Michael Rizkalla, M.D.

Double Board Certified, Sports Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Fellowship Trained Interventional Pain Management
Medical Acupuncture

Dr. Michael H. Rizkalla founded Revive Spine and Pain Center in 2017 on the basis of providing a unique and thorough patient centered approach to acute and chronic pain. Dr. Rizkalla is fellowship trained in interventional pain management and is double boarded in Sports Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He was also trained in medical acupuncture. He practices neurofunctional contemporary medical acupuncture to alter pain sensory pathways and improve function.

Dr. Rizkalla is a graduate of the Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Boston, Massachusetts. Upon completing his residency training, Dr. Rizkalla decided to subspecialize in Sports Medicine and Interventional Pain Management. His clinical interests include spine and joint care, Sports Medicine, Electrodiagnostic and Neuromuscular Medicine, as well as non-surgical Orthopedics. Dr. Rizkalla’s approach is one that combines a myriad of treatment options including conservative treatments as well as minimally invasive treatment options. He is trained to perform a variety of interventional pain procedures such as epidural steroid injections, sacroiliac joint injections, facet joint injections and radiofrequency ablation, discography, and spinal cord stimulation. Dr. Rizkalla is also proficient in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound which helps in both the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. He performs regenerative injection treatments into joints and tendons, such as prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma, and adult mesenchymal stem cells under direct musculoskeletal ultrasound guidance.

“My approach to treating pain is a simple one that starts with listening. All too often may patients tell me ‘no one is listening to me’ or ‘I’ve been everywhere and nobody can help me’. The first step in generating my patient’s treatment plan is to hear their unique story. Only after understanding your personal history can we then attempt to tackle your pain together. Combined with a thorough physical examination, we are then able to arrive at the most likely diagnosis. The last step is offering evidenced based treatments that have been shown to reduce pain and improve function. With this algorithm we are able to achieve tremendous results, even when ‘I’ve tried everything’ and no relief was found.”

Mahmud Ibrahim, M.D.

Double Board Certified, Sports Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Fellowship Trained Interventional Pain Management

Dr. Mahmud Ibrahim joined Revive Spine and Pain Center in 2021. His goal is to restore function, reduce pain, and promote an active, healthy lifestyle using conservative measures whenever possible for his patients.

After graduating from NYU School of Medicine, he went on to complete his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He then stayed on at Mount Sinai to complete a subspecialty in an ACGME-accredited fellowship that allowed him to subspecialize in Sports Medicine and Interventional Spine.

Dr. Ibrahim was trained to perform a number of different fluoroscopic guided interventional pain management procedures. These include, but are not limited to cervical, thoracic, lumbar epidurals, facet joint injections, sacroiliac joint injections, radiofrequency ablation, and spinal cord stimulation. He also uses ultrasound in order to diagnose and treat many common tendon, ligament, and nerve problems. Dr. Ibrahim is also skilled in minimally invasive procedures such percutaneous tenotomies and discectomies. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal medicine, non-operative spine procedures, orthopedics, sports medicine, electrodiagnostic medicine, and regenerative therapy.

Dr. Ibrahim has published several articles on musculoskeletal medicine. He is also a contributing author in a textbook on how to perform ultrasound-guided injections and an author of a book which explores what causes pain, how to reduce it, and live with it when it is not eradicated.

Dr. Ibrahim has provided sideline coverage at football games, captained the medical tents at the NYC marathon, and was a ringside physician for the Golden Gloves Boxing tournament and professional wrestling.

Selorm Takyi, M.D.

Board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Fellowship Trained Regenerative Orthopedics and Musculoskeletal Medicine

Dr. Selorm Takyi joined Revive Spine and Pain Center in 2020. He completed his physiatry residency at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, offered through the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. With a passion for teaching, he served as an academic chief resident and graduated residency in 2019. He then completed his fellowship in regenerative orthopedics and musculoskeletal medicine.

Dr. Takyi practices compassionate medicine and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society in 2014 while attending Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Specializing in both ultrasound-guided and fluoroscopic-guided techniques to treat pain and sports medicine injuries, he is excited to share his goal of using non-surgical procedures to help restore function and quality of life to his patients. With his training in physiatry, Dr. Takyi enjoys creating comprehensive treatment plans for his patients. In addition to offering interventional spine injections such as epidurals and nerve blocks, he performs platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and micro-fragmented adipose tissue (MFAT) injections to help treat a variety of neuromusculoskeletal conditions. His clinical interests include regenerative medicine, rotator cuff tears, osteoarthritis, ACL injuries, and meniscus tears.

He has co-authored the physical modalities, therapeutic exercise, extended bedrest, and aging effects chapter in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review 4th Edition and an upcoming publication, Atlas of Interventional Orthopedics Procedures chapter on autologous tissue harvesting techniques: bone marrow aspirate and adipose tissue. He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Interventional Orthobiolgoics Foundation, Spine Intervention Society, and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. When not in the office, Dr. Takyi enjoys photography, exercising, and spending time with his family.