What Our Patients Have to Say
At the time of my first visit I was in so much pain that I was literally crying. Since my second spinal injection, three weeks ago, I am happy to state that I am walking with minimal discomfort. I am very appreciative to you and your astonishing staff. You should be lauded for your clinical expertise, generous time with patients and for giving patients like me a "new lease on life".
If you are plagued by acute or chronic back, joint, or other musculoskeletal pain, Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine is the place to come to find relief. Our outstanding physicians, working out of five convenient Long Island offices — East Meadow, Great Neck, and Lawrence in Nassau, Huntington in Suffolk, and Elmhurst in Queens — make pain relief our primary focus.
Having dealt with patients in pain for well over a decade, we know that physical pain interferes with every aspect of functioning, leading to extreme fatigue, emotional distress, unclear thinking and poor quality of life. Therefore, we are dedicated to relieving suffering.
Many of our patients say that our unique approach to medicine is palpable as soon as they come for their initial consultation. Beyond having welcoming, comfortable offices, we treat every patient as a whole person. Each of our doctors is a physiatrist, a doctor who focuses on physical medicine, rehabilitation, and pain management. Each has a well-earned reputation not only for remarkable medical skill and innovative treatments, but for warmth and compassion.
Conditions We Treat
at Long Island Spine
The physicians at Long Island Spine treat numerous musculoskeletal problems. Many of these conditions are among the most common causes of pain severe enough to prevent patients from working and going about their normal routines, let alone enjoying their lives, such as:
Any of the above may be caused by a congenital malformation, osteoarthritis, a muscle strain or other injury, or one of several disease conditions. Once our doctors diagnose the underlying cause of your pain, we will address it in the most effective, efficient way possible.
If we make a diagnosis of one of the following specific causes of your ongoing pain, we are prepared to treat it successfully without invasive procedures, in some cases even if surgery has been previously recommended:
- Disc herniation - bulging of the tissue that acts as a cushion between vertebrae
- Sciatica - sciatic nerve pain in the lower back, extending to the hip, buttocks, and leg)
- Spinal stenosis - narrowing of the spinal canal that puts pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots.
What’s Different About Physiatrists?
Our doctors are Physiatrists, physicians specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. A number of characteristics differentiate physiatrists from other doctors, including the following:
- Physiatrists are not surgeons; they think of surgical procedures only as a last resort
- Physiatrists treat patients of all ages
- Physiatrists take a pragmatic view, focusing on improving function rather than perfecting imaging scans
- Physiatrists are eager to work in collaboration with other professionals, such as physical and/or occupational therapists, to get the job done
- Physiatrists work holistically, taking into account all aspects of your well-being
Our doctors all have excellent credentials. In addition to receiving superior training, 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 esteemed honors place them in the top tier of doctors in New York State as well as in the greater New York metropolitan area.