Thursday, October 31, 2013

Dr. Hosny is Named One of New York's Favorite Physicians by Vitals.com

Dr. Amr Hosny recently received the 2013 Patient's Choice Award from Vitals.com.

As one of over 870,000 practicing physicians and dentists throughout the country, only five percent received these top scores from their patients.  There are many elements that factor into the types of ratings a doctor would receive, such as their knowledge, bedside manner, accuracy of their diagnoses, effectiveness of treatment and so forth.  The Patient's Choice program then compiles the data assembled from these various reviews and is able to provide scores for each doctor.

NYC Back Pain Doctor Dr. Hosny Named As One of New York's Favorite Physicians


With over fourteen years of experience in pain management, Dr. Amr Hosny continues to impress his patients with a dedication to offering top-quality pain management in New York. It is extremely important that when you end up choosing a pain care professional, that it is someone you can completely trust to help you get back to yourself pre-injury. With a special expertise in Minimally Invasive Spine treatments, it is a rare combination to find a healthcare professional such as Dr. Hosny that combines the elements of knowledge, cutting-edge methods and professionalism. 

As we go about our daily lives, it is increasingly important that we dedicate time towards the protection and health of our bodies. Since back pain is high on the list of potential injuries, it is important that one maintains their health by exercising, eating right and practicing safe methods to avoid any and all potential injuries.  If you do ever need a pain management doctor, do not hesitate to contact New York Pain Care; Dr. Hosny has your best interests at heart, and the skills to back it up. Call (212) 604-1300 to book an appointment.

Friday, October 25, 2013

The Many Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy




There are many methods employed by doctors around the country and the world when it comes to treating injuries and improving the healing process.  One such method that is not mainstream, yet has seen a wealth of users such as famous athletes, is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. 

How it Works

The procedure basically entails the withdrawing of about 50 cubic centimeters of blood from a patient, where it is then spun in a centrifuge.  The spinning separates and isolates the platelets within the blood, where it is then injected directly into the tissue, tendon or muscle that has been directly affected.

Who is Using It?

Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant just recently went to Germany to have PRP on his injured knee in order to heal it at a quicker rate than conventional therapy would allow.  He is not the only sports star to swear by this procedure; there are numerous others who have utilized PRP to help heal their injury so that they can get right back into the thick of things.  Tiger Woods, Hines Ward, Troy Polamalu and Alex Rodriguez are a few big names that have found the procedure effective.  Hines Ward had been extremely   positive in his praise of the procedure by stating that "The injury that I had was a severe injury, maybe a four or six week injury.  In order for me to go out there and play in two weeks, I don't think anyone with a grade-2 MCL sprain gets back that fast."

Why Choose PRP For Your Injury?

PRP therapy has done wonders for thousands of individuals, who have seen and experienced significant increases in their recovery period.  Symptoms often improve quite quickly, and can potentially eliminate the need for more aggressive treatment and therapy.  Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can be the step towards a speedy and efficient recovery; contact us today.

Call us at 212-604-1300 or request more information by clicking here. At New York Pain Care our goal is to get you started on a personalized treatment plan to find relief!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Pain Management in a Modern Society

Let's take a few minutes to talk about a serious condition that affects eighty to ninety percent of Americans at some point in time: back pain.  Living with back pain, or even experiencing it can be very debilitating, but the reality is that it is easier to avoid than one might think.  Seeking out pain management in Manhattan can help one deal with a particular injury, but why not take the steps to help eliminate the potential for the injury in the first place?


-    Don't Chain Yourself To Your Desk

Far too many jobs in our modern world only require us to sit down all day with little to no activity.  If you find yourself staring at a computer screen for hours on end, make sure to get up and stretch, walk around and give yourself a break at least every hour or so.  If you can manage to find a private area, give yourself five quick minutes of back stretches in order to keep your muscles from getting too tight.

-    Exercise Regularly

This one should be a no-brainer.  Inactivity is a killer when it comes to pain management and back pain; when your muscles atrophy, you risk opening yourself up to injury.  Keep your body strong and make sure to throw in some back-related exercises such as deadlifts and rowing machines.

-    Practice Your Posture

Whether you are sitting, walking or working out, make it a habit to focus on your back and how you carry yourself.  Imagine a rope attached to your breastbone, pulling your chest upwards.  When exercising, make sure you perform the movements with correct posture to avoid putting unnecessary stress on your back.




-    Don’t Make The Same Mistake Twice

If you have previously injured your back, and are aware of the situation and what led up to it being injured, would you put yourself at risk again? Don't make the same mistake; build up your back until it is strong; practice yoga, get massages and do whatever you need to do to combat back pain.

New York Pain Care takes a holistic view of treatment for any patient who needs specific pain care; contact us at (212)604-1300 to schedule an appointment and to get your life back on track!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Lifting the Right Way


Posture is incredibly important, and in a society that constantly has us hunching over mobile devices, computer screens and other electronics, stress has increased tremendously on our backs.  Be it muscle fatigue, herniated discs or other conditions of the spine, Americans are losing the battle against back pain. 

Consider even a simple trip to the hardware store; bending to pick up a heavy bucket of paint or a piece of lumber can easily injure ones back if done improperly.  The way we lift, whether in everyday life or when working out at the gym, can have a significant impact.


Want to help eliminate the potential for injuring your back? Take a look at these tips; utilize these every day and you will end up building stabilizing muscles that will keep you healthy and fit for life.

-    A Straight Back is Key

Whether you are picking up a heavy bucket of laundry or completing a set of deadlifts at the gym, keep your back straight.  Think about your back swinging up or down from your hips, from a 90 degree to a 45 degree angle.  When your back is locked and straight, your spine is erect, your muscles are in perfect position and you eliminate stress on various parts: they are working as a cohesive unit.  When you let your spine slouch and bend, almost like a "U" shape, you put yourself at risk for damaging various parts of your back.  Keep it straight, and you will end up just fine.

                                           
  
-    Build Back Muscle

Exercise at your gym by performing some exercises that specifically target different areas of your back.  This could include Romanian deadlifts, traditional deadlifts, pushups, wide-grip pull-ups, bench row and many others.  Make sure to incorporate the back muscles at least two to three times per week into your routine.  Build your back, and it sets a platform for the other muscles in one's body.

-    Seek Treatment When Needed

Back pain isn't something to ignore; it is something that should be addressed immediately. If you feel any tweaks or pain, rather than trying to push through, it would be advisable to set up an appointment with a back pain specialist in NYC.  Even if you do not live in that particular area, a call to a specialist could be the difference between being pain-free.