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Overcoming Surgery Anxiety How to Mentally Prepare

Whether you are having major surgery or just an out-patient procedure, it is normal to feel some anxiety. Doctors perform surgeries every day, but most patients have little or no experience with surgical procedures. Anticipating the unknown can make you a bit tense. Anxiety’s Physical Effects Anxiety can cause physical symptoms that may interfere with […]

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How Technology Can Negatively Affect Your Posture

Technology makes life easier in many ways. Communicating with family members who live far away is almost instant, and you can get information on any subject without going to the library. Technology even allows you to turn on lights and appliances in your home without getting out of your chair. Most technical applications, however, reduce […]

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Simple Exercises for Relieving Back Pain

Back pain can be a nagging problem. Even if you do not have a specific injury, like a damaged disc or broken vertebrae, you can experience back pain. Chronic pain, even when it is low-level pain, affects your mood and attitude. Often, back pain is caused by an inflamed muscle that was overused or overstretched. […]

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When to Take Action for Your Pinched Nerve

When you suffer from the pain of a pinched nerve, your first wish is that it will resolve itself quickly. A pinched nerve can result in severe pain that makes you want to immobilize yourself immediately. If you have experienced the pain of a pinched nerve before, you may even have a routine of rest […]

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15 Ways to Calm Anxiety Before Surgery

You may be filled with stress, anxiety and fear in the days and weeks leading up to your surgery. Anxiety before surgery is a perfectly normal for the average person. In fact, a recent study of 239 patients preparing for surgery revealed more than half of the participants, 168 to be exact, showed strong signs […]

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5 Tips for Improving Your Posture

Poor posture is one of the leading causes of back pain. Many of the activities you do every day contribute to eventual back pain by bending your spine out of alignment or putting repetitive stress on your muscles. Understanding how to care for your back through healthy positioning during everyday tasks is a great way […]

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Doctor Spotlight: Dr. Slaughter

For more than 21 years, Dr. Slaughter has been living his dream of using medical science to help people and relieve their pain. He uses his medical expertise to develop minimally invasive orthopedic surgery techniques with a focus on reconstructive spinal injury repair. Dr. Slaughter put himself through college, earning an undergraduate degree in mechanical […]

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Q&A with Dr. Scott Katzman: Why Is Artifical Disc Replacement The Best Option? An Interview With Dr. Scott Katzman: Founder of NJSO, Lead Surgeon and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Expert

At New Jersey Spine & Orthopedic (NJSO) we make it our mission to dedicate our work and time to those in need of relief from neck and back pain. Our award-winning, board-certified doctors specialize in minimally invasive procedures and pain management. We are dedicated to finding the best solution for each patient’s individual condition. Our […]

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