool to Assess Abnormal Illness Behavior in Neck Pain Patients: A Pilot Study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2000; 2:170-175.

Hartigan C, Rainville J, Sobel JB, Hipona M: Long Term Exercise Adherence for Chronic Low Back Pain. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2000, March; 32(3): 551-7. Rainville J, Sobel JB, Hartigan C, Wright A: The Effect of Compensation Involvement on the Reporting of Pain and Disability by Subjects Referred for Rehabilitation of Chronic Low Back Pain. Spine 1997; 22: 2016-2024.

Rainville J, Sobel JB, Hartigan C, Monlux G, Bean J: Decreasing Disability in Chronic Back Pain Through Aggressive Spine Rehabilitation Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development 1997; 34:4, 383-393.

Sobel JB, Hartigan C, Rainville J, Wright A: Rehabilitation Following Spinal Fusion at L5-S1. In Spine: State of the Art Review, Volume 11, No. 1 Jan 1997Hanley & Belfus, Inc., PhiladelphiaSobel JB, Hartigan C, Rainville J, Wright A: Rehabilitation of the Post-Fusion Patient. In Lumbosacral and Spinopelvic Arthrodesis. Margulies JY, Floman J,  Farcy PC, Neuwirth MG. Lippincott-Raven Publishers 1996, pp. 837-852.

Rainville J, Sobel JB, Banco RJ, Levine HL, Childs L. Low Back and Cervical Spine Disorders. In The Orthopedics Clinics of North America: Occupational Disorder Management. Millender LH, Tromanhauser SG, Gaynor S. W.B. Saunders Company October 1996, pp.729-746.

Rainville J, Sobel JB, Hartigan C: Comparison of Total Lumbosacral Flexion versus True Lumbar Flexion Measured by the Dual Inclinometer Technique.
Spine 1994; 23: 2698-2701.

Dreyfuss P, Tibiletti C, Dreyer S, Sobel JB: Thoracic Zygoapophyseal Joint Pain: A Review and Description of the Intra-Articular Block Technique. Pain Digest.1994; 4: 46-54. Sobel JB: Entrapment Neuropathies. In: 1993 Practical Electrodiagnosis. Seminar and Workshop.  San Antonio,  TX, 1993 pp. 1-33.

Scientific Paper Presentations

Sobel JB, Robinson R, Sollenberger P, Polatin P, Gatchel RJ, Mayer TG: Cervical  Nonorganic Signs: A New Clinical Tool to Assess Abnormal Illness Behavior in  Neck Pain Patients. Presented at the 12th Annual North American Spine Society  Meeting. October 22-25, 1997, New York City, New York.

Sobel JB, Rainville J, Hartigan C: Does Abnormal Illness Behavior Affect the  Outcome from Functionally Oriented Rehabilitation in Chronic Low Back Pain Presented at the Federation of Spine Associations (FOSA)-10th Annual Specialty  Day of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.  February 16th, 1997, San Francisco, CA.

Sobel JB, Rainville J, Hartigan C: Does Abnormal Illness Behavior Affect the  Outcome from Functionally Oriented Rehabilitation in Chronic Low Back Pain Presented at the 11th  Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society Meeting.  October 24-27, 1996, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Sobel JB, Rainville J, Hartigan C: Does Abnormal Illness Behavior Affect the  Outcome from Functionally Oriented Rehabilitation in Chronic Low Back Pain Presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Study o the Lumbar Spine. June 25-29, 1996, Burlington Vt.

Rainville J, Hartigan C, Sobel JB: Long-term Exercise Compliance Following Spine Rehabilitation for Chronic Low Back Pain Presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. June 25-29, 1996, Burlington VT.

Sobel JB, Rainville J, Hartigan C: Functionally Oriented Rehabilitation in Chronic Low Back Pain: Comparison of  Patients With and Without Medicolegal Issues Presented at the 10th Annual North American Spine  Society Meeting. October 20, 1995, Washington, D.C.

Rainville J, Sobel JB, Hartigan C: Does Prior Spine Surgery Affect Outcome of Spine Rehabilitation  for Chronic Low Back Pain? Presented at the 10th Annual North American Spine Society Meeting. October 20, 1995, Washington, D.C.

Sobel JB, Rainville J, Hartigan C: Functionally Oriented Rehabilitation in Chronic Low Back Pain: Comparison of  Patients With and Without Medicolegal Issues Presented at the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar  Spine. June 18,1995, Helsinki, Finland.

Rainville J, Sobel JB, Hartigan C: Does Prior Spine Surgery Affect Outcome of Spine Rehabilitation  for Chronic Low Back Pain?  Presented at the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine.  June 15-18, 1995, Helsinki, Finland.

Sobel JB, Rainville J, Hartigan C: Efficacy of Functionally-Oriented Rehabilitation in Chronic Low Back Pain.  Presened at the 9th Annual North American Spine Society. October 22, 1994, Minneapolis, MN.

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