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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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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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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 Myth of the "Slipped Disk"

January 3, 2011

Top endoscopic spine surgeon Dr. Kaixuan Liu explains the newest remedy. At any given time, an estimated 15 percent of Americans suffer from low back pain, the vast majority of which can be traced to what doctors call a herniated or ruptured disc (and the rest of us know as a slipped disc or pinched nerve). It is a condition in which part of one of the discs in the spine bulges out and irritates the nerves nearby.

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