Atlantic Spine Center Blog

DiagnosticBack Pain Causes

Diagnostic Tests for Identifying the Causes of Pain in the Spine

If you’ve been coping with back or neck pain for weeks or longer, it’s natural to want to know exactly what’s causing it. Fortunately, a growing variety of leading-edge diagnostic tests are available…

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August 21st, 2020

TreatmentPain Management

Are Scientists Closing in on a ‘Holy Grail’ for Neck & Back Pain?

Back and neck pain is reaching what some experts call epidemic proportions worldwide, but are scientists any closer to finding a “Holy Grail” of medicines for safe, long-term relief? “Quite possibly…

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August 12th, 2020

Outpatient ProceduresSpine Care

The Benefits of Outpatient Procedures for Spine Care

Many spine procedures no longer require a hospital stay and are performed regularly at outpatient facilities. A half-century ago, the idea of undergoing spine surgery anywhere but in a hospital was…

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July 20th, 2020

Back PainPulled Back Muscle

A pulled back can be a common injury and when to be aware of more serious symptoms

Think you’ve pulled a muscle in your back? Join the club. This injury is one of the most common among adults, according to interventional pain management specialist Kaliq Chang, MD, of Atlantic Spine…

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July 14th, 2020

Joint DysfunctionCauses

Interventional Pain Management Specialist Dr. Kaliq Chang explains Joint Dysfunction in the Spine

Joint Dysfunction of the Neck and Spine: What Do I Do? You may be unaware what the term “joint dysfunction” of the neck and spine means, but there’s still a good chance you’ve experienced this highly…

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June 23rd, 2020

FusionSurgeryRecovery

Would an ALIF (fusion) be Helpful in Treating My Chronic Lower Back Pain?

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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June 11th, 2020