Helping Bone Fractures Heal

If you’ve broken a bone, you know the severe pain of the incident itself, and the ongoing discomfort of the healing process. Though some complex or dislocated bone fractures require surgery, in most cases, these injuries heal well once the broken bone is cast or otherwise immobilized. Nonetheless, since bones take much longer to knit…

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Understanding Cartilage Damage and How It Causes Joint Pain

Cartilage is our primary connective tissue, serving a variety of structural and functional purposes throughout the body. Where cartilage covers the ends of our bones, it reduces friction, protecting our joints from the stress of weight-bearing movements. Damage to cartilage can be painful and restrict movement.  Types of Cartilage and What They Do There are…

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Injuries Caused by Bending

When the Beatles sang Doing the garden, digging the weeds/ Who could ask for more, they were nowhere near 64 and probably not thinking about the aches and pains that become more prevalent in middle-age. While children and young adults usually don’t hurt themselves by simply bending over, injuries that occur during this simple act…

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Is Your Bad Posture Contributing to Your Back and Joint Pain?

While telling our children to “sit up straight” may seem to be an old-fashioned command, good posture is important to maintaining pain-free flexibility and general well-being. Not only does poor posture contribute to back pain, but it can also negatively impact respiration, digestion, balance, and even psychological health. At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, our…

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Upper Back Pain and What Can Be Done to Relieve It

Though not nearly as common a complaint as lower back pain, upper back pain, often felt across the shoulder blades, is a source of ongoing distress to many of our patients. As physiatrists, whose medical specialties are nonsurgical pain relief and restoration of function, the doctors at Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine are well-prepared to…

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Ankle Pain: Causes, Diagnoses, and Treatments

At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, we frequently see patients who have suffered ankle injuries or who are experiencing chronic ankle pain of unknown origin. If you are troubled by ankle pain, it is most likely interfering with your daily routine since our ankles bear the weight the minute we are upright. It is best…

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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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