Man hiking outside with foot cast and crutches.

What are the Different Types of Orthopedic Trauma?

Orthopedic trauma refers to sudden, severe injuries to the musculoskeletal system. At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, many of our patients come to us with traumatic orthopedic injuries to their bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. These injuries typically require immediate and comprehensive care.  Because we are a nonsurgical practice, if we diagnose injuries…

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woman with wrapped hand speaking with physiatrist

What to Know for Your First Visit to a Physiatrist

Perhaps you, like many of the patients who come to the offices of Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine for the first time, are unfamiliar with the word “physiatrist,” a term that describes a doctor who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation. This blog is designed to help you understand the nature of the help we…

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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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Massage: Medical Treatment Or Indulgence?

How is a medical massage different from a regular massage? Today, more and more orthopedic practices are offering complimentary treatment protocols, like medical massage. Research is showing that many of these methods, including yoga, acupuncture and PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field) therapy, as well as massage, are often quite effective.   Besides studies showing the value of complementary…

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Complementary Medicine or Alternative Medicine?

Are complementary medicine and alternative medicine the same? Medical practices have been changing. More and more physicians are incorporating methods into their practices that, in the past, were not considered to have a place in standard medical care. To find hard proof of that you need to look no farther than BlueCross BlueShield, one of…

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Is Cupping a Recognized Medical Massage Technique?

What is cupping and what is it used to treat? While many products and innovations that are lauded as cutting edge and break-throughs are truly new and potentially life-changing, have you ever noticed how many are simply updates or practices that were actually in existence years ago? One good example of that is a seemingly…

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What Is Complementary Medicine?

What is the difference between complementary medicine and alternative medicine? Healthcare choices can be overwhelming, to put it mildly. This is so for a variety of reasons. The type and structure of the medical insurance plan a family chooses calls competing concerns into play before we ever get to the point of making an appointment….

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Massage Is Not Just for Relaxing Anymore

Is there really such a thing as medical massage or is it just a temporary “make you feel good” technique? Who doesn’t love a massage? Typically, it is an entire hour devoted to someone else creating a relaxing experience that is totally focused on you. Aches and pains are, hopefully, coaxed out of muscles and…

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