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What Is Complementary Care And How It Helps Spinal Pain

There are times when the usual approach to treating neck and back pain may not produce the desired results. When this occurs, your specialist may suggest including complementary care in your treatment plan. Massage, supplements, and acupuncture are all forms of complementary care that you may use in partnership with more traditional treatment methods. These […]

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Understanding Trigger Points and How They Help Neck and Back Pain

If you’re living with persistent back and neck pain, you know how much of an impact they have on your quality of life. Physical therapy, massage, and chiropractic care have the potential to improve the frequency or intensity of your symptoms. These are often the first steps taken when seeking relief from these kinds of […]

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Understanding Trigger Points and How They Help Neck and Back Pain

  If you’re living with persistent back and neck pain, you know how much of an impact they have on your quality of life. Physical therapy, massage, and chiropractic care have the potential to improve the frequency or intensity of your symptoms. These are often the first steps taken when seeking relief from these kinds […]

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RFA

Using Radiofrequency Ablation for Pain Control

RFA, or Radiofrequency Ablation, is a procedure used to address chronic sources of pain. This is accomplished by using radio waves to generate heat directed towards the diseased tissue. This approach is generally used when all less-invasive forms of treatment have been attempted and failed to produce acceptable results. Prior to receiving RFA, your physician […]

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Spinal Cord Stimulators and Chronic Back Pain

Those who live a life with chronic back pain are always looking for a persistent method of pain control that works. Medication has been a long-standing player in this area, but there has been an ongoing search for more effective methods. One such method is the spinal cord stimulator. This device utilizes mild electrical stimulation […]

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Cervical Vertebrae

What Is Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement?

One thing that continues to astound us is the engineering marvels that can be found within the human body. Consider the cervical intervertebral disc, for instance. This simple fluid-filled sac between our vertebrae provides a remarkable amount of protection for the neighboring bones without impacting the neck’s mobility. While resilient, it’s still possible for it […]

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New Treatments for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

        What is a Neuropathy? We have billions of nerve fibers throughout our bodies.  They are everywhere including the skin, heart, stomach, and anywhere else you can imagine.  These small nerve fibers control everything from our ability to digest food, to the ability of the pupil to constrict when exposed to sunlight, […]

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Spinal Surgery

Open Surgery vs. Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

Spinal surgery has always been a significantly challenging operation. Even in the case of simple or routine procedures, the recovery time was frequently quite time-consuming. In recent years there have been growing improvements in minimally invasive surgery. These types of surgery use smaller incisions and techniques that cause reduced damage to other tissues and muscles. […]

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Understanding Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections

When most people hear the term ‘epidural,’ their minds immediately jump to childbirth. While lower lumbar epidurals are a time-tested method of relieving pain during childbirth, they have other uses. These shots can help ease numbness, pain, and tingling in the lower back and extremities. Their effectiveness at achieving this goal is what led to […]

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Herniated Disc X-Ray

An Overview Of The Types and Stages of Herniated Discs

The discs in your spine help support your body’s ability to move, protect from shock, and keep the spine flexible and structured. When these discs are damaged to injury or age, herniated discs can occur. Herniated discs cause pressure on the nerves and spinal cord and develop when the soft inner nucleus of the disc […]

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Life (Or At Least Lower Back) Saving Stretches You Can Do

Our back is involved in just about everything we do. Sitting, standing, running, lying down, sleeping, it’s there for all of it. It’s no surprise that our lower back is a common complaint. No matter what you have ahead in your day, it’s going to have an impact. Spending just a few moments each day […]

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Discovering Lumbar Discectomies and How They Can Help You

When problems occur in the vertebral discs of the lower back, a lumbar discectomy may be able to help. A discectomy is performed to address the pressure applied to the nerve root by a failing disc. This surgical procedure involves the removal of a portion of the problem disc. It has proven to be an […]

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Experience The Easing Of Back and Joint Pain With Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care has become a go-to solution for many kinds of health concerns, especially those associated with spinal concerns. Given their focus on the skeletal structure and its strength and flexibility, many people have wondered if it can help with joint concerns. Chiropractic has been found to be a useful treatment for certain types of […]

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Adjusting Your Diet Can Be Another Way To Relieve Back Pain From Inflammation

Working to prevent or treat back pain is usually about exercising, treatments, physical therapy, and surgery, but that’s not where it all starts. As with any profession, spinal care specialists are dedicated to using the least invasive approaches available and restoring health without surgery when possible. For this reason, the first approaches are almost always […]

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How Vertebral Fractures Can Be Treated With Kyphoplasty

Dislocation or fracturing of the spine is a serious orthopedic concern that can occur from trauma or as the result of medical conditions such as osteoporosis. In the vast majority of cases, this condition is the direct result of accidents involving high velocity and can occur in any of the vertebrae that comprise your neck […]

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Tips and Tricks For Easing Neck and Back Pain During Your Workday

Nearly 80% of all Americans experience pain in their neck or back during their lifetime. Of them, those that work in environments that put additional strain on these joints are more likely to develop chronic problems with these joints. Joint pain of this type is due to continual strain on these points, so learning how […]

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A Short Guide To Sciatica And Living With It

Sciatica is a spinal/nerve condition that results from the sciatic nerve being compressed or irritated, often by spinal problems such as a herniated disc. Typically relegated to a single side of the body, this condition presents as pain that reaches down the leg from the hip and back. The pain resulting from this condition can […]

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A Patient’s Basic Guide To The Spine

Whether a persistent throb or a sharp and excruciating presence, back pain can be real torture. The more you learn about your spine, the better you can understand what you can do to help it. It may not be able to reduce your pain, but it can take a lot of the fear out of […]

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First ECAP Study Implants in Pennsylvania

Dr. Bromberg and Dr. Rosen are pleased to be the first in Pennsylvania to implant the Evoke® #ClosedLoop System for the ECAP Study. Evoke is the only spinal cord stimulation (#SCS) system designed to measure the spinal cord’s response to stimulation and make real-time adjustments intended to maintain a consistent level of pain therapy. To […]

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An Analysis of Alignment in Normal vs. Degenerative Spines

Spine disorders and associated pain present major social, economic, and medical problems for people everywhere – because of the high prevalence of spine problems within the United States, one of the first aspects of spine care is to observe these behaviors in spine alignment. Spine alignment is often one of the most significant indicators for […]

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How Botox Can Help With Chronic Pain

Among the various options for pain management, Botox has become one of the most sought after treatments for handling pain. This minimally invasive treatment can give those with chronic pain a better form of managing their symptoms through blocking the nerve signals that control muscle activity. For tense, uncontrollable muscle contractions, botox has provided many […]

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Different Types of Headaches and Their Causes

If there’s one thing everyone can likely agree on, it’s that there is little worse than a headache at any point. You may be unsurprised to learn that headaches come in a wide variety of types, and each of them has different characteristics that separate them from others. Some of them are simple garden-variety headaches […]

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Neural Network

What Central Sensitization Is and How It Contributes to Chronic Pain

Chronic pain throughout the back, spine, and nervous system is one of the most prevalent medical issues, and depending on the type of pain and its source, it can require constant management through medication and treatment. Pain itself is a tricky aspect of the human body, as it is the most significant contributor to disability […]

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What is Trigeminal Neuralgia?

If you’ve ever experienced a moment of excruciating pain while brushing your teeth, applying make-up, or performing some other mildly stimulating act involving your face, you may be experiencing Trigeminal Neuralgia. The severity of this condition can increase over time, with these pain sensations happening more often and lasting longer. Thankfully, treatment options exist that […]

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Why is My Hand Numb?

Most people, throughout their life, have experienced hand pain. Overusing from repetitive tasks, an accident, or exposure to extreme temperatures can cause hand pain. However, if that pain is accompanied by numbness, a tingling sensation, and a weakness that has disabled you, then an underlying medical condition may be at hand. Those with hand numbness […]

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What is Neuromodulation and How Does it Help With Chronic Pain?

Those who struggle with chronic pain often experience a debilitating struggle that makes it challenging to enjoy social events and time with their loved ones. Ongoing research seeks to help these patients find relief from their pain and regain some or all of their quality of life. Nearly 20% of all Americans suffer from some […]

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Is There A Relationship Between BMI and Back Pain?

Obesity is a condition that has been known to have multiple detrimental effects to our health, including playing a role in colon cancer, diabetes, coronary heart disease, even high blood pressure. Considering the amount of strain carrying extra weight puts on our bodies, it should come as no surprise that obesity has been identified as […]

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How to Effectively Describe Back Pain With Your Spine Surgeon

Spine professionals are always looking for the right disorder or condition to match the symptoms their patients describe, but because back pain can be a difficult condition to diagnose and treat, many times, treatment plans tend to treat the symptoms, rather than focus on the actual cause. For patients in need of pain relief, describing […]

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Why Does My Back Hurt?

Frequent complaints of back pain are heard by doctors today, with lower-back pain outranking all others in the number of complaints. Your spine is central to the way your body moves, and pain in the spine is prone to affecting any other action you may take. Why each patient is experiencing back pain varies, but […]

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