Brain Injury / Stroke

Brain Injury, whether from stroke or trauma, is often life changing.  Previously automatic tasks may now require special effort and increased time to complete.  You may even require the assistance of certain devices or other people.  The recovery process can seem endless.

Brain injury affects many domains of life:

  • Self care
  • Mobility
  • Cognitive function
  • Mood and Behavior
  • Sleep
  • Language and Communication
  • Relationships with others
  • Ability to work and earn money

Recovery after stroke or traumatic brain injury is a topic of special interest to Dr. Siefferman.  He has researched and published on this topic.  As a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, he is expertly trained to address each of the impairments which may accompany your injury, and help you achieve the best recovery possible.

Spasticity

Dr. Siefferman completed a post-doctoral fellowship in motor recovery after stroke at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.  There, he researched various methods of reducing spasticity and improving motor function after stroke and spinal cord injury.  At Manhattan Pain Medicine we offer the most current treatments for spasticity to help you achieve your best possible recovery.

  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve and muscle stimulation
  • Botulinum toxin injection (Botox ®)
  • Targeted physical and occupational therapy
  • Medication optimization
  • Bracing, splinting and assistive devices when needed

Concentration and Memory

After brain injury, some processes may seem slowed or even out of order.  Proper medical management, environmental modification and neuropsychological training is essential for your optimal recovery.  See Dr. Siefferman today to maximize your recovery!