Atlantic Spine Center Blog

Artificial DiscFAQ

Artificial Disc Replacement - 5 Questions for Your Doctor

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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December 16th, 2019

Degenerative Disc DiseasePrevention

Dr. Kaliq Chang explains symptoms, causes and prevention measures for a common back pain trigger

It would be logical to assume that degenerative disc disease, one of the most common spine problems in older adults, is a disease. However, this progression of changes in spinal discs due to aging…

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December 10th, 2019

RheumatoidArthritis

Pain Relief for Rheumatoid Arthritis Associated Chronic Back Pain

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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November 19th, 2019

SpondylitisTips

Understanding Ankylosing Spondylitis- An Inflammatory Joint Disorder

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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November 11th, 2019

Neck PainNeck Spasms

The Difference Between Neck Pain and Neck Spasms

Dr. Kaliq Chang with Atlantic Spine Center explains neck spasms and how to treat them. Talk about a real pain in the neck: Neck spasms take a common form of discomfort to the next level. But…

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October 23rd, 2019

MedicineBack PainPain Relief

Medicine for Back Pain-What Works and What to be Careful About

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…

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October 1st, 2019

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