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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 […]

Top 5 Signs you Need to see a Spine Specialist

October 29, 2018 | Back Pain

How do you know when pain is related to a back or neck condition? Unfortunately, there are so many different diagnoses that it can be difficult to know whether you’re experiencing something that is normal, part of a back condition or something completely unrelated. While we can’t guarantee these symptoms definitely mean you have a […]

5 Exercises That Will Relieve Your Sciatica Pain

October 25, 2018 | Back Pain

With painful back conditions, comes painful symptoms, including sciatica. Sciatica occurs when pressure is put on the sciatic nerve and it causes  pain radiating down the leg. Unfortunately, there are many conditions that could be causing sciatic pain, including a herniated disc, spondylosis, spondylolisthesis, and spinal tumors. The natural response to this type of pain […]