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How’s Your Neck Feel?

After one of our famed New Jersey ice storms, at Coastal Spine we often see a rash of neck injuries as people slip and fall on the sidewalk or get in accidents on roads that have morphed into ice rinks. The most well-known neck injury is whiplash, which takes its name from the whip. The […]


When Your Spine Curves Too Much

It’s easy to think of our spines as straight. Actually a healthy spine has gentle curves as it progresses from the cervical spine down to the lumbar spine of the lower back. When viewed from the side, the spine has those gentle curves, moving slightly backward at the shoulders, moving back inward at the bottom […]


Spondylolisthesis

You could ask 100 people what spondylolisthesis is and you’d get nothing but blank looks. It’s actually difficult to understand how spondylolisthesis can even happen. This long word is the term for a condition where one of your vertebrae slides forward over the bone below it. It is most common in the lumbar spine, the […]


Understanding Spinal Disc Problems

Our spines are made up of 33 vertebrae. Of those 33, as adults we really only deal with 24 — seven in the cervical spine (neck), 12 in the thoracic spine (torso), and five in the lumbar spine (lower back). In adults, the sacral and coccyx parts of the spine have become fused. Each of […]


The Pain in the Butt that is Sciatica

OK, so you’re stuck in traffic on the Turnpike and suddenly your leg on the accelerator starts burning and is painful. Even worse, your butt could start to burn. The pain could be shooting down one or both legs. Not the best recipe for a happy rush hour. Sounds like you may be having a […]


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Coastal Spine Doctors Awarded Top Docs 2019

July 16, 2019 | News Congratulations to our spine doctors that were chosen as Top Doctors for 2019 by NJ Top Docs!   Doctors Larry Deutsch, Kam Momi, Mark Testaituti, Scott Jarmain, and Seth Scholl were honored as Top Doctors for 2019 and will be mentioned in the upcoming issue of Top Doctor Magazine due […]


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Best Laptop Setups for Neck and Back Pain Relief

July 16, 2019 | Back Pain Long hours spent working on a laptop can cause serious pain to your neck and back if your laptop is not properly positioned. Luckily, there are ways you can work on a laptop all day and prevent the sharp pain you feel in your neck and back after a […]


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How Quitting Smoking Can Relieve Your Back Pain

July 16, 2019 | Back Pain We already know smoking is bad for our health – from yellowing teeth to different types of cancer – but did you know that smoking may also be the reason behind your back pain? Chronic pain in general has been linked to smoking. Cigarettes are known to contain many […]


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Signs of a Herniated Disc and Next Steps for Treatment

June 25, 2019 | Back Pain Herniated discs can come in many shapes and sizes, causing different symptoms depending on where the herniation is occurring. For those in their 30s and 40s, herniated discs are not uncommon. With normal wear-and-tear, the parts of our spine that get the most work naturally degenerate overtime, causing a […]


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Simple Ways to Improve Bone Health and Prevent Back Pain

June 25, 2019 | Back Pain The lifestyle you lead earlier in life can make a big impact on the way your body ages. You’re probably not thinking about your bone health today, but down the line, you may wish you had. As we get older, our bones are increasingly at risk of developing osteoporosis, […]


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