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Exercises To Strengthen Your Core and Prevent Low Back Pain

At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, we understand that back pain is more than just an inconvenience — it can negatively impact your work, daily routines, relationships, and overall energy level.  Our physiatrists, who specialize in relieving pain and restoring function through nonsurgical means, often prescribe physical therapy and home exercises when addressing low back…

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Treatments for SI Joint Pain

The SI (sacroiliac) joint, which plays a pivotal role in connecting the spine to the pelvis, can unfortunately be a source of chronic pain. Over the years, SI joint pain has been notoriously misdiagnosed as a spinal problem, so consulting with specialists in pain diagnosis and treatment is critical. At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine,…

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Helpful Exercises and Stretches for Adults with Scoliosis

Since two to three percent of the U.S. population has scoliosis, the condition affects millions of people. While some who have the disorder are symptom-free, some are dealing with pain and limitations, and some are considerably disabled. At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, we find that most of our patients with varying degrees of scoliosis…

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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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woman with back pain

When Moving Takes Its Toll on Your Back

Even when you are excited about moving your home or business to a new location, moving is a stressful process, not only emotionally, but physically. Unfortunately, this is true whether or not you use a professional moving service. Like other stressors, moving can take its toll on your spinal column and the musculature of your…

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Getting Stiff as You Age? Exercise Can Help

Though no one can reverse the aging process, research shows that keeping active is an important way to retain mobility, strength, and stability. While the stiffness and pain associated with aging may make it tempting to rest more and exercise less, moving will actually help to relieve these symptoms. When stiffness and pain make exercise…

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How to Avoid Common Weightlifting Injuries

Weightlifting can be an excellent form of exercise, helping you to manage your weight, strengthen your muscles and bones, increase your endurance, and improve your quality of life. Nonetheless, at Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, our doctors see many patients whose weightlifting has resulted in painful, sometimes serious injuries. Our practice provides a wide range…

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