Blog: Prevention

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Dr. Kaliq Chang with Atlantic Spine Center Offers Neck Pain Prevention Tips

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Don’t stick your neck out! At least, not for too long or too far, advises Kaliq Chang, MD, an interventional pain management specialist with Atlantic Spine Center, who says, “poor posture is a leading…
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Dr. Kaliq Chang Says Too Much Sitting & Bad Posture Hurts the Spine

Still working from home? Well, don’t just sit there. Get up and move. That’s the advice from interventional pain management specialist Kaliq Chang, MD, with Atlantic Spine Center, who says long hours…
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Practical tips for the best exercises to strengthen your spine

Exercises for a strong and pain free spine Everyone is at risk for back pain. Estimates are that 80% of us suffer from it at some point in our lives and we spend billions of dollars every year in…
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Causes and Prevention of Neck Pain

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Dr. Kaliq Chang explains why we have neck pain and offers tips to avoid it. Neck pain is very common and often preventable, according to Kaliq Chang, MD, of Atlantic Spine Center. Comprised of bony…
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Raking leaves without back pain

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Cleaning up those autumn leaves can be back-breaking, literally, unless one approaches the task with caution, proper preparation, and a yard-bag full of common sense, according to renowned endoscopic…
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What is Aerobic Exercise and How Can it Benefit the Back

Think you can prevent another “back attack” by staying in your comfy chair? Think again. The truth is that aerobic exercise that gets the body moving and the heart pumping is better for back pain…
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Dr. Kaliq Chang explains symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention measures for a common back pain trigger

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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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Tips for Completing the Fall Cleanup and Yard Work without Back Strain or Pain

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Thinking ahead to yard cleanup as the chill of fall and winter approaches? Then it’s wise to also know the ways to avoid back strain as you weed, rake and dig your way through your outdoor chores…
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Today’s modern spine treatments that often offer an alternative option to traditional spine fusion

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Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure that involves permanently joining two or more vertebrae in the spine to treat conditions such as spinal stenosis, herniated discs, and spondylolisthesis. While…
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Understanding Sciatica and How to Manage a Flare-Up

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“Causes of sciatica are multiple and sometimes difficult to pinpoint,” states Kaliq Chang, MD of Atlantic Spine Center, an interventional pain management specialist board-certified in anesthesiology…
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Tests to Diagnose Back Pain

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When It Hurts to Sit, Stand or Sleep: Tests to Diagnose Back Pain Dr. Kaixuan Liu shares some of the top ways doctors figure out the cause of an aching back. Low back pain is a common condition that…
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Dr. Kaliq Chang Offers Tips for Better Back Relief When Obesity Is the Problem

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Unhealthy weight gain may be putting many problems on your back, literally. That concern is echoed by Kaliq Chang MD of Atlantic Spine Center. He says obesity is associated with wear-and-tear on the…
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Best Careers for Individuals Suffering from Chronic Neck or Back Pain

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Many people suffer from chronic neck or back pain on a daily basis, but they still need to work. You may be in pain, but your bills will keep coming. Undergoing treatment for back or neck pain is…
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What is Tech Neck? Dr. Kaliq Chang Explains How Technology Can Cause Neck Pain and Offers Prevention Advice

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Are you reading this on your phone, computer, or another mobile device? Are you looking down, shoulders hunched, while doing so? If so, your posture may be contributing to neck pain, headaches, and…
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How to Sleep with Lower Back Pain? Do's and Don'ts for Back Pain Prevention While Sleeping

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Best way to sleep with lower back pain Sleep is supposed to be a respite from our troubles, but sometimes the way we sleep – and the mattress and pillows we surround ourselves with – can actually…
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Best Home Remedies For Back Pain Relief

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With low back pain affecting most Americans at some point in their lives, many people wonder what their options are for treating the occasional back pain flare-up safely and effectively at home…
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Slipped (Herniated) Disc: Causes and Treatment

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A herniated disc, also known as a slipped or ruptured disc, occurs when the soft inner portion of a spinal disc pushes through a tear in the outer layer. This can cause pain, numbness, and weakness in…