Vlada Frankenberger, DO
Specialty: Pain Medicine
Location and Office HoursOrthopedic Associates of Long Island LLP
East Setauket, NY 11733
- monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- John T Mather Memorial Hospital
- Peconic Bay Medical Center
- St Charles Hospital
When is surgery used to relieve pain?
When necessary, surgical treatment may be recommended to relieve pain. In rare instances when severe pain has not responded to other treatments and procedures, surgery on certain nerves can be done to give the patient some relief and allow them to resume near-normal activities.
Why may I need cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for pain management?
The goal of cognitive-behavioral therapy is to change the way you think about the pain so that your body and mind respond better when you have episodes of pain. Therapy focuses on changing your thoughts about illness and then helping you adopt positive ways of coping with illness. For cognitive-behavioral therapy to be most effective, work together with your counselor toward common goals.
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How do I find a good physical therapist for back and neck pain?
Gerald M. Silverman, Chiropractic, answeredReasonable treatment recommendations begin with an initial trial course of therapy for one to two weeks for neck or back pain. At that time your response should be assessed, and if necessary, appropriate modifications can be made. Patients aren't all the same, and they all don't need treatment three times weekly for six to eight weeks. It is important to choose someone who will not only provide quality treatment but also take on the role of educator, coach, and provider of reassurance. If you are being advised that more and more treatment is the only way out of your situation, head straight for the door and don't look back. True professionals should be looking out for your best interest before their own. A connected and concerned attitude of commitment should come across loud and clear in everything they say or do.
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