Atlantic Spine Center Blog

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Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction: Symptoms and Causes

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You may be unaware of what the term “joint dysfunction” of the neck and spine means, but there’s still a good chance you’ve experienced this highly prevalent problem, according to Kaliq Chang, MD, of…
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Would an ALIF (fusion) be Helpful in Treating My Chronic Lower Back Pain?

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While most cases of lower back pain will resolve with non-surgical treatments, some patients with chronic back and/or leg pain can benefit greatly from a surgery with a strange name: ALIF, or anterior…
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What Exactly is Whiplash and How Do I Know if I Need to See a Doctor?

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Interventional Pain Management Specialist Dr. Kaliq Chang explains whiplash injury and signs of trouble. Whiplash may be a literal pain in the neck, but this common injury is no run-of-the-mill…
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How Can You Tell You’ve Got a Pinched Nerve in Your Neck? Pinched Nerve: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

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Few people enjoy being pinched, and enduring a pinched nerve in the neck is no exception. But how can you tell if you’ve got a pinched neck nerve, and what can you do to ease symptoms? Fortunately…
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Piriformis Syndrome Symptoms and Treatment

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Why Piriformis Syndrome Can Be a Real Pain in the Butt and what to do about it. Life presents all too many problems that are a “pain in the butt,” but piriformis syndrome literally shows up in this…
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Training and Treatment Differences Between Chiropractors and Spine Doctors

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Should I see a Chiropractor or Doctor for my Back Pain? Imagine this scenario: You’ve done everything you can think of to ease your back pain, including over-the-counter medications, ice and heat, and…