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Dr. Brett Spain

Sports Medicine
Massapequa, NY
18 years experience male

Locations

Total Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Wantagh, NY

Address

3728 Park Avenue, Wantagh, NY, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 12pm - 7:00pm
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Fax

5167953036

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Cigna

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Medicare

MVP Healthcare

Oxford Health Plans

UnitedHealthcare

Total Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Bronx, NY

Total Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Massapequa, NY

About

Bio

Family Practice trained and Board Certified physician with added qualifications and board certification in Sports Medicine. Focus on sports and orthopedic injuries. Interested in platelet-rich plasma injections, concussion management, wellness and injuries in the active and athletic patients.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Sports Medicine

Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: New York

Doctor Q&A

69 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Giving way...: Is a nonspecific sign and does not indicated tears or any other pathology. However, if your pain is worsening it is important to be evaluated by a mus... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Possible: It's is possible if you are continuing to aggravate it with other exercises that you may be doing. However, discussing with a musculoskeletal physicia... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Concussion symptoms: Can vary very widely despite the severity of impact. Any concussion that includes a loss of consciousness requires a closer evaluation and probably a ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Knee pain in runners: Knee pain in a runner can be due to a myriad of different things. I invariably see weak gluteus medius and hip abductor muscles in runners, especially... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Radiating pain: With your history of low back pain this could be radicular symptoms from a herniated disc in the lumbar spine. It is also possible from a hamstring st... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Whole milk especially seems to improve the body's ability to process the whey and casein proteins due to the milk fats that are present.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Kidney contusions: Or bruised kidneys can be very painful, and a potentially serious injury. May sure you have good follow up with your physician for this.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Need further study: Any calf pain could be due to a blood clot and needs to be ruled out prior to further exercise. Smoking, obesity, birth control pills among others are... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Possible fracture: This could be as simple as a contusion, but with a history of trauma and persistent pain, at least an x-ray is needed. See a physician immediately.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: It absolutely could be a blood clot. Get to your obstetrician immediately for a simple leg ultrasound to rule this out.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Any chest pain: Associated with dizziness is cardiac until proven otherwise. Get to an emergency room or your physician immediately.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Possibly: There is minimal evidence that there is a cure for hypermobility. Although, a cure may not be necessary as it is not a disease in and of itself. If yo... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
This could be: An electrolyte abnormality such as hypokalemia (low potassium) or hypercalcemia (high calcium). It could also be due to dehydration, muscle spasm from... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
It has been found...: That approximately 30 minutes before or after a work out your body is primed to utilize the protein you ingest and build muscle.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Simvastatin can...: Cause myalgias, or muscle pain, which you might perceive as knee pain. However, the locking symptoms are unlikely to be explained by this and requires... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Persistant symptoms: From a concussion are somewhat common and it is certainly possible to be experiencing headaches 2 weeks after the initial impact. The most important t... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Avoid pain: Any exercises that cause you pain should be avoided. Exercises that target scapular stabilizer muscles (levator scapulae and rhomboids) should help wi... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Scapular muscles...: Are usually the first and most effective exercises to do for shoulder or more commonly rotator cuff injuries. This includes rows and internal/external... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
This may be...: A serious infection of a part of the skull bone called mastoiditis. You should see your primary doctor or an ENT for further work up of this.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Concussion rehab...: Can be quite challenging. Physical therapy can be helpful to include balance training and proprioceptive rehabilitation exercises. A graded return to ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Need imaging: Sometimes extra bones in the foot or ankle can predispose you to ankle sprains. At minimum an x-ray should be done if not an MRI to rule out these ano... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Pregnancy test: The first thing to do is take a home urine pregnancy test. If this is negative, see you primary physician or obstetrician. They will also likely do a ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Many reasons: You may be feeling fatigue for several reasons after a workout. If you are severely exhausted and feel incapacitated you may be overdoing it, you may ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Tinea cruris: The discoloration is due to a fungal infection. A prescription for and topical antifungal medication from your primary care doctor should clear it up.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: It is certainly reasonable to continue participating if you are not in much pain and feel that you are able to perform at the level you expect. There ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: It could be a ganglion, although meniscal cysts are relatively common, and the difference is probably not important. Speak to your orthopedist if you ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Balanced diet: I do not usually recommend supplements for almost any reason. However, a pure whey protein powder can be helpful if you are having difficulty eating e... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Challenging: Fibromyalgia can be one of the most challenging conditions to treat an manage. There is not often one single answer or treatment that will control pai... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Minimal: Whey protein isolates are generally very safe to ingest. There is a potential for some abdominal distress if you take too much at once, but this is ra... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Broad differential: Back pain in a young female has a long list of possible diagnoses and without further information and a good physical exam, it is very difficult to di... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
See your physician: This could be something as simple as an abdominal muscle strain. However, you may be experience chest pain from cardiac or pulmonary disease. See your... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Keep it clean...: And covered. Soap and warm water is usually enough and rarely is any topical antibiotic necessary. If your pain is not improving you may need to seek ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
You may be able to: Achieve a minimal amount of alignment improvement with pt. However, this degree is likely insignificant.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
See your doctor: This could be numerous different things including anything ranging from a fungal infection to an allergy to a belt buckle. The treatment will vary gre... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
possible new fractur: If you are an avid runner or exercise with a lot of impact activities, you may have a new stress fracture. This may or may not be related to your prio... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Tendinopathy: You may have a snapping tendon syndrome or tenosynovitis (swelling in the tendon sheath that surrounds the actual tendon). You may require further tre... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Physical therapy: A trial of physical therapy can be helpful depending on what stage you are in. If your MRI shows compression of the humeral head, surgery may be your ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: There should be no issue with this.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
This depends...: On what sport you are looking to participate in. Higher impact sports that involve a lot of impact and stopping and starting are probably not a good i... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: This sounds like an autoimmune arthritis, which is due to a condition like lupus. You should be seen by a rheumatologist.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Galactorrhea: The symptoms you are describing are called galactorrhea. This article gives a good overview. http://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1763.html see your d... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Stiffness may be...: Perceived as a snapping feeling. There are many diagnoses that this could be. A good knee examination will help figure out this issue.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Shoulder pain: Can be due to numerous causes, including radiating pain from the neck. If you work in a sedentary job your posture may be affecting this as well. Seek... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Needs evaluation: If you mean pain when throwing, than this could be a ulnar collateral ligament sprain (ucl), also know as the tommy john ligament. Stop throwing and s... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Not a waste: It's not a waste insofar as your body will process the excess protein into fat, and store it this way.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Neither accurate: Neither of these statements is true. Most active people that follow a healthy, well-balanced diet have low risk for atherosclerosis, which is a build... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
No limit: There is no limit to how long you can take this. Protein is a building block for the body (with carbohydrate and fat). As long as you are continuing t... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
220 - Age = Max HR: Your maximum heart rate can be calculated as 220 minus your age. For a 34 year old male your max would be 186 beats per minute. Your heart rate should... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Coccygodynia: This condition can be very painful. It can also linger for a while. Generally a course of anti-inflammatories, relative rest and physical therapy can ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Work up first: Overall cardiovascular fitness, if you are cleared for such exercise, is best for erectile dysfunction. It is important to check with your primary car... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Spain is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Spain is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I've had this for over a year so I don't think it's a strain..I hope my doctor figures it out,thank you!!!!
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Thanks for your quick reply! My surgeon told me in feb I need a fusion but I'm not old enough...
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Thanks for your quick reply! I am going now to see a doctor. Thank you.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

AOA
ACOFP
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