What is ALIF and Why Is It a Good Option for People With Chronic Lower Back Pain

Many patients suffering from lower back pain find relief from a series of conservative treatments. At our lumbar spine practice in New Jersey we believe that identifying the treatment that is most effective and least invasive is always the best option. That’s why we offer medication, exercise, massage and other protocols before moving on to… Continue Reading

Don’t Let Housework Cause (or Worsen) Back Pain

When you think of a work-related back injury, you probably picture people working on loading docks, in factories, or on construction sites.  But the truth is that injuries can happen in all types of settings, and work consists of all different things – including housework. Like the most strenuous and physically taxing occupations, housework often… Continue Reading

Air Force Pilot Undergoes Prosthetic Disc Surgery

Prosthetic discs are becoming increasingly popular for patients who have suffered from significant disc problems, but that doesn’t mean that they are appropriate for all applications. Every patient is different and faces different types of stress that will be placed on their spine following surgery, but few face the kind of pressure that Colonel Todd… Continue Reading

How to Deal With Pain and Stress

Right now we are all dealing with a global pandemic, but stress is with us all the time, and that is especially true when pressure or anxiety are combined with chronic pain. Many of our patients have indicated that when they are in pain, challenges that would normally evoke a sigh and a measured response… Continue Reading

The Best Neck Pain Treatment is Prevention

Even before social distancing and stay-at-home orders, neck pain was a significant problem. But now that we are spending the majority of our time at home, more and more people are experiencing discomfort from their neck and back. Though this is clearly a result of trying to adopt work activities to a home environment, it… Continue Reading