At the Ainsworth Institute, we understand that going to the doctor’s office can be an unsettling time for patients and their families. Whether is it trying to find the office itself, figuring out how to get there, or making sure you remember to bring everything you think you might need from old records – the first visit can be quite a challenge.
Our doctors and staff firmly believe that getting help treating your pain should be the easy part. This section aims to make the first step that much easier.
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How to get here?
We are conveniently located in the Upper East side of Manhattan, close to Midtown on the corner of 57th Street and Park Avenue. Our office is easily accessible by subway or car with parking available in building.
59th St Station in Bloomingdale’s
Lexington Ave/59th St
5th Ave/53rd St
Lexington Ave/63rd St
Handicapped Entrance is available behind the building on 58th Street
Our office is located on East 57th Street, between Park Avenue and Lexington Street.
West Side Highway (9A) – take 57th Street EAST
FDR Drive – North Bound: take Exit 12 at 61st Street; South Bound: take Exit 12 at 63rd Street
For new patient visits, expect to show up 10-15 minutes prior to your appointment to fill out some paperwork and for our staff to log your insurance information. This paperwork can be filled out ahead of time if you wish by going to our Forms page and downloading the following forms:
1) Patient Registration
2) Email Authorization Form
3) Cancelation Policy
These can be faxed back to our office or emailed with “New Patient Registration” in the subject line.
Worker’s Comp & Car Accidents
Is there anything special I need if I was hurt at work or in a car accident?
If your visit is related to a CAR ACCIDENT, you will need to fill out an extra form or two. Our staff will also need a copy of the No-Fault policy that your medical care is being covered under. If you have an attorney, please remember to bring a copy of his or her contact information. If you do not already have legal representation, don’t worry – our office works with several outstanding lawyers and can refer you to the right one to help you get the assistance you need. Just ask our staff when you come in.
If your visit is due to a WORKERS COMPENSATION case, there a few additional forms you will need to fill out. Most importantly, please remember to bring a copy of your Workers Compensation Board (WCB) number and Carrier Case Number with you. If an attorney is handling your case, please remember to bring his or her contact information with you. If you do not already have legal representation, don’t worry – our office works with several outstanding lawyers and can refer you to the right one to help you get the assistance you need. Just ask our staff when you come in.
What to Bring to the Appointment
What do I need to bring with me to my first appointment?
Please remember to bring the following items:
1) Insurance Card
2) Referral (if necessary)
3) Copy of all MRIs, CT scans, X-rays or any other relevant imaging
4) Medical Records – including any record of previous pain management treatments
5) A list of all current medications you are taking
Sitting Can Make Your Low Back Pain Worse
Sitting for long periods of time with the same posture, as you would in an office chair, can worsen existing back pain. It increases stress on the shoulders, arms and legs. A static posture also applies continuous pressure to disks and back muscles. Setting up an ergonomically correct workstation is crucial, but not enough. Stay active, every half hour get up and stretch or walk around the office.
Using stem cells to relieve lower back pain is an experimental, but promising new procedure. In it, a patient’s bone marrow is harvested and reinjected into the spine. Marrow is rich in stem cells which have regenerative properties. It is thought the procedure could be effective in repairing injured or worn out disks. Some patients have reported significant reductions in pain, but the treatment is still in the testing stage.
Get Answers to Your Questions at the Ainsworth Institute
The key to finding the proper treatment for any type of pain is getting a proper diagnosis. Not all types of pain respond to the same treatments and the window for improvement can be limited. The experts at Ainsworth Institute offer the most advanced pain management treatments available today, including advanced clinical trials that aren’t yet available to the general public. Call us today for an appointment so we can get you started on your road to recovery.