What Our Patients Have to Say
"The doctor and all the employees of Long Island Spine Rehabilitation made me feel that I was in safe hands. I had an injury which resulted in 4 herniated discs.The most normal tasks like using the restroom or driving were painstakingly difficult. If I felt okay one day, I would only get 50-100 feet before the pain kicked in and I had to stop. The doctor was very caring and concerned with my diagnosis. He made sure I followed his recommended treatment plan which included visits to a Physical Therapist. Today I am pain-free and back to an active life with no numbness, no pain and not an ounce of restriction. From the beginning to the end of treatment, my experience was fantastic. I appreciated their follow-up and willingness to answer questions also. A big thank you to all of them."
"At the time of my first visit I was in so much pain that I was literally crying. Since my second spinal injection, three weeks ago, I am happy to state that I am walking with minimal discomfort. I am very appreciative to you and your astonishing staff. You should be lauded for your clinical expertise, generous time with patients and for giving patients like me a "new lease on life"."
"I have been going here for a few months now. Dr Miranda Smith is one of the most professional kind hearted MD's I have ever met. She hears what you have to saw and doesn't rush. If you are looking for a really good Doctor. I highly recommend seeing her."
"Dr. Jason Lipetz and his colleagues at Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine are extraordinary healers of the spine. I went to see Dr. Lipetz when I was in great pain ( I was not able to stand, or walk, or lie down). In addition to being a skilled physician, Dr Lipetz has extraordinary compassion and empathy. Also, the support staff is efficient and professional."
Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine
If you are plagued by acute or chronic back, joint, or other musculoskeletal pain, Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine is the place to come to find relief. Our outstanding physicians, working out of five convenient Long Island offices — East Meadow, Great Neck, Lawrence in Nassau, Huntington and Lindenhurst in Suffolk– make pain relief our primary focus.
Having dealt with patients in pain for well over two decades, we know that physical pain interferes with every aspect of functioning, leading to extreme fatigue, emotional distress, unclear thinking and poor quality of life. Therefore, we are dedicated to relieving suffering.
Many of our patients say that our unique approach to medicine is palpable as soon as they come for their initial consultation. Beyond having welcoming, comfortable offices, we treat every patient as a whole person. Each of our doctors is a physiatrist, a doctor who focuses on physical medicine, rehabilitation, and pain management. Each has a well-earned reputation not only for remarkable medical skill and innovative treatments, but for warmth and compassion.
Conditions We Treat
at Long Island Spine
The physicians at Long Island Spine treat numerous musculoskeletal problems. Many of these conditions are among the most common causes of pain severe enough to prevent patients from working and going about their normal routines, let alone enjoying their lives, such as:
Any of the above may be caused by a condition present from birth, osteoarthritis, a muscle strain or other injury, or one of several disease conditions. Once our doctors diagnose the underlying cause of your pain, we will address it in the most effective, efficient way possible.
If we make a diagnosis of one of the following specific causes of your ongoing pain, we are prepared to treat it successfully utilizing non-surgical treatment modalities, in some cases even if surgery has been recommended:
- Disc herniation - protrusion of the tissue that acts as a cushion between vertebrae
- Sciatica - nerve pain in the lower back, extending to the hip, buttocks, and leg)
- Spinal stenosis - narrowing of the spinal canal that puts pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots.
What’s Different About Physiatrists?
Our doctors are Physiatrists, physicians specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. A number of characteristics differentiate physiatrists from other doctors, including the following:
- Physiatrists are not surgeons; they think of surgical procedures only as a last resort
- Physiatrists treat patients of all ages
- Physiatrists take a pragmatic view, focusing on improving function rather than perfecting imaging scans
- Physiatrists are eager to work in collaboration with other professionals, such as physical and/or occupational therapists, to get the job done
- Physiatrists work holistically, taking into account all aspects of your well-being
Our doctors all have excellent credentials. In addition to receiving superior training, our physicians have been recognized by their peers in such listings as Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors, Newsday’s Top Doctors on Long Island, and New York Super Doctors. These esteemed honors place them in the top tier of doctors in New York State as well as in the greater New York metropolitan area.
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Our methods of treatment include the use of complementary and alternative therapies and can be performed comfortably and safely in an office setting. Once we have diagnosed your problem, we will treat it with therapies that are as effective as they are easy to administer. Our state-of-the-art treatments include:
- Acupuncture to relieve pain by stimulating the central nervous system to release endorphins (natural opioids that act as analgesics) through the insertion of tiny needles
- PRP therapy in which platelet-rich plasma is isolated from your own blood and then reinjected into your injured area to stimulate healing, decrease pain, and improve function.
- PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) technology decreases pain by emitting electromagnetic waves at different frequencies to stimulate the body’s natural healing process.
Each of these treatment options has proven helpful in diminishing or eliminating pain and promoting healing. If you have been suffering from pain for too long, please visit Long Island Spine where relieving pain and restoring function is our highest priority.