Complementary Medicine

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Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine is proud of the addition of our Complementary Medicine program, which includes acupuncture, yoga, PEMF therapy, and medical massage, to the practice. Complementary medicine refers to using alternative and non-mainstream treatment approaches alongside traditional medical therapies.

Not all patients realize the relief they are looking for through traditional medicine such as medications, injections, or even surgery. Similarly, not all patients wish to pursue more conventional therapies. The most rewarding and successful treatments for patients and clinicians alike is one in which truly integrative care is achieved. By coordinating care between traditional and complementary medicine specialists, who are each educated and versed in the other’s approach to care, patient satisfaction and treatment outcomes are most likely to be maximized. A growing body of evidenced based literature that includes many well designed studies has supported the potential benefits of complementary treatment approaches, which include acupuncture, medical massage therapy, yoga, and PEMF therapy. Each may well complement the other in the management of spine and musculoskeletal pain.

Complementary medicine has evolved over hundreds of years and from countries across the globe. Medical communities within the United States have only more recently adopted such practices. Once introduced in our country, it is patients and alternative medicine specialists who pursue and provide such care well before traditionally trained physicians. In our practice, we choose to embrace and provide such care in a unique and integrated environment through talented clinicians from both ends of the treatment spectrum.
The most rewarding and successful treatments for patients and clinicians alike is one in which truly integrative care is achieved. By coordinating care between traditional and complementary medicine specialists, who are each educated and versed in the other’s approach to care, patient satisfaction and treatment outcomes are most likely to be maximized.

A growing body of evidenced based literature that includes many well designed studies has supported the potential benefits of complementary treatment approaches, which include acupuncture, medical massage, and (PEMF) therapy. Each may well complement the other in the management of spine and musculoskeletal pain.


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