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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 August 2018

This month as we prep for back to school season, we turn the spotlight on our patient Marianela, a pre-kindergarten teacher from Jersey City.  Marianela is also a business owner where she creates soaps, lotions, lips balms, and body butters with natural ingredients. With fifteen years of teaching under her belt, Marianela’s body has experienced […]

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18 July 2018

For our spotlight this month, we wanted to shine the light on our patient Pamela, who dedicates her career to helping other people in pain as a Physicians Assistant. Pamela is also a high intensity impact trainer who believes in the connection of the mind body and spirit. When she was starting to have hip […]

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14 July 2018

Participating in sports is 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.  One of the most common sport injuries that occur is concussion. By definition a concussion is an injury to the brain […]

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12 July 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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27 June 2018

Symptoms of Radiculopathy The biggest giveaway of a pinched nerve is neuropathic pain. Paresthesia is another common symptom, with many people reporting feelings of numbness and tingling in the affected area. Many also report feeling a “pins and needles” sensation. Muscle weakness is another symptom. Radiculopathy symptoms could show up in different parts of the body; […]

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19 June 2018

Whether you are 13 or 30, it is safe to say that playing sports is a good exercise for everyone to stay healthy and be in shape. However there is always that risk of getting severely injured if one does not take the right safety precautions. Some common injuries that can occur during sports: Sprains – […]

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1 June 2018

Losing weight is something that can be difficult for just about anyone to accomplish. A lot of people find short-term success with different diets, but sustaining the weight they lose can be a struggle. If you find that you are constantly dealing with weight gain post diet, consider following the tips discussed in this article. […]

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21 May 2018

  Since May is National Stroke Awareness Month, we are putting the spotlight on one of our amazing patients who didn’t let his stroke keep him from getting better. Following our gut instincts can either make or break us. For our patient Kerwin, it saved his life when he suffered from a stroke 4 years ago.  Kerwin took it […]

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2 May 2018

Whether you are a student, teacher, lawyer, or a retired citizen, mental health issues have no target audience: they can affect almost anyone. Taking care of your mental health is extremely important to your overall well-being, and an even have physical ramifications if not properly addressed. Did you know that there are natural ways to […]

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8 March 2018

     There was recent buzz about the FDA approving the first ever blood test for concussions. By definition, a concussion is an injury to the brain caused by a blow to the head that can result in a temporary loss of normal brain function. This blood test claims to determine if a person suffered […]

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