Category Archives: Rehab

Five Ways to Rebalance Your Life if You Have a Vestibular Disorder

Posted on: September 13, 2017

Balance problems can take many forms – all are hard to live with. Over 65 million Americans over the age of 40 have had balance issues, or a vestibular dysfunction like vertigo, at some point in their lives. Here I’ll give you five tips to help you rebalance your life if you think you might have a vestibular disorder…By Shelley H. Hirsch, M.A., CCC-A, Clinical Audiologist and Balance Center Supervisor at Northern Westchester Hospital’s Balance Center at Chappaqua Crossing. 

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Chronic Back Pain – The Best Medicine of All is Prevention

Posted on: August 4, 2017

Chronic back pain usually affects your lower back, also called the lumbar spine. Physicians define “chronic” back pain as daily pain for more than three months. The pain can be intense enough to affect all aspects of your life – from work to sleep. That’s why prevention is so important. The good news is that there are many ways you can help keep chronic back pain at bay – permanently. By Dr. Marshal Peris, FAAOS, Co-Director of the Orthopedic & Spine Institute, Spine Surgery Section, Northern Westchester Hospital

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Is it a Concussion? Why You Should Quickly Involve a Neuropsychologist.

Posted on: July 18, 2017

You probably know more today about concussions than you did a few years ago. By publicizing the head injuries of super-star athletes, the media has raised awareness of the seriousness of concussion. And that’s a good thing. But you may not know about the potential long-term dangers of not receiving care from the right specialist– the one provider trained specifically in the ways brain function affects cognition, behavior and emotion. In other words, a neuropsychologist. Here, I explain why involving this specialist from the first suspicion of concussion is vital to recovery. By Chari Hirshson, Ph.D., neuropsychologist at Northern Westchester Hospital.

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Shooting pain in your neck and down your arm. Don’t suffer pain one more minute.

Posted on: May 23, 2017

Suddenly, with no warning, you feel terrible pain shooting from the base of your neck, through your shoulder, down your arm and into your fingers. You’re not aware of doing anything to set it off. What’s happening? By Dr. John M. Abrahams, FAANS, Chief of Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the Spine Surgery Section of the Orthopedic and Spine Institute, Northern Westchester Hospital.

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Don’t Lose Your Voice – Tips for Preserving and Protecting Your Tone

Posted on: May 10, 2017

While everything from flowers to trees are coming alive, so are springtime allergies. As plants begin to release pollen, nearly 50 million people in the U.S who suffer from seasonal allergies start sneezing, sniffling and coughing. This is the time of year when it’s especially important to put thought and energy into protecting and preserving your voice, as any type of inflammation could lead to vocal issues. Often we don’t realize how important our voice is, or how much we need it, until we lose it. Here, I’ll explain the four components of your voice, the importance of caring for it, and tips to prevent the risk of permanent damage. By Veronica Cea, M.S, CCC/SLP, Speech Language Pathologist at Northern Westchester Hospital.

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