The Back & Neck Pain Blog

NJ Doc Leads in New & Better Alternative to Back Surgery

November 29, 2011

Edison, NJ, November 2010 - For millions of Americans, back pain is a simple, if unpleasant, fact of life. Research shows that roughly 80 percent of us experience it at some point in our lives. Happily, in 9 cases out of 10, that pain goes away. But for roughly 5 percent of those aching backs, the pain will be chronic. Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on medicines, hot and cold packs, and other methods of treating back pain, and back pain is second only to headaches as the most common neurological ailment in the United States.

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Heat or Ice? The Great Debate!

November 10, 2011

One of the most popular searches for information on how to treat neck or back pain is whether to apply heat or ice to the injury. There are other articles written on the topic but I thought we would attempt to condense the information and make it easier to digest and apply our own spin on trying to relay an otherwise misunderstood topic.

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Avoiding Back Pain Before it Starts

October 22, 2011

One of the main keys to living a back pain free life is to take the necessary precaution to avoid it in the first place. This of course seems to be a quite simple concept but in today’s reality there are many activities, from work to pleasure, that will put your back at risk. Although it is not completely possible to avoid all activities that may cause back pain, arming yourself with the correct knowledge will increase your chances of living a longer life without it.

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Back Pain Success Story: Karen Boners

October 21, 2011

Karen contacted ASC in the same state as many other people who contact us; in pain, frustrated and wondering if there was any way she would ever get back to her old life. Being from out-of-state and having never flown, she admittedly was nervous about making the trip to come to New Jersey and have us care for her, but after many conversations with ASC’s Chief Surgeon Dr. Liu, she was convinced that ASC was the place for her to finally get her old life back.

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Herniated Discs: Surgery and Recovery

October 7, 2011

A healthy spinal disc is made up of soft inner material known as nucleus pulposus and a tough outer layer called annulus fibrosis. Disc herniation happens when the inner disc material pushes or seeps through the tough outer layer and puts pressure on the nearby nerves. And when this happens, the disc is called a herniated disc.

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Spinal Stenosis Early Diagnosis, Easier Treatment

September 20, 2011

Spinal stenosis means narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal cavity) where the spinal cord resides, or narrowing of the neural foramina (openings) where spinal nerves exit the spinal column. The narrower the spinal canal becomes, the less room the spinal cord has. If the spinal canal is narrowed to the point that the spinal cord is compressed, spinal stenosis symptoms will start to bother you.

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