Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine has been successfully treating patients with back pain for many years. Our back pain center has provided outstanding results to patients whose pain has previously failed to respond to diverse treatments, including spine surgery. Our back care treatment centers are focused on eliminating pain and restoring function in the least invasive ways possible. Because our back doctors are physiatrists (schooled in pain management and rehabilitation), they are committed to holistic, efficient methods of back pain treatment that require no downtime and little or no discomfort.
How Our Spine Specialists Can Help
Back pain is a leading cause of disability not only on Long Island but all over the world. If you have spent too much money and time seeking help from all manner of specialists — orthopedists, neurosurgeons, chiropractors, massage therapists, and even hypnotists — without any discernible results, it is time to try back pain treatment that is simple and effective.
There are several reasons for Long Island Spine’s track record of success:
- We use proven non-surgical methods designed to provide quick results
- We use your own body to help you heal and offer evidence based comprehensive care
- We are laser-focused on relieving your pain and increasing your ease of motion
- We genuinely believe that healing takes place best when compassionate back pain doctors like us are at the helm
“Having a backbone” is a metaphor for courage and strength. This is because the spine is the core support of our body and the central conduit for our nerves. Whatever part of your spine is damaged — your neck (cervical spine), chest (thoracic spine) or lumbar (lower spine) — our back pain doctors have a variety of solutions.
Types of Back Pain
As you probably know all too well, back pain can be acute, severe, intermittent, radiating, spasmodic or chronic. Many patients experience more than one type of pain and, sadly, all types interfere with everyday activities and sometimes even with sleep. Back pain may originate in any of the following places:
- Discs (the cushions between vertebrae)
- Spinal muscles
- Spinal nerves
- Vertebrae (back bones)
- Tendons or ligaments
No matter where your back pain originates, it may cause stiffness, limited range of motion, instability, stabbing, burning or aching pain, numbness or tingling.
There are times when your back pain can be traced to a single cause, such as lifting weights improperly, wearing a backpack with poorly distributed weight, or carrying a growing baby in your arms instead of a baby carrier. Still, such simple mistakes may cause severe and lasting pain if not diagnosed early and treated properly.
Sometimes a particularly traumatic incident, such as a car accident, a slip and fall, a construction accident, a sports injury, or even an assault may be the cause of your back pain. It is also possible that you have injured yourself by taking a seemingly small step, such as bending over or reaching. In the latter cases, there may be an underlying condition that needs to be addressed, such as repetitive stress or worn body parts. In any event, our spine specialists will soon find out what the situation is.
It may also result from changes in the body caused by congenital defects, aging, idiopathic changes during the growth process, weight gain or osteoporosis. Whatever the cause or type of your back pain, Long Island Spine’s back specialists have the knowledge to restore you to an improved state of health. Whether you are suffering from sciatica, scoliosis, a herniated disc, a fractured vertebra or some other back problem, we will carefully consider the treatment options most likely relieve your pain.
Of course, some back pain may be the result of another condition entirely or a much more rare entity, such as a kidney stone, a gynecological disorder, an infection, or cancer. At Long Island Spine we will certainly rule out these possibilities before proceeding to treat you. If your back spine is unrelated to your spine, we will refer you to an appropriate specialist.
How We Diagnose
We always work carefully to make certain we know what we’re dealing with before treating you for back pain by:
- Giving you a thorough physical examination
- Listening carefully to your medical history
- Personally interpreting your X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs, and never relying on reports alone
- Using diagnostic injections to pinpoint which of your nerves is affected
- Administering electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies when indicated
Diagnosing the root cause of your back pain is the first step to giving you the relief you’ve been seeking.
Back Pain Treatment at Long Island Spine
Once we have discovered what is causing your back pain, we will let you know which of our non-surgical treatment options will work best in your case. We will always make safety and efficiency our priorities in determining the right course of treatment. Since we treat spinal problems without surgery, you can look forward to visiting us for effective treatment without having to take time to recuperate. The methods we use do not require downtime and you should start experiencing improvement during the coming weeks, or in some cases, days.
Depending on the nature of your back problem, your age, and the particulars of your case, we will consider using one or more of the following methods of back pain treatment:
- Spinal epidural injections guided by fluoroscopy and performed by a highly experienced team
- Diagnosis specific physical therapy and medication management
- Acupuncture (administered in only our East Meadow and Great Neck offices)
- PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field) technology to decrease pain by administering electromagnetic waves at different frequencies
All of our back specialists have outstanding credentials, including recognition as top doctors in New York State and in the greater New York metropolitan area, so you can trust their integrity as well as their methodology.
Contact Long Island Spine and Start Feeling Back to Yourself
If you have been suffering from pain and don’t want to consider surgery unless you have exhausted all other options, come to our back specialists for the very best non-surgical care available. We will treat you with the medical expertise you need and the compassion you deserve. Contact us now to schedule an appointment.