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  • Be Educated : Make sure to educate yourself as much as you can on your condition. This does not necessarily mean google searching your diagnosis and reading every blog posted on the subject. This means speaking with your health care provider and asking questions. This means reading books and journal articles written by medical professionals on the topic. The more you know, the better advocate you ...
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  • A nerve conduction study consists of two parts, electromyogram (EMG) and the nerve conduction study. An EMG measures the activity of your muscles at rest and when contracted. A nerve conduction study measures how well (how strong) and how fast the nerves are sending signals. When a nerve "fires", it gives a command to your muscles to contract. An injury to the nerves can cause the muscle ...
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  • Sleep disturbances, in conjunction with chronic pain, plays a large part in the overall well-being of an individual. Our bodies require sleep just as much as they require eating, drinking and breathing. When one does not get a good night’s sleep, the entire next day is going to be harder to gain pain control. This becomes a vicious cycle of pain and sleep deficiency. Many medications can ...
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  • Chiropractic care is a conservative treatment founded in the 1890’s. A chiropractor is a doctor of chiropractic care who was specially trained in this field for 4+ years. They learn how to manage conditions of the spine by looking at how the nervous system is functioning as a whole. Chiropractors are trained to diagnose, treat and prevent musculoskeletal disorders. Their belief is that ...
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  • Many patients who I see think that they are going to be getting a nerve block when they are seen for the first time at New York Spine & Wellness Center. Others are overwhelmed by the stress of having to be seen by a new practitioner. I would like to take this opportunity to explain the process and give you a brief overview of your first visit with us. The initial visit involves the completion ...
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