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Aerobic Vs. Anaerobic Exercise: What’s the Difference?

Categories: Back Pain / Exercises

As casual and committed athletes alike are aware, different exercises yield different benefits for the body. Basketball players who are looking to improve their speed and shooting ability may not have a workout routine similar to swimmers looking to build arm strength, endurance and leg muscles. Aside from the muscle groups that specific exercises enhance,  … View More

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Top 5 Most Body Taxing Jobs

Categories: Back Pain

Adults spend almost half their lives working. You probably spend more time at your job than you do at home. If you ever wonder where your general aches and pains come from, it is more than likely related to what you do for a living. Jobs that require you to repeat your movements each day,  … View More

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‘Tis The Season To Shovel…Safely

Categories: Back Pain / News / Uncategorized

Winter is coming. Last year Long Island saw a pretty mild winter, but things may be different this season. Some heavy snows might fall, so it is important to avoid hurting yourself when you’re outside shoveling. Wear The Right Clothing Dressing inappropriately for winter weather can cause some serious damage to your body. To keep  … View More

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Orthopedic Massage: Restoring The Balance

Categories: Arthritis / Back Pain

Who doesn’t love a good massage? Our muscles and joints can be greatly affected from our daily activities. A long relaxing massage can sometimes be just what the doctor ordered. But what if you suffer from arthritis or back pain? Aside from the relaxation provided by a typical massage, orthopedic massage therapy might be the  … View More

What A Pain In The Neck!

Categories: Back Pain / Exercises

Ever woken up feeling like your neck is so stiff that it’s actually immobile? Many people have and contribute that to “sleeping the wrong way”, poor posture, or maybe a pinched nerve. Although neck pain can be a sign of something more serious like a cervical spine disorder or a herniated disk, it is very  … View More

Returning to Sports After Spinal Surgery

Returning to Sports After Spinal Surgery

Categories: Back Pain / Sports Medicine

QUESTION: Ask an Orthopedic Series #AskAnOrtho “I’ve just been told that I am a candidate for spinal surgery…will this mean the end to my participation in recreational sports?” Athletes of any caliber often assume that sustaining a spinal injury or developing a spinal condition that requires a surgical procedure means the end to their athletic  … View More

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Effective Ways to Ease Sciatic Pain

Categories: Back Pain / Exercises

Don’t Know if it’s Sciatica? Symptoms Include: Consistent pain on one side of the leg or buttocks Elevated pain when sitting Pain in the legs that can be described as tingling, searing, or burning Feelings of weakness, numbness or difficulty in moving leg or foot Sharp pain inhibiting the ability to stand or walk Find  … View More

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Heat or Ice on Injuries?

Categories: Back Pain / Pain Management / Sports Medicine

Ask an Orthopedic Series #AskAnOrtho Question: When should I use hot vs. cold therapy for an injury? Both hot and cold therapies can help to reduce pain from a muscle or joint injury, but deciding which course of treatment to take can be more than a little bit confusing! At The Central Orthopedic Group, we  … View More

Exercises for People With Back Pain

Categories: Back Pain / Exercises

Central Orthopedic Group, occupying Long Island’s best orthopedic surgeons and specialists, understand the importance of healthy living. We always emphasize how beneficial exercising, eating healthy and sports medicine can be toward maintaining appropriate orthopedic health. Whether you’re experiencing chronic, acute or temporary back pain, there’s an exercise solution for you. Our physical therapists are experienced  … View More

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6 Tips for Back Pain Relief

Categories: Back Pain

At the Central Orthopedic Group of Long Island, we understand how back pain can put a damper on life. Whether you’re experiencing acute or severe back problems, relief is possible. Our expert physicians have helped compiled a list of the most practical routines for relieving back pain.   1. Daily Stretches Incorporating a daily stretch  … View More