Dr. Thomas F. Jan
When you are dealing with a neuromuscular condition, you want proper treatment. Whether you have pinched nerves, sprains, strains, sports injuries, or other orthopedic conditions, you can count on us for treatment of orthopedic and neurologic injuries/disorders. Our professional physiatrist in Massapequa is capable of diagnosing and treating a myriad of injuries through the use of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Dr. Jan is an osteopathic physician in private practice located in Massapequa, NY. He completed residency in Physiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, NY, is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of PM&R, is a board examiner and serves on the Board. He is the current chair of the American Osteopathic Pain Medicine Conjoint Examination Committee. Contact us to speak with our trusted physiatrist in Massapequa.
Dr. Jan has been in practice for 23 years and he sub-specializes in patients recovering from alcoholism/addiction suffering from pain. He is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and has been actively involved in the field of addiction medicine for over 15 years.
He serves on the Leadership Council for the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and volunteers as Medical Director for the LICADD Opioid Overdose Prevention Program. He also serves on the Nassau County, NY, County Executive’s Task Force on Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse, is a member of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators and the former Medical Director for the Town of Babylon, NY, Drug and Alcohol Services. He was and is a public advocate for the New York State I-STOP legislation. Our physiatrist in Massapequa will provide excellent care for your injuries.
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Sub-specializing in patients recovering from alcoholism / addiction who are suffering from pain.
What is Chronic Pain?
If you’re experiencing pain on a regular basis, it’s imperative that you seek out immediate treatment. At Massapequa Pain Management & Rehabilitation, we understand the difficulties of living with chronic pain. Our Massapequa Pain Management is well versed in this area and will help patients dealing with this find ways to manage their symptoms to get them back to being pain-free.
What Is Chronic Pain?
Chronic pain is one of the most common issues that cause adults to seek out medical attention. It is defined as pain that persists at least 12 weeks. The pain experienced during this period can be dull or sharp, but either way, it can quickly affect one’s quality of life. When rest and over-the-counter medication is not enough to help your pain subside, it’s time to seek help from our Massapequa Pain Management.
Causes Of Chronic Pain
One of the areas most commonly affected by chronic pain in adults is the back. This area acts as a staple of support for the rest of your body and plays a crucial role in allowing movement to take place. When the back’s integrity becomes compromised, it will begin to drag down your quality of life. Fortunately, our Massapequa Pain Management can implement various treatment methods to stop your pain. Our multidisciplinary team can help with:
- Chronic fatigue syndrome.
- Post-operative issues.
- Injuries from car accidents.
- Different types of arthritis.
As previously stated, our multidisciplinary team will use various types of treatment methods to help patients dealing with chronic pain. The methods administered will depend on both the severity of your problem and what is causing it to take place. After an evaluation of your condition has been made, you can expect an of the below to utilized:
- Chiropractic Care: If a skeletal misalignment is to blame for your chronic pain, chiropractic care could be the answer. Our team will perform chiropractic adjustments (which involve placing pressure on specific parts of the body to promote skeletal realignment) to correct the issue and get you back to being pain-free.
- Physical Medicine & Rehab: For neuromuscular conditions, physical medicine & rehab will likely be your best bet. Whether it be pinched nerves, sprains, strains, or other orthopedic conditions, trust that this form of care can properly combat your chronic pain.
- Physical Therapy: This form of treatment is activity-based and helps promote healing within the affected area. By performing stretches and strengthening exercises, you’ll find your back pain can be eliminated without invasive care.
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Living with chronic pain can be difficult for anyone to tolerate. However, here At Massapequa Pain Management & Rehabilitation, our team will work diligently to restore your quality of life. Did you know that October is National Chiropractic Health Month and National Physical Therapy Month? Now more than ever is the perfect time to seek treatment for any chronic pain you may be experiencing. To schedule an appointment with our Massapequa Pain Management, contact us today!
When the hip socket doesn’t fully cover the round part of your upper thigh bone, causing partial or complete dislocation, this is known as hip dysplasia. If caught in early infancy, a doctor will typically have the infant wear a soft brace to correct the issue. However, milder cases may not be noticeable for you when you reach adolescence or even adulthood. When it is caught later in life, it may need to be corrected surgically. Depending on your case, you may have to wait awhile until your surgery, which means you will probably still be suffering from pain. Luckily, a Massapequa Pain Management with Massapequa Pain Management and Rehabilitation can help reduce the pain from the symptoms caused by hip dysplasia.
The symptoms of hip dysplasia vary depending on the age of the individual. In infants, one leg may be longer than the other, which would later develop into a limp if not treated. In teenagers or young adults, the symptoms may include:
- Hip pain.
- Clicking or popping in the joint.
- Pain after physical activity, particularly in the front of the groin.
A Massapequa Pain Management can help relieve some of the pain or discomfort before or after surgery, depending on your particular case.
While it sometimes can be genetic, there may be other causes of the hip dysplasia. In the majority of cases, it’s more common in females than in males. 60% of hip dysplasia cases occur in newborn children, as it is the most common abnormality in newborns. Most likely, the problem will start in the womb because it may be the mother’s first pregnancy, the baby is larger and has limited movement in the womb, or because the baby is in the breech position, which will ultimately put a strain on the hips.
As mentioned earlier, an infant can wear a soft brace that keeps the ball of the joint in the socket while the baby is still developing. This can allow the joint to mold properly into place. When the infant is 6 months or older, a full-body case or surgery may be viable options.
Typically, when it comes to surgery, it is used for both adolescents and young adults. If it is a mild case, the surgery can be done arthroscopically, meaning that the surgeon makes tiny cuts in order for small cameras to correct it. A more severe case would require a periacetabular osteotomy. In this case, the surgeon would cut the socket, freeing it from the pelvis. Then, they would reposition it to match up with the ball. In more severe cases, hip replacement surgery may be required.
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With the help of a chiropractor at Massapequa Pain Management and Rehabilitation, they can help relieve your hip pain! We will first administer an initial examination to determine which one of our chiropractic services may benefit you the most. This can include manual care, manipulations, and home exercise programs. Contact us today to relieve pain caused by your hip dysplasia.
Treating Soft Tissue Damage
Soft tissue damage can occur in many different ways and can cause chronic pain if not treated properly. A Massapequa Pain Management can provide high-quality and effective treatment for these types of injuries. At Massapequa Pain Management & Rehabilitation, we understand the problems that can arise due to soft tissue damage. Our team will formulate a treatment plan to help reduce pain and prevent further damage.
Soft Tissue Damage
Soft tissues support, connect, and surround organs and other tissues in the body. If you’ve ever had a swollen bruise, sprained ankle, or wound, then you’ve experienced soft tissue damage. Here are the different types of soft tissue damage:
- Strains or Sprains – Strains are stretching or tearing injuries to the tendons or muscles that often occur in the lower back, leg, or foot. Sprains are ligament tears that can be classified as mild, moderate, or severe. Twisting motions most often cause this injury.
- Tendonitis – Tendonitis is a common overuse injury that is caused when the tendons become inflamed.
- Bursitis – This condition is caused by the inflammation of the bursa that provides cushioning between the bones, muscles, or tendons. Bursitis is often caused by overuse but can also stem from direct trauma to a joint.
- Contusions – A contusion, or bruise, occurs as a result of blunt trauma to a muscle. These injuries do not break the skin.
Treating Soft Tissue Damage
Your treatment for soft tissue damage will depend on the location and extent of your injury. Our Massapequa Pain Management is skilled at targeting the injured area and formulating a custom treatment plan. Chiropractic care is concerned with identifying the cause of your symptoms and treating them. Chiropractic treatments will likely involve a combination of therapies to deliver effective and well-rounded treatment, including chiropractic adjustments and passive motion exercises. Our goal is to alleviate your pain and get you back to doing the activities you love.
Contact Our Office in Massapequa
Leaving your soft tissue damage unresolved can lead to an array of chronic issues that can affect you for years to come. At Massapequa Pain Management & Rehabilitation, our Massapequa Pain Management is here to help you manage any pain and symptoms associated with soft tissue damage. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.