Category: Pain Management

Tips To Avoid Back Pain During The Holidays

Isn’t it ironic that one of the supposed happiest times of the year can be filled with stress and warnings about avoiding back pain? It’s true, but there are strategies to reduce the stress and keep you and your back happy. If you are already getting stressed just thinking about the upcoming holiday, here are some tips to avoid back pain during the holidays.

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Joint Pain: When Is It Time To See A Specialist

When you have joint pain, it becomes top of mind every time you move. It doesn’t matter if it’s your knee, elbow, hip, or shoulder. Move, and there’s pain. It limits your ability to participate in sports, to exercise, play with your children or grandchildren, and it interferes with just plain everyday activities. So, what is the tipping point of joint pain, and when is it time to see a specialist?

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What Are Flat Feet?

Never get caught “flat footed” again if somebody asks about overpronation. Living with flat feet is not funny if you suffer from the discomfort and pain it can bring, so pardon the ortho humor.

Overpronation occurs when the arch of the foot collapses downward and inward. This condition is commonly known as flat feet or fallen arches. Another way to understand flat feet is when standing, the entire soles of your feet touch the floor.

Some people live with flat feet all their lives never experiencing any symptoms. Others with flat feet suffer discomfort and varying levels of pain along with a propensity for injuries.

Let’s look at why this happens and how flat feet affects our body alignment.

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Hip & Knee Seminar: Joint Pain & Treatment Options

On November 14th, 2018, from 6-7:30 pm EST, Dr. Congiusta of OrthoNY will be presenting at a free seminar on the topic of hip & knee joint pain, what you can do to manage these pains, and the surgical and non-surgical treatment options available to patients.

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Knee Pain Seminar: Don’t Suffer Another Day

On October 22nd, 2018, from 6-7:30 pm EST, St. Peter’s Hospital, OrthoNY, and Smith&Nephew will be presenting a free seminar on the topic of knee pain and how the NAVIO Surgical System has helped patients in need of partial and total knee replacements find relief. Dr. J David Abraham of OrthoNY will be speaking at this event.

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Ortho NY Seminar with Dr. Lee Kaback

Join us September 20th for Dr. Kaback’s free seminar. The seminar is being held at the Black & Blue Steakhouse on Western Avenue in Albany, NY.

Register for the seminar by September 14th to hear what Dr. Kabach has to say about shoulder pain management and minimally invasive shoulder replacement. You can register by calling (518) 489-BONE, ext. 7788.

Learn more about Dr. Kaback and the shoulder services we offer.

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Keeping Bodies in Motion: Shoulder Pain Educational Seminar

Do you suffer from shoulder pain or arthritis?

Ellis Medicine and OrthoNY invite you to a free discussion to learn more about shoulder pain and what treatment options are available to you including:

  • Medications
  • Pain Relief Injections
  • Physical Therapy
  • Surgery

Q&A session to follow.

FREE! Registration required.

Register online at or call 518-612-2020 before December 13th.

December 13th, 2017 | 6PM-7PM | 600 McClellan Street, Schenectady

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OrthoNY Welcomes New Physician

Dr. Tom Jackson joins the Schenectady team

(ALBANY, NY) – OrthoNY is pleased to welcome Dr. Tom Jackson to the spine and back team as a pain management specialist. He has started seeing patients at the practice’s Schenectady and Latham locations.

Dr. Jackson received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine, and completed a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Temple University Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with subspecialty certifications in pain medicine and sports medicine, and is also board-certified in electrodiagnostic medicine.

Since 2011, Dr. Jackson has practiced pain management at Carolinas Healthcare System, serving as a faculty member in addition to providing patient care. His prior medical experience includes East Greenwich Spine and Sport in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, and Tri-State Pain Institute in Erie, Pennsylvania

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Jackson to our pain management team,” said Alan Okun, CEO. “He joins the eight physicians currently Saving Lifestyles in Schenectady, and 29 other physicians, with a team of 21 physician assistants and nurse practitioners, providing care at 11 locations from Albany to the Adirondacks.”

“Dr. Jackson will perform procedures in our new pain management suite, conveniently located within the Schenectady office at 530 Liberty Street. We are pleased to offer this specialized care to the community there. Patients in pain shouldn’t have to travel far to ease their discomfort. We strive to be right where they live, work and play.”

Appointments with Dr. Jackson may be scheduled by phone, (518)489-2663, online at, or through the OrthoNY appointment app.

OrthoNY was formed by the merger of Northeast Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Associates of Saratoga on January 1, 2013. Your bone and joint experts are committed to Saving Lifestyles through whole orthopaedic care in Albany, Clifton Park, Delmar, East Greenbush, Glens Falls, Latham, Malta, Saratoga Springs and Schenectady. For more information, visit