Dealing With Day-to-Day Back Pain

There are many ways that we can hurt our backs, and many causes of back pain. Acute back pain can be the result of overuse or injury, while chronic pain can follow injury, degeneration, and structural changes such as narrowing of the spaces around the spinal cord, curvatures, bony growths and more. The best solution… Continue Reading

2020 Castle Connolly Top Doctor

The professional team at Progressive Spine & Orthopedics is thrilled to announce that Dr. Joshua S. Rovner has been selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2020.  Castle Connolly is a medical publisher that is dedicated to helping American consumers find the best healthcare available. Since 1991 their staff has been identifying medical facilities… Continue Reading

Waking Up With a Sore Neck

Waking up with a profoundly stiff neck is all-consuming while you’re going through it. There are few things more maddening then being unable to turn your head without pain, for no apparent reason. If you’re lucky, it goes away and you completely forget about it once it’s gone, but many of us suffer with chronic… Continue Reading

Strengthen Your Abs Without Straining Your Back

There are plenty of reasons for wanting strong abdominal muscles, but probably the best is that it’s those core muscles that help keep you from injuring your back. The problem is that many of the most popular and best-known abdominal exercises can actually cause back pain leading people to avoid them entirely. It’s a catch-22.… Continue Reading

How Do Herniated Discs Happen?

Having a herniated disc is a painful experience, but it’s certainly not a lonely one. Though the official medical data reports that the condition afflicts between one and three percent of the population, if you ask your friends, you’re likely to get a strictly anecdotal sense that it’s a lot more prevalent than that. One… Continue Reading

Chinese Surgeons Perform Life-Changing Surgery

At our New Jersey spine surgery practice, we treat many challenging conditions, including Ankylosing Spondylitis. Ankylosing Spondylitis is a type of arthritis that affects over two million Americans, causing painful inflammation and rigidity that gets worse over time. It is an autoimmune disease for which there is no cure, but which can generally be managed.… Continue Reading