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Dr. Stephen Massimi

Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
Stamford, CT
14 years experience male

About

Bio

I am a physiatrist who specializes in non- operative spine and musculoskeletal medicine. Board Certified in Sports Medicine. Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Fellowship Trained in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine.

Specialties
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Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Sports Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

23 Answers
18 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Not really!: While there have been studies to suggest that more comfortable clothing helps people to be more active and healthy, there is no data that suggests wea... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Soft = less support : If a soft sofa increases your pain, then it may be related to the fact that it provides you less support. Specifically, in a sitting position, it may ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
You have options: Many specialties overlap, and for the hip this includes orthopedists, physiatrists (or physical medicine doctors), and rheumatologists. Orthopedists ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Not the best choice: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is not likely to have a strong therapeutic effect on painful muscle contractions of pregnancy and the very small advers... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Possibly: Pain from the heart can be refer to the back, so if you have any doubt about the cause of your pain then you should immediately seek a medical evaluat... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
It depends: Myopathy simply means "muscle disease", and that can include a wide range of problems, but usually refers to a problem within the muscle itself. I wo... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Pregnant: People with spinal cord injuries can absolutely get pregnant. Depending on your injury there may be some special considerations to keep in mind, and f... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Rarely : Typically a person with a bulging disc isn't going to cause "more damage" or make their problem worse by being active or participating in pt. That be... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Multi-modal approach: It sounds like you have more than one issue and thus your treatment ought to include more than just pt. You may want to see a physiatrist who can ass... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
This is not uncommon: Sun downing patients often do some things that don't assist the care their team has planned for them. If the ng tube is needed, it simply may have to ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Disk or nerve : The symptoms you describe can be from one of a few causes, but most likely from an intervertebral disc tear or protrusion. These can be very painful a... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Examination needed: You should see a physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor (physiatrist) for evaluation of this. There could be one of several reasons for your sympto... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
It depends : In general, i would be hesitant to accept any advice that recommends a particular brand of pillow. What you should aim for is a pillow that provides e... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Causes of neck pain: It's difficult to give you a diagnosis with such a brief history but depending on the context of the pain, it could be related to various causes such ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Yes, if tablet form.: Yes you can, if it is a tablet (not caplet). The tablet may not be scored to facilitate even splitting. The normal dose is either 5mg or 10mg. Not... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
You have options: More than one specialty of doctor can handle this issue, but you may want to start with a physiatrist or neurologist. Both specialties care for patien... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Cervical radiculitis: Your symptoms can be due to a wide variety of conditions, and for this reason only a thorough history and physical exam can provide you with an accura... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
It's your disc: Your symptoms are most likely related to an intervertebral disc, in which there may be a tear or even herniation. When the symptoms radiate from the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Yes, it can: The sural nerve is a purely sensory nerve and damage to it can cause numbness on the outside of your ankle and foot.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
It depends : In general, i would be hesitant to accept any advice that recommends a particular brand of pillow. What you should aim for is a pillow that provides e... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Usually nothing: In most cases nothing, as it will often resolve on its own. Physical therapy, anti-inflammatories, and activity modification all help to speed up the ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
It occurs slowly: A pinched nerve causing leg symptoms usually occurs from nerve root irritation as the nerve exits the low back, commonly called "sciatica". This ofte... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Heat and Posture: Muscles in the neck most commonly tighten from either poor posture (making them work harder to support your head), or from an injury to the neck (in w... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Massimi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Massimi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I will not take again and call -but what should I do today ?
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Thank you for the information. I found it very helpful.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, NY
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

NEW YORK-PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Physical Medicine and Rehab Specialist, First Place, Connecticut - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Hospital For Special Surgery
Stamford Hospital
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