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Since 2008, Pain Solutions Medical PC has been dedicated to providing comprehensive care to alleviate chronic and acute pain. Our board-certified interventional pain management specialists use progressive diagnostic techniques to assess your pain andcreate a customized treatment plan that supports your individual goals and lifestyle.



Common conditions we treat are:
Sciatica

pain affecting the back, hip, and outer side of the leg, caused by compression of a spinal nerve root in the lower back, often owing to degeneration of an intervertebral disk.
Spasms

a sudden involuntary muscular contraction or convulsive movement.
Back Pain

Pain felt in the low or upper back. Causes of pain in the low and upper back include conditions affecting the bony spine; discs between the vertebrae; ligaments around the spine and discs; spinal inflammation; spinal cord and nerves; muscles; internal organs of the pelvis, chest, and abdomen; tumors; and the skin.
Joint Pain

Joint pain can be discomfort, pain or inflammation arising from any part of a joint — including cartilage, bone, ligaments, tendons or muscles. Most commonly, however, joint pain refers to arthritis or arthralgia, which is inflammation or pain from within the joint itself. Joint pain can be mild, causing soreness only after certain activities, or it can be severe, making even limited movement, particularly bearing weight, extremely painful.
Neck Pain

Definitions

Experiencing neck pain is a common occurrence. From constantly slouching towards the computer screen or bending over your workbench, these poor postures can strain your neck muscles and make them sore. Another cause of neck pain is Osteoarthritis.

While neck pain is usually not connected to a serious medical issue, you should immediately contact medical care if you suddenly feel numb or heavy weakness in your arms, hands, or have shooting pain into your shoulder or down your arm.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Pain or soreness after periods of not moving your head around. Some examples are working at a computer for long hours at a time or long driving assignments.
  • Tightness or spasms in your muscles may be a sign of neck pain.
  • Can’t seem to move your head easily? This may indicate neck pain.
  • Head pain

    When should I see a doctor?

    While most neck pain can be treated easily with home remedies, you should contact your doctor or specialist if none of your treatments are working, especially if it appears that the pain is coming from an injury such as a fall or vehicle accident.

    Please see a doctor if:
  • Your pain becomes unbearable and severe.
  • Continues to affect you for several days without any relief
  • Symptoms spread to arms or legs
  • You experience head pain, numbness, weak muscles, fatigue, or tingling

    Causes

    While there are several different potential reasons why you may have neck pain, please see a doctor for the most accurate diagnosis. The following are common causes of neck pain:

  • Muscle strains are a common source of neck pain. Continuous hours of keeping your neck bent to view your computer or smartphone can strain your neck muscles.
  • Osteoarthritis is a potential cause of neck pain. As you get older your neck joints begin to deteriorate and become more brittle and vulnerable to damage.
  • Herniated discs or bone spurs in the vertebrae of your neck can result in nerve compression. These discs or spurs can put pressure on the nerves coming from the spinal cord, resulting in pain.
  • Another cause is a recent automobile crash. Rear-end collisions can leave you with a whiplash injury which jerks your head back and forward. This motion can strain the soft tissues in your neck.
  • Neck pain can also be an indication of rheumatoid arthritis, meningitis, cancer, or other diseases.

    Treatments

    For mild to moderate neck pain, home remedies or self-care can usually help your neck pain subside within two to three weeks. However, see a doctor if your pain continues to bother you past three weeks.

Medications

Stronger pain medications may be provided by your doctor to lessen the pain.

    Theraphy

  • With physical therapy, you may learn how to fix your posture, strengthen your neck muscles, and other treatments that will help reduce the risk of injury.
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation or TENS involve electrodes that give small impulses of electricity to the affected areas providing potential relief.
  • Traction can also be used in therapy to soothe neck pain. Weights, pulleys, or an air bladder is generally used in traction to stretch your neck muscles.
  • Short-term Immobilization may be an option to take pressure off the affected areas on your neck. A soft collar is provided and worn for about one to two weeks. However, this method could result in weaker neck muscles as your neck begins to depend on the support of the collar.

    Surgery or other procedures

  • If deemed serious enough, you may have to receive corticosteroid injections near the nerve roots to help with your neck pain.
  • Surgery could also be an option to relive a painful nerve root or spinal cord compression.
Hip Pain

is a common complaint that can be caused by a wide variety of problems. ... Hip pain on the outside of your hip, upper thigh or outer buttock is usually caused by problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues that surround your hip joint.
Disc deterioration

describes the natural breakdown of an intervertebral disc of the spine. Despite its name, DDD is not considered a disease, nor is it progressively degenerative. On the contrary, disc degeneration is often the effect of natural daily stresses and minor injuries that cause spinal discs to gradually lose water as the anulus fibrosus, or the rigid outer shell of a disc, weakens. As discs weaken and lose water, they begin to collapse. This can result in pressure being put on the nerves in the spinal column, causing pain and weakness.
Slipped discs

, is a medical condition affecting the spine in which a tear in the outer, fibrous ring of an intervertebral disc allows the soft, central portion to bulge out beyond the damaged outer rings. Disc herniation is usually due to age-related degeneration of the outer ring, known as the anulus fibrosus, although trauma, lifting injuries, or straining have been implicated as well. Tears are almost always postero-lateral (on the back of the sides) owing to the presence of the posterior longitudinal ligament in the spinal canal.[1] This tear in the disc ring may result in the release of chemicals causing inflammation, which may directly cause severe pain even in the absence of nerve root compression.
Fibromyalgia

syndrome affects the muscles and soft tissue. Symptoms include chronic muscle pain, fatigue, sleep problems, and painful tender points or trigger points, which can be relieved through medications, lifestyle changes and stress management.
Spinal stenosis

is a narrowing of the spaces within your spine, which can put pressure on the nerves that travel through the spine. Spinal stenosis occurs most often in the lower back and the neck. Some people with spinal stenosis may not have symptoms
Carpal tunnel syndrome

is numbness, tingling, weakness, and other problems in your hand because of pressure on the median nerve in your wrist. The median nerve and several tendons run from your forearm to your hand through a small space in your wrist called the carpal tunnel .
Muscle tension/ injuries

refers to the condition in which muscles of the body remain semi-contracted for an extended period. Muscle tension is typically caused by the physiological effects of stress and can lead to episodes of back pain.
Arthritis

Arthritis is very common but is not well understood. Actually, “arthritis” is not a single disease; it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. People of all ages, sexes and races can and do have arthritis, and it is the leading cause of disability in America. More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of arthritis. It is most common among women and occurs more frequently as people get older. Common arthritis joint symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion. Symptoms may come and go. They can be mild, moderate or severe. They may stay about the same for years, but may progress or get worse over time. Severe arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to do daily activities and make it difficult to walk or climb stairs. Arthritis can cause permanent joint changes. These changes may be visible, such as knobby finger joints, but often the damage can only be seen on X-ray. Some types of arthritis also affect the heart, eyes, lungs, kidneys and skin as well as the joints.
Knee pain

Knee pain is a common problem that can originate in any of the bony structures compromising the knee joint (femur, tibia, fibula), the kneecap (patella), or the ligaments and cartilage (meniscus) of the knee. Knee pain can be aggravated by exercise, affected by the surrounding muscles and their movements, and be triggered by other problems (such as a foot injury). Knee pain can affect people of all ages, and home remedies can be helpful unless it becomes severe.
Musculoskeletal pain

Musculoskeletal pain affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. It can be acute (having a rapid onset with severe symptoms) or chronic (long-lasting). Musculoskeletal pain can be localized in one area, or widespread.
Shoulder pain

Also called: Shoulder joint pain|Shoulder blade pain|Chronic shoulder pain Shoulder pain may arise from the shoulder joint itself or from any of the many surrounding muscles, ligaments or tendons. Shoulder pain that comes from the joint usually worsens with activities or movement of your arm or shoulder. Various diseases and conditions affecting structures in your chest or abdomen, such as heart disease or gallbladder disease, also can cause shoulder pain. Shoulder pain that arises from another structure is called referred pain. Referred shoulder pain usually doesn't worsen when you move your shoulder.
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