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Everything You Need to Know About Degenerative Disc Disease

Is your back pain caused by degenerative disc disease? Our guide outlines common symptoms and effective treatment options.

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How to Relieve Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain can be debilitating. Here are five conditions that could be causing your discomfort, and treatment options to provide relief.

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When Should You Go to the Doctor for Back Pain?

Rest and anti-inflammatory medication are often effective remedies for back pain. But if severe pain persists, it may be time to visit an orthopedic specialist.

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How Interventional Pain Management Can Help With Chronic Back Pain

Interventional pain management blocks pain signals from reaching the brain — creating a long-lasting treatment and reducing your reliance on pain medications.

The Best Exercise Options for People with Chronic Back Pain

You don’t have to stop exercising when your back aches. Try these five low-impact activities to stay fit and manage your pain.

Do I Have a Herniated Disc?

Learn to identify the symptoms and causes of disc herniation, as well as effective treatment options for your condition.

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An Orthopedic Specialist’s Guide to Chronic Back Pain

Back pain is a common complaint among our patients. Learn to recognize the symptoms, and seek help from an orthopedic specialist to diagnose and treat your condition.

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Why Does My Spine Hurt?

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic back and spine pain. In fact, it is the leading cause of disability in people younger than 45. While most of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives, it isn’t always easy to identify the source. To help you understand and treat this condition, we’ve broken down […]

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6 Simple Ways to Improve Your Posture

Bad posture is all too common these days, as many office workers spend much of their time hunched over a screen. When the neck, shoulders, and back are misaligned, the muscles can’t work correctly to keep the body upright and balanced. This puts strain on those muscles and ligaments, which can lead to pain, injury, fatigue, […]

How To Treat Biking Pains

How To Treat Biking Pains

As New Yorkers, chances are you can bike just about everywhere, even to work. Biking is such a fun way to stay in shape, do something active with friends, and take in the fall scenery. While cycling is a great way for those with joint pain to workout, novices and expert cyclists alike commonly start […]

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5 Ways To Quickly Relieve Back Pain

We all have days with hours spent sitting in a plane or at a desk, or lugging heavy bags on our shoulders. Instances like these can lead to days of back or neck pain. There are a few tricks your physical therapist may teach you to help avoid back pain and stiffness. Use a lacrosse […]

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Why Does My Upper Back Hurt?

Upper back pain is, unfortunately, quite prevalent in our industrialized society. Most office jobs create numerous opportunities for it, and a largely sedentary lifestyle outside of work can further aggravate it. While it’s usually not a symptom of a greater injury, pain in the upper back can still interfere with your daily life and prevent […]

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How To Relieve Back Pain At Your Desk

It is not uncommon for workers in office settings to sit at their desk for up to 40 hours each week, and perhaps more. If this sounds like you, you probably will also recognize the neck and back stiffness and pain that so often results from extended amounts of time spent sitting at a desk. […]

Chronic Mid Back Pain

You Should See A Doctor For Your Chronic Mid Back Pain

Thoracic pain may not be as common as neck pain or low back pain, but it can be just as debilitating and at times, even more dangerous. The thoracic spine is made up of segments between the cervical and lumbar spines. The rib cage is made of 12 ribs, with 12 thoracic vertebrae in the back, and the […]

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What Is A Medial Branch Nerve Block?

If you’ve visited an interventional pain management specialist for chronic back pain, your physician may have suggested performing a Medial branch nerve block for pain. But what is it exactly? Many spinal conditions that affect our facet joints, or the joints that connect the vertebrae of our spine, can impinge upon the nerves that surround our spine. […]

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