Study Reveals Impact of Back Pain on Active Older Adults

Study Reveals Impact of Back Pain on Active Older Adults

Researchers at the National Institute on Aging are urging older individuals to actively seek professional help when they begin to suffer from back pain. According to their study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, highly active older adults who experience back pain will eventually find their abilities and mobility diminished if they… Continue Reading

Florida Twins to Undergo Spine Surgeries Together

Florida Twins to Undergo Spine Surgeries Together

Soon after Milan and Isabella DiMartino were born, the twins were diagnosed with a rare blood disorder that they knew would always make the need for surgery particularly challenging. But a year-and-a-half ago the girls, now active 13-year-old twins who love ice skating and animals, were both diagnosed with sudden onset scoliosis, a condition that… Continue Reading

Dinosaur Discovery Proves that Back Pain Existed Hundreds of Millions of Years Ago

Dinosaur Discovery Proves that Back Pain Existed Hundreds of Millions of Years Ago

Indian archaeologists’ recent discovery of the fossil of a one-horned Middle Triassic reptile has spurred interest from an unusual group: spine surgeons from around the world. Though a new discovery of an animal that predates the dinosaurs is always exciting, what makes this one detailed in an article in the International Journal of Paleopathology is… Continue Reading

Exercises to Ease the Pain of “Text Neck”

Exercises to Ease the Pain of “Text Neck”

If your smartphone habit is giving you a pain in the neck, you’re not alone. At our cervical spine specialty practice in New Jersey, we have been treating a lot of patients whose texting and browsing has led to significant neck and spine problems, including bulging discs and muscle strain and pain. It may come… Continue Reading

Seahawks’ Defensive End Recovering Following Neck Surgery

Seahawks’ Defensive End Recovering Following Neck Surgery

It’s been months since Seattle Seahawks’ defensive end Cliff Avril suffered a freak injury in the team’s October 1st game against the Indianapolis Colts. While tackling the quarterback he was inadvertently kicked in the chin, and almost immediately lost feeling in his arms or hands. The initial diagnosis was a ‘stinger’ or brachial nerve injury,… Continue Reading

Study Reveals That Weak Core Can Lead to Back Pain

Study Reveals That Weak Core Can Lead to Back Pain

A study published in the Journal of Biomechanics specifically looked at runners, but its conclusions can be helpful to anybody that suffers from chronic low back pain. According to researchers from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, the primary cause of chronic low back pain in runners is weak core muscles. The scientists found… Continue Reading

Top Causes of Back Pain

Top Causes of Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common complaints that send people to their doctors’ offices. In fact, more than three million people seek help for this affliction each year. In most cases, back pain resolves in a period of days or weeks, but for others, the pain becomes chronic and requires intervention from a… Continue Reading