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Chronic Pain and Pain Management on the Upper East Side

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Coping with a condition causing chronic pain is a challenge faced by so many today.  It’s an invisible disability.  Everything “looks” OK from the outside, but on the inside, chronic pain sufferers face a daily pain management struggle.  Added to that challenge are attitudes about painful conditions like fibromyalgia. When you look just fine, people […]

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Migraine Relief – Let’s Silence that Jackhammer in Your Head

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When you’ve got a migraine, it can seem like a jackhammer is pounding in your cranium.  The disabling, throbbing pain of migraines is a debilitating reality for people all over the United States of America, affecting 38 million people. Let’s face it.  New York City is loud.  Proudly so.  But when you suffer from migraines, […]

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The 6th Most Debilitating Illness in the World

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Migraine headaches are no joke.  Every day, 38 million Americans suffer from them, but the global statistics are staggering – 1 billion people suffer from disabling migraine pain.  These numbers cry out for medical responses which are effective, offering pain relief for this widespread neurological problem. At Back & Body Medical, we treat migraine sufferers […]

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Which Is It? Bulging Disc Or Herniated Disc? Let Back And Body Medical Break It Down For You.

When you’re suffering from the pain associated with a bulging or herniated disc, you may be confused about the proper name for the condition.  A lot of people are.  That’s because this condition is referred to by a wide array of terms.  These include “pinched nerve”, ruptured disc, slipped disc and torn disc.  For our […]

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Why Try Chiropractic Treatment for Shoulder Impingement

You’re going about your usual activities–reaching for something on the upper shelf, hoisting your bag onto your shoulder, waving goodbye to a friend – when suddenly, something in your shoulder seems to “catch.” The pain sears through your arms to your shoulders toward the neck. The ache becomes more persistent, especially when you’re sleeping (or […]

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Non-Surgical Decompression – NYC Sciatica Sufferers' Treatment Option

The sciatic nerve refers to a group of nerve roots found in the spinal bones or vertebrae. The sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the body, goes from the lower back down to the muscles of the buttocks to the legs and feet. Irritation or pressure on this nerve leads to the condition known as […]

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Treating Scar Tissues Using The Graston Technique — Midtown Therapists Share Its Benefits

When a person experiences an accident or injury to the soft tissues, scar tissue can develop. Unlike healthy tissues like tendons and ligaments (which are dense, elongated fibers running toward the same direction) and other tissue types (that can be dense, loose and irregular, with some fibers going multiple directions), scar tissue is healthy tissue […]

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A Primer On Manipulation Under Anesthesia

If you have been undergoing conservative treatment for your neck, back or joint pain, muscle spasm, shortened muscles or fibrous adhesions for more than eight weeks with little to no improvement, you may be a candidate for manipulation under anesthesia or MUA.   MUA involves the use of spinal manipulations, stretches, and postural or articular […]

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What Makes Graston Technique The Ideal Therapy?

Accidents will happen, injuries will occur — and through it all, the incidence of pain. When pain sets in, your entire day could be affected, which is not at all ideal when you happen to be a very active person. No one wants to endure pain — nor should you have to, what with the […]

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Medical Massage Therapy: More than Just a Solution to Stress

You often hear people saying that a massage would be great — something that they could certainly use right now. After a long week spent chasing deadlines at work, scrambling to look after the family’s needs, running errands, and keeping appointments, they’re left tired, cranky, and unable to truly relax. A soothing massage would be […]

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