child with knee pain

Does Your Child Have Osgood-Schlatter Disease?

If your child is a young adolescent and is having major trouble with her/his knees, it is possible that the cause is the fairly common problem with the uncommon name: Osgood-Schlatter disease. It is estimated that as many as 20 percent of teenage athletes suffer from this condition which results from repeated exercise during a…

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woman with fibromyalgia

Have You Been Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia?

For most patients, finally receiving a diagnosis of fibromyalgia may bring a measure of relief since the wide range of sometimes vague symptoms of this disorder is often mistaken (by doctors as well as family, friends, and acquaintances) for hypochondria. As we well know at Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, putting a name to a…

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woman sitting at their desk

Can I Injure Myself by Just Sitting Still?

Though it may seem counterintuitive that you can injure your spine, joints, and muscles while sitting at your computer or watching TV, the fact is that a great many people experience pain and dysfunction as a result of spending too much time sitting in a supposedly relaxed position. According to the National Institutes of Health,…

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Woman with back pain on the couch

Am I Making My Back Pain Worse?

If you are plagued by back pain, either chronically or during acute episodes, it is important to have your problem correctly diagnosed and treated. It is also important to learn how to strengthen your core muscles and to learn which activities and habits may be undermining your efforts to heal.  Consulting with an astute physiatrist…

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Female patient visiting her physiatrist.

When Should I See a Physiatrist?

Many patients wonder when it’s appropriate to consult a physiatrist rather than an orthopedic surgeon. In fact, both of these medical specialists have important places in the world of modern medicine. This article is meant to clarify when seeing a physiatrist, like one of the acclaimed doctors at Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, is not…

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Woman with wrist pain, on her computer.

Not All Wrist Pain Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Since the advent of computers, the term “carpal tunnel” has come into much more common usage. Though there has been some debate over whether carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is actually caused by frequent computer use, wrists are certainly at risk for pain and dysfunction in the modern world. It is, however, a mistake to self-diagnose…

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Man holding his back in pain.

Is It Hip Pain or Back Pain?

Although hip pain often originates in the hip joint itself, at Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine we have seen many patients who come in complaining of hip pain but are actually feeling referred pain from their backs. Sometimes, their pain is the result of soft tissue damage in the hip region rather than in the…

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Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine Offices Open and Following COVID-19 CDC Guidelines:

As always, the health and well-being of our patients, staff, and their families remain our utmost priority. At this time we are offering in office and telemedicine appointments. We continue to recommend telemedicine appointments for our more elderly patients, those with pre-existent medical conditions, and for those who feel they can be treated appropriately using…

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Woman with neck pain on the phone.

Pains in the Neck

Pains in the neck are apparently of interest, since references to neck injuries have become part of our metaphorical language. A person or situation provoking extreme irritation is referred to as “a pain in the neck,” and “you could break your neck” is considered a serious warning against self-injury. The neck, supporting as it does…

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