Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine
Fortunately for the residents of the five towns — the informal grouping of South Nassau towns comprising Lawrence, Hewlett, Cedarhurst, Woodmere, and Inwood — Long Island Spine Rehabilitation spine center in Lawrence has doctors counted among the finest in New York. Our doctors are physiatrists, not surgeons, meaning they specialize in reducing/eliminating pain and improving function.
The Guiding Principle of Our Lawrence Rehabilitation Center
Our primary goal is to make you feel more comfortable and restore your mobility and flexibility.
We use a number of proven techniques to diagnose the source of your pain and dysfunction in order to treat you most effectively. We believe in holistic medicine and are committed to treating you as a whole person, not a conglomerate of discrete parts. Our patients often express appreciation of the fact that not only our physiatrists and physical therapists, but all of our staff members, are compassionate people as well as consummate professionals.
Wonderful as it is to have caring physicians at the helm when you are suffering disease or injury, it is, of course, essential to have confidence in the credentials of those treating you. In addition to having superior educational backgrounds, our physicians have been recognized by their peers in such listings as Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors, Newsday’s Top Doctors on Long Island, and New York Super Doctors. These honors mean they are rated as excellent among the doctors not only of Long Island, but of New York State.Contact Us Today
Reasons That May Bring You to Our Office Location in Lawrence
Whether you are recommended to Long Island Spine in Lawrence by a friend or relative, referred by another physician, or discover us on your own while searching the internet, you will doubtless be glad you found us. Whatever type of pain, stiffness, or incapacity you are experiencing, we are eager to help you recover and get back to your daily routine. Common causes of pain and dysfunction in the spine and joints include:
- Natural wear and tear on the joints resulting from aging
- Damage from prior injury or previous surgery
- Repetitive injury (e.g. from persistent throwing, bending, lifting, overextending, grasping)
- Slip and fall injury
- Sports injury or car accident trauma
- Sudden awkward movement
- Underlying disease condition
Although our Lawrence office has cutting-edge diagnostic equipment and superior diagnosticians, it should be noted that some pain is idiopathic, meaning it can never be traced back to a specific cause. Nonetheless, in most cases, we will be able to treat even idiopathic pain successfully.
Where does it hurt?
There are numerous ways to be injured and a great many joints, bones, muscles, tendons and less familiar parts of the body that can cause us pain and restrict our ability to work, engage in sports, take care of our daily chores, and enjoy recreational activities. At our spine clinic in Lawrence, we treat all ages of patients with all sorts of difficulties, including:
- Hip and knee pain
- Herniated discs
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Bursitis and tendonitis
- Back and neck pain
- Tennis elbow
- Sprains and strains
- Spinal stenosis
- Shoulder pain and frozen shoulder
- Pinched nerves
- Meniscal tears
When you come to us for your initial visit, we will take a comprehensive medical history and perform a physical examination. In many cases, we will also prescribe one or more diagnostic tests to pinpoint the source of your difficulty.
Tests We May Prescribe or Administer at Our Lawrence Rehabilitation Center
- CT, MRI, or bone scans
- Diagnostic injection procedures
- Nerve conduction studies
- Electromyography (EMG)
Our expertise in evaluating such tests is an indispensable part of the diagnostic process since the type of treatment depends, to a large degree, on the diagnosis.
Treating Musculoskeletal Pain and Dysfunction
Our patients are typically delighted by the fact that our treatment methods are noninvasive, pain-free and outpatient, requiring little or no downtime. At Long Island Spine, our state-of-the-art treatments include:
- Spinal epidural injections under ultrasound guidance to target the precise pain site
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy in which platelet-rich plasma is isolated from your own blood and reinjected to promote healing
- PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) technology in which the emission of electromagnetic waves of different frequencies decreases pain and stimulates healing
All of the treatments we use at our Lawrence rehabilitation clinic have proven helpful to hundreds of patients in terms of lessening or eliminating pain and in terms of restoring ease and range of motion. Some of our treatments accomplish both goals simultaneously, but often we combine treatments to make certain we address all pertinent issues.
Contact Us Promptly To Reactivate Your Life
Why suffer pain and restricted activity when you can choose rehabilitation and increased vitality? Contact the Lawrence office of Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine and join our many grateful patients who have regained the pleasure of living without discomfort.