Dr. Riskevich Dr. Michael Riskevich has been practicing medicine for over 17 years, specializing in anti-aging medicine.
3140 CONEY ISLAND AVE.
BROOKLYN, BROOKLYN, NY 11235 New York
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Dr. Riskevich
This is a good Dr for pain management. We went here a few weeks ago. Dr Riskevitch was patient and worth seeing. Kudos to the staff as well. How can i say thank you to this practice for help me in the most difficult of time. The care and attention is genuine and i am healing property. After my accident it was a mess. Thanks to the care of the dr and staff, life is getting better. The Dr and Staff was proactive. This i appreciated. A few months later and i am feeling alot better. Thank you Dr Riskevitch. I came here with my wife for treatment. We were both in a car accident. The quality of care is a plus. The Dr is very kind and patient so if the staff. For pain management, i recommend dr Riskevitch. Love love love him and his staff he's awesome he's been treating me for different issues for over 20 yesrs. This practice helped me so much. Was in so much pain after i fell in 2016. Dr Riskevitch and staff got me on my feet again. I got referred to Dr Riskevich by my family doctor. He was complete with me and gave me Allthrin. I am taking it now and hope it will help with my pain
Rating: 4 / 5 stars
  • OFFICE HOURS
    Monday - Friday: 8am to 4pm
    Tuesday: 8am to 7pm
    Saturday: 9am to 12pm

Exercise and Coping with Pain Management

In 2018 pain management is quite the sensitive subject. With growing incidents of opiate addiction, and the medical communities overprescribing of these addicting substances, few are aware of all the alternatives available. Dr. Riskevich a Brooklyn pain management specialist, is hoping to help stifle the growing incidents of opiate addiction through the prescription of non-narcotic medication, and specially formulated exercise and therapy routines. Dr. Riskevich believes in educating patients on a strong combination of both exercise and activity and helping them to understand the difference between them. Exercise and activity are both quite helpful, for chronic pain and overall health as well. Yet the two are not different and are not equal substitutes of each other. Dr. Riskevich maintains the difference between activity and exercise to be quite clear. Many feel this way because they may have jobs in which they are constantly on their feet or require lots of movement, that this is a proper substitute for exercise. Dr. Riskevich stresses, that the tasks an individual performs on a daily basis, whether it being on their feet all day, or working construction, or carpentry, are known as activity. Engaging in daily activities on a daily basis is an important part of managing chronic pain, as it fosters improved coping mechanisms and lead to proper and consistent blood flowing. Helping to strengthen the body’s own natural healing and restorative mechanisms. Some of the many benefits of activity for chronic pain are:

· Gives patients other things to focus on during the day, aside from their pain. (pain has just as many mental aspects as physical)
· Productivity improves self-esteem, and self-esteem helps to fight pain.
· Self-Definition: Our jobs and daily activities help define us, and when we can define ourselves as more than just pain patients, we tend to deal with it better.
· Accomplishing goals and tasks provide happiness, which can always help patients deal with pain. Confidence also does this.

Despite being similar in some effects, exercise is defined as a repeated bodily movement done separate from one’s daily activities. Dr. Riskevich educates patients that stretching, core strengthening, and aerobic conditioning not only help increase blood flow to their area of pain but also help build strength in the body for a number of beneficial body tasks. The most important of these tasks are abdominal and trunk stabilization, especially over the pelvis and directed towards the spine. By strengthening the muscles which surround and hold up the spine, we can not only provide a place for protection to the spine and the intricate network of nerves within the area.

As exercise benefits pain patients, they are always reminded to heed the recommendations of their doctor. Dr. Riskevich has many patients whose pain prevents them from engaging in any high-intensity exercise plans, such as heavy weight lifting, or sprint training. Most pain patients will receive the most benefits from gentle, low-impact aerobic exercises such as walking, biking, and light swimming. Dr. Riskevich makes his patients aware that the difference between the two, activity and exercise is that, during exercise the patient’s heart rate increases until that exercise is over. During activity, the heart rate is relatively stable. Dr. Riskevich maintains that while both are beneficial to pain management patients, activity benefits them more from a mental aspect, while exercise benefits them from a more physical aspect. If you are in need of pain management, contact Dr. Riskevich, Brooklyn pain management specialist, today.