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Total Body Approach

Caring for the Whole Person.

Services & Treatments

Cutting-edge sports medicine & orthopedic solutions.

Clinical Partners

Trust us to provide top care for joint disorders, concussions and sports injuries. When necessary, our sports medicine team will refer you to our practice's neurosurgeons for advanced brain and spine diagnosis, pain management or treatment of spinal disorders and cranial conditions.







Patient Center

To build a foundation of trust and understanding, we answer every question and fully educate you about our services, conditions and procedures.

The Princeton Brain, Spine & Sports Medicine Difference

Combining sophisticated treatment with attentive, patient-focused care.

Princeton Brain, Spine & Sports Medicine believes there's a better way to practice medicine than bending to the whims of big insurance companies. Using precision diagnostics, advanced treatment techniques, and comprehensive dietary coaching, our experienced sports medicine physician and team are fully focused on patient relationships. Here, your health, healing and quality of life are our primary objectives.

Patient Testimonials

Lives changed. Hope restored.

Dr. Balar’s PRP Testimonial

Diane’s Success Story: After Diane was suffering from ankle pain for months, she discovered she had a partial tear in her Achilles Tendon. She was then referred to Dr. Balar here at Princeton Brain, Spine and Sports Medicine. Dr. Balar disused all her options, one of them being a combination of PRP and Dry Needling.…

Dr. Tormenti – Spine Surgery Restores William to Walking

On 2/16/2017, I was brought into St. Mary’s emergency department with a spine injury. Dr. Tormenti was called to help me on his day off. He quickly got me into surgery, giving me only a 1% chance of walking again. He and his staff worked tirelessly for hours to help me. Thank God for Dr.…

Cervical Surgery: What a Doctor Says

I’m Maria Sophocles. I’m a gynecologist at Women’s Healthcare of Princeton, and my practice specializes in sexual medicine and problems related to menopause. In November 2014, I developed weakness in my left hand and severe pain radiating from the neck down through my shoulder and then to my fingertips. As a surgeon this had the…

Derwyn H. Return to Performing

My name is Derwyn. I’m a musician and I’m a composer of music. I had severe pain in my T12-L1 disc and vertebrae. It was severe over a period of time, to the point where it made me vomit, and ended up in an emergency room screaming. They contacted Dr. McLaughlin. He was immediately astute…

Right Parietal Lobe Osteoma

Dr. Kukla was diagnosed with an osteoma in her right parietal lobe. In this video she talks about her care in the hands of Dr. McLaughlin. My name is Jamie Kukla. I’m a chiropractor at Dr. Jamie Kukla Chiropractic. I was diagnosed with an osteoma in the right parietal lobe of my head. It was…

Traumatic Disc Rupture from a Simple Fall

What seems like a minor accident can result in major injuries and consequences. In this video, our patient Cheryl G describes her treatment by Dr. Shah as well as her whole experience with the Princeton Brain, Spine & Sports Medicine team. My name is Cheryl. I had a fall in 2014. I was down at…

Bill Scott MMA Fighter and Athlete

In this video Bill talks about being treated by our own Dr. McLaughlin. My name is Bill Scott I’m a Brazilian jiu-jitsu trainer and mixed martial arts fighter. I started in 1999. I had wrestled in high school and college and I’ve been professional ever since 1999.. You know my back…, well I just thought…

Bill S – Mixed Martial Arts Athlete with Collapsed Spine

My story began nine years ago, when as a 38 year old male, who was healthy and trained everyday started to have back pain to the point of not being able to walk or feel anything. I at that point, knew I had to find someone to help me. I started investigating doctors and went…

Sister Claire H. – Trigeminal Neuralgia

Sister Claire H. – Trigeminal Neuralgia My Name is Sister Claire H. I am 82 years of age. I give full credit for my recovery to the surgeon, Dr. Mark McLaughlin, Spine and Brain Specialist; Dr. Kulka, my attending physician at the time; as well as the excellent care and concern received at St. Mary…

Personal and Expert Care and Patient Choice in Trigeminal Neuralgia

I had been troubled with trigeminal neuralgia for more than five years. But because I did not want to face up to the fact that surgery was really the best solution, I went the route of drugs and denial. Finally, though, reality set in. I had some work done on my teeth in an effort…

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