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Pain Management | Stem Cell, PRP, Acupuncture in Queens & Long Island, New York

  • Pain Management: Tendinitis & Bursitis

    Pain Management: Tendinitis & Bursitis

    Inflammation of the Tendon and Bursa Often Associated with Overuse - Tendinitis is inflammation of tissues connecting muscle to bone; Bursitis is inflammation of bursae sacks acting as cushions between joints.
    Tendinitis & Bursitis Facts & Information - These conditions are inflammation of the soft tissue around muscles and bones. Treatment often includes RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation). Signs which require immediate treatment would include a rapid progression of pain, redness, and swelling, or the inability to move the joint or extremity.

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  • Using Psychology to Find Pain Relief

    Using Psychology to Find Pain Relief

    If you find being in pain has left you feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, or a little grumpy, you aren’t alone. These emotions are very common among people living with ongoing pain. Pain can upend every aspect of our lives -- from how we move, sleep, think, feel, and interact with others to earning a living and doing the things that we love most. That can be an awful lot to deal with. A field of psychology called pain psychology can help.

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  • 5 Ways to Keep Your Spine Healthy and Happy

    5 Ways to Keep Your Spine Healthy and Happy

    Whether it's a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or strained muscles, it can take some time to diagnose and treat the causes of back pain. And all the while, you're trying to navigate health insurance, work and family life, and everyday stressors in addition to your back pain.
    1. Let Your Spine Really Rest While Sleeping - While you're lying down, all the structures in your spine that have worked hard all day finally have an opportunity to relax and be rejuvenated. To make the most of this time, you need a mattress and pillows that allow your spine to rest in a supported and comfortable way.

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  • Pain Management: Spondylosis

    Pain Management: Spondylosis

    Pain In the Neck and Back Due to Wear-And-Tear or Aging - Spondylosis describes the wear and tear of joints, discs, and ligaments in the spine. Spondylosis is also known as a degeneration (or aging) of the spine. It is a common problem, seen in most people as they grow older. While spondylosis creates neck and back pain in some people, others experience no symptoms at all.

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  • Could Be Looking at a Painting Improve Your Pain?

    Could Be Looking at a Painting Improve Your Pain?

    Step into any hospital or healthcare institution in the U.S., and there’s a good chance you will find some kind of nod to the arts. It could be an exhibit of paintings, photography, or sculpture, a pianist chiming away in the waiting room, or just a thoughtful and inspiring poem hung on a wall. Many experts believe the arts have the power to promote healing and a better sense of well-being, and when used in this context, it is often referred to as the healing arts. The healing arts encompasses a wide range of artistic expressions including visual art, music, dance, writing, and even drama. Embracing the arts can not only help us feel better but also can reduce pain.

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  • The Best Alternative Therapies to Treat Back and Neck Pain

    The Best Alternative Therapies to Treat Back and Neck Pain

    Many people with back or neck pain seek alternative and complementary treatments such as massage, spinal manipulation, or yoga in addition to standard medical treatments. Here are some of the best alternative treatments to try for your neck or back pain. Check with your doctor and try a few to see what might work best for you.

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  • Pain Management: Spinal Stenosis

    Pain Management: Spinal Stenosis

    Spinal stenosis is a condition that typically develops very slowly as we get older, usually occurring after the age of 50. There are cases, however, where the curvature of the spine (scoliosis) or congenital factors may lead to spinal stenosis in younger individuals. The majority of cases of spinal stenosis occur in the lower or lumbar spine. Slippage and misalignment of the vertebrae, known as spondylolisthesis, can also be a cause of spinal stenosis. The most common symptom of spinal stenosis is cramping or aching in the calves. As the condition advances, it becomes increasingly difficult to stand and walk due to the intensity of the resulting leg pain.

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  • Can a Nerve Block Help my Migraines?

    Can a Nerve Block Help my Migraines?

    If you’re among the millions of people in the United States (35 million, to be exact) who suffer from migraines, you’ve likely sought treatment after treatment with only mild to moderate success. We urge you not to give up hope, as there are many ways that we can approach migraine pain. An occipital nerve block is one such avenue. While this type of block isn’t for all migraine sufferers, it has brought relief to many.

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  • Do Epidural Steroid Injections Work for Back Pain?

    Do Epidural Steroid Injections Work for Back Pain?

    For most people with back pain, surgery is recommended only after all other options have been exhausted. A common non-surgical approach to pain relief is epidural steroid injections, which help reduce inflammation around your spinal cord and spinal nerves. They are primarily intended for temporary pain relief, but steroid injections coupled with therapeutic exercise may allow patients to postpone or even avoid surgery altogether.

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  • Pain Management: Spinal Arthritis

    Pain Management: Spinal Arthritis

    PAINFUL JOINT DISEASE IN THE NECK AND BACK - Facts and Information About Spinal Arthritis
    -Spinal arthritis is swelling and tenderness of the joints anywhere along the spine, but mostly in the neck and low back areas.
    -Several types of arthritis affect the spine. Some are due to aging and wear and tear. Others result from an overactive immune system, an infection, or are inherited.
    -All forms of arthritis cause a breakdown of cartilage, the hard and slippery tissue that cushions the ends of bones where they form a joint.

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