The Back & Neck Pain Blog

Is it Sciatica, or Piriformis Syndrome?

December 28, 2011

To answer the question what is sciatica, we need to know the sciatica nerve first. The sciatica nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It runs from the lower part of the spinal cord to the buttock and all the way down to the back of each leg. Sciatica, also known as sciatic nerve pain, refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatica nerve and its branches.

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No Car Accident, No Neck or Back Pain

December 16, 2011

The holidays are just around the corner! Getting away from work, spending time with friends and family, and enjoying delicious foods, the holiday season is supposed to be “the most wonderful time of the year.” However–despite the best wishes we are making–holidays have a high incidence of car accidents.

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What Treatment for Back Pain Is Right for Me?

December 3, 2011

Back pain is one of the most common reasons for doctor visits in the United States. It affects the patient’s quality of life and reduces work productivity. There are many types of treatment for back pain. Pain medication, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, and back surgery are among the most frequently used treatment options.

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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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