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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 […]

What your Posture may be Trying to Tell You

January 17, 2019 | Back Pain

Very few people have perfect posture, so you’ve probably heard “stand up straight” or “stop slouching” from your parents once or twice in your life. While slouching may be considered unflattering, it isn’t always a sign there’s an underlying issue and you need to make an appointment with a back pain specialist. But what if […]

Back Pain Relief Alternatives to Prescription Opioids

January 9, 2019 | Back Pain

Now more than ever, the opioid crisis is taking the limelight. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, roughly 21 to 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them. This contributes to the 115 people who die every day of opioid overdoses. When it comes to back pain, prescription pain medication […]

Back Conditions That Benefit From Epidural Steroid Injections

December 18, 2018 | Injections

When it comes to neck, back, and leg pain, there is one common nonsurgical treatment that could give patients the relief they’re seeking: epidural steroid injections. New Jersey doctors at Coastal Spine believe in exploring nonsurgical options first so patients can get back to being pain-free quickly. Epidural steroid injections (ESI) are a great way […]

Back Pain Relief Holiday Gift Guide

November 27, 2018 | Back Pain

The holiday season is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to get your holiday shopping list in order! You could get your loved ones another sweater or pack of socks, but why not find something a little more practical? Back pain is the most common reason for missed work and is the single leading cause […]