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How to Avoid Surgery if You Have a Herniated Disc

A herniated disc can be a painful, debilitating injury. Fortunately, the condition generally responds well to conservative treatments.

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7 Lower Back Exercises to Boost Strength and Flexibility

One way to loosen up those stiff and painful lower back muscles is by exercising. Here are the best physical therapy stretches to try.

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When is Numbness or Tingling a Cause for Concern?

Numbness or tingling may be a sign of an underlying orthopedic condition. Learn more about common causes of these symptoms, as well as effective treatment options.

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An Orthopedic Specialist’s Guide to Preventing Martial Arts Injuries

Martial arts like karate and jiu-jitsu have grown in popularity — and so have injuries associated with these strenuous workouts.

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Why Does My Back Hurt When I Sleep?

Is your back pain keeping you up at night? Here’s how to adjust your position for a good night’s sleep.

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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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What’s Causing My Middle Back Pain?

Occurring between the base of the neck and the bottom of the rib cage, middle back pain can be debilitating. Fortunately, by identifying the cause, your doctor can build an effective treatment plan.

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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.

An Orthopedic Specialist’s Guide to Staying Fit For the Future

By adjusting your exercise routine and learning how to manage any injuries that arise, you can continue to enjoy your favorite activities well into your golden years.

Chronic Neck Pain? Here are 3 Exercises to Avoid — And 3 That Could Help

Don’t let neck pain keep you down! Two of NYC’s top orthopedic specialists share tips on how to modify your workout routine to manage chronic pain.

3 Common Back Injuries from Weightlifting and How to Prevent Them

Weightlifting is great exercise, but it puts a lot of pressure on your spine. Here’s how to protect your back from injury as you build strength and muscle tone.

Why are My Legs Numb?

Experiencing numbness or tingling in your legs? One of these three common conditions could be the culprit.

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