Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis

Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis

Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH)

Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) is a bony hardening – calcification – of ligaments in areas where they attach to the spine. It is a condition causing ligaments to harden – ossify – at the point they attach to the spine. Also known as Forestier’s Disease, DISH causes pain and stiffness in the upper back.

DISH also causes pain in the:

As a non-inflammatory condition, DISH is progressive, causing serious complications. The upper portion of the back – the thoracic spine – is most commonly affected by DISH.

Symptoms of DISH

  • Stiff or tight muscles
  • Muscle pain in the shoulder, elbow, knee, or heel
  • Loss of range of motion when stretching from side to side
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Hoarse voice

Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Treatment for DISH

The Multidisciplinary Team at Spine and Sports Medicine will design a treatment plan specifically tailored to alleviate the symptoms of DISH and increase your quality of life. The painful and debilitating symptoms of DISH can be relieved through:

At Spine and Sports Medicine, effective treatment of DISH symptoms can be achieved through a Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Team Approach.

  • Manual – hands on – Therapy
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • High Tech Exercises
  • High Touch Exercises
  • Weight Resistance Exercises
  • Postural Corrections
  • Tailored Home Exercise Program

Gold Standard Pain Management

Other highly effective pain management treatment methods at Spine and Sports Medicine include:

  • Phonophoresis
  • Iontophoresis
  • Cryotherapy
  • Medical Massage

Medical Insurance Coverage for DISH Therapeutic Treatment

At Spine and Sports Medicine, there is no requirement for you to obtain an outside primary physician referral to have the cost of DISH treatment covered by your insurance plan. Most insurance plans cover the cost of treating the painful and debilitating symptoms stemming from DISH. Our insurance experts will help you to determine your coverage and assist in processing your claims.

Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Treatment in One Convenient Location

Discover effective DISH symptom relief provided by a multidisciplinary therapeutic practice in one convenient Midtown Manhattan location – at Madison Avenue and 40th Street.

Reach out to the multidisciplinary team of pain management experts at Spine and Sports Medicine by clicking below – or – call 212.986.3888.

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