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Nerve Pain Needs Some Radiofrequency Energy

Nearly 65 million Americans report a recent episode of back pain. Some 16 million adults (that’s 8 percent of all U.S. adults) experience persistent or chronic back pain, and it limits certain daily activities. That’s a lot of pain out there. At Coastal Spine, our board-certified pain management doctors can help by using radiofrequency energy […]


Fractured Cervical Vertebrae

When most people hear the phrase “broken neck” they assume the person is now going to be a quadriplegic for the rest of his or her life. In cases of traumatic injury, of course that can be the result. But a broken neck actually simply means the person has a fractured vertebra in their cervical […]


Spinal Discs 101

It doesn’t matter how you do it — whether a bad fall while up skiing at Mad River or if you helped your brother move a sofa and bent just the wrong way — a herniated disc can create pain moving forward that can be hard to calm down. Our expert team at Coastal Spine […]


About that Standing Desk You’re Lobbying For

Although this was quite a year for the office, whether that office was in New Jersey or New Zealand, it’s probably safe to assume most of the offices around the world will be returning to normal occupancy in the coming year. After all, how would all of those middle managers out there make a living […]


Good and Bad Exercises for Back Pain

If you have a spine and you’re standing upright on two feet all day, you’re going to have back pain at some point in your life. That’s about as guaranteed as the sun coming up every day, or some lunkhead cutting you off on the Turnpike. So, what should you do about it? Rest, of […]


What is a Laminectomy?

The lamina is the back part of a vertebra that covers your spinal canal. When a person has osteoarthritis, the persistent inflammation in the facet joints can create bone spurs on the lamina. These then press on the spinal cord or nerve roots exiting the spinal cord. At Coastal Spine, our three board-certified spine surgeons, […]


That Line of Thinking Could be Hurting Your Back

When it comes to human health, back pain is just about universal — sooner or later over 80 percent of us will have back pain. Who said becoming homo sapiens and getting up off our arms and onto two feet was a good idea? At our four Coastal Spine locations, we see all sorts of […]


Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

At Coastal Spine we’re using more and more minimally invasive spine surgery for our patients. This method of surgery involves smaller incisions, which reduces the tissue damage beneath the skin, without reducing the quality of the end result in any way. What is minimally invasive spine surgery? In minimally invasive surgery, our team typically uses […]


What is a Microdiscectomy?

When a patient has a herniated disc that is pressing on a nearby nerve root, the pain can be chronic and radiate down into the legs. If the disc herniation has continued for some time, the patient may even have numbness, weakness, or other neurological symptoms in the leg and foot. At Coastal Spine, our […]


Can You Really Pinch a Nerve?

We’ve all heard a friend or co-worker talk about sleeping wrong and “pinching” a nerve in their neck. Can you really do this, or is it something else? You can pinch a nerve. The human body has nerves extending from the brain and spinal cord outward. Those beyond the brain and spinal cord are known […]


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