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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Dr. Lee Named 2015 New York SuperDoctor

Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine would like to congratulate Dr. Joseph Lee on being selected again as a New York Super Doctor Rising Star for 2015 through a rigorous selection process.  He can be found in the September 27, 2015 Sunday issue of The New York Times Magazine and online at superdoctors.com.

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PRP Shows Benefit for Hamstring Injuries

Hamstring injuries some of the most common injuries in athletes.  Despite aggressive conservative treatments, it can take a few months to be able to return to play and several months to fully recover.  A new article in the American Journal of Sports Medicine shows potential benefit in treating acute hamstring injuries (Grade 2a).  Using a single PRP injection combined…

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