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Is It Possible to Relieve Nerve Pain at Home?

Living with nerve pain can be extremely painful. While some neuropathic pain may get better on its own or with treatment, it can sometimes take months or years. Conversely, other nerve pain may stay persistent or increase over time. Fortunately, there are ways you can relieve nerve pain at home. If your nerve pain continues…

Can Menopause Impact Sciatica Pain?

A recent study explored the relationship between menopause and lower back pain. The study’s authors noted that a lack of vitamin D because of menopause is associated with increased severity of lower back pain, such as degenerative disc disease. If you suffer from degenerative disc disease, which may lead to sciatica, contact the back doctors…

What to Expect from a Trigger Point Injection

A trigger point injection is a medical procedure that can help soothe muscle pain and is often recommended for fibromyalgia, tension headaches, and myofascial pain. If your doctor has recommended trigger point injections to help alleviate your pain, you may be wondering what to expect from this procedure. What Are Trigger Points? Trigger points are…

3 Summer Activities That Can Cause Back Pain

With sunny weather and vacation plans approaching, we’re ready to spend these few months participating in exciting outdoor activities. Whether you’re exercising or performing chores, the longer days mean more time with friends and family. However, with an increase in physical activity, your back is at risk of injury. In the summer, there are a…

What Is an Interbody Cage and Why Is it Important During Surgery?

You likely have many questions regarding your upcoming spinal surgery, including several about an interbody cage. What is it, and why is it so important during back operations? The board-certified back doctors at New Jersey Spine & Orthopedic may use an interbody cage during surgery, but they will answer all your questions and fully explain…

How a Back Brace Can Help after Spine Surgery

At NJ Spine and Orthopedic, your back health is our top priority. We strive to care for our patients even after surgery to ensure their procedure was productive and provides relief for years to come. Following certain spinal surgeries, one of the most important things to do is to wear a back brace as instructed…

Can Losing Weight Help with Back Pain?

We’ve all heard that losing weight can come with a myriad of health benefits, but could shedding the excess pounds help to ease back pain? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, today over 70% of Americans adults over the age of 20 are overweight, and nearly 40% are obese. Back pain is…

Comprehensive Guide to Preparing for Laser Spine Surgery

Most commonly performed to treat ruptured or herniated discs, laser spine surgery is a minimally invasive procedure in which surgeons utilize a focused beam of light to remove soft tissue over a spine through a small incision. Although this type of procedure often comes with a quicker recovery and less pain than more intrusive surgeries,…

Top 5 Tips for Recovery after Laser Spine Surgery

At NJ Spine & Orthopedic, we offer the latest technology in laser spine surgeries to treat various back conditions. However, our back doctors will always try conservative healing methods, such as physical therapy or medication, before offering surgery. Laser spine surgery is minimally invasive, meaning that it’s not as painful as traditional open procedures. However,…

Can Cracking Your Back Cause Back Pain?

One of the first things many people do after waking up or after a long day of work is crack their back. Even though a proper spinal adjustment does not require a cracking sound to be effective, hearing one creates the feeling that you released tension, tightness, or discomfort. However, many wonder if cracking your…

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