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4 Natural Remedies to Tame Pain from Sciatica

If you suffer from sciatica pain in your back, your pain can range from a slight numbness in your leg or foot to constant, throbbing pain in your lower back. At first, many people may discount the slight pain of sciatica as this is a condition that creeps in slowly until suddenly the pain becomes…

5 Daily Habits to Put an End to Back Pain

In the United States, back pain has affected the lives of 65 million individuals. Whether your back pain is minor or severe, it can be debilitating, putting many of your daily activities on pause. If you are experiencing back pain, there are daily habits you can add to your routine that will put an end…

Is There a Connection between Back Pain and Depression?

Back pain often comes with physical symptoms, such as muscle aching, numbness, or tingling. However, did you know that there might be a connection between back pain and depression? After all, severe pain and discomfort can wear a person down over time by keeping them from eating, sleeping, being active, and discouraging them from participating…

Back to School without Back Pain: Follow These Tips for a Healthy Spine

Summer is almost over, and students across the country are getting ready to return to school. However, a return to education might also mean the return of back pain for some students. Back pain can result in severe pain and discomfort, making most everyday tasks like going to school painful. However, there are five ways to…

When to Worry about Back Pain in Children

If you are a parent or caregiver to a child, nothing is more important to you than making sure they are healthy and safe. When your child is overall healthy, you may not think much of them complaining about back pain. After all, children tend to rough house, so it could just be a product…

Is Sitting or Standing Better for Degenerative Disc Disease?

Many people find themselves twisting and turning in their office chairs, trying to relieve lower back pain. For those with degenerative disc disease, sitting and standing for long periods of time may increase the irritability of the back injury. While there’s no cure for degenerative disc disease, there are many ways to treat and relieve…

5 Common Bone Diseases and How NJ Spine and Orthopedic Can Help

Your bones are living tissue that constantly rebuild throughout your life. The skeletal system gives you shape, provides support, and facilitates movement. Bone diseases are conditions that weaken the bones and make them more likely to fracture. There are many different types of bone diseases and they occur for a variety of reasons. Some conditions…

Can Weight Loss Alleviate Pain from a Herniated Disk?

The diagnosis of a herniated disk may seem scary to many patients, but you should know that a herniated disk does not automatically lead to surgery. The talented doctors at NJ Spine & Orthopedic will often choose to explore non-surgical treatment before committing to surgery. Many non-surgical treatments can heal a herniated disk, but one…

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…

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