Time To Fix This Pain In The Neck! When Is It Time For Cervical Herniation Surgery and What Does It Involve?

The vertebrae that start at the base of your skull and are in your neck are called cervical vertebrae. You have 7 cervical vertebrae and your surgery will name which ones surround the damaged disc. For example, you may have been told you “need a discectomy and fusion of C 6-7.”   You may hear your […]

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How Spine Surgery Has Changed for the Better

It’s a great time to be a spine surgeon, and it’s an even better time to be a spine surgery patient! We all know people who had back surgery decades ago and we hear their stories of how enormous and traumatic it was. Just about every type of spine surgery has improved over time. When […]

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Considering Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery In New Jersey? Here Are Some Facts and Benefits To Know

When considering surgery as an option for successfully treating a back condition, it is important to understand the differences between surgeries to determine what option is best for you. Typically, surgery is only reserved for when conservative methods of treatment—such as medication or physical therapy—have failed to provide relief from pain and other symptoms.

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12 Common Causes of Back Pain

Your spine is a complex, vital structure made up of vertebrae (bones), tendons, ligaments, muscles and cushiony discs. When there is an issue with any of these components, back pain may be the result.

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Is Sciatica Causing My Back Pain or Is It Something Else?

The term Sciatica is, as you noted below, is generally used as a general term for back pain into the buttock or leg. A true “sciatica” is from compression of the sciatic nerve which is a nerve composed by a number of spinal nerves, typically L3-S1. A true compression is from something like a piriformis […]

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The Snow Shovelers’ Survival Kit

Every year, during the few winter months in New Jersey a lot of people are going to wake up in pain. Thousands will make hospital trips and many may even require surgery.  Why is there such a spike in back injuries at this part of the winter season? Because people underestimate the risks of back […]

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7 Resources for Learning About Spine Surgery

You’ve just been told you may need surgery to correct your spine condition, but where do you go to learn more about the process? With so much information on the Internet, it can be tough deciphering what sites have gathered information from legitimate sources.

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Is Your Desk Job a Pain in the Neck?

You normally wouldn’t think about it, but everything from the way you drive during your daily commute to the arrangement of your desk is affecting your spine, which can literally result in a pain in the neck. Poor posture and bad habits leave your neck stiff and sore. Other symptoms associated with neck pain may […]

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Is Your Foot Pain Caused By A Spine Problem?

In addition to bearing the weight of the entire body, our feet take a beating in a variety of ways. We may injure them in an accident or shove them into shoes that turn them into fashionable contortionists. We may also suffer from a medical condition such as arthritis or bursitis. While the majority of […]

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