The Back & Neck Pain Blog

Dr. Kai-Xuan Liu Is Honored as a Visiting Professor at West China Hospital, Sichuan, China

Kai-Xuan Liu, MD, PhD, founder and chief endoscopic spine surgeon of Atlantic Spinal Care, New Jersey, has become a visiting professor at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, West China Hospital, located in Sichuan, China. Dr. Nansheng Cheng, Vice President of West China Hospital, announced the hospital’s decision and presented the certificate to Dr. Liu at a ceremony held in West China Hospital on April 18, 2011.

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Chronic Back Pain Treatments - Is There a Cure For Back Chronic Pain?

March 14, 2011

Chronic back pain refers to back pain persisting for more than 3 months. Chronic back pain can greatly affect people’s lives. If you have chronic back pain, it inhibits you from having a good night sleep, affects your job performance, and interferes with your daily activity. Chronic back pain can even lead to anxiety, anger, and depression, which make the pain worse.

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Healing Rare (But Serious) Problems In The Upper Back

February 18, 2011

Top spine surgeon Dr. Liu explains better and safer alternative to traditional disc surgery. Edison, NJ, February 2011 – When pain develops in the thoracic region of the spine—the area between your neck and your lower back—it can be a sign of serious trouble. Unlike the lower back, which routinely gets tweaked and strained, the thoracic spine is typically protected from injury because of its location: anchored by the rib cage on both sides, joining the lower back and neck to provide a safe enclosure for the heart and other vital organs.

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Skip the Traditional Surgery and Spinal Fusion

February 17, 2011

Spine expert Dr. Lui on a better way to treat that pain in your neck. Edison, NJ, January 2011 – A serious car accident left Michelle Petigny, 40-something from Manhattan, in pain most of the time from the spring of 2004 through the autumn of 2009. Severe cervical disc herniations—a protrusion of the gel-like material of the discs in her neck and lower back—had left her incapacitated, with near-constant pain in her head, neck, shoulders, upper and lower back. “In 5 years I had 10 procedures. There was a lot of suffering,” she says. “The pain was near constant.” Physical therapy and an assortment of pain medications had done little to help her.

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The Importance of a Correct Diagnosis

February 8, 2011

A correct diagnosis to a doctor is kind of like a lighthouse to a sailor. It provides your doctor with guidance regarding how to treat your condition. An accurate diagnosis can help your doctor Figure out what your condition is, Determine the severity of your condition, and Identify the cause of your condition.

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