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What Is Muscle Strain and How Does It Occur?

Muscle strain is a common injury. Though noticeable during sports activities when a muscle strain injury can interrupt a game, muscle strain frequently occurs at work — whether you work in construction or at a computer — as well as while you’re doing household chores or enjoying a dance or a swim. At Long Island…

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How Weather Affects Joint Pain

At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, many, if not most, of our patients report that their joint pain is negatively impacted by bad weather, and we have no reason to doubt them. As doctors of physiatry, we are pragmatists as well as scientists, working from firsthand evidence and observable facts as well as published data. …

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Good Posture for Pickleball

Invented nearly 60 years ago, pickleball has become increasingly popular during the 21st century. Pickleball is a racket/paddle sport that combines aspects of tennis, ping-pong, and badminton. Two or four players use paddles to hit a lightweight ball (something like a wiffle ball) over a net. Like all sports, pickleball can be entertaining as well…

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Maintaining Good Posture While Gardening

Gardening can be a healthy combination: a way of keeping your yard lovely, a form of physical exercise, and a rejuvenating period of meditative relaxation. However, unless you learn to maintain good posture while gardening, you can end up with aches and pains or even a serious injury.  At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, our…

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Strained hamstring

Hamstring Strains in Runners

Runners, particularly sprinters, frequently suffer hamstring strains. Those who live on Long Island are fortunate to have the accomplished physiatrists of Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine available to offer a number of effective, non-surgical treatments for this problem. We are medical doctors whose specialty is alleviating pain and restoring function. The sooner you contact us,…

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Ways to Deal with Sciatica Pain During Pregnancy

Along with the exhilaration of bringing a new person into the world, pregnant women too often feel many aches and pains, including sciatica — the shooting pain caused by a stressed or pinched sciatic nerve. Though sciatica can be difficult to live with for 6 months or more, there are several steps you can take…

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Be Mindful of Work-Related Back Injuries

Ironically, at the same time that back pain is a leading cause of workplace absenteeism, a large number of back injuries are work-related. According to a study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), nearly 70 percent of workers in various occupations report at least one episode  of low back pain during the past year,…

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Factors that Affect Your Chronic Joint Pain

Many of the patients who come to Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine are seeking help with chronic joint pain. Our doctors are physiatrists who specialize in alleviating pain and restoring function so we are experts when it comes to relieving chronic joint pain. If you are suffering from this problem, contact us soon so we…

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Man discussing shoulder pain with doctor

Common Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries can be incapacitating as well as extremely painful. At the offices of Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, where we are dedicated to nonsurgical healing, we offer many treatment options to alleviate the pain of shoulder injuries and accelerate the healing process, such as customized physical therapy, acupuncture, platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), steroid injections,…

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Senior woman having her knee examined by a doctor.

Relieving the Musculoskeletal Pain of Disease Conditions

Musculoskeletal pain is usually associated with overexertion or accidental injuries involving slips and falls, car collisions, or sports activities. In many cases, however, disease conditions can be the root cause of muscle or bone pain. During the current COVID pandemic, this became abundantly clear.  Fortunately for those suffering musculoskeletal pain due to either injuries or…

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