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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 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 […]