UptownPMR - Where Health and Healing Begin

Neck Pain | Back Pain | Migraines and Headaches | Sports Injuries | Massage Therapy | Auto Accident Injuries
Slips and Falls | Work Related Injuries and Workers Compensation | Expert Witness Testimony

Compassionate Expert Chiropractic Care and More...

UptownPMR is where health and healing begin. We are more than a chiropractic clinic. We specialize in the fusion of chiropractic and medical sciences. Our unique combination of General Chiropractic, Orthopedic Chiropractic, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and General Medical Practice skills allow us to thoroughly explore all of the options available for returning you to peak health, comfort, and mobility.

A person's physical health and quality of life are connected. We focus our attention on your healing through preventative and rehabilitative treatments of joint, skeletal, and muscle concerns. Our goal is to quickly return you to a state of health and well-being that allows you to live life to its fullest.



Discover why chiropractic care may be a key to health and healing

Do you have questions about Chiropractic? Have you ever wondered what it's really all about? You probably don't realize that it's about so much more than just relieving back pain.

There are sometimes misconceptions about what Chiropractors actually do. Maybe you've heard different stories and wondered "is it really for me?" We think it's best to develop your own basic understanding of what Chiropractic is and how it can help. That is where this video comes in.

So what is the Big Idea? The Big Idea is that your central nervous system plays a very important part in your overall health and well-being. It is what connects your brain to every other part of your body. Your spine is what protects the most important part of the central nervous system – your spinal cord. Watch this short video to learn how this works and what can happen when we don’t take care of our spine.

Once you've finished watching it, you may still have questions. That's great! We want you to be informed about your treatment and your options. Make sure you jot those questions down and ask our doctors and health professionals.

Our Chiropractic philosophy is about more than just treating you, its about educating you so that you can rehabilitate, prevent injuries, and live a healthy lifestyle.

Click on the arrows to learn more about each of our providers

To download their Curriculum Vitae, click on one of the links below

Craig Ledet, D.C.

Joshua Kaufman, M.D.

Jerome Kurpel, M.D.

John Salmon, D.C.

UptownPMR truly is the place Where Health and Healing Begin

Aches and Pains

Many things can cause aches and pains. Sometimes these aches and pains can impact other parts of our health and affect our daily quality of life.

The truth is…there is no reason to live with pain. We work with patients everyday on resolving back and neck pain, migraines and headaches, joint pains and soreness. At UptownPMR, we believe in a balanced approach between traditional medical and chiropractic treatments.

Our first order of business is to evaluate how we can take away the immediate discomfort or pain. Having medical prescribers on staff enables us to explore many options for aiding you in getting that immediate relief you deserve. After that, our focus is on developing a detailed treatment plan to achieve overall healing of the condition.

You don't need to live with pain and discomfort any longer. If you are ready to begin the healing process and return to a state of health that allows you to live life to the fullest, call us to schedule an exam.

Trigger Point and Intra-articular Injection Treatments

UptownPMR benefits from having a physician who is highly experienced in the application of Trigger Point Injections and Intra-articular Injections. These procedures are commonly used to treat muscle spasms, neck and shoulder pain, advanced joint pain, and bursitis.

Here is what Dr. Kaufman has to offer when it comes to these treatments - “Over the last twenty years, I have had so much success in treating patients with Trigger Point and Intra-articular Injections. I use Trigger Point Injections to treat abnormal muscle spasms along with pain in the neck, shoulder blades, and spin muscles. My Trigger Point Injection patients describe to me that after four-to-five days the spasms begin to just melt away. Intra-articular Injections are especially beneficial in treating advanced joint pain and bursitis. And while the word ‘injection’ sounds uncomfortable, none of my patients would choose not to of had them. Its just not as bad as it sounds.”

Sports Related Injuries

At UptownPMR, in addition to a general practice chiropractor and a general practice physician, we also have an orthopedic chiropractor and a physician who Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. This special combination of talents allows us to diagnose and treat many common sports related injuries. The sooner you seek professional attention for a sports related injury, the sooner we can get you back onto the field, on the track, on the court, in the gym, or wherever sports passion lies.

Massage Therapy

Very few people realize that when a physician prescribes massage therapy, it can be covered under almost all major medical plans. At UptownPMR, we firmly believe in the benefits of massage therapy when applied to a broad range of conditions. Whether you have a sports related injury or are suffering from recent accident, slip, or fall, we employ experienced licensed massage therapists to provide treatment to any patient we feel can benefit from massage’s therapeutic effects.

Have you had recent slip or fall? Have you been injured at work? Have you been in an auto accident?

What to do?

Too often, we injury our body and then choose to not seek the medical attention we need.  There are lots of reasons we do this. Perhaps you aren’t feeling a lot of pain or discomfort. Maybe you think that it will heal on its own with time. Maybe you feel like the accident was so minor that there is no way that your body could be injured.

The truth is, someone who experiences a slip, a fall, or is in an auto accident doesn’t always know the extent of any injuries that may exist. The only way to know for sure is for one of our providers evaluate and diagnose any injuries you may have sustained.

Because UptownPMR combines traditional medical with chiropractic care, we have the ability to evaluate your condition using a number diagnostic techniques. Once we know the extent of any injuries you might have, we will recommend a treatment plan that takes advantage of our combined medical and chiropractic abilities. Our goal is to get you healing and on the road to perfect health.

Workers Compensation and Auto Insurance Companies

If you have been injured due to an accident, chances are you are working with an insurance company or working a claim through workers compensation. At UptownPMR, we deal with these situations on a daily basis. In most cases, our patients do not have any up front payments. Don't let the fear of "how am I going to pay?" stop you from contacting us. Let our friendly office staff discuss with you the process and what all of the options are.

Expert Witness Testimony

UptownPMR has a proven track record of successfully providing expert witness testimony in various types of litigation involving work and auto accident related injuries. If you are an attorney seeking to provide injury related expert witness testimony for one of your cases, please call our office. You can call us anytime, day or night. If your call is outside of our office hours our messaging service will contact us and we will return your call as quickly as we can.

Don't Wait! Call us anytime, day or night!

Most importantly, don’t wait! At UptownPMR you don’t have to call us during regular office hours. Call us any time day or night. If our office is closed, our messenger service will contact us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Often times we can provide advice over the phone that may aid in providing some comfort or prevent further injury while you wait for your appointment. Seeking medical attention sooner rather than later prevents minor injuries from developing into major ones or even from becoming permanent damage.

If you are calling during our normal office hours, our friendly staff will do everything within their means to get you in and have you seen by one one of our providers within 24 hours.

Call us at (504) 861-8000
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Office Information

UptownPMR is located in the heart of the historic New Orleans Oak Street neighborhood at 8422 Oak Street. We have convenient reserved parking on the right side of the building.

Our office hours are from 9 am until 6 pm Monday through Thursday and 9 am to 12 pm on Fridays. We are closed Saturdays and Sundays.

Call us anytime, day or night. If our office is closed, our messenger service will reach us and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you are having a medical emergency - call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Want to save some check-in time before your visit, click here to open our new patient forms. Print them, fill them out and bring them with you. If you have questions feel free to call and one of our friendly office staff will be glad to help.

Call us at (504) 861-8000. Fax us at (504) 861-1565. Email us at info@uptownpmr.com.

Our mailing address is UptownPMR, 8422 Oak Street, New Orleans, LA 70118.