Blog: Treatments

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Dr. Kaixuan Liu discusses Sciatica, its causes, treatments, and preventative measures.

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Sciatica is a term used to refer to nerve pain that originates in the lower back and is felt through the buttock, down the back of the thigh, and into the calf. Sciatic pain radiates along the path of…
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Dr. Kaliq Chang Explains Reasons for Neck Pain and Offers Treatment Tips

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What Causes Neck Pain and How It Can Be Treated What a pain in the neck! We rely on that well-worn phrase to describe any number of nuisances, but its literal meaning, an actual pain in our neck, can…
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Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Dr. Praveen Kadimcherla with Atlantic Spine Center on treatment tips for spinal stenosis

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The signs can start gradually and worsen over time, including pain or cramping in your legs, numbness or weakness in your hands or feet, and problems with balance. What might be causing such…
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Dr. Kaixuan Liu with his Tips on Protecting Your Back When Carrying Extra Weight

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Obesity and its Effects on the Spine More than twenty years ago, federal health officials warned that a growing obesity epidemic was threatening the health of millions of Americans. Since then, the…
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Zap Lingering Back & Neck Pain with Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation

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Hope for relief may seem elusive when chronic back or neck pain does not respond to conservative measures such as medication or physical therapy. But an increasingly popular, minimally invasive…
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The Spine is Susceptible to Herniated Discs

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Backache? Crick or numbness in the neck? It could be a herniated spinal disc which is “a common problem and one we likely share with other animals, including the dinosaurs,” according to renowned…
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Why Physical Therapy Can Help Spine Pain

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You have tried simple measures to relieve your spine problems, like over-the-counter medications, applying heat or ice, and rest. But have you tried physical therapy? If your doctor suggests this very…
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What Are Spinal Bone Spurs and What Can Be Done About Them?

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It’s ironic that spinal bone spurs are the body’s attempt to heal itself by adding extra bone to a damaged area in the neck or back. But the bony growths themselves can cause suffering, according to…
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Spinal Bone Spur Removal and Recovery Time - What You Should Know

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Dr. Kaixuan Liu with Atlantic Spine Center discusses bone spurs, how they're removed and what to expect during recovery. Bone spurs can develop in several parts of the body, but when they grow on the…
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Cancer of the Spine is Rare - What to Know and What to Do.

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Persistent back pain can be alarming for many reasons, but it seldom signals the serious diagnosis of cancer of the spine, according to Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD, founder and Medical Director of Atlantic…
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How Foraminal Stenosis is Diagnosed and Treated

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Chronic back pain sufferers are certain of only one thing: that their back really hurts and keeps on hurting. But they may not know about a condition called “foraminal stenosis”: a narrowing in the…
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What are the Best Pain Relief Options for Sciatica?

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Dr. Kaliq Chang offers his recommendations on treatment choices for Sciatica Since sciatica pain is often compared to the agony of a toothache, effective treatment options for this poorly understood…
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What Does Sciatica Mean and Why is it Often Misunderstood?

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Many people with back pain that radiates down their legs know they’re experiencing sciatica. But what does sciatica actually mean? The term itself is widely misunderstood and so are its treatments…
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Is Spinal Fusion Right for Me?

Atlantic Spine Center

Spine Health Blog

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Dr. Kadimcherla with Atlantic Spine Center explains what spine fusion surgery is and who may benefit from it. The idea of spinal fusion surgery sounds intimidating to many chronic back pain sufferers…
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Endoscopic Rhizotomy - Dr. Kaliq Chang with Atlantic Spine Center Explains this Procedure and its Benefits

Atlantic Spine Center

Spine Health Blog

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It makes sense that joints constantly in motion might deteriorate from wear and tear, causing chronic pain. That's precisely what can happen to facet joints in the spine, which a procedure known as…
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Sounds Ridiculous, But It's Really Radiculitis

Atlantic Spine Center

Spine Health Blog

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Dr. Kaliq Chang explains radicular pain and some tips for coping with this common spine problem. Radiculitis can affect any part of the spine, but is most common in the lower back or neck. The…
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PRP Therapy. Promoting Healing

Atlantic Spine Center

Spine Health Blog

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Dr. Kaliq Chang with Atlantic Spine Center explains PRP Therapy and its benefits. Watching high-profile professional athletes return to the playing field after receiving innovative treatments for…
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Is Minimally Invasive Surgery Right for Your Aging and Aching Back?

Atlantic Spine Center

Spine Health Blog

TreatmentsEndoscopic Spine Surgery
Learn How a Minimally Invasive procedure call an Endoscopic Laminotomy can help Spinal Stenosis, an age related narrowing of the spine Back pain is as common as it is frustrating. Almost everyone…
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Non-surgical Back Pain Management

Atlantic Spine Center

Spine Health Blog

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A trio of options to provide relief and tips for chronic back pain sufferers. People with chronic back pain may have already tried an array of non-invasive pain management methods to dull the ache…
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What Are the Top Problems Fixed by Radiofrequency Ablation?

Atlantic Spine Center

Spine Health Blog

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Endoscopic Spine Surgeon Dr. Kaixuan Liu with Atlantic Spine Center shares back conditions that can be treated by Radiofrequency Ablation. When back pain just won't quit, it makes sense to consider a…
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Causes and Treatments for Herniated "Slipped" Discs

Atlantic Spine Center

Spine Health Blog

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It is estimated that over 80 percent of Americans suffer from low back pain. Although most of them cannot have a clear diagnosis of pain sources, it is very common that pain is caused by a herniated…