Atlantic Spine Center Blog

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Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery - 5 Questions for Your Doctor

Artificial DiscFAQ
Nearly all of us know someone who had surgery to replace their bum hip or knee with an artificial joint. But artificial discs? Fewer have heard of this increasingly prevalent orthopedic surgery…
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Dr. Kaliq Chang explains symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention measures for a common back pain trigger

Degenerative Disc DiseasePrevention
Neck pain is very common and often preventable, according to Kaliq Chang, MD, of Atlantic Spine Center. About one in three people experience neck pain at least once a year. The chance of having it…
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Pain Relief for Rheumatoid Arthritis Associated Chronic Back Pain: Causes and Treatment

Chronic back pain may not spring to mind as one of the more common problems linked to the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis, or RA. But this is indeed the case, and relief for RA-associated back…
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Ankylosing Spondylitis: What is it, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS), like the name, “it’s a bit complicated,” says spinal surgeon Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD, who notes that the chronic, inflammatory joint disorder is difficult to diagnose, and…
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The Difference Between Neck Pain and Neck Spasms

Neck PainNeck Spasms
Dr. Kaliq Chang with Atlantic Spine Center explains neck spasms and how to treat them. Neck Pain or Neck Spasm: How to Tell the Difference Talk about a real pain in the neck: Neck spasms take a common…
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Medicine for Back Pain-What Works and What to be Careful About

MedicineBack PainPain Relief
When something hurts, it’s natural to want to pop a pill to quickly make the pain go away. But medicine for back pain – depending on the type and how long it’s taken – can come with side effects and…