What to Expect During an EMG Study

If you have not been through an EMG (electromyography) study before, you may be wondering what to expect. At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, our doctors are committed to partnering with you when it comes to your healthcare, so this blog is designed to clarify what an EMG study is, why it is administered, how…

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Is Exercising Causing You Pain?

There is good pain and bad pain, and in most cases, your body knows the difference. While it is normal to feel some tightness and soreness after exercise, especially if you’re just beginning a new regimen or exercising a new part of your body, severe or lasting pain is always a warning that something is…

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Common Gardening Injuries

For many people, spending time working in the garden is relaxing and satisfying, a pleasant way to spend a spring morning or afternoon. Nonetheless, at Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, we see a fair number of patients who have suffered painful injuries while planting, weeding, and otherwise beautifying their yards and flower beds. Fortunately, our…

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How to Make Exercise a Habit

At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, our physiatrists are firm believers in the benefits of exercise. We encourage all of our patients to keep active within the parameters of their age, previous injuries, and pre-existing conditions. We know that increasing activity is best done gradually, especially as you get older, but everyone can benefit from…

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Piriformis Syndrome

At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, our doctors frequently see patients with severe sciatic pain. For some of these patients, sciatic pain — pain that radiates from the back or buttock into the leg — is caused by the compression of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle located deep in the buttock. The job…

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What Is Muscle Strain and How Does It Occur?

Muscle strain is a common injury. Though noticeable during sports activities when a muscle strain injury can interrupt a game, muscle strain frequently occurs at work — whether you work in construction or at a computer — as well as while you’re doing household chores or enjoying a dance or a swim. At Long Island…

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Terms to Help You Understand Musculoskeletal Pain

When you suffer an accidental injury or are troubled by musculoskeletal pain caused by a disease condition, knowing the medical terms that define your pain can give you a sense of control. This blog is designed to give you some familiarity with words that you may know, but can’t pinpoint the meaning of. We know…

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When It Hurts to Get Old: Muscle Pain in Seniors

It is well known that we experience more aches and pains as we get older. Much of this is attributable to arthritis, a process of deterioration that affects the joints, but a great deal of the pain older individuals experience comes from aging muscles as well. At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, we treat musculoskeletal…

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