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6 Top Causes of Sciatic Nerve Pain

If you are suffering from sciatic nerve pain, you have a lot of company. It is estimated that 40 percent of the population is affected by this condition at some point in their lives. This troubling disorder has many potential causes. Fortunately, at Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine we have many effective nonsurgical treatments for…

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Are There Long-Term Benefits of Acupuncture?

Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine is a nonsurgical, holistic practice. Here, acupuncture is an integral part of our treatment plans. Although relatively new to mainstream medicine in the U.S., acupuncture has been practiced in China and other parts of Asia for thousands of years. Our patients often ask about whether the positive effects of acupuncture…

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The Surprising Benefits of PEMF Therapy

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) is a treatment already being successfully used in many medical practices, including by the doctors of Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine. Beyond its many current uses, PEMF has been found to have promise in a remarkable assortment of other disorders, including mental health, cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease,…

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Acupressure Mats: Do They Work to Relieve Pain?

Acupressure mats are now trending in popular healthcare. At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, we are always interested in new tools to provide our patients with relief from aches and pains, particularly ones that can be used at home. While the results of research on acupressure mats so far are largely positive, it has been…

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Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine Now Offering Same Day Spine, Sports, and Joint Care Appointments: “Spine-1-1”

For many on Long Island, spinal issues can spring up without warning, causing immense discomfort and impeding daily activities. Recognizing the immediate need for specialized care in such situations, Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine is proud to introduce the “Spine-1-1” service. Spearheaded by Dr. Perry Zelinger, this initiative offers timely attention to those in need…

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The Healing Power of PEMF

Although many people have not yet heard of PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) therapy, it has been in the modern medical toolbox for over 50 years. At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, our physiatrists, who specialize in pain relief and restoration of function, use PEMF to successfully treat patients with arthritic or muscular pain, slow-healing fractures,…

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You Don’t Have to Suffer to Be an Artist

Although we generally assume that those in physically strenuous occupations, such as construction work, landscaping, nursing, and firefighting, are the workers most prone to physical injury, artists of all kinds are also at risk for work-related injuries. Creative work may seem more serene, but in fact painters, sculptors, musicians,  writers, textile artists, actors, and photographers…

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Is Exercising Causing You Pain?

There is good pain and bad pain, and in most cases, your body knows the difference. While it is normal to feel some tightness and soreness after exercise, especially if you’re just beginning a new regimen or exercising a new part of your body, severe or lasting pain is always a warning that something is…

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The Pros and Cons of Diagnostic Imaging Tests

Gone are the days when X-rays were the only diagnostic imaging test. Now, when you are experiencing musculoskeletal pain or impaired mobility and you seek medical treatment, your doctor has several possible diagnostic imaging methods readily available. This is especially true at Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine where our talented physiatrists have access not only…

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