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Vlada Frankenberger, DO
Specialty: Physical Medicine/rehabilitation
- physical medicine/rehabilitation
- 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
- BlueCross BlueShield
- Capital District Physicians' Health Plan (CDPHP)
- ConnectiCare (EmblemHealth)
- Empire BlueCross BlueShield
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- MVP Health Plan
- United Healthcare
- John T Mather Memorial Hospital
- Peconic Bay Medical Center
- St Charles Hospital
How is chronic pain different than short-lived pain?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredChronic pain is different than the sensation you feel when you burn your finger or scrape your knee. In contrast to short-lived forms of pain, chronic pain occurs when your nervous system continues to fire pain signals for months or even years after the initial injury. Chronic pain can become worse over time because nerve fibers, like well-trained muscles, learn to deliver pain signals to the brain more effectively. The intensity of the signal increases as your brain becomes more sensitive to the pain message. Some call this the "wind up phenomenon" of chronic pain.
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What is constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) for stroke rehab?
Natalia Rost, MD, Neurology, answeredOne promising technique for people with moderate weakness in one arm following a stroke is constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT), which involves not just exercising the weak arm but also restraining the stronger arm to force the other one to work harder. Research suggests that CIMT may help the brain rewire itself, and help people to gain more mobility and dexterity. A multicenter study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health followed patients who underwent either a two-week CIMT program or usual care. The results, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, showed that CIMT participants enjoyed significantly greater improvements in arm motor function one year after the intervention. After two years, CIMT participants retained those functional improvements and continued to gain strength in their affected arm. This translated into continuing improvements in activities of daily living.
Is fibromyalgia a real disease?
Celeste Cooper, Rheumatology, answered
Fibromyalgia like many other disorders often called disease is actually a syndrome, a collective set of symptoms that remains the same within the identified group.
This does not make it any less real. There is a plethora of research, https://thesethree.com/Research_Abstracts.html#FM_Research , that points to particular upsets in the brain and possible peripheral nerve involvement, such as that presented on small fiber neuropathy at the American College of Rheumatology 2012 Annual Meeting; Nov. 10-14-2012.
Replicated research on various upsets specific to fibromyalgia validates fibromyalgia is a very real condition.
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