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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older patient looking over musculoskeletal issue with doctor.

Musculoskeletal Problems in Older Patients

While advertisers deluge us with messages about how to keep ourselves young, pain-free and active, aging brings about unavoidable changes to all parts of the body, from skin and hair to bones and muscles. Though we try to pinpoint a date when aging begins, or at least when it becomes troublesome (50? 65? 70? 75?),…

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Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

What are some of the conditions that are being treated with platelet-rich plasma therapy? The world around changes so quickly that it’s really hard to keep up, isn’t it? Nowhere is that truer than with medical technology and treatment innovations. If someone told you that they were getting PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatments for their tendonitis,…

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What Is an Electromyography?

What are the reasons that my doctor might recommend an electromyography (EMG) study? An EMG has interested doctors and scientists for a long time. It was the Italian physician, Francesco Redi, who discovered electrical activity in muscle tissue of a certain type of fish, the electric ray fish, in the mid-1600s. It took another 250…

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When Back Surgery Doesn’t Help

Are most patients satisfied with the results of their back surgeries? It is estimated that nearly 60 million Americans experience chronic back pain. It is also estimated that, out of the more than one million patients who have back surgery each year, perhaps only a percentage may have needed the operation in the first place, and…

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Announcing Our New Office in Huntington

We’re excited to announce that our Syosset office has now moved to Huntington.  We are now taking appointments for the office.  You can also see us at our other locations in Great Neck, East Meadow, and Hewlett.  View more… >> 1160 East Jericho Turnpike, Suite 123 Huntington, New York 11743  (631) 547-3404 Phone  (631) 547-3404 Fax

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Functional exercise programs improve chronic back pain

The field of physiatry is based on the goal of enhancing and restoring functional ability as well as quality of life in patients with injuries or disabilities. An article in this week’s Wall Street Journal highlights the use of this type of treatment of patients with chronic back pain who have been unsuccessfully treated with surgery or narcotic medications with a…

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Dr. Miranda Smith Joins Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine

Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine would like to welcome our latest addition to our family, Dr. Miranda Smith.  Like our other physicians, she is a fellowship trained Interventional Spine & Sports Medicine physiatrist.  She is also uniquely trained in the latest diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging and ultrasound guided injection techniques.  She completed her residency and fellowship at the…

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