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Exploring Noninvasive Pain Management Treatments

At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, our practice is a holistic one. Our physicians, who specialize in a variety of noninvasive pain management treatments, are eager to make you feel better as quickly as possible. If you are suffering from disabling musculoskeletal pain and looking for a way to manage your discomfort without opioid drugs or surgical procedures, contact one of our five convenient offices on Long Island for the help you need.

You will find our physiatrists are not only highly skilled professionals, but compassionate human beings, dedicated to restoring your mobility, ease of function, and sense of well-being. The sooner you get in touch with us, the sooner we can help you recover. Call us now to experience the relaxation that has been eluding you.

Distinguishing Invasive, Minimally Invasive, and Noninvasive, Pain Treatments

Invasive Pain Management Treatments

Invasive treatments typically involve surgeries or procedures that require entering the body, such as incisions and/or the use of medical instruments. These methods are usually considered for severe conditions that require repair and most often involve greater risk and longer recovery periods.

Minimally Invasive Treatments

Minimally invasive treatments are a middle ground, involving minor procedures with small incisions or needle insertions. These are less traumatic than invasive treatments and often have quicker recovery times. At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, we use several therapies in this category, such as acupuncture and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections.

Noninvasive Pain Treatments

Noninvasive treatments, as the name implies, do not involve breaking the skin or entering the body. These methods are often used for managing pain and include therapies like physical therapy, electrical stimulation (E-Stim), and PEMF.

Why Our Practice Provides Only the Latter Two Types of Pain Management

Because our doctors specialize in pain relief and restoration of function, our practice offers treatments that are less invasive, less traumatic, and have quicker recovery times. These approaches align with our holistic philosophy, emphasizing the body’s inherent ability to heal and maintain health with minimal intervention.

Noninvasive Pain Treatments Our Physiatrists Offer

When you come to us for pain management, we will tailor a treatment program to meet your specific needs and be guided by your personal preferences. If we think it will be helpful, we will recommend a combination of treatments (both noninvasive and minimally invasive) to provide you with maximum relief. We commonly use the following noninvasive treatment methods:

Physical Therapy is specifically designed to stretch and strengthen muscles and increase flexibility and function. Our physical therapists will instruct and supervise some customized exercises and manually administer others. Physical therapy is frequently effective in treating pain due to musculoskeletal injuries, accelerating post-surgical rehabilitation, and relieving chronic pain conditions like arthritis.

Acupuncture, originally an ancient Chinese method of treatment, is now widely accepted as throughout the Western world. It involves the insertion of hairline-thin needles at carefully charted points on the body and is designed to allow Qi, the body’s major energy source, to flow freely, promoting health and reducing pain. At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, we find acupuncture extremely effective in relieving pain, decreasing inflammation, and restoring patients’ sense of well-being. Acupuncture is a simple, pain-free form of therapy with no problematic side effects. We often use it in combination with other noninvasive therapies for maximum pain relief.  

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy

PEMF uses electromagnetic fields to promote healing, reduce inflammation, and alleviate pain. It’s a safe and effective treatment for osteoarthritis, nerve-related pain, and soft tissue injuries.

Contact Our Experienced Specialists in Noninvasive Pain Management Today

Ongoing pain can interfere with productivity, pleasure, self-care, and general quality of life. Contact our skilled pain management specialists now to begin healing rapidly and with peace of mind.