What Are Facet Joint Injections?
Facet joints are small joints that connect our vertebrae and allow our spines to move. Like all the joints in our body, they are susceptible to arthritis and injury. In these cases, our facet joints can cause pain, inflaming tissues in the area and sometimes compressing nerve roots in the spine. A facet joint injection is useful for both […]
What Are PRP Injections Used For?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is an innovative non-surgical treatment option for people with chronic pains, strains and injuries. Once injected into the injured area, the platelet-rich plasma has been shown to positively affect healing and rehabilitation. To begin PRP injection therapy, a sample of the patient’s blood is drawn. The blood is then centrifuged to separate […]
Why Should I See A Physiatrist?
When will my doctor refer me to a physiatrist? Many outpatient physiatry practices focus on musculoskeletal, sports injuries, and pain management. PM&R physicians will see patients referred by doctors from all specialties, including orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, rheumatologists, and of course internal medicine, family practice, and urgent care physicians. Injuries to any part of the body, or any joint […]
Weightlifting Injuries: Herniated Discs
Weightlifters know back pain all too well. From belts to altered positions, to foam rolling, weightlifters need to constantly avoid and treat back aches and strains. Unfortunately, no method can guard your back and neck against injury 100% when you lift weights regularly. Because of this, the orthopedists and pain management specialists at New York Bone and Joint Specialists often […]
Here’s How You Should Be Treating Your Low Back Pain
Lower Back Pain is one of the more common presentations to a doctor. Almost everyone will experience lower back pain at least once in their lifetime. Inactivity, lack of proper exercise, being overweight, smoking, family history, jobs or tasks that require heavy lifting, or frequent repetitive activities are just some of the risk factors. Weekend warriors […]
The Importance Of An Ergonomic Work Space
Like many, you work in front of a computer 40-50 hours each week. Work has you stressed, tired, and leaves you no time to exercise. Chances are, at the end of each working day, you have neck and back pain and stiffness. It may seem too good to be true, but an ergonomic workstation can […]
What Is Flat Back Syndrome?
You may think that you are holding your spine straight when you practice good posture. The truth is, our spine needs two major curves to give us balance and mobility. Our lumbar spine curves inward, which is called lordosis, while our thoracic spine curves outward, called kyphosis. While it’s always important to sit up straight, […]
What Is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?
Many types of upper or mid back pain are caused by poor posture. Sitting or slumping for long periods of time can have a serious impact on or mid-spine, which can cause pain to radiate throughout our back, neck, head, and upper extremities. This condition is known as thoracic outlet syndrome. Your thoracic outlet is the […]
Wear Your Favorite High Heels Without The Aches And Pains
If you took a look at some of the best-dressed celebrities at the Met Gala last night you would’ve seen some sky high heels. For those who can’t say no to fashion, heels are a must. But oftentimes heels can be a source of aches and pains. Here’s the truth about how high heels affect […]
Runners: Here’s How You Should Deal With Low Back Pain
With the nice weather comes the urge to get outside and get moving! All runners will be hitting the tracks, trails, and streets more than ever. With increased activity though, comes the inevitable low back pain. Here’s how to tackle low back pain before it keeps you from enjoying your runs. Running is an activity that […]
Radiofrequency Ablation: A Solution To Stubborn Back Pain
A majority of Americans suffer from back pain and many find it hard to achieve long lasting relief. Conservative treatments, such as physical therapy or anti-inflammatory medications is often not enough to relieve pain and spasms for more than half of patients that suffer from chronic spine conditions. Fortunately for those with arthritis, nerve compression, […]
How Golfers Should Handle Back Pain
With the warm weather comes the oppurtunity to get out your golf clubs. While there are few things more exciting than the return of perfect golfing weather, many will also experience the return of back pain. Professionals and weekend golfers alike often feel the aches and strains of their swing on their back and neck. […]
Should You Be Wearing A Back Belt Or Brace?
Many rely on back belts when exercising, and many others at work. But, do they work? There is no definitive proof in medical literature one way or another. Someone that has no back pain may wear a back belt to avoid or prevent injury. If the belt is tightened only during strenuous activity, it increases awareness of […]
Simply Sitting Can Cause Your Back Pain
You wake up in the morning, back stiff and with a dull ache. You get to work, trying to feel ready for the day, but your back is still bothering you. Sitting down at your desk, catching up on emails from the weekend, you try to forget about it. By the end of the day, […]
Do I Need To See A Doctor For Back Pain?
We’ve all had back pain at one point or another and it’s more likely than not that your back pain keeps coming back. Oftentimes, patients see back pain as something that’s a natural result of sitting at work or being active and don’t receive treatment. Unfortunately, without treatment back pain can become constant and be debilitating later […]