Meet The All Star Team at NYSI Dr. Charles Kaplan (Physiatrist), Dr. Benjamin Hirsch (Pain Management Psychologist) and Dr. David Adin (Director of Pain Management).

Ask any ten friends if they’ve ever sought a professional in the field of Pain Management, Pain Psychology, Physiatry or Physical Therapy and most will say yes to at least one of these. A number of them have probably even sought help in all of the areas. Opinions abound, but how do you know whose advice to trust? Pain management and medical rehabilitation are broad terms which, when left to an inexperienced practitioner, can lead to a misguided approach in diagnosis and patient care. Fortunately, New York Spine Institute (NYSI) hosts world-renown doctors to provide the best care possible at the cutting-edge Westbury

The First Step – Pain Management

Dr. David Adin, Director of Pain Management at NSYI, holds a number of distinctions and was the former President of the American Academy of Spine Specialist. He is well-versed in the latest diagnostics and medical treatments in virtually every pain-related condition and works with his colleagues in advanced technologies such as injection therapies, discectomy, radiofrequency procedures, fluoroscopy and endoscopy to achieve the greatest levels of accuracy and precision.

Pain Psychology

Though pain is a necessity in physical life (because it warns of harm to the body), chronic pain is a mystery that causes suffering. As a pain psychologist, Dr. Ben Hirsch focuses on his patient’s ability to cope with pain, using relaxation techniques, diversion therapy guided imagery and desensitization. A pioneer in the field, Dr. Hirsch is a diplomat of the American Board of Pain Management, a fellow of the American Board of Family Psychologists and an associate of the American Association of Interventional Pain Practitioners. He approaches cases with uniquely designed programs that meet the individual’s specific pain psychology needs, lifestyle and goals.

What is a Physiatrist?

Physiatry focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of patients who suffer from severe impairments; conditions such as musculoskeletal injuries, headaches or sciatica; and neurological disorders ranging from pinched nerves to carpal tunnel syndrome. Often, a comprehensive approach to dramatic changes in lifestyle is crucial to long- term rehabilitation. Dr. Charles Kaplan is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Sunny Downstate Medical Center as well as Certified Acupuncturist since 1992. He combines a traditional as well as holistic approach to medicine in order to help each patient heal as best possible.

Physical Therapy

Minimally invasive and non-surgical rehabilitation are critical for successful recovery. Sound musculoskeletal and orthopaedic fitness can be elusive to those who have suffered an injury or lead busy lifestyles.

Busy Long Islanders deserve the best care available for conditions brought on by their active lifestyles-and many are finding it at New York Spine Institute thanks to doctors Adin, Lanter, Hirsch and their team.

Visit the state-of-the-art facility in Westbury at 761 Merrick Avenue.

Call (516) 357- 8777 for more information or to make an appointment