Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland Division

A Deep Dive into Restorative Therapy for Back Pain

Gurtej Singh, MD | Chris Gilligan, MD - Speaker Bio
Dr. Singh was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After attending William Penn Charter School, he earned his BS in biology at Elizabethtown College and his medical degree at Penn State University College of Medicine. He completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Medical Institute of Michigan. He was chief fellow in the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Most recently Dr. Singh developed the physical medicine and rehabilitation - pain program at Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) before joining Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland Division (OACM) of the Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics (CAO). During his residency, Dr. Singh also served as the team physician for the Warren Mott Varsity and JV football teams, as well as president of the Resident Council at the Detroit Medical Center. Over the past six years, he has been part of two different boards - one serving philanthropic initiatives for the Towson community and the other, the Board of Trustees, for his undergraduate school. Dr. Singh has also lectured on multiple occasions to residents in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Singh is a fellow of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, North American Neuromodulation Society, North American Spine Society, and American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He is a speaker and instructor for Medtronic where he teaches physicians how to perform spinal cord stimulation, utilize intrathecal pumps, and treat spinal fractures with kyphoplasty. 

  • Lower back pain is very common, whether it's from injuries, degeneration, or just a lifetime of lifting things, playing sports, and at some point it's likely to be a pain we all experience. While not all back pain means a serious problem, when it is, it's good to look at a variety of treatments that avoid the use of addictive pain killers/opioid. One such treatment is the use of nerve and/or spinal stimulation.
    In this 2 part episode Dr. Gurtej Singh discusses a new form of restorative therapy that stimulates the nerves of the muscle directly responsible for stabilizing the lumbar spine, called ReActiv8 Restorative Neurostimulation system, along with colleague Dr. Chris Gilligan.