Over 54 million people in the United States are diagnosed with some form of arthritis, and this number is expected to grow as the Baby Boomer generation ages — to 78 million by 2040. As arthritis becomes more prevalent, the medical community is finding new ways to treat the chronic condition using innovative regenerative therapies. Mathew Lefkowitz, MD, offers these innovative treatments to his patients in Brooklyn Heights, New York, providing long-term solutions to degenerative arthritis. To learn more, call to book a consultation.
As the main conduit for your nervous system, your spine plays host to many nerve roots that can cause pain in your extremities. To go straight to the source of your pain, Mathew Lefkowitz, MD, offers epidural steroid injections that provide almost instant relief from debilitating pain that originates in your neck or back. If you’re in the Brooklyn Heights, New York, area, and you’d like to learn more about epidural injections, please call to request an appointment.
When it comes to soft tissue problems, there are a lot of therapies that can help greatly with the pain and discomfort, but few provide the long-lasting results of regenerative medicine. To rebuild your beleaguered joints and soft tissue for long-term health, Mathew Lefkowitz, MD, turns to the human body’s own incredible regenerative resources — platelets — to help restore pain-free movement to his patients in Brooklyn Heights, New York. To find out more about platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, please call us.
This minimally invasive treatment option is often effective as long-term treatment and relief for chronic pain. In many cases, radiofrequency ablation can prevent or prolong the need for surgery.
Those who have chronic pain as a result of an underlying condition such as arthritis, neuropathy, or spondylosis, and have not responded well to other treatment methods may be good candidates for radiofrequency ablation. Other candidates include those experiencing nerve compression due to a herniated disc or other related condition.
Since back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, it is vital to know how to prevent the cause of back pain. By maintaining a healthy diet and weight, remaining active and avoiding prolonged inactivity or bed rest are all important ways to avoid back pain. Before doing exercises or any physical activity, it is recommended to warm up and/or stretch.
The neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. The cervical spine supports the full weight of your head which is on average about 12 pounds. While the cervical spine can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury.
Knee pain is increasingly becoming a more common problem in society. It is a complaint we see frequently. The most common complaint associated with knee pain is considered the normal “wear and tear.” Another ailment that affects the knee is osteoarthritis. The symptoms and progression of osteoarthritis and knee pain can be reduced through our individualized approach to chiropractic care.
Sciatica is characterized by pain in the lower back that radiates down one or both legs. The pain is described as dull, achy, sharp, like “pins and needles” or similar to electric shocks. Other symptoms associated with sciatica include burning, numbness and tingling sensations. Sciatic nerve pain varies in intensity from mild to severe, and frequency may range from occasional to constant. The onset is generally gradual and not necessarily associated with a previous event. Sciatica is also known as radiating or referred pain, neuropathy, or neuralgia.
In 2014, New York passed the Compassionate Care Act to establish a medical marijuana program. As a pain management specialist, Mathew Lefkowitz, MD, is able to approve medical marijuana for patients in Brooklyn Heights, New York, who qualify under the program’s guidelines. To explore how you can have access to medical marijuana, call to set up a consultation.