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We all have pain during our lives. That's our body's way of letting us know we should take it easy or seek help. Different types of pain equate to different injuries or disorders; they are the symptoms that provide doctors with valuable clues to recommend the right kind of treatment program. A well-informed patient can make better decisions for their health, so below we have provided a bit of information of common types of pain. Click a pain type to learn more. Email Us to make to be contacted by Living Well Medical in NYC or call us at (212) 645-8151.
Acute or chronic pain in the back is one of the more debilitating problems a person can face. So often, sufferers are forced to put their lives on hold. Back pain is also a major reason that Americans miss work. Sciatica and a herniated disc are two of the more painful back-related conditions we treat at Living Well Medical.
A problem with the shoulder can quickly interfere with your day to day life. Lifting, pulling and pushing things are often among the basic functions that become difficult with shoulder pain. A tear in the rotator cuff and frozen shoulder are two of the many shoulder issues our patients encounter.
What could be more irritating than a constant, throbbing pain in your foot when you need it to move around the city each day? Serious, chronic foot problems can affect an individual's mobility, so seeing the right doctor can make a world of difference to pain free walking.
The lumbar area of the back is perhaps the least stable section and can be a major source of pain, particularly as we get older. When the problem is related to a degenerative process, an injury to a spinal disc, or the musculature of the lower back, Living Well Medical in NYC is fully equipped with the latest in treatment technology to ease your pain.
Next to the lower back, the neck is certainly high up on the list of common sources of pain. We've all heard about whiplash injuries that can take months to heal, and that only scratches the surface of issues that originate in the neck, also called the cervical spine.
In the modern work environment, the wrist can take a lot of abuse. Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI's) can affect the soft tissues, causing inflammation and pain which sets the scene for problems like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Living Well Medical creates custom treatment programs for all of our patients based on the condition at the root of your pain.
An important part of our basic means of locomotion, the ankle is a joint that sees a lot of work on a daily basis. Pain in the ankle might be related to tendons (tendinitis), a sprain or strain, or any number of potential sources of ache. We can help you stop the pain and get moving again.
The muscles and soft tissues play a crucial role in our bodies: they create force and produce motion. A strained muscle is the result of torn fibers from overstretching and can result in pain and stiffness. Rehabilitating patients with soft tissue issues like muscle strain is one of our specialties, often incorporating physical therapy as a major component.
Believe it or not, arm pain isn't always directly involved with the arm. Nerve compressions in the spine is capable of causing pain and numbness in the arms, depending on the location of the pinched nerve. Muscle and connective tissue problems like tennis elbow and golfer's elbow are regularly treated at our office in NYC.