April 28, 2020
Acute Spinal Injuries: A Comprehensive Overview

With causes ranging from slips and falls to motor vehicle accidents, many patients of all ages and backgrounds sustain an acute spinal injury each year. As Dr. Sandro LaRocca of New Jersey Neck & Back Institute, P.C. often informs patients, these injuries even affect those who are young and have healthy, appropriately dense bones. Here, […]

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April 14, 2020
Degenerative Scoliosis in Middle-Aged Patients

Scoliosis is characterized by an S- or C-shaped curve in the spine. This disease affects many older adults, as age-related spinal degeneration can cause disc compression and tilting. Luckily, scoliosis is easy to diagnose and carries many treatment options for patients of New Jersey Neck & Back Institute, P.C. Here, we take a closer look […]

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March 23, 2020
UPDATE TO The New Normal at NJNBI

As we all continue to meet the challenge brought by the pandemic, NJNBI remains committed to your care. We are still treating patients under the current circumstances and will fulfill our pledge to giving our patients the best surgical care possible. While two of our locations remain open and we are able to perform urgent […]

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February 25, 2020
When Might It Be Time to Consider Back Surgery? It’s a Matter of Quality of Life…

The most important question someone faces as they live with back pain is whether its time for surgery. While there are many criteria that can help shape this decision, whether surgery is the right choice is still a highly subjective matter that each individual patient must ultimately navigate themselves. Neurological symptoms such as leg pain, […]

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January 15, 2020
Melissa’s Return to Music, and 5 Myths About Back Surgery

Melissa was a middle school music teacher and viola player who depended on fluid painless movements to play complicated classical music and teach an orchestra of middle schoolers.  But by 2018 she was suffering so severely with a cervical disc herniation in her neck that she feared she may not be able to play without […]

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December 3, 2019
How Joe Toscano’s Life Improved Thanks To Spine Surgery

The motorcycle revved as it rounded the sharp turn on the motocross track. With a final blast of engine noise, Joe Toscano zoomed up the sharp incline and flew into the air executing a perfect jump, landing straight and zooming to the next mound as dozens of motorcycles buzzed around him. “There was a moment […]

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November 12, 2019
A Timeline of Degenerative Spinal Diseases

Degenerative diseases cause damage to the spine over time, resulting in loss of function, discomfort, mobility impairments, and more. If you’ve been diagnosed with one of these conditions, it’s important to understand how the disease will progress and when surgery is appropriate. Here, New Jersey Neck & Back Institute, P.C., breaks down the progression of […]

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October 23, 2019
What Back Surgery Can Do Compared to Non Operative Approaches

As people navigate their spinal problems the question most will face is whether or not to have surgery and when. There are times when surgery must be the first option and the conservative approaches of chiropractics, physical therapy, medications and pain management are not appropriate. When there is a neurological deterioration or deficit from trauma […]

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October 15, 2019
Conquering the Fear of Back Surgery

You’ve already been to a physical therapist, chiropractor, or pain management practice. And you’ve tried epidural and steroid shots to ease your chronic back pain. After finding no long-term relief, is back surgery worth it? Spinal surgery can result in life altering differences improving your quality of life, but fear and common myths make too […]

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