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Man with sciatica pain.

Medical Massage for Sciatica

Can complementary medicine methods like a medical massage help reduce sciatica pain? That pain that seems to run all the way down the outside of your leg, sometimes radiating in …

  • Posted on: Dec 16 2019
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Male with a rotator cuff injury.

Rotator Cuff Injuries: Symptoms and Causes

What causes rotator cuff injuries? In the United States alone, rotator cuff tears have become so common that 2 million people visit their doctor for this issue every year. If …

  • Posted on: Dec 9 2019
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Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine discusses how to prevent golfer's elbow before it develops.

Stop Golfer’s Elbow Before It Starts

If you play a lot of golf, is golfer’s elbow inevitable or can it be prevented?    There was a time when golf was defined as a sport, but many people …

  • Posted on: Nov 11 2019
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Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine discusses the signs and symptoms of spinal stenosis.

Spinal Stenosis: Signs and Symptoms

Is there a way to tell if I am developing spinal stenosis? If you haven’t reached the period in life where the first thing you are asked when you mention …

  • Posted on: Nov 4 2019
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Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, PC discusses the benefits of platelet-rich plasma therapy.

Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

What are some of the conditions that are being treated with platelet-rich plasma therapy? The world around changes so quickly that it’s really hard to keep up, isn’t it? Nowhere …

  • Posted on: Oct 17 2019
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Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine's Dr. Lipetz and Dr. Beers have been named as Top Doctors in Newsday's annual listing.

Lipetz and Beer Named Top Doctors on Long Island

Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine is pleased to announce that founder Jason S. Lipetz, MD and Jeffry R. Beer, MD have been included in Newsday’s annual listing of “Top Doctors …

  • Posted on: Sep 19 2019
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Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, PC gives an overview of an electromyography (EMG).

What Is an Electromyography?

What are the reasons that my doctor might recommend an electromyography (EMG) study? An EMG has interested doctors and scientists for a long time. It was the Italian physician, Francesco …

  • Posted on: Sep 12 2019
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The Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine explains why goat yoga is a good option for back pain.

Goat Yoga for Back Pain?

Is there really a benefit in using goat yoga for back pain? Upward goat on a downward dog? Yes, goat yoga is a real thing, and, while it is not …

  • Posted on: Aug 9 2019
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Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine explains the symptoms of tennis elbow.

Symptoms of Tennis Elbow

What are the most common symptoms of tennis elbow and can you experience the same injury without playing tennis? The most common diagnosis received by patients complaining about pain in …

  • Posted on: Aug 6 2019
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Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, PC discusses why acupuncture is a better alternative treatment for pain management.

OxyContin Out and Acupuncture in for Pain Management

Are alternative methods like acupuncture effective for pain management? BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) in Tennessee is the state’s largest health insurance company, and it recently made a decision with regard to …

  • Posted on: Jul 18 2019
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Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, PC discusses the various symptoms of degenerative disc disease.

Degenerative Disc Disease Symptoms

What are some of the signs and symptoms of degenerative disc disease? As long as humans have walked the earth, there have always been those who refused to accept the …

  • Posted on: Jul 11 2019
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Do You Have Popeye’s Elbow?

What causes bursitis to develop in the elbow? Bursitis, the condition that affects joints throughout the body, is most often found in the joints that get the most demand placed …

  • Posted on: Jun 12 2019
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Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, PC discusses the various conditions that knee pain may indicate.

What Does Knee Pain Indicate?

Is knee pain always a sign of arthritis? If you are currently not in a coma or on an extended retreat with the main focus being to avoid contact with …

  • Posted on: May 16 2019
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Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, PC discusses the various treatment options for frozen shoulder.

Treatment Options for Frozen Shoulder

How is a frozen shoulder possible and what can be done to treat it? “Frozen” only seems like a strange term for medical professionals to use to describe a physical …

  • Posted on: May 9 2019
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Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, PC discusses how Paget's disease affects the spine.

How Does Paget’s Disease Affect the Spine?

Is Paget’s disease related to spinal stenosis? It is quite possible that you have never heard of Paget’s disease, but, in fact, only osteoporosis is a more common type of …

  • Posted on: Apr 18 2019
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Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, PC gives an overview of arthritis in the thumb.

Arthritis in the Thumb

What causes arthritis in the thumb? Affecting 50 million adults, arthritis is currently the leading cause of disability in the United States. There are over a hundred different types of …

  • Posted on: Mar 14 2019
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Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, PC discusses how to tell the difference between a sprain and strain.

Is It a Sprain or a Strain?

Is treatment for a sprain different than that for a strain? Everyone is familiar with the terms “sprain” and “strain”, but the way they are often used makes it sound …

  • Posted on: Mar 7 2019
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Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, PC discusses how chronic back pain is related to depression.

Chronic Back Pain and Depression

How likely is it that someone with chronic back pain will also suffer from depression? At one time or another, the vast majority of adults in the U.S. will experience …

  • Posted on: Feb 21 2019
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Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, PC discusses why bed rest is not the best treatment for back pain.

Back Pain and Bed Rest

The most important thing to do with back pain is to avoid movement and pretty much go on bed rest, right? Some things in life simply make sense, like the …

  • Posted on: Feb 14 2019
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What Is a Pinched Nerve?

Is “pinched nerve” a real type of spinal condition and how does it happen? As anyone unfortunate enough to have experienced the accompanying pain will tell you, nerves do, indeed, …

  • Posted on: Dec 27 2018
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Are MRI Scans Safe?

Should I worry about having too many MRIs? We live in a world where it has become commonplace to casually talk about things that would have been laughed off as …

  • Posted on: Dec 14 2018
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What Is Degenerative Disc Disease?

What causes degenerative disc disease? Congratulations! You have degenerative disc disease! This may not be a pronouncement that makes you feel like throwing yourself a party, but it does mean …

  • Posted on: Nov 27 2018
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Spinal Stenosis and Bladder Issues

Can back conditions like stenosis cause problems like incontinence and urinary urgency? Absent some sort of trauma, when someone starts developing back pain or numbness or tingling sensations in their …

  • Posted on: Nov 6 2018
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Increasing Popularity of Yoga

Is yoga for back pain covered by insurance or Medicare? Whether or not you personally practice yoga, there is a very good chance that you know someone who does. There …

  • Posted on: Oct 17 2018
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Please join us in welcoming Thomas P. Lione, DO

We are pleased to announce that Thomas P. Lione, DO has joined the team at Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Lione comes to us with outstanding credentials, expertise in …

  • Posted on: Aug 14 2018
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What Is Complementary Medicine?

What is the difference between complementary medicine and alternative medicine? Healthcare choices can be overwhelming, to put it mildly. This is so for a variety of reasons. The type and …

  • Posted on: May 20 2018
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Hip Bursitis

Could the pain in my hip be caused by bursitis? Bursitis is diagnosed when the body’s bursae become inflamed. Bursae are fluid-filled sacs located throughout the body. They act to …

  • Posted on: May 15 2018
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Sciatica and Obesity

Does weight gain have anything to do with sciatica and will losing weight make it go away? There was a time, long ago, when being overweight was actually a good …

  • Posted on: Mar 26 2018
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How to Maintain Proper Posture

What can I do to improve my posture? Whether we make the effort to maintain good posture or not, we do know that it is important. It does not take …

  • Posted on: Oct 16 2017
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Perils of Poor Posture

What are some of the dangers of not maintaining good posture? Posture is all about how we hold our bodies. We usually don’t give it much thought: it simply becomes …

  • Posted on: Oct 1 2017
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Massage Is Not Just for Relaxing Anymore

Is there really such a thing as medical massage or is it just a temporary “make you feel good” technique? Who doesn’t love a massage? Typically, it is an entire …

  • Posted on: Jul 22 2017
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Sciatica Pain Relief You Can Do at Home

Is there anything I can do at home to get relief for sciatica pain? Unless you have experienced the kind of pain that is always there and never seems to …

  • Posted on: Jul 4 2017
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What Are the 7 Most Common Sports Injuries?

What are the sports injuries that we should be concerned about the most? Let’s face it, life has gotten really hectic. Our work week seems to stretch farther and farther …

  • Posted on: May 12 2017
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Piriformis Syndrome

How does a diagnosis of piriformis syndrome differ from sciatica? If we are lucky, we are familiar with sciatica because we have heard friends or family members complain about the …

  • Posted on: May 8 2017
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Sciatica: Causes and Treatments

What treatments are available for sciatica pain? Have you ever had someone tell you that your pain is all in your head? That what you are describing isn’t real? Annoying, …

  • Posted on: Apr 11 2017
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Trigger Point Injection

What are the benefits of trigger point injections? Everybody has trigger points, but you may not realize just what they are or what role they play. The body is held …

  • Posted on: Apr 7 2017
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