MSR helps patients find a local New York spine injury doctor to diagnose and treat pain associated with spinal cord injuries.
The Spine, also known as the vertebral column, provides your body with the structural support that it needs to keep you upright, while protecting your spinal cord and the nerves that keep you mobile.
In fact, your spinal column is one of the most vital parts of your body, acting as its "core" and enabling literally all movement.
While everyone has 33 separate vertebrae at birth, the lower sacral bones usually fuse during normal development, leaving most adults with 24 vertebrae, divided into four divisions of the spine...
Five vertebrae form the triangular bone called the sacrum. This is the area of the back that's sometimes referred to as the "dimples of Venus" because there are two dimples visible in almost everyone's back where the sacrum joins the hipbones (at the sacroiliac joint). The lowest four vertebrae form the tailbone or coccyx.
While your brain directs all movement, your spinal column actually makes it happen. Your vertebrae, ligaments and muscles protect your spinal cord and the nerves that surround it, allowing them to communicate seamlessly with your brain, and facilitating mobility and sensation to your entire body.
If you're experiencing acute lower back pain, stiffness, loss of normal range of motion, painful range of motion, spasms, tingling numbness, "pins & needles," muscle pain with specific trigger or a tender point, it's a good idea to speak with a board-certified physician—before the condition gets worse. If the pain and/or limited motion persists for more than three months, it's considered chronic and you should consult with a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) specialist right away.
MSR physicians specialize in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine. They will diagnosis, treatment and put together a pain management program specifically for you the patient.
Before discussing your symptoms with a doctor, it may be helpful to review some common conditions.
Physiatrists are uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal pain and injury because it's the focus of their education and training. Physiatrists complete four years of medical school, plus an additional four years of residency training, and many go on to complete fellowships in various specialties.
In order to become a board-certified physiatrist, physicians must then pass comprehensive tests (oral and written) administered by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPM&R) or the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AOBPM&R). Physiatrists will assess your condition, needs and expectations thoroughly and develop a tailor-made treatment regimen.
We will connect you with a doctor in New York (NY) who specializes in spinal cord injuries in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Nassau Suffolk County, and Long Island, NY.
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If you've been in an accident and suffered a spinal cord injury see a doctor who specializes in physical medicine (physiatrist).
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"I was involved in a car accident a few years back. The accident broke my lower back and damaged my spinal cord.
Since that time, I have suffered lower back pain, knee and shoulder pain.
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