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The NJ Spine and Wellness blog brings you the latest in sports medicine education, news, and tips. Contact us to suggest a topic!

20 February 2019

As humans, it is in our nature to want to help others and make other people happy. However, this might make us forgetful when it comes to taking care of ourselves, especially when we are on the go 24/7. For Kimberly, our patient spotlight of the month, this realization came to her about 2 years […]

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12 June 2018

In honor of Men’s Health Month and Fathers Day, we want to look out for the all boys and men in our lives. Here are 5 treatable health illnesses common in men that you should be looking out for. Heart Disease – Heart disease (or cardiovascular disease) is the number one killer in the country. Risk […]

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15 May 2018

Arthritis is one of my most common causes of joint pain. While there are many types of arthritis, most will start with similar symptoms. Many people think they might have arthritis but do not address it with their doctors. Sometimes, older people assume joint pain is part of the aging process, but you can develop […]

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18 April 2018

Spring has finally arrived! For some of us, this also means the beginning of the sneezing, itchy eyes and runny noses. Seasonal allergies affect more than 17 million adults and 6 million kids. Allergies vary from person to person all are on the immune system’s inflammatory reaction to a substance it considers foreign. Seasonal or […]

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28 March 2018

Our brains are constantly working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week…even when we’re sleeping! As the saying goes ‘a mind is a terrible thing to waste’. In the US alone, 1 in 5 adults suffer from a mental health illness…that’s over 40 million Americans. One of the most under-recognized factors in the development […]

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15 March 2018

As you are reading this, your brain (specifically your parietal lobe) is processing each word and sentence and instantly recognizes and understands it. Reading is something we do and don’t even think about it (no pun intended). Every action begins with nerves sending signals to different parts of our brains. Whether it be deciding what […]

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21 February 2018

Recently, 77-year-old entertainer Neil Diamond cancelled the rest of his tour and announced his retirement. The singer stopped touring due to an unexpected diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. The neurodegenerative disease is associated with decreased levels of the neurotransmitter Dopamine, and affects regions of the brain that control movement. This causes the muscles to shake and freeze […]

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6 November 2017

Participating in sports are always good for keeping in shape, learning how to work in a team setting, and being disciplined. While there are always safety precautions while playing any sport, accidents can happen. When certain injuries occur during a game or practice, symptoms will not always be immediate. They can appear a few days […]

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1 March 2017

“UCL Tear” is the scariest phrase in MLB baseball from upper management on down to the trainers. It often means the end of a pitcher’s season and at least one calendar year of recovery. For reference, the UCL (Ulnar Collateral Ligament) is a strong ligament made of three bands of connective tissue on the medial […]

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7 February 2017

Sounds funny doesn’t it? Well, you have it! If you’ve ever looked at the human spine from the side, It’s not perfectly straight. In order to act like a shock absorber, you spine has three curves: one that rounds in at the neck (cervical lordosis), one that rounds out near the top (thoracic kyphosis), and […]

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