Long Island, NY

Treatments

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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery allows the surgeon to make smaller incisions in the skin and avoid large muscle retraction. The surgeon uses a thin telescope-like instrument, called an endoscope, which is inserted through a small incision.
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PLIF, ALIF, TLIF and DLIF Procedures

PLIF, ALIF, TLIF and DLIF Procedures

PLIF, ALIF and TLIF Procedures - Not an alphabet soup, but descriptive of different kinds of spine implant surgery
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Artificial Discs

Artificial Discs

Artificial discs are designed to fit into the damaged disc space in order to restore disc height, improve mobility and flexibility, and eliminate pain. There are several types of artificial discs. The discs are made of surgical grade metal (such as stainless steel or titanium). Some also include a soft, pliable inner material made from polyethylene.
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Kyphoplasty

Kyphoplasty

Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that uses orthopedic cement or new bone substitute materials to “rebuild” the vertebral space lost as a result of the compression fracture and return it to its original height.
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Tests

Tests

Modern spine care has a broad range of tests and diagnostic procedures which may be utilized to understand your condition and establish a treatment plan. Here are a few of the more common tests that may be performed.
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Spinal Implants

Spinal Implants

Most spinal implants are made of metals such as titanium, titanium-alloy or stainless steel; some are made of non-metallic compounds. They come in many different shapes and sizes to accommodate different patients of all ages.
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Sciatica and Chiropractic Care

Sciatica and Chiropractic Care

Discs are prone to deterioration as we get older, and will lose its fluid content making it prone to tearing and injury. Intervertebral discs can also become injured from twisting and bending, excessive axial loads, or repetitive microtrauma.
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Whiplash - What to Do

Whiplash - What to Do

Whiplash is a neck and spine injury most typically caused by a rear end collision in a Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA). It can be caused by other things as well such as a blow to the head, a sports injury, or a slip and fall.
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Evidence Based Physical Therapy

Evidence Based Physical Therapy

The article is to help educate practitioners and patients on the most recent evidence regarding the use of physical therapy for treatment of the cervical spine and the lumbar spine. One key point to make, is that the physical therapist you are using is trained as an orthopedic manual therapist. Not all physical therapists are trained with these advanced skills.
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Sit Less and Move More

Sit Less and Move More

Too much sitting can sap your energy, make your joints stiff, adversely affect your overall health, and contribute to chronic neck and back pain.
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5 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

5 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Weight loss is a very difficult feat and often individuals feel they are doing everything right, yet still can’t get the scale to budge in their favor. Statistically, 95% of diets fail which is a daunting number if you’re one of the two-thirds of Americans struggling with their weight.