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How Physical Therapy is More than Just Exercise

February 20, 2019 | Back Pain

Whenever possible, back pain should be approached nonsurgically before exploring the surgical options. As a spine doctor in New Jersey, we often refer patients to physical therapy as an alternative to surgery or as a way to recover post-surgery. While physical therapy may seem like an equivalent to going to the gym, there are many […]

The Relationship Between Aging and Back Pain

February 18, 2019 | Back Pain

Aging is the number one cause of back pain. All the wear and tear your back experiences throughout the course of your life starts to pile up until you start outwardly displaying symptoms. There isn’t one condition or even one cause of why you make be experiencing aging-related back pain. There are so many pieces […]

How to Pick a Spine Specialist in New Jersey

February 14, 2019 | Surgery

If you’ve completed physical therapy and still experience pain or have a severe spinal condition, then you’re most likely exploring surgical options. There are dozens of spine surgeons in your surrounding area, so how do you know what physician will be the right fit for you? To help you have the best possible surgical experience, […]

Before Your Surgery Checklist

February 12, 2019 | Surgery

If you have an upcoming spine surgery at New Jersey’s Coastal Spine, it’s important to know what’s expected of you and what you need to do on the day/night before your surgery. When it comes to spine surgery, preparation is key. There are a number of things you should be doing beforehand that you might […]

How to Prepare for Your Spine Surgery

January 17, 2019 | Back Pain, surgeons, Surgery

Spine surgery is understandably a scary time. As your surgery date approaches, it’s important to prepare yourself as much as possible for the day of the surgery and the recovery afterward. Being prepared will result in more confidence going in, no surprises on your surgery day, and a comfortable recovery period. Preparing for spine surgery […]