How Walking Can Relieve Your Back Pain

One of the most frustrating aspects of the coronavirus quarantine has been the disruption in schedule that we’re all experiencing. In addition to the most obvious aspect of not being able to go to work or take children to school, those who were regularly exercising at the gym or going to physical therapy for the… Continue Reading

Neuromodulation – An Innovative Solution to Chronic Back Pain

Patients who are suffering from chronic back or neck pain face constant challenges and frustration. Though conservative approaches may work for some and surgery may be the right answer for others, every patient has different needs. One form of treatment that patients may not have heard of is neuromodulation. This innovative approach has been around… Continue Reading

COVID-19 Impacting Some Surgeries, But Not All

The entire country is focused on the daily updates regarding COVID-19. Every aspect of our lives has been impacted as schools and restaurants close and hospitals are facing mounting challenges. In light of the request by CMS Administrator Seema Verma for hospitals to cancel elective surgeries, some patients are opting to delay their procedures and… Continue Reading

Reasons for Revision Spine Surgery

There’s no denying the fact that revision spine surgery represents a significant disappointment for patients. Nobody wants to hear that their first surgery didn’t address the problem and that they need to go back for more. Unfortunately, there are some instances where revisions are required. Here are the most common reasons. Repeated Disc Herniations Patients… Continue Reading

3D Printing and Spine Surgery

Though 3D printing is still a foreign concept to most of us, it has been used in medicine since 1999, when researchers from Wake Forest Institute printed a sort of skeletal structure to support a human bladder. That innovation was coated with patients’ own cells, which generated tissue that was not at risk for rejection… Continue Reading

Is My Headache Coming From My Neck?

We’ve all heard the phrase “pain in the neck,” and we’ve all suffered from headaches. But did you know that if you’re suffering from both, the two might be connected? There are plenty of causes for headaches. It can be something as simple as dehydration or lack of sleep and it can be something as… Continue Reading

The Two Different Types of Spine Surgery

Many times, patients suffering from neck or back pain are hesitant about making an appointment with a spine specialist. They fear that they will automatically be set on a surgical path that they are neither emotionally prepared for nor convinced that they need. At our lumbar spine specialty practice in New Jersey, we take a… Continue Reading

Can You Do Your Own Physical Therapy?

If back or neck pain have become your constant companion, your body is trying to tell you something important. Perhaps the message is that you’re not practicing good posture and need to stand up straighter. Maybe it’s telling you that you need a better mattress or pillow, or that you need to get up and… Continue Reading

Ice Massage for Back Pain

The mere mention of ice massage is enough to set most people’s teeth on edge, but for people suffering from back or neck pain it can be a simple and effective solution. The supplies you need are free and available from your sink and freezer, and you can do it in the privacy of your… Continue Reading