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Understanding Your Pain

The Spine Doctor - In New York

Car Accident Spinal Injury NY

MSR helps patients find a local New York spine injury doctor to diagnose and treat pain associated with spinal cord injuries.

Seek the right medical attention, speak to a NY spinal cord injury doctor: 1-800-949-6100

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...

  1. Cervical (neck) spine, consisting of seven vertebral segments
  2. Thoracic (middle) spine, consisting of twelve thoracic vertebral bodies (paired with ribs)
  3. Lumbar spine, consisting of five lumbar vertebral bodies
  4. Sacrum and coccyx bones, consisting of nine vertebrae below the lumbar at the base 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.

Your Body's Control Center

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.

When to See A Spine Doctor

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.

Why Should I See a Physiatrist?

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).

Are you ready to take the next step in getting the right diagnosis?

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PATIENT SUCCESS

"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.

Thanks to DHD I've been given me back my life..."

TOP 10 REASONS to Visit a Physiatrist

  • 1. Physiatry is a medical specialty
  • 2. Physiatrists are medical doctors (M.D.s and D.O.s)
  • 3. Physiatrists treat the whole person, not just a condition
  • 4. Physiatrists use the latest treatments and modalities
  • 5. No problem is ever too small or too big for a physiatrist
  • 6. Physiatry treatment is highly individualized to meet the specific needs of the patient
  • 7. Physiatry can often help people avoid surgery
  • 8. The physiatrist's job is restore as much function and independence as possible—to put the pieces of people's lives back together
  • 9. The physiatrist works with a team of health care professionals that includes physicians of other medical specialties, and therapists
  • 10. Physiatrists can help with acute and chronic pain management issues