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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Exploring Noninvasive Pain Management Treatments

At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, our practice is a holistic one. Our physicians, who specialize in a variety of noninvasive pain management treatments, are eager to make you feel better as quickly as possible. If you are suffering from disabling musculoskeletal pain and looking for a way to manage your discomfort without opioid drugs…

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Can You Receive Multiple Corticosteroid Injections?

At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, where our doctors focus on relieving pain and restoring function, corticosteroid injections are an important tool in our treatment regimens since they help to reduce inflammation, a major cause of pain. Corticosteroids mimic the effects of hormones your body naturally produces in your adrenal glands to reduce swelling and…

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The Importance of Treating Orthopedic Conditions Early

At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, our doctors are all too familiar with the troubling, at times dire, consequences of failing to treat orthopedic injuries or conditions early on. As physiatrists whose primary focus is pain relief and restoration of function, we are well aware of the tremendous difference timely nonsurgical intervention can make in…

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The Rise of Pickleball Injuries & How to Avoid Them

Pickleball has become a very popular sport on Long Island and, like other sports, as its popularity has increased so has the number of pickleball injuries. As a matter of fact, a recent Forbes article notes that “Pickleball could be a major culprit in injuries leading to an increase in people using healthcare services,” especially…

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The Healing Power of PEMF

Although many people have not yet heard of PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) therapy, it has been in the modern medical toolbox for over 50 years. At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, our physiatrists, who specialize in pain relief and restoration of function, use PEMF to successfully treat patients with arthritic or muscular pain, slow-healing fractures,…

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Why Do I Wake Up With Musculoskeletal Pain

Even in the absence of having suffered a traumatic injury or being ill, many people wake up with disturbing symptoms, including joint pain, muscle aches, numbness, tingling, or restricted mobility. At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, our doctors know that such symptoms may result from a number of causes, but are usually caused by sleeping…

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When Spring Cleaning Results in Pain

As the weather gets milder and the days are longer, many of us are spurred on to really “clean house,” i.e. rid ourselves of items we haven’t used in years, wash surfaces under and above our usual range of vision, and put everything in order, basements, attics, and garages included. At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation…

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Understanding the Language of Spinal Problems

At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, many of our patients are confused when it comes to the language of spinal injuries, disorders, and malformations. While our physiatrists have studied the spine in great depth, most of our patients have not. You probably know the language of gardening, mechanics, sales, banking, painting, literature, travel, or some…

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How PTSD Can Worsen Chronic Pain

Research has shown that there is a link between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain. This is of great interest to the physiatrists at Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine since we are doctors who specialize in nonsurgical pain relief and are fully committed to a holistic approach. We see many patients who, in addition…

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