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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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Is Your Smartphone Causing You Pain?

Smartphones, though we may wonder how we ever survived without them, often result in physical problems we could all happily do without. At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, we diagnose and treat many patients who are suffering from musculoskeletal injuries directly related to their frequent use of these devices. If you are troubled by neck,…

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Relieving the Musculoskeletal Pain of Disease Conditions

Musculoskeletal pain is usually associated with overexertion or accidental injuries involving slips and falls, car collisions, or sports activities. In many cases, however, disease conditions can be the root cause of muscle or bone pain. During the current COVID pandemic, this became abundantly clear.  Fortunately for those suffering musculoskeletal pain due to either injuries or…

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How Dislocated Joints Happen and How They Heal

At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, where our physiatrists specialize in nonsurgical pain management and restoration of function, we often treat patients who have suffered a dislocated joint. Known for our astute diagnostic capabilities and our successful holistic therapies, we are able to provide immediate relief and accelerate healing. Dislocated joints, though generally not as…

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