Amputee Rehabilitation

Amputee Rehabilitation

Activities to help improve motor skills, restore activities of daily living (ADLs), and help the patient reach maximum independence. Exercises that promote muscle strength, endurance, and control. Pain management for both post-operative and phantom pain (a sensation of pain that occurs below the level of the amputation).

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Cancer Rehabilitation

Cancer Rehabilitation

Our doctors primarily help patients find relief with prescription and non-prescription pain medications. This requires an ongoing dialogue with patients and their care teams to ensure drugs are working as intended, while balancing and managing potentially harmful medication-related side effects. Our pain management physicians may also use nerve block therapies, implanted pain pumps or trigger… Continue Reading →

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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation is a branch of rehab dealing with optimizing physical function and pain in patients related to cardiac disease or recent surgery. Here at CNY Spine and Pain Medicine, LLC., we offer Phase 4 of Cardiac Rehabilitation which includes routine maintenance after a cardiac event. Please feel free to make an appointment to discuss… Continue Reading →

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Movement and Balance Disorders (Parkinsons)

Movement and Balance Disorders (Parkinsons)

Coordination disorders result from malfunction of the cerebellum, the part of the brain that coordinates voluntary movements and controls balance. The cerebellum malfunctions, causing loss of coordination. Often, people cannot control their arms and legs, making them take wide, unsteady steps when they walk.

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Multiple Sclerosis

For many years, the medical community did not support the idea that pain could be caused by the effects of MS, but physicians today recognize that pain is a common symptom. Surveys for patient pain indicate that the most common pain syndromes experienced in MS are: continuous burning in extremities; headache; back pain; and painful… Continue Reading →

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Spasticity

Spasticity

Spasticity as a motor disorder is a result of injury to the brain and/or the spinal cord. Its gradual development is caused by a group of neurophysiologic mechanisms emerging after central nervous system (CNS) injury. It affects patients with cerebrovascular episodes, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis (MS), and others.

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Spinal Cord Injury and Related Complications

Spinal Cord Injury and Related Complications

A spinal cord injury — damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal (cauda equina) — often causes permanent changes in strength, sensation and other body functions below the site of the injury. If you’ve recently experienced a spinal cord injury, it might seem like every… Continue Reading →

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Occupational rehab and therapy.

Stroke Rehabilitation

Stroke rehabilitation is an important part of recovery after stroke. Find out what’s involved in stroke rehabilitation. The goal of stroke rehabilitation is to help you relearn skills you lost when a stroke affected part of your brain.

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Total Joint Replacement

Relieving pain is an essential part of any joint replacement surgical plan. The benefits of pain relief include: Increased patient comfort. Every joint replacement patient has some degree of post-operative pain, and effectively managing that pain can significantly affect patient comfort. Earlier rehabilitation. A patient whose pain is under control and is more likely to… Continue Reading →

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