acupuncture for lower back pain

Acupuncture: An Important Treatment for Low Back Pain

For many years, acupuncture has been helping patients with chronic back pain find relief. Though many traditional medical professionals have been reluctant to explore the advantages of this painless, non-surgical treatment, at Long Island Rehabilitation Medicine we have been using it successfully for years.  Western medicine has continued to be dismissive, even suspicious, of Eastern…

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man with lower back pain

Why Does My Lower Back Hurt When I Stand Too Long?

While there are many underlying reasons for back pain during prolonged standing, the precipitating cause is usually postural. When you stand for a length of time, your pelvis is often pushed backward, increasing the curve of your lower back (lumbar region). This puts increased pressure on the soft tissues surrounding the spine, causing your lower…

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Preventing Sports Injuries in Children

Now more than ever, we are concerned about keeping our children active. With too high a percentage of our children (not to mention our adults) obese, and with the need to rev up our kids’ immune system during the coronavirus pandemic, most parents encourage their offspring to engage in sports activities. Nonetheless, many adults worry…

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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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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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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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