Spine Consultation | 10 Questions a Spine Surgeon May Ask You

September 19 2017
spine consultation
When you’re suffering from pain, it can be difficult to describe your pain accurately. When first meeting for a spine consultation regarding your injury or condition, be prepared for the doctor to ask you a series of questions. By providing...

What Exactly is Spinal Stenosis? – Spinal Pressure

September 12 2017
spinal pressure
Spinal Stenosis is a spinal condition where the open spaces in the spine become narrowed, causing intense spinal pressure on the cord and nerves. Spinal stenosis typically begins in the spinal canal itself, generally in the neck or lower back. It...

Chronic and Acute Pain | What is the Difference?

August 25 2017
chronic and acute pain
The human body’s way of communicating is through pain. It is normal for the body to feel pain – it’s the only way you will know what’s wrong. Tolerance to pain is different for each individual – some people can tolerate higher levels of...

What is Spinal Osteoarthritis?

July 7 2017
spinal osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis (OA) affects approximately 27 million Americans, making it the most common chronic arthritic condition. This debilitating condition can affect any joint in the body, but most often occurs in knees, hips, lower back and neck, small...

Disc Ruptures – What is A Ruptured Disc?

June 22 2017
disc ruptures
Adults may face several different spinal conditions, but one of the most common is a ruptured disc. This condition is due to a tear which occurs in the outer wall disc allowing inner disc material to be pushed out into the spinal canal. A...

What to Expect: Spinal Tumor Surgery

June 16 2017
spinal tumor surgery
Recovery from spinal tumor surgery is unique to the individual and there are several factors that can impact the recovery time. Your recovery will depend on how complex the surgical procedure is. When surgery ends, you will be moved to a room...

Spinal Therapy is Essential to the Recovery of Spinal Surgery Patients

May 11 2017
Spinal Therapy
A combination of exercise, physical therapy and hydrotherapy are essential to the recovery and rehabilitation of spinal surgery patients. The three therapies not only help the body heal from surgery, but they help rebuild muscle strength around the...

What is Spina Bifida? Prognosis of Spina Bifida

April 25 2017
prognosis of spina bifida
The highest level of vulnerability for birth defects and spinal deformity are within the early stages of pregnancy. One of the most debilitating defects affecting the spine is Spina bifida. Spina bifida causes a baby to be born with a severe...

What to Expect When Facing Spinal Fusion Surgery

April 18 2017
Spinal Fusion Surgery Recovery
There are many ways to avoid surgery, but if your spine’s condition does not improve with current treatment, your doctor may elect spinal fusion as a surgical option. Spinal fusion involves “fusing” one or more of the vertebrae so that motion...

Ankylosing Spondylitis Prognosis – What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

March 20 2017
ankylosing spondylitis prognosis
There are many forms of arthritis which affect the body, but ankylosing spondylitis or AS, is a severe form of arthritis that primarily affects the spine. This condition causes severe inflammation of the spinal vertebrae, but can also affect other...

Epidural Steroid Injections Can Provide Temporary Pain Relief

February 3 2017
epidural steroid injections
Patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, persistent sciatica or severe lower back pain may be able to get temporary relief with epidural steroid injections (ESIs). ESIs are minimally invasive and can provide pain relief for spinal stenosis,...

Understanding Sciatica

January 25 2017
Understanding Sciatica
At some point in their lives, and for many different reasons, people will experience some kind of sciatic pain. When the sciatic nerve is temporarily compressed, it is usually diagnosed as Sciatica. Understanding Sciatica is important, as it can...

How Do I Know If I Have Whiplash and Not a Cervical Spine Injury?

December 27 2016
cervical spine injury
There are many situations where your neck and spine can be affected. But how do you know if it’s really, whiplash or if it’s something more serious – like a cervical spine injury? WHIPLASH Whiplash occurs with a sudden jerk of the head...

The Connection Between Osteoporosis and Fractures

December 19 2016
osteoporosis and fractures
There are about 1.5 million spinal fractures which occur each year in the U.S. Spinal fractures can be caused by falls and other accidents, but more commonly, Osteoporosis and fractures are linked together. Osteoporosis is a condition which...

Children Should Get Checked for Scoliosis – Symptoms Can Go Undetected

November 30 2016
thoracolumbar scoliosis
Children Should Get Checked for Scoliosis - Symptoms Can Go Undetected Scoliosis is an unnatural curvature of the spine and most of the time, it has no noticeable symptoms. Because this is just a mild curve of the spine and it does not generally...

Top 5 Myths About Sports Related Spine Injuries

November 22 2016
New Jersey Orthopedic Surgeons
Though perhaps not as common as other sports injuries, spine injuries should be taken very seriously in sports, whether collegiate, professional, or otherwise. Intense sports like football, wrestling, and mixed martial arts all carry a higher risk...

The Most Common Questions About Back Pain

October 31 2016
back pain with fever
Back pain is more common than most people think. According to reports, about 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. In most back pain cases, the pain is mild and goes away over time. When back pain is more severe or...

Top Risk Factors for Spinal Injuries

October 18 2016
spinal cord injury levels
It’s clear that spinal cord injuries can happen to anyone, but there are several risk factors that could increase your chances of spinal cord injury. Your Gender In general, males are more prone to spinal cord injuries than females. Reports...