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What are the Different Types of Orthopedic Trauma?

Orthopedic trauma refers to sudden, severe injuries to the musculoskeletal system. At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, many of our patients come to us with traumatic orthopedic injuries to their bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. These injuries typically require immediate and comprehensive care.  Because we are a nonsurgical practice, if we diagnose injuries…

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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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Repetitive Stress Injuries: Causes and Nonsurgical Treatments

Although most repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) are not serious, they can interfere with work, chores, recreation, and quality of life. While the terms used to describe them are relatively new, repetitive injuries have a long history. They were written about and referred to in the 1700s as occurring in, among others: musicians, clerks, farmers, and…

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Non-Traumatic Bicycling Injuries and How We Help Them Heal

It’s spring on Long Island. The blossoms are bursting and the bicyclists are out in force. Although bicycling is a wonderful exercise, widely touted for promoting physical and mental health, apart from issues involving road safety, it can result in a number of troubling repetitive motion injuries. While the doctors at Long Island Spine Rehabilitation…

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OxyContin Out and Acupuncture in for Pain Management

Are alternative methods like acupuncture effective for pain management? BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) in Tennessee is the state’s largest health insurance company, and it recently made a decision with regard to a type of drug that is the most often prescribed in the U.S.; opioids, specifically OxyContin. Because opioids are responsible for the majority of deaths…

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