Dec 20

Whiplash Injury 101

One of the most common injuries resulting from car accidents is whiplash, an injury to the neck. Known clinically as an “acceleration/deceleration injury,” whiplash (80% of car crash injuries), may not appear to be a serious problem at first.

A rear-end collision that occurs at low speed can deliver such a force that causes the head to jerk and be stretched beyond its normal range of motion, straining the muscles and ligaments of the neck during a whiplash injury. Whiplash can even cause fractures to the cervical spine (neck). Such injuries are painful causing time off of work and normal day to day activities.

Physicians can run a number of tests to detect whiplash. Accident victims may not believe they are injured on the day of a car accident. A adrenaline rush can cause a person to overlook bodily injury. Symptoms, can include joint dysfunction, disc herniation, and chronic pain and, difficulty functioning.

Immediate medical treatment is the best way to address whiplash symptoms.

Symptoms — Listen to your body:

  • Pain areas: in the arm, back, muscles, neck, or shoulder
  • Whole body: dizziness or vertigo
  • Also common: difficulty focusing, headache, muscle spasms, nerve injury, sensation of pins and
  • needles, stiff neck, or tenderness

Whiplash Treatments Include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • muscle relaxants
  • trigger point injections
  • epidural spinal injections

Whiplash 101 – Neck Injury

If you’ve been injured in a car accident and have developed symptoms of whiplash it is imperative that you seek medical attention from a pain specialist that specializes in treating pain and injury from an auto wreck. You may require physical therapy and rehabilitation. Choosing a doctor with experience, who understands the mechanisms of your injury and long term effects is crucial to recovery.

Injured in a New York Accident.  Find A Doctor.

Whiplash refers to an injury to the neck

If you have been in a car accident and experienced pain in your neck, you have most likely had whiplash. Ask a pain specialist: 1-800-949-6100.

Oct 20

Chronic Back Neck Pain Help

Don’t live with chronic back neck pain. Find the source and treat it! There are local doctors that offer spinal care in New York to help treat patients with low back pain or chronic health conditions. Find relief for pain so you can start to live life fully. There are methods that the general public are unaware of that are safe and get results in relieving pain.

If you have a pinched nerve in the top of the neck that could be the reason for you migraines, dizziness, ringing, vertigo…neck pain.

A pinched nerve in the middle of the neck can cause shoulder, arms and hands (Carpal Tunnel developing from a misalignment in the neck) discomfort and pain. The damaged nerves in the upper back can cause a burning pain in the back.

These New York pain management physicians can fix misalignment in the body, allowing the body to fix other conditions associated to nerve damage. Then there’s the lower part of the back that can be related to so many different types of conditions.  The objective is to take pressure off the nerves. These specialty pain doctors by reliving the pressure on certain nerves in the body, allow the body to start healing on its own. The message is you don’t have to live with chronic back and neck pain.

Pain is a signal. If you have a degeneration of a bad disc, you don’t have the luxury of growing that disc back, but, the proper treatment through physical therapy. Treatment can slow the degenerative process and, relieve pain. Life becomes worth living.

These pain specialists by proving proper treatment gives the body the chance to heal itself.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE WITH CHRONIC BACK NECK PAIN.

Low Back, Neck & Spine Centers throughout New York.

Low Back, Neck & Spine Centers throughout New York.

Aug 20

Living with chronic pain? Tell us where it hurts.

Accidents, especially work related and moving vehicle accidents can spiral anyone who is injured into a new world of chronic pain where the body and the mind are equally effected. The pain can last a life-time. Chronic pain — years down the line the injury has healed of course, but the pain from that injury continues.

Statistics have shown that chronic pain afflicts nearly 100 million people in the United States, more than a third of the population, according to the Society for Neuroscience, the world’s largest organization of brain researchers.

Chronic pain remains misunderstood, misdiagnosed and mistreated. Research suggests that as many as half the country’s pain patients are not getting the proper treatment.

Located in New York State are board certified physicians who may not be able to fully erase the pain, but can reduce the pain an individual feels to a bearable level. MSR doctors can help.

Statistically in the United States alone, lower back pain strikes two-thirds of adults. Chronic pain lingers in about 15 percent of cases, leaving 7 million people partially or completely disabled.

MSR provides referrals to pain specialists in New York in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, and Long Island, that provide the highest quality of care for chronic pain sufferers. These doctors take the time to talk and listen to the patient, with patience and sensitivity, implementing the right treatments necessary to start the healing process and relieve chronic pain.

Workers injured in the workplace are often not taken seriously when complaining of the pain they feel. The are put under a spotlight and targeted when they are unable to perform their jobs to full capacity due to the pain they feel. Pain that goes untreated, can rage out of control causing both mental and physical disability.

Patients suffering chronic pain can no longer just grin and bear it, chronic pain is real, chronic pain is a disease. If a patient doesn’t not receive proper treatment, and the symptoms continue for too long, a patient can spiral out of control. Patients can lose their jobs, their relationships, their lives.

Chronic pain relief

Are You Looking For Chronic Back Pain Relief?

PAIN BY THE NUMBERS	 
  Moderate to very severe pain that has lasted at least six months afflicts 
9 percent of the U.S. adult population, or about 25 million 
people, a new survey estimated. Its key findings:	 
.	
-- In percent of chronic pain sufferers:	 
     Severity	 
Moderate      43%	 
Severe        23%	 
Very severe   34%	 
.	
     Time had pain	 
6 months to a year      10%	 
1-5 years               34%	 
More than 5 years       56%	 
.	
     Type of pain	 
Flares up frequently    61%	 
Constant                39%	 
.	
Cause:	 
Arthritis        37%	 
Back pain        27	 
Headaches         6	 
Other            25	 
Don't know        5	 
.	
Medical care for pain:	 
Ever gone to a doctor            94	 
Now seeing a doctor              61	 
Hospitalized last 12 mos.        11	 
Changed doctors to find relief   22	 
(three times or more)	 
Referred to a pain specialist    22	 
.	
Medications now taking:	 
Over-the-counter pain relievers  63	 
Prescription NSAIDs              29	 
Narcotic pain-relievers          16	 
Antidepressants                   9	 
Trying non-medical therapy       68	 
.	
   Effect of treatment:	 
Pain under control               55	 
Pain still out of control        41	 
.	
   Impact on lifestyle/emotional state:	 
Problems sleeping                68	 
Difficulty walking               53	 
Can't concentrate                42	 
Trouble at work                  34	 
Damaged relationships            26	 
Depressed                        18	 
Feel useless                     12	 
Turned to alcohol                10	 
.	
.	
Note: Excluding cancer-related pain.	 
Source: "Chronic Pain in America: Roadblocks to Relief," January 1999 
report, based on a survey conducted by Roper Starch Worldwide 
Inc. for the American Pain Society, 	 
American Academy of Pain Medicine and Janssen Pharmaceutica.

Jul 11

New York Heights Medical, P.C. Opens in Manhattan

MANHATTAN, N.Y., June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Washington Heights residents now have a new place to go to treat their acute and chronic pain and injuries. Dr. Stella Maria P. Mansukhani is proud to announce the grand opening of her New York Heights Medical, P.C. practice in Upper Manhattan on Monday, June 15, 2015. Health Plus Management, LLC is managing the day-to-day operations of this new facility, which is located at 111 Wadsworth Avenue, New York, NY.

New York Heights Medical is a physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) practice that will treat patients suffering from acute and chronic pain and disabilities, including victims of motor vehicle accidents, work-related injuries, sport injuries and other activity-related injuries.

 

 injury doctor Dr. Stella mansukhani | Physical Medicine / Rehabilitation

Workers Compensation Doctor – Back Pain Specialist

Dr. Mansukhani earned her medical degree at Davao Medical School Foundation in the Philippines and completed her residency at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY. After her residency she spent the next six years as an Attending Physiatrist at Staten Island University Hospital and working in the Brooklyn office under Owner/Medical Director David Delman, M.D.

“Over the course of my career, I have had the privilege of helping hundreds of patients suffering from acute pain and disabilities. Now with the encouragement of Dr. Delman, as well as my colleagues, referring physicians, attorneys and patients, I decided it was time for me to open a practice of my own,” said Dr. Mansukhani.

“New York Heights Medical will provide upper Manhattan residents with a beautiful new office space and state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and equipment,” said Stu Blumberg, CEO & Founder of Health Plus Management, LLC. “Dr. Mansukhani is a very accomplished physiatrist and we are excited to support him with her new practice.”

What can you expect from New York Heights Medical, P.C.: Board certified physicians and licensed physical therapists; a full range of advanced therapeutic modalities; neurodiagnostic testing,; excellent medical records documentation; multilingual staff, immediate appointments; and exceptional patient care and support services.

Visit http://www.painandinjury.com for more information and call 1-800-949-6100 to schedule an appointment.

New York Heights Medical, P.C. is a physiatry practice which emphasizes the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorder related to nerves, muscles and bones. Its rehabilitation physicians, called physiatrists, are medical doctors who have completed training in the medical specialty of physical medicine & rehabilitation (PM&R). The focus of the physiatry practice is to develop a comprehensive program for putting the pieces of a person’s life back together after an injury or disease without the use of surgery

Health Plus Management, LLC provides the most effective solutions for physicians who wish to outsource their practice’s non-medical functions. Our experienced and knowledgeable employees manage the daily non-medical operations for independently-owned physician practices throughout New York. Through a variety of marketing and advertising initiatives, we also raise awareness of our clients’ practices and the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. We provide our services strictly to physicians who are dedicated to providing high quality care.

SOURCE Health Plus Management, LLC

May 29

Back Pain Poll

Low back pain or sciatica Poll / Assessment

Determine whether you need to seriously treat your low back pain or sciatica. Complete the following back pain poll.

Pinpointing the cause of your back pain

Statistics show that 80% of people in the United States will at some point in their lives suffer from back pain. Back pain is not surprisingly one of the most common reason for visits to the pain management doctor, especially in the workplace.

What Causes Back Pain?

  • Disc herniation
  • Osteoarthritis/spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis:
  • Infection
  • Fracture

Do you have severe pain in the leg below the knee? *

Are you experience weakness, numbness or pins and needles in the foot and toes?
     

Have you developed low back problems following a recent severe accident? *

Have you recently been injured in a car accident or work injury that left you with severe pain?
     

Following a recent severe episode of low back pain, have you developed bowel or bladder problems? *

Individuals suffering back pain accompanied by bladder problems should seek medical attention as quickly as possible.
     

Are you feeling depressed with this chronic low back pain? *

Depression due to physical pain is expected.
     

Have you lost significant weight for no particular reason? *

Developing back pain with weight loss may be the result of several factors. Time to see a doctor!
     

Are there periods in the day when you have no pain? Even ten minutes? *

Are you laying down, At work? Always feeling pain?
     

Is the pain confined to certain areas of your body? *

Leg Pain? Knee Pain? Back Pain?
     

Is the pain worse when sitting for prolonged periods? *

Back pain and worse hazards of sitting in chairs way too much.
     

Are you generally worse during or right after prolonged bending or stooping? *

Lifting or stooping in the workplace can bring on back pain.
     

Have you had several episodes of low back pain over time? *

Have you pain been persistent month, years?
     

If you have pain in the buttocks, or the upper or lower leg, does it sometimes stop completely *

If you have pain in the buttocks, or the upper or lower leg, does it sometimes stop completely, even though you may still have pain in the back? *
     
Show me the results

Add your question



Apr 02

Bride-to-Be Injured in Accident Hope Through Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation and Recovery

Car accident spinal injury recovery possible through rehabilitation.

After suffering a serious spinal cord injury in a car accident, doctors told Katie Breland she would never walk again, but she never gave up.

Now, the bride-to-be plans to take her first steps on her wedding day.

Read on..

Bride-to-Be Injured in Accident to Take First Steps Down the Aisle

Bride-to-Be suffering spinal cord injury from a car accident, doesn’t give up.

The key to recovery requires a few simple choices that include:

Choosing the right rehab center
A specialty doctor aka., a physiatrist.
Pain management program specific to your condition

Find out the difference between an occupational therapist and a physical therapist.

Spinal cord injuries require proper diagnosis. get the right answers from the right type of physicians.

Through exercise, endurance, and rehabilitation, recovery after a traumatic accident is possible.

Anyone can regain functionality and start living again.

Rehabilitation and Recovery

New York Physiatrists Rehabilitation and Recovery Centers

 

Jan 29

Choosing the best treatment for your back pain

Discover the best treatment for your back pain

31 million Americans experience low-back pain. If you suffer from chronic back pain, there is hope for pain relief. The first step is diagnosing exactly what it is that is causing your pain, and then choosing what the best treatment for your pain.

DHD Medical, P.C. located in Brooklyn on Ralph Avenue / 4th Avenue and in Manhattan on Madison Ave, specializes in diagnosing and treating spine and joint pain.

One major cause of back pain is compression fractures. According to The Spine Institute of New York,
vertebral fractures most often result from a very hard fall or traumatic car accident, or any other event ( a forceful jump) that stresses the spine past its breaking point.

Individuals who have suffered a fracture experience severe pain that can disrupt their daily activities leading to long periods of bed rest and limited activity. Other health issues arise including trouble breathing, addiction to pain medication, depression, and possible death.

back pain treatments in New York

Same-day appts · Schedule online · Board certified · New York locations to serve you.

Treatments for back pain:

Common treatments for a compression fracture are bracing, decreasing activity, and mild pain medications. Medications however, do not help in the recovery of a fracture, they just provide temporarily pain relief.

What is the recommended pain treatment? Non-surgical, minimally-invasive procedures, suggested by your treating physician, are recommended to treat compression fractures.

Before any treatment is prescribed, the physicians at DHD Medical, P.C.  will first diagnose what is causing the pain, so they can effectively start a treatment plan unique to the patients condition.

Dr. David Delman, a board certified pain management physician at DHD Medical, P.C. educates the patient first  on his or her current condition allowing them the option to choose the best course of treatment.

Resources:

 

DHD Medical, P.C
2132 Ralph Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11234

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Nearby Zip Codes Served:

ZIPs Served: 11234, 11229, 11236,11245, 11247, 11249, 11251, 11256, 11499, 11695


DHD Medical, P.C.
3907 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11232

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Nearby Zip Codes Served:

11201, 11206, 11209, 11212, 11214,11226, 11229,11230,11234,11235

DHD Medical, P.C.
265 Madison Ave,
4th Floor,
New York, NY, US

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Nearby Zip Codes Served:

10010, 10261, 10269, 10273, 10275, 10277, 10285, 10286, 10292, 11120

 

Dec 11

ACL Tear? Are You Ready Fo Rehab?

Your Career Does Not Have To End After An ACL Tear

Have you injured you ACL?  You may be ready for rehab. Pain management physicians will begin by increasing your range of motion through physical therapy. The objective is to build strength to the damaged region.

Football players, skiers, trail runners, soccer players, who suffer a ACL tear / knee injury will look for alternative treatments rather than go under the knife.

Through physical therapy and specific exercises, a patient will start to strengthen the damaged muscle group. Injuries to the kneecap, hamstring, meniscus, and the ACL require physical therapy / rehabilitation treatments in order to return to the activity lifestyle they once had.

Rehab after surgery, can take five months, even a couple of years. If your an athlete maintaining tone in the knee and rebuilding muscle strength is key to recovery. Time, patience, and hard physical work is required to rebuild tone and muscle. It may appear as a long road to recovery, but worth the wait if you professional that requires healthy physical strength and endurance.

Finding the right doctors that specialize in physical therapy is half the battle in recovering from an ACL injury. According to Sports Medicine Doctors in New York, it’s not just about feeling better, it’s about recover and ensuring there is little to no risk of re-injury — total healing is required to rehabilitate the knee.

ACL Rehab

Are You Ready For Rehab After A Knee Injury?

Nov 17

Emergency Room For Chronic Back Pain

The ER is NOT The place to treat chronic back pain.

Low back pain is the number one reason millions of Americans miss work. Hospital throughout the U.S. do not consider people who suffer from chronic back pain in dire straits. People who suffer chronic pain, from a herniated disc, and suffering chronic pain, are treated carelessly by ER doctors.

Hospitals and ER doctors utilize MRI’s, CT scans, and hospital records to adequately diagnose patients complaining of back pain. If they properly tested each patient they would be able to separate individuals suffering back pain and those seeking pain medication due to addiction. Immediately individuals suffering chronic pain are categorized as someone who has a substance abuse issue seeking medications, and not truly suffering from pain.

You pretty much have to be injured in a bleeding with broken bones after a very horrible car accident to be taken seriously. People who suffer from chronic pain are always second guessed. ER doctors are hesitant when treating people in pain.

Emergency room physicians do not consider back pain an emergency.  In their mind back pain is not a life threatening condition. Chronic back pain should be treated by physicians that specialize in back pain. Often times scheduling an appointment with a pain management clinic that specializes back pain.

The ER treats emergencies which may include individuals suffering back injury from a fall, heavy lifting or a torn  ligament. For chronic back pain it’s probably best to see a back pain specialist.

Chronic pain care

Pain management clinic best alternative to seeking treatment in the emergency room.

 

Oct 28

Auto Accident Require Physical Therapy

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Find out why physical Therapy as a car Injury treatment option?

Why Physical Therapy For An Auto Accident Injury?

Studies have shown that physical therapy immediately following an auto accident helps control pain, diminish swelling and repair damaged  tissue. The right doctor will provide the proper treatment after an auto injury.

Pain will always be a factor and physical therapy can help with a speedy recovery.  Most connective tissue injuries (“whiplash” injuries, are common injuries in motor vehicle collisions) take some time to heal.  Physical therapy allows a patient to rebuild strength and functionality after the accident.

Studies have shown that without proper treatment accident victims will continue to suffer pain for months, even years after the accident.  Continued neck and back pain, headaches, dizziness, numbness, vision problems, and concentration problems can linger over time without proper treatment.

Today treatment methods for auto accident injuries have changed. It’s not about the neck or back brace anymore. Doctors are now prescribing a good dose of physical therapy for recovery and rehabilitation.

Types of  auto accident injuries that benefit from physical therapy include: neck and back pain, leg pain, fractures, and herniated bulging discs. All which can be long-term if not properly treated.

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