Patient talking to doctor about his back pain

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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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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New Year’s Resolutions to Help Back Pain

The trick to keeping New Year’s resolutions is realizing that they are not wishes. You have to take action to make them work. Make this the year that — in spite of the pandemic, global warming, and inflation — you give your back the gift of improved health. If you are suffering  with ongoing back…

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Female runner experiencing joint pain

Why is my Back Pain worse During the Pandemic?

As if everyone didn’t have enough to worry about during the COVID-19 pandemic, health facilities like Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine report seeing an uptick in back pain among their patients. If you are one of these patients, don’t suffer unnecessarily during this period of angst. Our highly skilled physiatrists are here to help. We…

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Do the Holidays Hurt your back?

The excitement and joy of the holidays are too often accompanied by stress: Where did we store the lights? Didn’t we give that same gift to Aunt Bessie last year? How could you forget to thaw the turkey? Though we expect the happy hustle and bustle to contain a few moments of anxiety or frustration,…

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Woman experiencing joint pain at her desk

Is your Job Causing you Physical Pain?

While almost every employee has, at some point, referred to her/his job as “a pain,” in many cases there is a very real link between one’s occupation and one’s painful musculoskeletal disorders. At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, our doctors often diagnose and treat patients who are suffering neck, back, joint or muscular pain as…

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Beware of Back and Joint Injuries on Halloween

Now that trick-or-treating is again a CDC-approved Halloween activity, here are some tips on how to keep it enjoyable and pain-free, even for participating grown-ups. At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, we have been successfully treating patients with back and joint injuries nonsurgically for many years. Every autumn, some come to us after suffering Halloween-related…

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Employee sitting at his desk with back pain.

When a Sneeze Causes Back Pain

In autumn, when the weather turns cooler and the leaves turn bright, allergens fill the air and sneezes abound. For those of us troubled by allergies to ragweed pollen, mold, and dust mites, or vulnerable to fall colds, the autumn months can be difficult to manage as well as beautiful. If you have ever experienced…

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