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Dr. David Bozak

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Cochecton, NY

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: Depending on where the pain is, could be Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, or even tarsal tunnel syndrome.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not directly, but...: Some problems like cauda equina, which is a problem with the bottom of your spinal cord, can cause back pain and bowel/bladder problems. You should b... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Flu: Could just be the flu. Try some over the counter meds for pain and fever, and if not better in a few days see your doctor.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No right answer.: Everyone responds different to meds, so you may have to try some different ones and see what works best for you. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen, ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: If you haven't had any treatment yet, x-rays would be appropriate since it was a traumatic event. Assuming that was done and clear, a course of physi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Everyone is built different, so some people can develop problems more easily. Work to optimize what you've got by staying active and keeping your mus... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Many options.: Physical therapy, and some of their modalities like a tens unit and ultrasound. Brace or even just a knee compression sleeve can help. Topical rubs ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Carpal tunnel: Waking up with pain, or more specifically numbness in a hand is a very common sign of carpal tunnel syndrome. Could also be arthritis or a pinched ne... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Core stabilization: I would need a lot more info, but in general a good core, trunk stabilizers, and low back muscles therapy program should help. The stronger all your ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends: There are alot of muscles in the neck, so it depends which one is bothering you. Try and move so that you apply a gentle stretch to the offending mus... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No exact amount: Low back pain that doen't get better with over the counter meds in a couple weeks should probably get checked out. Sooner if there are any other symp... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Variable: There are varying degrees of muscle spasms so it depends. Everyone experiences pain different also, so again depends. Need more info.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Hip weakness: "going out" could mean a number of things, so being evaluated by your physician would help. You could have a muscular imbalance in your hip muscles c... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See doctor : Could be just muscle spasms, or could be a disc herniation or something more serious. Go get checked out by your doctor.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not usually: I agree that physical therapy and antiinflammatories should help, but if not an appropriate injection could help. This could be in your ac joint, wh... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Rule out meningitis: If any fever or chills also, u should go to the er to be evaluated for meningitis. Especially if you've had any recent spinal injections.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Nerve irritation: Could be a pinched nerve in your neck at C5 or C6. If it bothers you enough or certainly if you develop any weakness in the arm, I would see a doctor ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Difficult to treat: Intractable means difficult or hard to control or deal with. So it doesn't mean impossible to treat, just a challenge!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
But why pain?: Knee pain can certainly cause your knee to buckle. If it keeps happening you need to find out why. A good history and physical exam and possibly x-r... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Serotonin: Prozac (fluoxetine) blocks the reuptake of serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter that has a role in many processes like mood and pain. We don't know... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See your surgeon: You need to follow up with your surgeon, who will probably check x-rays to make sure everything is in the proper place.
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
NSAIDs and/or...: Antiinflammatories can certainly help. For the hands they have compression gloves you could try. Occupational therapy can help. For the thumb, a we... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: You could also try voltaren (diclofenac) gel, which is an antiinflammatory like Ibuprofen but in a topical form. There are also pharmacies that make ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No smoking!: And follow all the recommendations of your surgeon. Eat a healthy balanced diet, and again... No smoking.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends: They can work very well in the properly selected patient, who has failed most other conservative measures and doesn't have any psychosocial or seconda... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Maybe: Pt to work on pelvic stabilizing muscles will often work, and an injection can help with acute flares. A more lasting solution that some pain docs ar... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Physical therapy: Specifically to strengthen your core, trunk, and low back muscles to give your spine more support. There are always NSAID medications and pain patche... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Could be: If you're having pain in the joints for no good reason (any major changes in physical activity level or traumatic events), then it could be a type of ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not directly: I would get checked by an eye specialist, and if your eyes are ok you could see a neurologist. If your vision is getting blurry or seeing spots on on... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Lots of options: Physical therapy is a great place to start. Keeping strong core and trunk muscles is important. There are lots of meds, both oral and topical patche... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends: Depends on your doctor and how much pain your in. If you are having alot of pain, they would likely give you some pain meds.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
6 weeks for fracture: If everything goes smooth, the fracture should heal in about 6 weeks. The scapular dyskinesia could get better with 4-6 weeks of directed physical th... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Injection or surgery: I'm assuming after 3 years you have tried pt and antiinflammatories. Draining the knee followed by a cortisone injection (assuming the fluid doesn't ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: An infected joint can be fixed, often with needle drainage, possibly surgery, and antibiotics.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Emergency room: This doesn't sound like anything typical, especially in the absence of any trauma, so if you are in agony i would go into the er or at least call your... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: Nerve damage that affects the nerves that control automatic functions of the heart.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Use Tylenol (acetaminophen): Naproxen and iboprofen are both "nsaids", so i would avoid taking them both.. You can supplement or alternate either of them with tylenol (acetaminop... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
NSAIDs: Antiinflammatories like Ibuprofen or Naproxen are good for joint pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can work too. If you have any other medical problems,... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends: If it's just a pulled muscle, should be better in 1-2 weeks. If you have anything more like tendinitis or a tear of the rotator cuff, it could take l... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends: How did it start? Trauma or some injury, or out of the blue? It could be something simple that will get better with anti-inflammatories and time, bu... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See your doctor: Could be a number of things, like bicep tendon rupture, bad tennis elbow, etc. An x-ray and physical exam will help.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Go see your doctor.: Pain that wakes you up at night is a red flag that something more serious could be going on. Not to scare you, but this is worth getting evaluated fu... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: That's a tough one. Rest (from what's hurting it) if it's acutely hurting is usually necessary. Eccentric strengthening exercise program! ice and n... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Narrowing...: It's a narrowing of the central canal that your spinal cord travels through.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Physical therapy: Start with pt. They have modalities that can help along with stretching and strengthening exercises.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Strong quads: Pt really is the best thing, and make sure your quad muscle is strong. A knee brace can help at times or with certain activities. Try and avoid thin... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
NSAID meds: Like celebrex, (celecoxib) naproxen, ibuprofen, etc., can help. Physical therapy can help sometimes, cortisone injections, compression gloves are som... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See your surgeon.: You should follow up with your spine surgeon to make sure there are no issues with the hardware. If not they can recommend further imaging, meds, or ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bozak
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Rheumatology: May not be typical arthritis, but something like jra (juvenile rheumatoid arthritis). I would get evaluated by a rheumatologist. Look for lyme disea... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
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